Photoelectric sensors with switchpoint setting

March 16th, 2015, Published in Articles: EngineerIT


ifm-059-04-2015Reliable background suppression and colour-independent detection with switchpoint setting to the nearest centimetre, are the outstanding features of the O5D photoelectric sensor from Ifm Electronic. The PMDLine sensor even detects shiny surfaces such as stainless steel. The sensor features PMD technology (photonic mixer device) that combines the advantages of long ranges, reliable background suppression, visible red light and high excess gain in one unit. In the same price range as conventional sensors, the O5D is a clever alternative. Another advantage is its ease of use and switch point setting to the nearest centimetre via +/- buttons and display. Whether its shiny, matt, dark or light objects of any colour, the O5D sensor always ensures optimum background suppression. It allows any angle of incidence, providing high flexibility of installation. The sensor is also IO-Link enabled, such as for reading the current value.

Chris Cronje, Ifm Electronic SA, Tel 0861 436 772,

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