Photoelectric Sensors Facilitate Automated Quality Control

Modern process plants are fast-paced, highly automated operations that require a great deal of precision to perform properly. Take food packaging, for example. This process is broken down into a series of discreet steps, each of which much be accomplished reliably and efficiently so that subsequent steps can be completed in turn.

This type of processing allows huge volumes of goods to be packaged in a short period of time, but it does have one notable Achilles’ heel – a small hiccup in any individual step can bring the whole process to a grinding halt. The downtime caused by these technical glitches can easily cost companies thousands of dollars in lost labor and product shortages. Likewise, it’s essential that companies have an automated system in place that allows them to quickly identify and fix these problems to minimize downtime.

Locon Sensors supplies a series of miniature photoelectric sensors that can monitor and maintain your operation, especially in highly controlled food processing and packaging facilities. These sensors can track products to make sure that they’re properly oriented and prepared for the next step in the process. Photoelectric sensors can also be used to dynamically adjust conveyer speeds so that the flow of product downstream remains consistent and dependable. When properly integrated into your operation’s equipment, photoelectric sensors can effectively act as a fast, responsive, automated quality control team.

Want to learn more about how photoelectric sensors can benefit your business’ operations, then be sure to contact Locon Sensor Systems today and we’ll put you in touch with one of our expert engineers. Locon Sensors is an authorized distributor for Contrinex product. Check out this helpful demonstration video introducing a new miniature photo eye series suitable for wash-down: