Stack Height Detection of Metal Parts
Transfer presses require reliable part-out or feed sensing to keep the mechanical shuttle system going without causing tool damage or producing low-quality parts. If the placement or movement of metal sheets is not precisely controlled, it could result in downtime and large quantities of scrap.
Banner’s VSM sensors are completely self-contained, and fulfill the need for reliable, repeatable sensing for stack height detection in a transfer press application without adjustments. The compact size, which is available as small as a 4mm barrel, and well-focused narrow beam make the VSM ideal for stack height detection of the stamped metal sheets. The VSM can be mounted directly inside manufacturing equipment for simple integration into a user’s production line.
The stainless steel housing of the VSM is also important because it can withstand a wide variety of chemicals, perfect for heavy-duty, industrial environments. The VSM sensor ultimately fulfills the need for an alternative to fiber optic sensors for aggressive applications. The compact, self-contained VSM is a cost-effective solution for part and position detection in metal stamping applications.