Balluff has re-engineered its photoelectric BOS 18M family to include two new models. The BOS 18M Red Light Sensor has a sensing range up to 300mm and is said to offer both precise switching response and excellent repeat accuracy. Its LED technology and Fresnel lenses form an innovative and powerful photoelectric sensor with reliable background suppression for improved repeat accuracy and a precise switching response even at large distances. Black objects are always detected correctly.

The Laser Diffuse Sensor offers high precision with laser background suppression in a tubular housing. Offering reliable detection, regardless of object colour, this can even identify the thickness of a business card. This operates over the range 30-150mm.