A new range of compact and high reliability photoelectric sensors, suitable for applications in all industries from food and beverage production to brick manufacture and logistics, have been introduced by Omron. The new E3FA range of M18 cylindrical products offer enhanced EMC protection, high ambient light immunity and robust waterproof housings.

The sensors use a bright red

LED light source that is clearly visible over long distances to aid alignment, and are intuitive to set up. When in use, instant visual confirmation of their operating status is provided by an LED indicator.

The standard series includes through beam versions with ranges up to 20m, retro-reflective versions with ranges from 0.1 to 4m, coaxial retro-reflective versions with ranges up to 500mm and three models of diffuse-reflective sensors with ranges of 100mm, 300mm and 1m. All types are suitable for flush mounting.

Specialised models are also available, including background suppression types

for stable detection of targets with varying colours, limited-distance reflective types for reliable detection of transparent and shiny films, and types that are optimised for very stable detection of transparent bottles even in dusty environments.

To complement its E3FA straight-beam sensors, Omron has also introduced

new E3RA radial-beam photoelectric sensors which are available in through-beam, retro-reflective and three diffuse-reflective versions.


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