With the new model of the CML 700i PROFINET measuring light curtain in IP65 housing, Leuze electronic continues the development of this series in the direction of flexible communication. In addition to the interfaces previously available – CAN-open, IO-Link, RS 485 and PROFIBUS – a model with built-in ProfiNet interface is, thus, now also available. This, as well as the control unit, is integrated in the receiver unit, eliminating the need for additional devices and software.
Configuration is carried out directly via the large display, using Leuze Sensor Studio or directly via the GSDML file in the control, which saves all of the settings and makes it possible for devices to be replaced without having to re-configure. The CML 700i PROFINET model is equipped with an integrated switch for setting up a ring or linear topology.
Through cascade mounting with a dead zone of just 23 mm between beams, fast response times and the detection of, among other things, transparent objects, this model is able to perform gapless object tracing, e.g., on conveyor lines. The data can be transmitted with a speed of 100MBit/s. Depending on the length (up to 2880 mm), the measuring light curtain makes the data available cyclically within 1 ms to 53 ms. The maximum length of the measurement data is 222 bytes, whereby the individual values of the individual beams can be output at any position. As a result, an evaluation of height, width or orientation can be realized easily and quickly.
Available in this CML 700 series are variants, amongst others, that are certified for use in potentially explosive areas of group II, category 3, zone 2 (gas) and zone 22 (dust).