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.
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.
|Standard position – sensor field oriented downwards
|Possible position (individual assessment required)|
|Position – Sensor field directed upwards or 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.
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.
The range of the sensor is between 20 – 150 mm. Optimum results are achieved with a range of 100 mm.