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Location: Michigan, USA Customer: Automotive (Press room) manufacturer Key benefit: Sensor flexibility to detect a wider range of material thickness and type Case study Challenge Recent trends in vehicle manufacturing found automotive stampers faced with the need to process increasingly thicker blanks while working within smaller size constraints. As a global leader in double blank analyzer systems, we've challenged ourselves to: > Increase thickness detection range without increasing the sensor size > Detect Aluminum and Steel blanks > Expand communication protocol with DeviceNet capability > Be compatible with existing sensors in the field Solution The new IMI Norgren DBA System provides: > Greater flexibility with capacity to detect material thickness range from 4.6 mm to 6 mm (30% increase to previous systems) > Ability to detect both ferrous and non- ferrous material reducing the number of cable runs > Greater tolerance of air gaps for ease of setup, increased uptime and reliability > Upgraded driver boards that are backwards compatible with old style sensors reducing inventory and allowing for flexible upgrades > Greater size to measurement ratio – 42 mm sensors have the same range as "legacy" 54 mm sensors > The ability to sense aluminum up to 3.0 mm > Up to four independent sensors that can be operated from a single controller for greater flexibility at reading different stations Increasing Performance of Double Blank Analyzer (DBA) Systems Engineering GREAT Solutions © Norgren Automation Solutions, 2016 Double Blank Analyzer 54 mm 42 mm 75 mm 6 mm single sheet 5 mm single sheet 4 mm single sheet

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