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-2 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-2 ideal for stack height detection of the stamped metal sheets. The VSM-2 can be mounted directly inside manufacturing equipment for simple integration into a user’s production line.
The stainless-steel housing of the VSM-2 is also important because it can withstand a wide variety of chemicals, perfect for heavy-duty, industrial environments. Cabled models of the VSM-2 also have a PUR jacketed cable for resistance to cutting fluids and oils. The VSM-2 sensor ultimately fulfills the need for an alternative to fiber optic sensors for aggressive applications. The compact, self-contained VSM-2 is a cost-effective solution for part and position detection in metal stamping applications.
The VSM-2 Series Sensor in stainless-steel housing builds on the features and capabilities first introduced in the obsoleted VSM series. Ideal for small spaces, the VSM-2 can be easily embedded into machines for simple integration. It provides increased sensing range, a visible red beam to simplify alignment, and a dual-color LED indicator for clear indication of sensor status.