With new product lines of smart sensors, image-based scanners, vision technology and robot guidance, Datalogic is offering new solutions for digital automation. The new systems have been developed to support industry 4.0 concepts and are helping users to automatically control, process and track their operations along their production lines.
In the complex world of industry 4.0, the digitalisation of processes is a chance for enterprises to streamline procedures and improve efficiency and quality. To reach high levels of accuracy, quality and traceability, automated data capture, sensor and machine vision technologies play a key role. The addition of the sensor series S5N with IO-link V1.1, the vision processor MX-E90 and the imager MatrixTM 300N 2MP to the existing Datalogic portfolio, brings users new solutions to easily integrate into their industry 4.0 environments.
With IO-Link V1.1 and a smart sensor profile, the S5N sensor series enables easy connection from the machine to the cloud. The tubular sensors combine all IO-Link standard sensor and actuator connections with the advantages of OPC UA technology and fieldbus interfaces such as Ethernet, IP, Profinet and Modbus. It allows multiple technologies to be used simultaneously and eliminates the need for another PLC to monitor and control a system, saving both hardware and software costs.
For complex vision applications the new MX-E90 offers ease of use and high flexibility. It combines up to eight GigE cameras simultaneously and hence simplifies integration, set-up and maintenance. This means space, power, cables, and I / O blocks are reduced automatically. Combined with the easy-to-use IMPACT software, users can now calibrate and set up simple pick and place applications right from the robot teach pendant. The latest version, IMPACT 12.2, comes with an IMPACT 2D Robot Guidance UR Cap Plugin ready for download.
When installed on the production line, the new high performance imager Matrix 300N 2MP automatically captures quickly and reliably barcodes on parts, products and packed items. Equipped with a 2 megapixel sensor, it captures 1D and 2D codes as well as DPM marks on different surfaces. Even low-contrast codes are easily read. To help users respond quickly to production line changes, the imager features liquid lens technology that provides automatic focus adjustment.