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Pepperl + Fuchs: Photoelectric sensors
Series 61 photoelectric sensors deliver flexible, powerful optical sensing performance economically, in a robust and industry-standard housing that promotes drop-in replacement without requiring redesign.
This comprehensive family of high performance sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs enables machine builders to benefit from the powerful optical performance without the cost traditionally associated with high optical power. These UL and cUL listed sensors are available in DC models with Pepperl+Fuchs' exclusive 4-in-1™ output and AC/DC models with SPDT relay output, for an all-in-one solution that satisfies any number of application needs. Easily accessible controls simplify set-up and adjustments, and color-coded labels make it easy to identify a given sensor’s sensing mode. “Series 61 has a rugged IP67 industry standard housing style to make it a simple drop-in replacement in many applications, while delivering optical performance that is anything but ‘standard’ - in fact these sensors deliver the best optical performance available today in sensors with similar housing styles,” says Michael Turner, Product Manager, Pepperl+Fuchs. “And because each sensor has a one-piece design and comes standard with a multifunction timer, sensitivity adjustment and the choice of a 4-in-1 output or SPDT relay, selecting the right sensor for the application has never been easier.”4-in-1 output automatically sinks or sources depending upon the load detected, simplifying set-up while reducing costs and stock requirements by delivering four output options from a single sensor. Both 4-in-1 output models and SPDT output models include Standard Diffuse mode with a 1 m or 4 m sensing range, Diffuse with Background Suppression mode with a 500 mm or 2 m sensing range, Polarized Retroreflective mode with an 18 m sensing range and Thru-beam mode with a 60 m sensing range. AC/DC versions with SPDT relay output are capable of switching up to 3 Amps. For the harshest applications, Series 61 sensors are also available in fiber optic versions where the sensing range is dependent on the fiber cable. The fiber optic fitting is suitable for use with all “universal” glass fiber optic cables. AC/DC Series 61 connection options include a 2 meter fixed cable or a 5-pin, M12 mini-style quick-disconnect. DC Series 61 connection options include a 2 meter fixed cable or a 4-pin, M12 micro-style quick-disconnect. Each sensor can be mounted via front and rear slots, rear dovetail guide or M30 x 1.5 mounting base. Additionally, cabled sensor models provide 0.5 in. – 14 NPT internal threads for use with flexible conduit.
Series 61 sensors are an ideal solution for over-the-conveyor package detection in material handling industries, as well as automotive part positioning. Additional applications where these sensors shine are industrial door control, palletizing, reliable parts detection in hot environments, overhead conveyors and small or slotted object detection.
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