The new PD30 Series sensors feature pushbutton programming, eliminating the trial and error setup required with potentiometer-based sensors. Many models also allow remote teaching options, allowing setup and programming of the sensor to be done away from the application. These same models also provide an option for locking the sensor settings, giving a tamper-evident setup that allows for more secure operation. A muting version provides various benefits, including mutual interference protection, sensor alignment aid and the ability to verify the sensor’s proper operation remotely, via a PLC. A dust-alarm output alerts operators when the sensor lens needs to be cleaned, reducing downtime and improving sensor performance. The series is available in six sensing technologies, several with advanced ranges previously unheard of in sensors this size, including through beam (15 m) and polarized retroreflective (6 m).
Carlo Gavazzi Inc., 847/465-6100.