- Non-contact, high-speed, solid-state laser speed and length measurement with no slippage, drift, mechanical wear or maintenance compared with contact wheel / roller systems.
- Unidirectional speed and length measurement.
- UKAS-traceable calibration; accuracy better than 0.05% and repeatability better than 0.02%.
- Rugged industrial design for use in harsh factory environments.
- Available fitted with industry-standard communcations interfaces for easy integration with PLCs and production line equipment.
- Excellent value with low cost of ownership.
Proton Products InteliSENS® SL Series non-contact, unidirectional speed and length gauges provide extremely accurate speed and length measurements in almost any production environment.
Production processes for wire, cable, web products, woven and non-woven materials, paper, plastic film, tapes, building materials, floorings and labelling can all be measured using the laser Doppler method.
Applications requiring a precise cut-to-length process benefit from the non-slip and highly accurate laser measurement technique which reduces scrap, increases uptime and improves material yield by eliminating product “Give Away” or “Short Length” claims.
InteliSENS® SL Series gauges are money-saving, direct replacements for traditional problematic and high-maintenance contact wheel and roller-type devices and are extremely easy to install and operate. Integration with production line controllers such as PLCs is eased by the availability of a wide variety of industry standard communications interfaces.
Operating principle – Laser surface velocimeter
Proton Products InteliSENS® SL series speed and length gauges illuminate the measured surface with an interference pattern created by the intersection of two laser beams. The alternating bright and dark interference fringes modulate the light scattered by the object with a frequency proportional to the object speed. This scattered light is detected by a photodiode and the electrical signal digitally processed to determine the frequency and hence the speed. Object length is then calculated by integrating the speed measurement over time.
|Internal measurement rate||100||kHz|
|Measurement output interval||40||µs|
|Laser spot size||3||mm|
*only valid if the measured object is positioned within the central 20% of the depth-of-field.
|Measurement units (end-user configurable)||Speed||metres/minute||feet/minute|
|Laser safety control inputs||Laser||External closed contact enables laser diode.|
|Shutter||External closed contact opens laser shutter.|
|2×Logic inputs (end-user configurable)||Electrical||Maximum input voltage: +24Vdc|
|Function||Length reset||Display hold||Length hold|
|3×Relay outputs (end-user configurable)||Electrical||Isolated, floating relay contacts|
|Maximum voltage: 50Vdc||Maximum current: 0.5A|
|Function||Gauge OK||Laser at temp||Shutter open||Laser on|
|Measuring||Preset Length 1||Preset Length 2|
|3×Pulse outputs (end-user configurable)||Electrical||Opto-isolated differential pairs|
|Output voltage: 5V or user supplied (up to 24V)|
|Maximum frequency: 250kHz|
|Analogue output (end-user configurable)||Electrical||Output voltage: 0 to +10V (end-user scalable)|
|CANbus communications||Connects to an optional Proton Products AiG2 interface display unit|
|Serial communications||RS-232||RS-422 / 485|
|Optional communications (factory-installed, choice of one)||PROFIBUS||Ethernet/IP||DeviceNET|
|Optional wireless communications (factory-installed, choice of one)||Bluetooth|
|Other options||Forward / reverse roller for direction sensing|