The SOOF Fork Light Sensor, available from Festo , provides reliability, efficiency and good value for money.
There is no need to install and painstakingly align separate optical transmitter and receiver units. Both are included in the one housing, resulting in a time-saving, ‘ready to install’ solution for objects up to 120mm in diameter.
Various ambient conditions and tasks can be accommodated through the customers’ choice between two robust housing options made of either metal or reinforced polycarbonate, both giving the security of protection class IP67.
There are several other features broadening the sensor’s application flexibility. It can provide normally open or normally closed switching, offers extremely high tolerance to ambient light and the polymer housing version even has status LEDs, which are visible from all angles.
The light barrier can be easily set up and adjusted with the help of the potentiometer, or by means of dynamic teach-in. Additional strengths include high resolution, high repetition accuracy and minimal hysteresis.