Return to Installation of the P2L-System

Mounting

The P2L sensor is easy to mount and can be easily integrated into existing assembly workstations. We offer customer-specific integrations on request. The sensor is mounted with two screws on a suitable mounting plate or bracket (not included in the delivery) and must be mounted in such a way that the grabbing range is within the maximum range of 150 mm, optimally at 100 mm. Two M4 screws with a minimum length of 10 mm are required. For the ESD versions, you need two additional toothed lock washers (DIN 6797) .

In this mounting example you see a C003 P2L sensor, which has been mounted with an angled bracket over the container. The sensor is fixed to a bracket with two M4 screws.

 

Mounting with angle bracket

Mounting example with additional angle bracket

 

Possible installation positions while mounting the sensor

Recommended installation position of the sensor is the downward orientation. However, the sensor can also be aligned upwards or sideways. Mounting oriented upwards or sideways can increase the susceptibility to interference by soiling or ambient light.

Recommended position  
Standard position – sensor field oriented downwards

  • less prone to soiling
  • little influence by ambient light
Recommended position

Recommended position

Possible position (individual assessment required)
Position – Sensor field directed upwards or sideways

  • Possible, but more prone to failures:
    • due to soiling, which can deposit more quickly on the sensor
    • by ambient light
 
Alternative position upturned

Alternative position: upturned

Alternative position: sideways

Alternative position: sideways

 

Alignment of the sensor on the container

The P2L sensors should be aligned so that the sensor field of view reliably monitors the operating area. Please note that the sensor field of view is three-dimensional and resembles a sphere. If it is aligned too far forward, unintentional triggering may occur.

The following are two examples of how to correctly align the sensor with the material compartment. In both cases, the operating hand is within the range of the sensor field of view and a movement can be reliably detected.

 

Reliable detection straight

Reliable detection straight alignment

Reliable detection tilted

Reliable detection tilted alignment


Examples of unfavorable mounting are also shown below. Here you can see examples of mounting errors where an operation would be possible without triggering the sensor as well as an example where the sensor field is too far in front and therefore sends error signals.

Wrong mounting, sensor too high

Unfavorable mounting : Sensor too high, operation without detection possible

Unfavorable mounting, sensor too far

Unfavorable mounting : Sensor too far, might trigger without operation


Range

The range of the sensor is between 20 – 150 mm. Optimum results are achieved with a range of 100 mm.

Optimal range

Optimal range