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Area sensors are multi-beam arrays of photoeyes used to detect presence anywhere within the controlled height of the sensor array. These sensors are perfect for detecting various sized and shaped objects at random positions as they pass through the (2D) target area. (Not for use as safety light curtains)
CX0, CX2 and BX80 Series Area Sensors
Detection Height: 70mm to 960mm
(2.76" to 37.8")
Area Sensors are multi-beam, through-beam sensors used to sense wide areas.
MD area sensors from AutomationDirect are available in basic and advanced versions.
Basic Area Sensors - CX0 Series and BX80 Series
(detection height up to 320mm)
Advanced Area Sensors - CX2 Series
(detection height up to 960mm, blanking function, analog output)
Area Sensor Accessories
MD Area Sensors are optoelectronic devices with emitter and receiver elements used for detecting the
presence of any object by sensing the light beam intensity returning from the receiver. The area sensors
have an IEC IP67 ingress protection rating.
The photoelectric arrays have a series of lenses with 5mm pitch or 10mm pitch; the individual elements are
alternately emission and reception for a continuous succession of reflex elements. The optic window is made
of PMMA acrylic transparent thermoplastic
Fine Teach allows smallest object detection. Gross Teach avoids potential stability and repeatability of performance
problems and is less sensitive to environmental conditions.
The blanking function (CX2 series) allows the height of the active optic window to be adapted to the specific
application by eliminating ("blanking") pairs of beams and can be useful in specific applications.
The Emitter emits near-infrared light at non-dangerous levels. The device is classified as RG0 (exempt)
according to IEC 62471: 2008-09.
Area sensors are NOT protective devices and should not be used to guarantee personnel safety.
CX0 Series Area Sensors
MD Area Sensor, sender/receiver pair, object detection
Total crossbeam through all the optics
Pitch 5mm and 10mm
Sensing distance up to 3m (for 5mm pitch) and 6m (for 10mm pitch)
Detection height up to 160mm (5 pitch) and 320mm (10 pitch)
Digital PNP output
16.8 - 30 VDC input voltage
Adjustment by teach-in with 2 levels of adjustment
Three year warranty
CX0 series area sensors are