SmartReflect light barriers without reflectors

Baumer SmartReflect light barriers offer the reliability of through beam sensors with half the time and expense needed for installation: The reflector, potentially subject to wear and tear, is eliminated, as a part of the machine is used as the background. Transparent and highly reflective objects of any shape or structure are reliably detected.


High performance reserves thanks to powerful processors

  • Trigger safety even with highly reflective parts
  • Extremely dirt resistant
  • Detection of very small parts with up to 0.1 mm fine laser beam

Easy installation and start-up

  • Simple and well-guided qTeach® teach-in method allows rapid training, saves time and improves protection against manipulation
  • Automated parameterization with IO-Link
  • Installation is also possible from above
  • Universal push/pull sensor with selectable mode (NO / NC) reduces the number of different parts in stock

Low running costs

  • Installation time can be cut by 50% since no reflector is required
  • Replacement of the reflector due to wear and tear is no longer necessary

Fork sensors

Baumer fork sensors can be installed quickly and easily. Different fork widths up to 120 mm are available, as well as several light sources.


Quick and easy initial start-up

  • No alignment of transmitter and receiver necessary

Reliable object detection even under difficult conditions

  • Object recognition regardless of color or surface
  • Laser versions for very small parts in the 1/100 mm range
  • High ambient light immunity
  • Robust metal housing and encapsulated electronics for continuous use in environments subject to vibrations

High system efficiency

  • Detection of fast-moving parts thanks to short response times of up to 0.125 ms
  • High repeat accuracy


Miniature diffuse sensors with background suppression

Our miniature models are ideal for installation in tight spaces. Even our smallest sensors feature integrated evaluation electronics for top performance.


Reliable and stable detection of complicated parts such as springs, spirally wound filaments

  • Narrow line spot (LED: 3.5 mm, laser: 0.2 mm)

Space saving in spatially critical conditions

  • Housing in miniature design

Stable processes

  • High repeat accuracy of < 0.2 mm

Fast start-up and adjustment

  • Classical mechanical adjustment with potentiometer

Optical fibers and amplifiers

Optical fiber sensors are suitable for particularly narrow and tight installation conditions.


Use in very tight or inaccessible spaces

  • Compact sensing heads with cylindrical and rectangular shapes with straight or right-angle light emission
  • Small light spots of 0.1 mm


  • PTFE-coated for protection against aggressive media
  • Robust sheaths made of plastic or metal

Easy installation and start-up

  • Fast adjustment through auto-teach-in function or potentiometer

Inductive proximity switches with factor 1

Factor 1 means identical sensing distance with all metals. This means that only one sensor is required for the detection of different parts made of stainless steel, aluminum or non-ferrous metal.


Flexibility in design and installation

  • Same sensing distance for all metals
  • Little customization required for faster installation
  • Choice of four cylindrical sizes

Maximum operational reliability

  • Switching frequencies of up to 3 kHz allow high conveyor speeds
  • Resistant even to vibrating parts
  • High EMC resistance
  • Wide temperature range, also suitable for changing ambient conditions


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