Robust photoelectric sensors operate at mains voltage

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Robust photoelectric sensors operate at mains voltageJust 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.

Follow the link to find out more about the OG Cube AC photoelectric sensors.

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