Photoelectric sensors/diffuse sensors, cubic

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The only thing standard here is the housing shape

The products in this area are characterized by their cubic design. With their various mounting options, they cover a wide range of installation situations. Here, you will find reliable sensors with different operating principles for a variety of detection tasks in a wide range of environmental conditions.

2 series

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So small and yet true professionals

With the various miniature sensors of the 2 series – from scanner to throughbeam photoelectric sensors – you are fully prepared for a range of different applications. The miniature sensors show their strengths above all in situations with limited installation space, e.g., in the areas of handling technology and robotics.

  • Indicator LEDs with all-round visibility
  • Degree of protection IP 67
  • Integrated metal attachment sleeves
  • 2 switching outputs (PNP / NPN) in light or dark switching design
  • All standard connection options (M8, M12)
  • Miniature construction for limited mounting spaces
  • Powerful interference suppression

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3 series

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Miniaturized, versatile, user-friendly, robust

The versatile range of models in the 3 series enables use in a variety of applications, such as in packaging technology, handling technology and productronics. In their performance class, these sensors offer the greatest range of features of all competitors and impress with large ranges and improved function reserves. Refined technologies for spurious and extraneous light suppression and for fast alignment and commissioning round out the advantages.

  • Indicator LEDs with all-round visibility
  • Degree of protection IP 67
  • Integrated metal attachment sleeves
  • Extensive teach functions
  • Protection against manipulation by means of a lockable button
  • Maximum function reserve
  • High extraneous light protection through A²LS
  • M8 metal connector

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5 series

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High-performance, compact housing

The 5 series photoelectric sensors, with their compact cubic design, are always the right choice when powerful and robust standard detection is needed, e. g., in conveyor or packaging technology. The integrated M3 metal threaded sleeves and the cable outlet, which is available either pointing downward or to the rear, open many options, particularly in situations with limited installation space. From a technological perspective as well, the 5 series – with a large range, large brightVision® light spot and active A²LS extraneous light suppression – offers everything one expects in a modern photoelectric sensor.

  • Bright yellow/green indicator LEDs
  • Degree of protection IP 67
  • Integrated metal attachment sleeves with M3 thread
  • 2 antivalent switching outputs
  • Large operating temperature range from -40 to +60 °C.
  • Brightly visible brightVision® light spot
  • High extraneous light protection through A²LS

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8 series

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Versatile, compact, stable

This extensive series offers a wide variety of operating principles and functions in a sturdy metal housing with very compact dimensions. With degrees of protection of IP 67 and IP 69K, the sensors are well suited for a range of industrial applications with glass pane, e.g., in packaging technology or special-purpose machinery manufacture, particularly in rough conditions. The turning device plug simplifies integration in constrained spaces.

  • Degrees of protection IP 67 and IP 69K
  • Metal housing with glass optics
  • M12 turning connector
  • Large selection of laser devices
  • Autocollimation principle
  • High extraneous light protection through A²LS
  • Many special functions available in this design

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10 series

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Reliable detection of materials in compact design

The light scanners of series 10 have been specially developed for the reliable and precise detection of different materials under varying conditions. Operation of the sensor is intuitive and, thanks to the large buttons, extremely simple. The maximum range of up to 4,000 mm makes the sensor an ideal solution for many different applications. The modular design allows functions to be combined in order to meet individual requirements.

  • Laser class 1 with aligned laser spot
  • Optionally, up to 3 switching outputs
  • Reliable detection of dark, glossy and colored objects
  • Recess for M4 bolts or nuts on both sides
  • Space-saving, rotatable M12 connection, cable outlet or pigtail
  • Large control buttons
  • Status LED visible from above and from front
  • Configuration options via I/O-Link and Sensor Studio
  • Compact housing

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18 series

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Number one when it comes to the detection of transparent objects.

These retro-reflective photoelectric sensors in coated metal housing with glass optics were designed specially for detecting transparent PET and glass bottles, plastic foils as well as flat glass. The patented tracking process extends the cleaning interval many times over; short response times and minimal jitter ensure reliable control of fast processes. The versatile fastening options with integrated thread facilitate mounting and the models with aligned abeam optics make alignment unnecessary.

  • Degrees of protection IP 67 and IP 69K
  • Corrosion-resistant metal housing with thread and glass optics
  • Especially designed for the detection of PET, foil, and glass
  • Calibrated aBEAM optics for use without alignment
  • Sensitivity adjustment via teach button or potentiometer
  • Autocollimation principle
  • Automatic dirt/cleaning compensation (tracking) increases the interval between cleaning sessions
  • High extraneous light protection through A²LS

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25 series

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Compact, reliable, cost-effective

This series covers all operating principles – from the throughbeam photoelectric sensor to the scanner with background suppression – and have been optimized for a wide range of different applications, especially in intralogistics and packaging technology. Degree of protection IP 67 and IP 66 as well as the active suppression of extraneous light enable use in a wide range of industrial sectors. A number of different options, such as activation input or warning output, facilitate a high level of process reliability and, thus, system availability.

  • Indicator LEDs with all-round visibility
  • High function reserves
  • Category 2 sensors
  • Large operating ranges
  • Increased availability through warning output and activation input
  • Degrees of protection IP 66 and IP 67K
  • Robust, compact housing
  • Large operating temperature range from -40 to +60 °C.
  • Brightly visible brightVision® light spot
  • High extraneous light protection through A²LS

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28 series

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Small but tough

The 28 series sensors are reliable, powerful photoelectric sensors that are predestined for many standard detection tasks in materials handling, packaging technology and machines for special applications. They offer large ranges and numerous technical highlights, such as the highly visible brightVision® light spot for simple alignment or the front- and plug-side M18 mounting option, at an absolutely convincing, economical price. Moreover, the fiber-reinforced, cubic plastic housing with rating and the IP 67 A²LS active suppression of extraneous light facilitate especially robust detection, even in rough industrial environments.

