Laser Contrast Sensor: Q3X Series

Q3X Versatile, Rugged Laser Contrast Sensor
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The versatile, rugged laser contrast sensor provides reliable, high-speed detection and fixed background suppression models allow for contrast detection in a fixed range while ignoring a background.

  • High-speed part detection as fast as 250 us, capturing up to 2,000 events per second
  • Reliable sensing range up to 300 mm
  • Used for challenging presence/absence or orientation detection for applications with small contrast differences
  • Rugged, nickel-plated zinc housing suitable even for environments with cutting fluids and oils
  • Clear intensity readout from angled three-digit display
  • Easy setup with responsive buttons
  • Fixed background suppression models allow for contrast detection in a fixed range while ignoring a background

       

Q3XT

Technical Literature

Date
Type
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Q3X Quick Start Guide
07/15/15
Datasheet
738K
Q3X Instruction Manual
07/15/15
Product Manual
3.8MB

Software

Date
Type
Size
Banner Sensors Graphical User Interface (GUI) Version 2.0
07/13/12
Software
184.9MB

Marketing Literature

Date
Type
Size
Q3X Laser Contrast Sensor Sell Sheet
04/20/15
Product Brochure
1.7MB
Q3X LD50 Laser Contrast Sensor with Fixed Background Suppression
1 min  27 secs 

Introducing the new Q3X laser contrast sensor with fixed background suppression by Banner Engineering. The combination of contrast detection within a specified sensing range and fixed background suppression beyond, makes the new Q3X one of a kind.

1 min  27 secs 
High-Speed Registration Mark Detection
High-Speed Registration Mark Detection

Banner’s Q3X versatile, rugged laser contrast sensor is ideal for detecting registration marks. With a range up to 300 mm, the Q3X has a tight laser spot able to detect a small white registration mark reliably. When the Q3X detects the white registration mark, the intensity readout increases and a discrete output is triggered, indicating the white registration mark is present and it is the correct package going down the line.

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Detection of Cap Orientation
Detection of Cap Orientation

The Banner Q3X laser diffuse sensor is ideal for applications that require orientation detection with small contrast differences. It offers fixed background suppression which means that the sensor can be set to recognize a specific distance and ignore anything past the set point. The Q3X is set up to detect when the top of a cap is facing toward the sensor and ignore the cap when it is facing away. When it detects a cap facing toward the sensor, a fail output is sent and the cap is rejected and removed from the line. The Q3X has a reliable sensing range up to 300mm and has a very high-speed detection rate. It can capture up to 2,000 events per second. It was also designed with an angled three-digit display to provide clear user feedback for an easy setup. It is made of rugged nickel-plated zinc making housing that is suitable for use in environments with a variety of liquids.

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Hard Disk Detection
Hard Disk Detection

Because disk surfaces are shiny, many sensors have difficulty detecting whether a hard disk is properly seated in a hard drive. The divergent-beam MINI-BEAM Expert sensor is installed above a conveyor transporting hard disks. The sensor is programmed to recognize a predetermined amount of returned light. When the sensing beam is directed onto a perpendicular specular surface, such as a properly seated hard disk, more light is returned to the receiver. The MINI-BEAM sensor pair triggers the MINI-BEAM Expert.

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Black O-Ring Detection
Black O-Ring Detection

The Q3X is Banner’s rugged, versatile laser contrast sensor, ideal for applications that require fast detection. As parts go down the conveyor, the Q3X will be able to detect if the o-ring is present based on the taught contrast differences. If the o-ring is not present, the Q3X will see a bright signal level and send an output to the PLC. This alerts operators to fix the error or move the part off of the production line.

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Bottle Label Verification
Bottle Label Verification

Banner’s Q3X versatile, rugged laser contrast sensor including background suppression is ideal for contrast applications where there is also a fixed background that needs to be ignored. In this application, the Q3X background suppression sensor detects the contrast difference between a bottle with and without a label for reliable label detection. With a range up to 50 mm, the Q3X has a tight laser spot able to detect a small change in contrast reliably.

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  1. Q3XTBLD-Q8

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    Q3XT Series: Laser Diffuse
    Range: 300 mm; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Outputs: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Connection: Euro M12 5-pin Integral Connector

  2. Q3XTBLD100-Q8

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    Q3XT Series: Laser Diffuse with BGS
    Range: 100 mm; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Outputs: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Connection: Euro M12 5-pin Integral Connector

  3. Q3XTBLD150-Q8

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    Q3XT Series: Laser Diffuse with BGS
    Range: 150 mm; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Outputs: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Connection: Euro M12 5-pin Integral Connector

  4. Q3XTBLD200-Q8

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    Q3XT Series: Laser Diffuse with BGS
    Range: 200 mm; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Outputs: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Connection: Euro M12 5-pin Integral Connector

  5. Q3XTBLD50-Q8

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    Q3XT Series: Laser Diffuse with BGS
    Range: 50 mm; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Outputs: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Connection: Euro M12 5-pin Integral Connector