EZ-ARRAY Sensors With IO-Link

Aug. 16, 2011

A-GAGE EZ-ARRAY two-piece measuring light curtain with IO-Link output provide a cost-effective measuring sensor solution designed for quick and simple installations with the sophistication to handle the toughest sensing applications. These sensors excel at high-speed, precise process monitoring and inspection, profiling, and web-guiding applications such as package and baggage sizing on material handling conveyors, profiling/positioning of packages or material in process, web edge guiding, log diameter measurement, and carpet to nap edge detection.


The EZ-ARRAY features a 6-position DIP switch for setting scan mode, measurement modes, analog slope, and a discrete output 2 option for complementary measurement or alarm operation. Additionally, it offers an outstanding 4-m range with 5-mm beam spacing. Depending on the scanning method, the EZ-ARRAY family is capable of 5-mm minimum object detection or 2.5-mm edge resolution.


A remote teach wire option for alignment, inverted display, and DIP switch disable is also included. Complete configuration, alignment assistance, and process monitoring functions are available through PC-based software tools, and software interfaces are available for advanced sensor setup functions. The MODBUS-RTU equipped models use Banner’s "Sensors" user interface, a free software package available from Banner, to interact with the EZ-ARRAY, while IO-Link equipped models use "PACTware," a complimentary IO-Link software package available from TURCK, to interact with the EZ-ARRAY.

  • IO-Link, Modbus-RTU, and RS-485 models are available
  • Applications include edge and center-guiding, loop tension control, hole sizing, parts counting, and on-the-fly product sizing and profiling.
  • Closely spaced infrared beams detect objects as small as 5 mm wide edge resolution is 2.5 mm.
  • Controller functionality is built into the receiver, so basic setup requires no controller, software, or PC
  • Configuration options include 14 measurement modes, three scanning methods, two analog, and two discrete outputs, and serial output.
  • The range is 4 meters.
  • Array heights range from 150 to 2400 mm.