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Customer Ask: Obstacle Detection & Avoidance

The customer is a material handling company. They needed a sensor for their automatic stretch wrapper. The sensor is mounted under the conveyor section of the stretch wrapper. It is used to detect a forklift that is loading and unloading material from the conveyor. The sensor may need to detect the black tires on the fork truck or the front of the truck, which might be a dark target from dirt and grime. This was just one of the reasons why photoelectric sensors would not work in their application.

Application Requirements:

  • A sensor with a wide sensing beam pattern
  • An operational range of 80 inches
  • A sensor that is not affected by dark colors
  • A self-contained sensor
  • A large tilt angle
  • The sensor must have an adjustable delay-off feature


The Migatron Solution

Our experts recommended the RPS-150DC-80DF sensor for its wide beam spread, reliability, adjustability, and price were the main reasons the customers selected Migatron over the competition.

Did You Know:

Ultrasonic Sensors offer your customers a non-contact method of detecting the presence, level, volume, proximity, and distance measurement.

Migatron’s ultrasonic sensors are superior to other sensor technologies. This is because Migatron’s ultrasonic sensors work well in harsh environments, they are more reliable, adjustable, and need little or no maintenance.

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The RPS-150DC-80DF Features:

  • A sensing range of 5” to 80” meets the customer’s need for a sensing range of 80”.
  • A wide sensing beam, which can detect a flat target that tilts up to +/- 35 degrees
  • LED indicator, for ease of setting up and monitoring
  • Short circuit protection
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • 2 solid state relays N.O. & N.C.
  • Adjustable Set Point
  • Adjustable Delay-Off (DF)
  • A Quick Disconnect (QD) connector

Customer Satisfaction

The delay-off feature was particularly suited to the customer’s application. The delay-off response time can be adjusted by the customer from 0.12 seconds up to 4 seconds. The delay-off feature confirms for the customer that the fork truck is definitely out of the target area.

Combining the delay-off feature with the sensor’s ability to detect a target that tilts as much as 35 degrees, provided the customer with a long sought-after solution to his application problem.

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