LRD Label Sensors - Uncomplicated Reliability
Why LRD Clear Label Sensors Are Better
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Globally Trusted Clear Label Sensors
- Over 50,000 have been selected for pressure sensitive labelers across the globe.
- 30-Day Guarantee. If the sensor doesn't work for you, you can return it.
- The only clear label sensors with a two-year warranty
Superior to Optical Sensors (Eyes)
Tests prove it: Capacitive clear label sensors are the best performing
Optics-free sensing technology is at the heart of an LRD clear label sensor. They see labels regular "eyes" can't see — like clear labels on a clear liner! This improved technology also makes them faster and more accurate - even on ordinary paper labels. More than 50,000 LRD label sensors installed across the globe testify to their accuracy and reliability.
Our clear label sensors use capacitive or ultrasonic technology so they have no sensitivity to color or contrast. The sensors are triggered by changes in thickness, not opacity or contrast.
Lion Precision label sensors are available from distributors all over the world, or you can buy them directly from Lion Precision, or buy them online:
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Choosing A Clear Label Sensor
To choose the best label sensor for your application, see our clear label sensor selection chart. For greater detail on selecting the right sensor for you, visit our dedicated clear label sensor website.
How A Clear Label Sensor Works
Capacitive sensors use an electric field to sense the amount of material in the sensor. The electric field exists in the gap between a sensing element in the top of the sensor and the grounded baseplate of the sensor. Web material placed in that gap changes the way the electric field behaves — more material changes it more. The electronics in the clear label sensor can sense these changes in the electric field.
Differential Capacitive Clear Label Sensor — LRD2100, LRD3100, LRD4100
The LRD2100, the world's first clear label sensor, uses differential sensing. This means there are two sensing elements in the top of the sensor creating electric fields to the baseplate. When a label is in the sensor, both electric fields behave the same. When a gap enters the sensor, one of the electric field over the gap changes but the other doesn't. The sensor electronics detect this difference and signal the presence of a label to the controller. This type of sensor only sees changes in thickness. For this reason, the sensor rarely needs adjustment because it doesn't care if the label is thick or thin — it only sees the changes. This is an extremely fast and accurate method of detecting label edges. Differential sensors like the LRD2100 have the highest label placement accuracies of any label sensor.
Because of the way metallic materials interact with electric fields, if metallic artwork such as a foil logo enters the sensor, the sensor sees many differences between the two sensing elements as the artwork travels through the sensor. For this reason, labels using any metallic materials require a different sensing approach.
Single-Ended Capacitive Clear Label Sensor— LRD6110
The LRD6110 has only one sensing element. It measures the absolute thickness of the material in the sensor. This type of sensor is more likely to require an adjustment between different labels in order to set the initial thickness measurement. After that, the sensor triggers the controller when the thickness exceeds a certain point; this point is set to trigger when the additional label thickness is added to the liner thickness. Once the thickness exceeds the trip point, any metallic material is ignored by the sensor because it only makes the label look thicker, but the sensor has already triggered.
Ultrasonc Clear Label Sensor— LRD8200
Ultrasonic sensing works much like single-ended capacitive sensing except instead of an electric field, it uses high-frequency sound energy. A transmitting transducer ("speaker") in the base of the sensor transmits sound to a receiving transducer ("microphone") in the top of the sensor. The label web reduces the amount of sound reaching the receiver. The thicker the web, the less sound at the receiver. The sensor electronics measure the sound pressure at the receiver and triggers the control when a label edge is detected. This technology has no sensitivity to metallic materials. This is the newest type of clear label sensor., but not necessarily the best. See www.labelsensors.com or our Label Sensor Test Results for more details.