Photoelectric sensors provide reliable detection in harsh environments

AutomationDirect’s new FM series harsh duty IP69K-rated photoelectric sensors are available in 27 washdown models, with both three-wire NPN or PNP styles for sensing ranges of up to 10 meters.

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Ideal for food and beverage applications, the 10- to 30-VDC rectangular sensors are fitted with 316L stainless steel housings. A variety of styles are available, including diffuse, diffuse with background suppression, and polarized retroreflective. Through-beam models are sold as separate emitter and receiver components. The harsh-duty photoelectric sensors come with either an attached 2-meter output cable, or an M8/ M12 quick-disconnect. All models have a selectable light-on/dark-on output setting.

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