A “smart” sensor… just got smarter!
Much like the PCS-250, its predecessor, the PCS-350 sensor offers a “Teach Function”. However, the PCS-350 sensor is equipped with an AC Brushless Motor also known in the industry as a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor or (PMSM), fitted with its own Integrated Drive System.
Far superior to its forerunner, the PCS-350 automatically learns its home position at start up and it is immediately ready to learn the position to be monitored.
The PCS-350 Positive Contact Sensor is a remarkably smart tool sensor; it can learn and remember the tool or object locations at the touch of a button directly from the Controller or via signal received by the machine tool Control or PLC.
The PCS-350 is equipped with an external mechanical “Stop” typically used as an the initial “Home” position.
The PCS-350 range of operation and monitoring is available throughout its approximate 355° of travel.
The PCS-350 can swing and learn a specific position in CW and CCW direction. Much like the entire PCS [Positive Contact Sensor] family of products, the PCS-350 is free of miniature reversing gearboxes, the weakest part of any other sensor in the market to date.
The PCS-350 System combines the unsurpassed performance of an AC Brushless Motor technology, the tough, compact construction of innovative rotary position tool-sensing equipment, and powerful software that is simply logical, straightforward and operator-friendly.
The PCS-350 is CANopen® able. Based on the Control option selected, the system can communicate and be integrated, with the use of standard cabling, into a CANopen® grid, allowing for simplified installation and networking of multiple sensors.
The PCS-350’s new slim Controller design, is only 25mm wide–thus considerably reducing the amount of space required in the machine tool electrical control cabinet.
The PCS-350 System is the answer when high-speed sensing is a requirement at an extremely reasonable price. It is truly a tough, American-made sensor constantly ready to battle your most challenging and demanding tool monitoring needs.