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Product portfolio

Subminiature sensors

  • Sized 4 mm and up
  • Smallest adjustable optical sensor
  • All- integrated electronics
  • Sensing range up to 80 mm
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Miniature sensors

  • Sized 10 mm and up
  • All-integrated electronics
  • Extensive sensing range up to 10 m
  • 0.1 mm laser spot for tiny objects
  • Large selection of variants
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Standard sensors with extra power O300/O500

  • Powerful microcontroller
  • 7 sensor principles, 4 light sources, 2500 variants
  • Easy to install and operate
  • IO-Link – Industry 4.0 and IoT-ready
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Cylindrical M18 sensors

  • Sensors in M18 housing with excellent price-performance ratio
  • 6 sensor principles to choose from
  • Plastic, brass or stainless steel housing
  • Extensive sensing range up to 55 meters
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Standard sensors

  • Large selection of product variants
  • Designs from 12.9 to 25 mm
  • White light, red light and laser sensors
  • Sensing range up to 25 m
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Laser sensors

  • Pinpoint positioning with 0.01 mm accuracy
  • 0.1 mm laser beam to detect even tiny objects
  • Short response times of < 0.1 ms
  • Large selection of variants
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Light barriers without reflector – SmartReflect

  • Safe and easy referencing on machine parts
  • Short response times of < 0.25 ms
  • Sensing range up to 1.9 m
  • Insensitive to dirt
  • Extremely easy setup
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Transparency detection

  • For bowls, PET bottles, foils
  • Plastic or stainless steel housing
  • Short response times of < 0.25 ms
  • Up to 1 m with SmartReflect
  • Up to 7 m with retro-reflective light barrier
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Robust washdown design

Robust washdown design

  • Robust stainless steel housing
  • Long-term sealing thanks to proTect+
  • IP 69K and Ecolab tested
  • Different sizes and sensor principles
  • Benefits by SmartReflect light barrier without reflector
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Hygiene design

  • EHEDG certified, FDA-compliant, Ecolab tested
  • Long-term sealing thanks to proTect+
  • IP 69K
  • Different sizes and sensor principles
  • Benefits through SmartReflect light barrier without reflector
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Fork and angle sensors

  • Through-beam sensor in one device
  • No adjustment of transmitter nor receiver required
  • No misalignment caused by machine vibration
  • Laser versions for very small components and positioning operations in the 1/100 mm range
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Differential, contrast and color sensors

  • Differential sensors to monitor position tolerances
  • Fast print mark detection
  • Detection of very weak contrasts or color shades
  • Small-sized designs 10 mm and up
  • Laser product variants for precision tasks
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Your benefits
  • Increased system performance with Smart & Small optoelectronics
    • Top performance in a compact design from 4 mm with integrated evaluation electronics
    • Miniature sensors with long ranges up to 8 m
    • Numerous laser sensors with up to 0.1 mm fine laser beams
  • Reliable function in harsh environments
    • Microprocessors with power reserves
    • Large selection of sensors in hygiene or washdown design
    • The first light barrier without a reflector and thus reduced service costs
  • Your application is optimally solved
    • The most suitable sensor variant can be selected: seven sensor principles and four light sources in different designs and ranges
    • Reliable detection of transparent objects
  • Easy and cost-effective to implement
    • Simple and reliable qTeach teach-in procedure
    • Easy to install, standardized designs
    • qTarget aligned optical axis to reduce construction cost

Applications

Extremely versatile photoelectric sensors for object detection:

  • Presence check in the process in any object position
  • Extremely fast and accurate position detection even of the smallest objects
  • For use in robotics and with electronics components
  • Automatically configured object detection, e.g. in the case of format adjustment
  • Reliable object detection even over a large distance
  • Reliable object counting even with slightest gaps
  • Highly accurate referencing  of movements
  • Detection of different object materials, colors and contrasts
  • Detection of even transparent objects and uneven, pitted or rough surface
  • Monitoring of gradual changes in the production process and automated testing
  • Detection of objects into very small openings

Technology
Photoelectric sensor principles and light sources

The optimum solution in a photoelectric sensor application calls for selecting the best-matching sensing principle and the appropriate light source. Each sensor principle and light source provides specific benefits.

Properties of the 4 available light sources:
Standard LED: Diffuse light spot for robust position-tolerant object detection, for example in parts feeding
Baumer PinPoint LED: Small, homogeneous light spot with sharp edges for high-precision position feedback
Infrared LED: Invisible light beam e.g. for light barriers in the public area
Laser: Highly focused, easily visible light beam for positioning tasks in the micrometer range

7 sensor principles for optical object recognition:


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