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SAS Automation Introduces Double Metal Sheet Detector

SAS Automation, a leader in the design and manufacture of Robotic End-of-Arm Tooling (EOAT), recently introduced DSD-36 Double Metal Sheet Detector, to detect thickness of ferrous metals thereby eliminating die/machine damage from receiving too many sheets of metal.

The presence of a double sheet produces an output to stop the machine or to signal the operator. The DSD-36 Double Sheet Detector is integrated into the robotic EOAT and is used for blank feeding the press. The technology permits double metal detection with minimal magnetic attraction of the sheet or a blank up to single thickness 2.3mm (0.25”).

The detector comprises a control module in a sheet metal housing with a single probe to form a system that detects the thickness of ferrous metals on the face of the probe using pulsed electromagnetic detection.

Significant Features:

•Spring loaded Metal Sheet Sensor
•Multiple ways to mount the Sensor
•Controller included
•Detects thickness: minimum .25mm to a maximum of 2.3mm

“Press tending can be challenging as overlapped sheets may jam and damage the dies or press,” said Robert Dalton, General Manager for >SAS< Automation. "The >SAS< double sheet detector accommodates a wide range of metal thickness and saves both labor and expensive machine downtime and repairs,” said Dalton.

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About >SAS< Automation
>SAS< is a leading supplier of modular Robotic End-of-Arm Tooling, components, and custom gripper systems, capable of servicing any part and any robot. >SAS< manufactures in the USA “get a grip!”, and distributes Nile sprue nipper line, and Asian chucking/gripper line and is ISO 9001:2008 Quality Certified. Specialists in Robotic End-of-Arm Tooling for general material handling, press tending, food handling, palletizing, packaging & plastics industries. Sales, service & support to: USA, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia. ###

USA Company Contact:
Robert Dalton
rdalton@sas-automation.com

Corporate Office - USA:
SAS Automation, LLC
1200 South Patton Street
Xenia, OH 45385 USA
TEL: +1 937- 372-5255
FAX: +1 937- 372-5555
getagrip@sas-automation.com
www.sas-automation.com

Media Contact:
Barbara Castilano
+1 937-436-2648
bcast@moptions.com
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