A metal strip has to be further processed in a punch. A loop of the metal strip is positioned in front of the punch and the metal strip is fed horizontally in front of the loop. The objective is to control the movement and thereby the feeding of the metal strip.
Our optical motion sensor for non-contact feed control scans the metal strip, detecting the continuous movement, and controls the feeding of the horizontal metal strip in front of the metal loop. Our motion sensor is also suitable at low speeds and for wires in addition to metallic, nonmetallic and shiny surfaces.