Photoelectric Sensors with Compact Size and 1,500 mm Sensing Distance

E3AS photoelectric sensors employ time-of-flight detection and an antifouling coating to provide improved performance in tough environments.

E3AS Series Reflective-Type Photoelectric Sensors
E3AS Series Reflective-Type Photoelectric Sensors

Omron Automation Americas, a provider of end-to-end industrial automation systems, launches its E3AS Series Reflective-Type Photoelectric Sensors that are made to combine accurate detection for diverse targets, increased sensing distance, environmental robustness, and compact size. These sensors are designed to help manufacturers manage varied and flexible production needs more effectively.

By maintaining stable detection without being influenced by varying sensing distances, colors, materials, or surfaces, the E3AS sensors are designed to make selection, adjustment, and maintenance tasks easier, improving commissioning and operation rates. 

The E3AS family’s sensing distance of 1,500 mm is five times longer than that of previous models, and the full sensing range of 50mm to 1,500mm is meant to lessen the need for manufacturers to select different sensors for each application. The time-of-flight detection method ensures high detection stability regardless of the characteristics of target objects, making sensor selection and adjustment easier, according to the company.

In addition, the use of an antifouling coating on the sensing surface is meant to reduce false detection and minimize maintenance needs in environments with oil, dust, or steam.

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