It has been announced that Omron Electronics Components Europe is addressing the growing demand for contactless position and presence detection in industrial machinery, office automation and similar applications with the launch of a new range of exceptionally compact surface mount photo-microsensors.
The new Omron EE-SX3173 and EE-SX4173 are just 13.6x14.7x8.3mm making them one of the most compact solutions for this application on the market. The devices feature a five millimetre slot width and are offered with five or 24V DC drive. The five volt DC version is designed for consumer electronics and office equipment. The 24V DC version offers easier integration into heavy duty industrial systems. Both are offered in either dark-ON or light-ON configuration to simplify circuit design. Initially released as board-mount SMD devices, Omron is expecting to release wire-mount connector versions in the near future.
Gabriele Fulco, Product Manager Sensors of Omron Electronics Components Europe, said: “Demand for sensors is increasing in a context where industrial and office equipment alike features ever higher levels of automation and functionality. Omron has responded with the launch of a very competitive range of photo-microsensors, offering exceptional performance and ease of integration for non-contact presence detection, position detection or motor rotation measurement.”
The EE-SX3173 and EE-SX4173 are securely attached to the PCB using M3 screws. A Zener diode is optionally available to enhance noise immunity. The connectors to the devices are held in place with secure locks to help prevent disengagement during high levels of vibration.