BANNER Engineering, represented in Australia by Micromax , has released the World-Beam QS18FF background suppression sensors.
Users can select from preprogrammed models for 50mm or 100mm fixed-field sensing ranges. The sensors will only detect objects within their preset sensing range, ignoring all others regardless of surface reflectivity. The sensors do not contain any adjustment push buttons, DIP switches, or knobs. They are therefore less prone to tampering or alteration.
The system is intended for sensing in confined applications such as on packaging or assembly equipment, small conveyors, and feeder bowls. It is suitable for semiconductor, pharmaceutical, packaging, and materials handling applications. A visible red spot generated by the sensor's LED makes target positioning quick and easy by providing a visual confirmation of the target point.
Features include 10V dc to 30V dc supply voltage and sealed 18mm housing that offers convenient mounting options via its threaded-nose or side-mounting holes. The sensors have excellent EMI, RFI, and optical noise immunity, NPN or PNP outputs, and LED status indicators visible from 360°. They also have several mounting and protective brackets as well as a range of cable options, including integral Pico-style and Euro-style quick-disconnect connectors.