Photoelectric sensors for hygienic applications feature IO-Link compatibility

Mike Edwards   

Products AutomationDirect C23 object detection Contrinex sensors

AutomationDirect has expanded its offering of discrete sensors by adding Contrinex C23 standard and clear object detection sensors. The Contrinex mini rectangular photoelectric sensors are suitable for limited-space applications and are available in diffuse, diffuse with adjustable background suppression, retroreflective, and through-beam models.

Sensor housings have an IP67 enclosure rating and are ECOLAB-approved for use in hygienic areas.

The Contrinex TRU-C23 UV photoelectric sensors are designed for detecting transparent objects, such as those made with plastic or glass. Since transparent materials absorb large amounts of polarized UV light, it is very easy to set the threshold at which these sensors switch, the company says.

Select models are IO-Link compatible, it adds, providing continuous diagnostic information and easy remote sensor mode selection along with accurate object detection data. All sensor outputs are complementary, allowing them to be used as a light-on or dark-on sensor.

The new photoelectric sensors are UL listed, CE marked, and RoHs compliant.

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