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Lion Precision: Capacitive label sensor

Lion Precision’s new LRD6300 capacitive label sensor has easy one-button setup and a lower price: unlike its predecessors, it features push-button controls with one-click AutoGap setup; a sensor that includes EasyCheck Verification; and a simple system of bright LEDs that make it clear, even at a distance, if the sensor is operating correctly.

Capacitive label sensor
Capacitive label sensor

Capacitive sensing technology has been shown to be the fastest, most accurate method of clear (or nonclear) label registration detection, but the sensors are perceived as difficult to adjust and expensive. This new sensor received rave reviews during beta testing and answers the market’s call for greater simplicity without sacrificing performance.

Since the dawn of the “no-label look,” sensing clear labels during application has presented a problem for packagers. LRD brand capacitive sensors were created to solve the problem. Original versions required screwdriver adjustment and sold more than 50,000 units.

More technical users are often leery of “easy setup sensors” especially “teachable” sensors as they often leave the operator with no manual adjustments. While the LRD6300 has one-button AutoGap setup, the setup remains adjustable with simple up and down adjustment buttons. The EasyCheck Verification makes it easy for anyone to examine the sensor setup as it’s running labels. If operators don’t like what they see, they can make manual adjustments and instantly see the result.

Lion Precision also makes an ultrasonic clear label sensor. To help users choose the right technology, they did a study to determine differences in performance between ultrasonic and capacitive clear label sensors. Capacitive technology was far more accurate and faster than ultrasonic.

The LRD6300 includes NPN and PNP outputs. Light/Dark switching selection and is available with an integral cable (LRD6300) or 4-pin M12 connector (LRD6300C). It is a direct bolt-in replacement for the LRD6110 and LRD2100.

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