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AutomationDirect has expanded its sensors offering to include wide area sensors for object detection. The new area sensors from Micro Detectors (MD) are multi-beam, through-beam sensors 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.
These MD area sensors are available in basic and advanced versions. CX0 Series basic area sensors have a sensing distance of up to 6m and a detection height up to 320mm. CX2 Series advanced area sensors also have a sensing distance of up to 6m with detection height of up to 960mm and offer analog outputs and a blanking function.
Available Teach-in functions with two levels of adjustment are used for product setting, adjustment and blanking. LEDs indicate the sensor status, alignment, optics condition and faults. 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 application by eliminating ("blanking") pairs of beams and can be useful in specific situations.
The Emitter emits near-infrared light at non-dangerous levels. The device is classified as RG0 (exempt) according to IEC 62471: 2008-09.
MD area sensors have a 3-year warranty and are cULus, CE, RoHS rated. Area sensors are not protective devices and should not be used to guarantee personnel safety.
Welcome to Kickstart where you get to see new products here at AutomationDirect. Today I am going to show you our new Advanced Area Sensors from the brand Micro Detector. There are 21 new sensors and 3 accessories with these new Micro Detector area sensors. Area sensors are multi beam, through beam sensors designed to sense wide areas and are great for detecting small parts, packaging, palletizing and more. Examples would be: detecting parts, checking for proper packaging or boxing like if a box lids are closed properly, checking pallets for boxes properly stacked and not skewed. These are just a few examples of what Area Sensors can detect. Keep in mind: Area sensors are NOT designed for use as safety devices. We now offer these new area sensors with digital PNP outputs in the CX0 series and analog outputs in 4 to 20mili amps or 0 to 10volts with PNP outputs in the CX2 series. These are all 24 volt DC powered. They come in many styles with different output types and detection heights from 160mm up to 960mm and.. several beam styles with parallel, cross or automatic cross beam. These sensors are fairly intelligent devices and offer several user modes with Blanking, Teach modes of Gross and Fine detection settings and Normally Open or Normally Closed output selectable configurations. Mounting these sensors is easy and straight forward. These are rugged sensors made with aluminum housings. Each sensor includes a studded T shaped insert that simply slides in the slotted sensor housing, then attaches to the L shaped mounting bracket with the supplied nuts and washers. We also offer anti vibration dampers for applications with environments prone to vibration. With either of these two series of area sensors, you will need to pick up our 12mm quick disconnect cables since the attached cables on these sensors are pig tails. Depending on the sensor you select, you will need a 4, 5 or 8 connector cable. You can find these cables here at AutomationDirect in many lengths with straight or ninety degree connectors and they are available in several jacket materials. You can find the specs for these new Micro Detector Advanced Area Sensors on our website at: www.automationdirect.com Don't forget: we sell many types of sensors, cables, accessories and more. Check back with us often on AutomationDirects website or on Youtube.com/Automationdirect for more Kickstart videos. If you are watching us on YouTube, please let us know what you think about these new area sensors or how you plan to use them in your application by dropping us a comment down below. Don't forget to check out the HOW TO videos we have on these Micro Detector Area Sensors. Thanks for watching and we hope to see you again soon. If you have any questions about using our sensors, please contact AutomationDirects free award winning technical support team during regular business hours. They will be happy to help. Click on this short video to learn more about AutomationDirects support options and click here to learn more or see more videos on enclosure products. And be sure to click here to subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified of new Videos.