Photoelectric Sensors which are used extensively on packaging machinery, automatic door systems, and plenty of industrial applications. Our sensors are available in diffuse reflective, background suppression, reto-reflective, polarized, through beam, clear object detection, and colour recognition. We also offer a range of fibre-optic type sensors for applications where a conventional sensor cannot be used (space restrictions, temperature, atmosphere) Our range include VP series optical types (ideal for use in level applications). They are available in different housing materials which allow their use in various industrial cleaning solutions.
A photoelectric sensor, or photo eye, is an equipment used to discover the distance, absence, or presence of an object by using a light transmitter, often infrared, and a photoelectric receiver. They are largely used in industrial manufacturing. There are three different useful types: opposed (through beam), retro-reflective, and proximity-sensing (diffused).
Types of Photoelectric Sensors
Through-Beam Photoelectric Sensor – Most accurate
Longest sensing range
Reflective Photoelectric Sensor – Only slightly less accurate than through-beam
Sensing range better than diffuse
Diffuse Photoelectric Sensor – Only install at one point
Cost less than through-beam or reflective