Laser sensor provides background supression versatility

Banner Engineering’s Q3X laser contrast sensor is now available with fixed background suppression.
Banner Engineering’s Q3X laser contrast sensor

In addition to operating like a fixed-field laser sensor to detect targets within a 50 mm sensing range, the Q3X can be programmed for low-contrast sensing, ignoring objects at least 60 mm away.

Featuring high-speed part detection as fast as 250 μs, Banner’s Q3X laser contrast sensor can capture up to 2,000 events per second. This, along with background suppression, makes the Q3X ideal for solving applications with small contrast changes where a background needs to be ignored.

Banner’s Q3X is designed with a unique angled, three-digit display of signal intensity, which provides high visibility of operating conditions from multiple angles. For an intuitive user setup, the Q3X has two tactile buttons conveniently located below the display. A robust nickel-plated zinc die-cast housing ensures reliable performance even in environments with exposure to cutting fluids and oils. Sensors are also rated to IP67, IP68, and IP69K for enhanced protection to water submergence and high-pressure washdown.