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Photoelectric Sensors use Less Power

Sept. 2, 2010
ML100 Series Photoelectric Sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs feature a more powerful and brighter light spot to enable longer sensing distances of up to 98 ft. They can “see” through contaminants that collect on the sensor lens and can be aligned easily to small objects or reflectors.

Because the status LEDs are highly visible from 360 degrees, users can quickly ascertain sensor status from further distances and various positions.

The ML100 series sensors provide an industry-standard mounting pattern, but are far more durable than a typical sensor with the same mounting style. They are also said to have the lowest current consumption in their class. That translates into energy savings, and also cuts costs because fewer power supplies can support a larger number of sensors.

Automatic crosstalk protection means that two ML100 sensors can be used together without any mounting restrictions. They are immune to ambient light, even in environments using high frequency energy-saving fluorescent lights. A broad temperature rating (-22° F to 140° F) means they provide reliable operation in both lower temperature and higher temperature environments, including cold storage areas.

Material handling applications include detecting the presence of passing totes or cartons on conveyors, and as a start and stop trigger for conveyors.