Just launched by ifm electronic are new versions of their OG Cube photocells for AC operation. The OG Cube sensor has both an M18 thread fitting and a compact, metallic, rectangular housing. This robust sensor is available in through-beam, retro-reflective and background-suppressed diffuse versions. However, what is new is the ability to operate without problem from a normal AC mains supply at up to 250V AC, with leakage current of only 1.7mA.
The two-wire sensor is suitable for severe industrial environments and in applications where space is limited. A minimum drift when light and dark objects are detected means the sensor achieves long ranges that remain constant even with coloured backgrounds. Furthermore, the operation of the sensor is colour-independent for grey-scale and black values. High repeatability, as well as fixed ranges for a quick set-up, are further features of this sensor.
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