Photoelectric sensors detect object presence or distance in a wide range of industrial applications. They typically contain all required optics and electronics in a single unit, requiring only power to provide an output based on their specifications and object detection criteria.
Photoelectric sensors use light and optics to detect object presence or distance. They provide an output based on object detection or distance criteria. Photoelectric sensors can detect a wide variety of materials and measure distances from a few millimeters up to hundreds of meters.
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Photoelectric sensors (also known as photo eyes) allow non-contact detection of objects using red or infrared guided light. IP69K sensors are rated for harsh duty (food grade/ washdown) applications.
Clear object detection sensors are a special type of retroreflective photoelectric sensor that can detect transparent objects such as glass or plastic.
Distance measuring sensors can measure the distance of objects at long ranges using a time of transit calculation. For shorter distances, higher-resolution CMOS technology models are suitable.
Diffuse laser sensors detect presence via reflected laser light from the target object, with background suppression to avoid false positives.
Dark and shiny object detection sensors are a special type of diffuse photoelectric sensor that can detect objects that are either very dark or shiny.
Color sensors use pre-defined reference colors to reliably select colored objects in high-speed automation processes. They are capable of evaluating up to 3 colors simultaneously.
Contrast sensors determine contrast using light emission to detect the difference in the reflected light between mark and background.
Fork sensors (also called slot sensors or "U" sensors) offer advantages over standard through-beam sensors including identical mechanical / optical axis, operational reliability and repeatability with transmitter and receiver built into the same housing.
Brackets and adapters are available in various materials for mounting tubular and rectangular photoelectric sensors.