Automation technology can no longer be imagined without photoelectric sensors as “artificial eyes”. They are used where a reliable and non-contact detection of the exact position of objects is required.
Compared to inductive sensors, photoelectric sensors have a much greater sensing zone, and the material of the object to be detected is of no importance.
Available as through-beam, retro-reflective or diffuse reflection types, the photoelectric sensors in O6 design offer an outstanding optical performance at a competitive price.
The clearly defined consistent light spot ensures precise object detection. There is no scattered light which could interfere with other photoelectric sensors in close vicinity.
Diffuse reflection sensors provide interference-immune background suppression even in case of highly reflective backgrounds such as moving machine parts.
Units with visible red light facilitate installation and set-up. Where people are to be detected, e.g. in access control or escalator applications, visible light is often not wanted.
This is a perfect field of application for sensor versions with non-visible infrared light. The range can be set intuitively via potentiometer. Light-on / dark-on mode is selected via rotary switch.
For connection the user can choose between potted cable, M12 pigtail or M8 metal connector on the housing.
Advantages of the O6 range include …
Particularly compact housing for use where space is restricted
Intuitive setting of the sensitivity via potentiometer
User-friendly selection of light-on or dark-on via rotary switch
Particularly interference-immune background suppression even with strongly reflecting backgrounds
Excellent price/performance ratio
There is also an O6 wetline seriesdesigned for the food industry, in a robust stainless-steel housing with high protective rating suited for use in harsh environments.
The potentiometers and rotary switches are fitted with a double seal. The front pane is embedded flush and made of resistant, shatterproof plastic allowing residue-free cleaning.
Finally, the O6 coolant sensors are especially suited for applications in machine tools, metal working, conveyor technology and the automotive industry.
The transparent black housing cover ensures that even in bright lighting conditions, the LEDs for switching status operation are highly visible, and the flush front pane guarantees optimum resistance to oil and coolants.
If you are interested in ifm’s O6 Photoelectric sensor range, or any other ifm items, please get in touch on 01244 288138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.