Photoelectric sensors require minimum mounting space

14th January 2014
Posted By : Staff Reporter
Photoelectric sensors require minimum mounting space

Offering optimum value and sensing performance for applications in confined spaces, the NanoView range of mini rectangular photoelectric sensors has been announced by Eaton.


The sensors measure 38mm x 13mm and require minimum mounting space and offer a range of operating modes. These include: polarised reflex sensor (2.5 m), thru-beam sensor (1.5m to 6m), reflective sensor (350mm) and clear object detection. A key feature of the E71 NanoView miniature sensors is their ability to detect transparent objects made of plastic, glass or foils. They can also distinguish between bottles of different colours and thicknesses. An ABS plastic housing offering protection to IP66 standards also means they are suitable for harsh environments.

A potentiometer on the device enables users to adjust sensitivity of the sensor to the specific application requirements and a visible red LED beam simplifies the setting of the light barrier. The sensors also include two LEDs positioned at the top to ensure a clearly visible indication of the operating and output status. All models feature a light switching and dark switching output and versions with a fixed focus beam and a 100 mm focal length for the detection of small targets are available. All modules are designed for 10 to 30 V DC and come with approvals for worldwide use.

The senors provide machine and system builders a reliable and cost-efficient sensing solution ideally suited for applications in the packaging, food and beverage, and materials handling sectors.

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