Optical angle measurement during sheet metal bending in a press brake - Laser profile sensor VC nano 3D-Z
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EuroBLECH tradeshow: Inline metal bending control with autonomous laser profiler

At the EuroBLECH tradeshow Vision Components (booth 12-A02) will showcase its tested and proven laser profiler for angle measurement and inline control of sheet metal bending processes. The VC nano3D-Z laser triangulation sensor operates autonomously, without an external computing unit, and is already fully calibrated for angle measurement. It enables dynamic closed-loop contact pressure adjustment in press brakes and thereby an increase of both throughput and efficiency. The measurement resolution is better than +/- 0.05°.

Optical angle measurement during sheet metal bending in a press brake - Laser profile sensor VC nano 3D-Z
Caption: The profile sensor autonomously checks the angular accuracy during sheet metal bending and outputs real-time data for closed-loop process control.

The easy-to-mount sensor connects to any controller/PLC and directly outputs the bending angle in degrees. The sensor is already integrated in DELEM and – new – CYBELEC controllers. Also new are a mounting kit and other accessories for easy commissioning.

The rugged IP67-grade laser profiler is suitable for die widths from V6 to V200 and heights from 55 mm to 150 mm. Versions for larger dies are also available on request. The sensor delivers robust results even with reflective or brushed surfaces as well as perforated sheet metal. The German manufacturer Vision Components has developed it specifically as an OEM product and, in addition to the turnkey complete solution, also offers a modular kit for individual further development. The integrated embedded vision system and high-power blue laser (class 2) are perfectly matched. Press brake manufacturers receive proven, industrial-grade components with assured long-term availability.

Vision Components at EuroBLECH
Hanover, Germany, 25 – 28 October 2022
Hall 12, Stand A02

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