SCATEC-15 Product Datasheet SCATEC-15 Product Datasheet

The SCATEC-15 is an enhancement of the highly successful, industry benchmark SCATEC-1, known for it’s reliable, long-term performance. The SCATEC-family, developed for non-contact counting of newspapers and magazines in a single stream, has set the standard for over 10 years. With a minimum sheet thickness sensitivity of 0,15 mm, the SCATEC-15 detects sheets with a counting rate of up to 1,5 million copies per hour. Not a single sheet passes by without detection! As an additional feature, an LCD-display with 2 x 12 digits is now integrated into the sensor housing. The display indicates the current value of the copy counter and enables a user-friendly, menu-guided programming interface during installation.


  • Dynamic dead-time detection (standard setting). The dead-time is commensurate to a percentage of the approximate gaps between target edges.
  • A defined, static dead-time can be programmed in millisecond increments.
  • Defined dead-gaps in mm. Ideal in applications where conveyor rate is irregular or frequent stops and starts occur. In this case, a connection of an encoder is necessary.
  • No false counts due to wrinkled trailing edges. They will be efficiently suppressed using a delayed pulse output instead of a direct output.
  • Retro-reflective sensor operation for counting of separated sheets. Instead of edge detection, the integrated retro- reflective sensor can be analyzed. Ideal if newspaper surfaces have cracks or wrinkles.

Application hints

The sensor should be mounted parallel to the conveyor at a distance of 100 mm. No further adjustments or settings are necessary. The sheets are counted as they move through the sensing field with the edges presented to the sensor face. Thanks to the laser line, small cracks or wrinkles do not create false counts.

Multiple pulse suppression

A dead-time function eliminates false counts as a result of multiple edges, for example, a (notch of a leaflet) and the counting of bent edges. The duration of the dead-time can be set and is adapted automatically to the current single stream of products (depending on the program option).

Additionally a flexible diagnosis and parameter setting software called ScaDiag is available. Using this software, the sensor can be controlled via USB or RS232 interface. Furthermore, ScaDiag allows remote access to the counter value (totalizer), sensor information and error codes. A graphic diagram of the signal characteristics helps analyze critical applications.

Specification: Baumer Electric Laser Copycounter — SCATEC-15

Range: 0…90 mm below the sensor Sensitivity single sheet detection down to 0,1 mm (90 g/m2)* is possible in the range of 68 – 72 mm below the sensor (* test object: neatly cut, matte white paper)
Color insensitivity: multi-colored objects like magazines and other printed objects with a color range from black to shiny white are recognized, even if the bright / dark transitions are near to the edge Integrated copy counter: 0 to 99,999,999 indicated on the display
Counting rate: max. 1,5 million copies/h Object speed: 0 to 2 m/s with edge thickness 0,2 mm0 to 1 m/s with edge thickness 0,1 mm
Distance between objects: min. 1 mm (for single sheets) Stream condition: folded or cut edges leading
Double pulse suppression: via microprocessor, 3 program options Light source: laserdiode 670 nm, visible red, mean output power < 1 mW, laser class 2
Size of laser spot: laser line, 5 mm long Interface: USB or RS232 for programming and for the diagnostic software ScaDiag
Operating voltage: 10 – 30 V (limiting values) Current load: < 150 mA
Output: push – pull output (FLDM 170G1011/S42)opto-isolated open collector (FLDM 170C1011/S42) Output pulse duration: selectable 0,3…500 ms, standard 10 ms
Input for encoder: opto-isolatec; A-channel, alternatively A/B channel adjustable Connector output: 1x DIN 45322, 6 pin, for sensor operation, connector is supplied (part number 104236)1x DIN 45322, 8 pin, interfaces
Housing dimensions:  170x70x30 mm Housing material: die-cast zinc
 Weight:  approx. 700 g Temperature range: 0…+50 °C (non-condensing)
Protection class:  IP 54 recommended mounting: parallel, 70 mm above them