August 20, 2012
SAS Automation has introduced the DSD-36 double-metal-sheet detector for detecting the thickness of ferrous metals, helping to eliminate die and machine damage from receiving too many sheets. The presence of a double sheet produces an output to stop the machine or to signal the operator.
The detector is integrated into the robotic end-of-arm tooling used for blank feeding the press. The technology permits double-metal detection with minimal magnetic attraction of the sheet or a single blank up to 0.25 in. thick.
The detector comprises a control module in a sheet metal housing with a single probe that detects ferrous metal thickness using electromagnetic pulses.
Features include a spring-loaded sheet metal sensor, multiple mounting options, and a controller.