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KEYENCE Rounds out its Contact Sensor Lineup with the New Ultra-Compact GT2-S Model
Keyence Corporation of America Posted 11/09/2016
New Ultra-Compact Models, New Protection Mounting Brackets and Upgraded Software Introduce More Opportunities to Perform Precision, In-Line Measurement.
KEYENCE, with over 20 years’ experience in the digital contact sensor market, has just released two new ultra-compact contact sensors with 1mm and 5mm stroke lengths. These advancements allow for use in narrow spaces and can be used in more applications. With the addition of these short-range models, KEYENCE’s GT2 Series digital contact sensor lineup now includes a full-range of sensors to choose from. This wide offering allows for the ability to select the best solution based on measuring range, appearance, resolution, accuracy, mounting method, or measuring force.
The GT2 Contact Sensor Standard
"Scale Shot System II", an original measurement principle "Scale Shot System II" overcomes time-consuming origin adjustment and high-speed tracking errors that conventional contact-type measuring devices typically have.
Excellent durability and environmental resistance
The GT2 Series contact sensors can last over 200 million cycles without having to replace the sensor, resulting in decreased maintenance costs. A perfectly seamless structure allows for a dust-proof, watertight and oil-resistant contact sensor. These sensors can be used in the harshest of environments.
Supports major field networks
The GT2 Series can be easily integrated into existing systems with a variety of available communication protocols: EtherNet/IP, PROFINET/PROFIBUS, DeviceNet, CC-Link, RS-232C, BCD, TCP/IP, EtherCAT, output and analog output.
Improved impact resistance
KEYENCE’s new protection mounting brackets are designed to prevent damage from either horizontally applied force or over compression of the sensor.
In April 2016, KEYENCE released GT Monitor, the first dedicated software to compliment the GT2 Series. This software provided several benefits including real time data conversion and live updating of Excel worksheets, easy selection and customization of displayable items (measurements, target image, etc.), and multi-head calculation functions including max/min value, flatness, and thickness. KEYENCE has now upgraded its dedicated GT2 software to include even more benefits including Ethernet (TCP/IP) connection, a user-defined operations function, automatic sensor head identification, and support for multiple languages.
KEYENCE has steadily grown since 1974 to become an innovative leader in the development and manufacturing of automation equipment worldwide. Our products consist of automation sensors, static eliminators, barcode readers, measuring instruments, vision systems, laser markers, and digital microscopes.