Specialised suppliers of pro-cess control sensors Automation Shorrock Automation has just launched the universal and easyto-mount OG photoelectric sensors from automation control system manufacturers and suppliers IFM Electronic.
The cylindrical M18 housing is made up of high-grade stainless steel, making it suitable for applications in harsh environmental conditions found in the conveyor, packaging and automotive industries.
Included in the range are diffuse reflection sensors with background suppression and sensing ranges from 15 mm to 300 mm. Adaptation to the application is made by means of a potentio- meter or a pushbutton. The retro- reflective sensors with polarisation filters provide ranges between 30 mm and 5 000 mm, while the through-beam sensors have a sensing range from 0 mm up to 25 000 mm. All sensors use a visible red light, which simplifies alignment.
All sensors operate at 10 V to 36 V dc with an IP 67 protection rating in a –25 ºC to 80 ºC temperature range. The outputs are protected against short circuits and overloads, as well as reverse polarity.