New generation of photoelectric sensors

Written by: Tom Austin-Morgan | Published:

Pepperl+Fuchs has released the R100 and R101 photoelectric sensors for both detection and measurement. Available in standard, assembly-compatible housing designs, they include thru-beam sensors, retroreflective sensors; including those with polarisation filter, foreground suppression for detection of transparent objects, energetic reflection light scanners and those with background suppression, as well as light barriers and distance sensors for measurement tasks.

All sensors are available with a PowerBeam LED or innovative laser technology depending on the task at hand. The latter combines the benefits of LED emitters with the strengths of conventional laser diodes. This is claimed to result in optimised operating distances, high-precision detection, and distance measurement of small objects.

The multipixel technology (MPT) developed by Pepperl+Fuchs and the Opto-ASIC enable reliable, high-precision distance measurement to be integrated in a standardised compact housing for close-range applications. The R101 series offers the world's smallest distance sensor of its type. The combination of multiturn potentiometer and pushbutton allows users to adjust all functions intuitively regardless of the series.

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