Detecting Items on an AC-Powered Conveyor

Detecting Items on an AC-Powered Conveyor Image

Challenge

In large factory operations, it is common for AC power to be used as the primary power source for all conveyors and machines. It can be costly and inconvenient if a separate DC power supply is needed to power the sensors used to monitor the wide variety of processes taking place on the factory floor.

In this application, a durable, versatile sensor is needed to detect corrugated cardboard stacks as they pass on an AC powered conveyor.

Solution

WORLD-BEAM 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 add to the versatility of WORLD-BEAM QS18 Universal Voltage sensors.


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