Photoelectric sensor

January 29, 2014

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Photoelectric sensor

151034-gavazzi_pd112.jpgCarlo Gavazzi’s new PD112 will detect black objects at distances up to 2 meters, and white and grey objects at up to 2.5 meters, says the company. Using triangulation technology, the PD112 is said to be able to be easily and precisely adjusted, with a 28 turn potentiometer -- the user can fine tune the sensor to detect the target at the desired distance, while completely ignoring reflective objects only millimeters beyond. Each model has both NPN and PNP output, which is automatically detected by the sensor when wired. Normally open or normally closed output can be selected via a dip switch.  Two adjustable timers (1 – 16 seconds) for ON and OFF delay allow for a customized solution.

The sensor can be operated in a traditional industrial mode, for applications such as material handling, packaging and wrapping, and wood processing. By making a dip switch selection, the PD112 can also be operated in a door mode, which automatically optimizes the performance of the sensor for detecting people and objects around automatic doors. This mode allows the sensor to be remotely tested by a door controller, making the sensor compliant with door industry safety standards.

CARLO GAVAZZI; 847/465-6100.

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