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Detection of Hard Disks

Shiny material does not pose a problem for Q3X and Q4X sensors, which can determine if disks are inserted correctly

It is a challenge to detect whether shiny disks are correctly seated. Because disk surfaces are shiny, many sensors have difficulty detecting whether a hard disk is properly seated in a hard drive.

As a solution, Banner Engineering’s Q3X and Q4X sensors are installed above a conveyor transporting hard disks. Typically, shiny material poses a problem for conventional sensors. However, both the Q3X and Q4X were designed to detect shiny surfaces with a wide variety of colors, textures, and materials. When the sensing beam is directed onto a vertical specular surface, such as a properly seated hard disk, the sensor can determine if the disk has not been inserted correctly.

Your Benefits

  • Detection of shiny surfaces with a variety of colors, textures, and materials
  • Flexible mounting due to sensing ranges up to 300mm

  • A capable pair to choose from: the Q3X and the Q4X are designed to detect shiny surfaces

  • Both sensors offer robust housings suitable even for environments with cutting fluids and oils

These high-performance sensors have an easy-to-read display and can be several inches away from the target and still detect smaller parts. Each sensor has a reliable sensing range up to 300 mm. They also work extremely well in conditions with very small contrast differences.