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Photoelectric Sensors

Photoelectric Sensors detect photo-optical workpieces. OMRON provides many varieties of Sensor, including diffuse-reflective, through-beam, retro-reflective, and distance-settable Sensors, as well as Sensors with either built-in or separate amplifiers and Fiber Units.

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(1) Long Sensing Distance

A Through-beam Sensor, for example, can detect objects more than 10 m away. This is impossible with magnetic, ultrasonic, or other sensing methods.

(2) Virtually No Sensing Object Restrictions

These Sensors operate on the principle that an object interrupts or reflects light, so they are not limited like Proximity Sensors to detecting metal objects. This means they can be used to detect virtually any object, including glass, plastic, wood, and liquid.

(3) Fast Response Time

The response time is extremely fast because light travels at high speed and the Sensor performs no mechanical operations because all circuits are comprised of electronic components.

(4) High Resolution

The incredibly high resolution achieved with these Sensors derives from advanced design technologies that yielded a very small spot beam and a unique optical system for receiving light.
These developments enable detecting very small objects, as well as precise position detection.

(5) Non-contact Sensing

There is little chance of damaging sensing objects or Sensors because objects can be detected without physical contact.
This ensures years of Sensor service.

(6) Color Identification

The rate at which an object reflects or absorbs light depends on both the wavelength of the emitted light and the color of the object.
This property can be used to detect colors.

(7) Easy Adjustment

Positioning the beam on an object is simple with models that emit visible light because the beam is visible.