Robotics Industry News
SAS Automation Introduces Double Metal Sheet Detector
Piab, Robotic Gripping Posted 07/31/2013
EOAT recently introduced DSD-36 Double Metal Sheet Detector, to detect thickness of ferrous metals thereby eliminating die/machine damage from receiving too many sheets of metal.
The presence of a double sheet produces an output to stop the machine or to signal the operator. The DSD-36 Double Sheet Detector is integrated into the robotic EOAT and is used for blank feeding the press. The technology permits double metal detection with minimal magnetic attraction of the sheet or a blank up to single thickness 2.3mm (0.25”).
The detector comprises a control module in a sheet metal housing with a single probe to form a system that detects the thickness of ferrous metals on the face of the probe using pulsed electromagnetic detection.
Spring loaded Metal Sheet Sensor
Multiple ways to mount the sensor
Detects thickness: minimum .25mm to a maximum of 2.3mm
“Press tending can be challenging as overlapped sheets may jam and damage the dies or press,” said Rober Dalton, General Manager for >SAS< Automation.
"The SAS double sheet detector accommodates a wide range of metal thickness and saves both labor and expensive machine downtime and repairs,” said Dalton.