  • Bright yellow/green indicator LEDs
  • Degree of protection IP 67
  • 2 antivalent switching outputs
  • Large operating temperature range from -40 to +60 °C.
  • Brightly visible brightVision® light spot
  • High extraneous light protection through A²LS
  • Universal front- and plug-side M18 hole mounting
  • Simple through-hole mounting with housing-side anti-rotation protection for mounting nuts

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46 series

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High-performance, reliable, cost-effective

With high performance reserves and large ranges, these sensors with plastic housing are ideal for use in conveyor and storage systems, in the wood-processing industry and in special-purpose machinery manufacture. The extended series of sensors, with large lenses, degrees of protection IP 67 and IP 69K, and the patented autocontrol performance reserve warning, opens many application fields.

  • High function reserves
  • Large operating ranges (partially within several ranges)
  • Models with IO-Link interface for configuration and quick format change via control unit
  • Increased availability through warning output
  • Degrees of protection IP 67 and IP 69K
  • Very robust plastic housing
  • Large operating temperature range from -40 to +60 °C.
  • Brightly visible brightVision® light spot or infrared
  • High extraneous light protection through A²LS
  • Adaptation via potentiometer or teach

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49C series

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The particularly rugged, power all-rounder with clamp connection

This series in a plastic housing convinces in all operating principles through a particularly rugged design. The terminal compartment accessible from the front, the switching contact and the large voltage range from 20-250 V AC/DC as well as degrees of protection IP67 and 69k are the main features.

  • Clamp connection (spring terminals) 5 x 1.5 mm² from front
  • Switching contact (changeover) or MOSFET
  • Degrees of protection IP67 & IP69 and heating variant
  • Large operating ranges

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53 series

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Without compromise in hygienic applications

Theses sensors were specially designed for sensitive hygiene applications, e.g., in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries. Their housing is consistently designed for preventing bacterial carry-overs with its scratch resistant and non-diffusive plastic screen. The unique fastening concept, which consists of a mounting trunnion with 12 mm diameter and G6 fit, ensures a gas-tight connection between sensor and machine.

  • TPV seal (chemically resistant against cleaning agents), smooth, disinfectable and non-diffusive
  • Stainless-steel housing in V4A (AISI 316L) HYGIENE design
  • ECOLAB and CleanProof+ tested
  • Gas-tight housing technology prevents bacterial carry-overs
  • Lens cover in PMMA+ with special coating, stable for H2O2 and wipe-down cleaning with 70% alcohol
  • Electrochemical device labeling: long-term stability and disinfectable
  • Fastening in V4A (AISI 316L) for gas-tight adaptation (diameter 12 mm, fit G6)

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55 series

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Absolute reliability in wet applications

This stainless steel sensor series show their strength particularly in the wet areas of your production line. With the innovative WASH-DOWN design, it is possible to thoroughly clean the entire system with all common cleaning agents and processes. The non-diffusive and chemically-stable materials prevent bacterial carry-overs and ensure the functional capability of the systems for years to come. The fact that their fastening systems are compatible to those of the standard series makes integration easier.

  • TPV seal (chemically resistant against cleaning agents), smooth, disinfectable and non-diffusive
  • Stainless-steel housing in V4A (AISI 316L) WASH-DOWN design
  • ECOLAB and CleanProof+ tested
  • Gas-tight housing technology prevents bacterial carry-overs
  • Lens cover in PMMA+ with special coating, stable for H2O2 and wipe-down cleaning with 70% alcohol
  • Electrochemical device labeling: long-term stability and disinfectable
  • Fastening in V4A (AISI 316L), prepared for M4 thread
  • Connector / cable: V4A / PVC disinfectable and non-diffusive

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93 series

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The clever bend in the optics

The unique feature of this series is the V-shaped optical system, which ensures extremely powerful object detection and reliable background suppression. Particularly for applications in which glossy or transparent objects are detected and/or glossy backgrounds must be reliably suppressed through scanning, this series in a metal housing delivers optimized solutions.

  • Scanner with foreground and background suppression through V-shaped optics
  • Infrared light
  • Very good detection of dark objects
  • Reliable scanning detection of transparent and highly reflective objects

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95 series

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Metal housing paired with glass optics

Series 95 is available as throughbeam photoelectric sensors, retro-reflective photoelectric sensors and light scanners in versions used for PET, foil and glass detection. Moreover, the sturdy housing with degree of protection IP 67 / IP 69K and the A²LS active ambient light suppression facilitate especially reliable detection, even in rough industrial environments.

  • Degrees of protection IP 67 and IP 69K
  • Sensitivity adjustment via multiturn potentiometer
  • Metal housing with glass optics
  • Models for the detection of PET, foil, and glass
  • Increased availability through warning output and activation input
  • High extraneous light protection through A²LS

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96 series

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The universal genius for large ranges

Regardless of operating principle, regardless of whether metal or plastic housing, regardless of whether DC or AC supply – the sensors of this series are all-rounders. With their large optical surface, IP 67 or IP 69K safety class and optional optics heating, they will win you over with their reliable detection with high function reserves, large operating ranges and a multitude of options under rough environmental conditions.

  • Models in robust metal housing with glass optics
  • Degrees of protection IP67 and IP69K
  • AC-DC versions (20-230V) with relay output
  • Large ranges and function reserves
  • Models with optics heating
  • Laser scanner with high range

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