Photoelectric sensors use a beam of light to detect the presence or absence of an object. This technology is an ideal alternative to inductive proximity sensors when you require long sensing distances or when the item you want to sense is non-metal. Our photoelectric sensors satisfy applications found in many industries, such as material handling, packaging, food processing, and transportation. For your specialized applications that require a non-standard connector or cable, we can customize the sensor connections.
Our Background Suppression Photoelectric Sensors are designed for applications requiring the sensor to see a target very close to a reflective background. This background suppression is particularly effective when the target and background have similar reflectivity (for example, light returned to the sensor from the target is roughly equal to the light reflecting from the background) or when dark targets are to be sensed against a lighter, more reflective background.
Clear Object Detection
Our ClearSight™ Clear Object Detection photoelectric sensors address the three biggest challenges to the sensor: contrast, shape variations and wet environments. Our sensors provide reliable detection of clear materials such as glass and plastic bottles or films.
Color & Contrast
We offer a variety of Color & Contrast Photoelectric Sensors. From true RGB color recognition sensors designed for industrial use to sensors to detect registration marks and a wide range of background colors, including difficult pastels, we make color/contrast sensors to meet your applications needs.
Fiber Optic Cables
Our Fiber optic cables are essentially light pipes that attach to a fiber optic sensor. Light emitted from the sensor travels through transparent fibers in the cables and emerges at the end of the fiber. The transmitted or reflected beam is carried back to the receiver through different fibers. Our fiber optic cables are ideal for sensing small objects and are mounted in locations that would be inaccessible to photoelectric sensors.
Fiber Optic Sensors
Our Fiber Optic Sensors are suited for packaging applications that require detection of very small objects, parts verification in hard to reach areas, color mark registration, and more. Our sensors consist of a light amplifying unit and a fiber optic cable that you can install at the detection area allowing for remote sensitivity adjustment.
Optical Fork Sensors
Our Optical Fork Photoelectric Sensors are an easy-to-apply and cost-effective method for small part detection and counting in a wide range of industries. They eliminate the alignment and adjustment issues associated with other transmitted-beam sensing solutions. Select from plastic and metal models.
General Purpose Photoelectric Sensors
Our General Purpose Photoelectric Sensors provide reliable operation and meet the needs of most mainstream applications in many industries such as material handling, packaging, food processing, and transportation.
Hazardous Location Sensors
Our Series 5000 Hazardous Location Sensors consist of two major components: a photohead and a power base. The photohead that houses most of the electronics can be quickly removed from the power base with a turn of a single screw. These sensors are designed for Class I, II, and III; Division 1 and 2, Groups A, B, C, D, E, F, and G hazardous locations.
Our Label sensors are designed specifically to detect the leading or trailing edges of labels on a web. They use photoelectric or capacitive sensing technology to solve packaging/labeling applications that other sensors simply cannot.
Our Laser Sensors accurately detect small targets such as weld nuts and mounting clips. They have a much longer sensing range than sensors that use standard visible red or infrared light.
Light Array Sensors
Our Light Array Sensors combine multiple emitter or receiver elements into a single housing to create a sensing field instead of a single sensing beam. Therefore, these sensors can detect targets over a wider area. This makes the arrays ideal for detecting oddly shaped parts, products with gaps or spaces, or inconsistently positioned targets, at a fraction of the cost of using multiple sensor pairs.
Our Bulletin 45LUM Luminescence Sensors detect the presence of luminescent/fluorescent particles and materials which are invisible to the human eye. This sensor is self-contained in an IP 67 enclosure, and it can detect glues, inks, clear labels, oils, greases, paints, detergents, and chalks.