Conveyor Jam Detection

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Challenge

When packages of various shapes and sizes move down a conveyor belt, it is imperative that they continue to move so as not to create potential delays or damage due to a jam.

Solution

In the event of packages or totes coming around the corner of a conveyor getting caught, a WORLD-BEAM QS18 Universal Voltage sensor positioned at a bend will communicate to an alarm or PLC that an object has become lodged in front of it, alerting employees to the presence of a jam.

QS18 Universal Voltage sensors can be connected to either AC or DC power, allowing them to operate in large conveyor applications already using AC power without requiring a separate power supply. The robust, compact housing and multiple mounting options make the QS18 an ideal sensor for material handling applications where sensors might come into contact with moving parts.


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QS18 Series
QS18 Series

Universal housing design with 18 mm threaded lens; an ideal replacement for hundreds of other sensor styles.

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