Optical sensor automates locking cylinder production
The company Aumat (Germany) develops and produces complex production systems for locking cylinders. In order to prevent any damage occurring, the operator must feed the correct blank into the production programme of the control system. There is a need for measurement systems to identify the correct cylinder in terms of their length and color from a high number of components. The length of the locking cylinder is measured by displacement (difference) measurement using two optoNCDT 1302 laser triangulation sensors. These reliably measure the distance on matt and shiny metallic surfaces. The colorSENSOR LT high performance color sensor determines the surface color of the blanks and guarantees the required color distance of Delta E < 1.0.