Since its founding in 1969, ifm has developed, produced and sold sensors, controllers and systems for industrial automation worldwide. Today, the ifm group is second generation, family-run with more than 5,200 employees in 70 countries.
ifm efector is widely recognized in the industry for its 2D object recognition capabilities.
In automation technology visions sensors are an integral part of assembly and manufacturing tasks as well as quality control and thus increase efficiency. They are cameras with application-specific evaluation, i.e. reliable electronic eyes at a low cost and a high degree of integration. In a robust, industrially compatible housing they combine lighting, lens, camera chip, evaluation and process connections for the integration in the higher-level controller.
ifm efector dualis
The application possibilities of ifm efector’s dualis sensors range from presence, position and orientation monitoring, via sorting and counting tasks to quality control. With an intuitive step-by-step interface and good/bad parts the user can simply create a model of the object to be recognized. The recognition software compares the object with the stored ideal, regardless of orientation, and transmits the results (good or bad, position, orientation) to the higher-level PLC. The sensor can administer up to 32 separate tasks with a maximum of 24 models each.
Features of the ifm efector dualis:
Object recognition for assembly and manufacturing tasks and for quality control.
- Stand-alone unit with integrated lighting.
- Compact and robust design.
- Easy parameter setting.
- Integrated Ethernet interface.
With integrated lighting and evaluation in a robust, industrially compatible IP 67 housing for use in the temperature range of -10…60 °C.
Industrial image checking system
With orientation-independent contour verification. It solves tasks like presence and position monitoring, quality control as well as sorting and counting tasks.
The menu-guided PC parameter setting via Ethernet interface allows quick adjustment to your application. The Ethernet interface moreover allows remote maintenance with error image and evaluation data memory as well as an update option for the sensors. Furthermore, a limited number of parameters can be set on the unit via two pushbuttons and the 4-digit 10-segment display.