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Short Can Sensors

487 Short Can Sensor

The 487 sensor is a standalone, smart sensor that can be programmed for a range of different punch materials, so one switchable sensor mimics all the older 287 series. It also comes with extra punch optimization functions and punch signal graphing via bundled software.

387SCT Short Can Sensor

The 387 sensor has recently been redesigned. It now works via an Interface Module that is wired between the sensor and a Bodymaker Control Module.

2x7 Short Can Sensors

The original range of 2x7 series sensors (247, 267, 287) are still available.


Which One To Choose?

When replacing a short can sensor or upgrading an installation, the best choice to make will depend on:

  • what sensor is currently being  used,
  • what additional functionality is wanted,
  • how much extra work you are willing to undertake to install the new sensor.

SHORT CAN SENSOR INSTALLATION

CURRENT SENSOR

REPLACEMENT SENSOR

RECOMMENDED SENSOR UPGRADES

247 or 267

Continue with 247 or 267

No upgrade recommended

287-03
287-33
287-53
287-63

If there are no detection issues, continue with 287-xx

487
Identical wiring format to listed 2xx sensors.

387 sensor wired to BCM500 module

387SCT wired to BCM500 module

487 Wired to BCM500
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387 sensor wired to BCM387 module

387SCT wired to BCM387 module

No upgrade recommended

NOTES

  1. The original 387 sensor is now obsolete. The new 387SCT sensor offers, as near as possible, a direct replacement. A small additional module needs to be installed.
  2. Upgrading to a 487 sensor is not recommended in a bodymaker fitted with a BCM387 module, because the module would need to be removed, then additional rewiring and modification of the PLC program would also be required.
  3. The 487 is the only sensor that offers additional functionality:
    • Punch signal graphing, accessible via PC software, is included free of charge with the sensor
    • Switchable punch discrimination software allows one sensor to mimic any of the 287 sensors
    • Punch optimization