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Three sensor principles in one series: O500 offers a wide range of photoelectric sensors

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Three sensor principles in one series: O500 offers a wide range of photoelectric sensors

The new O500 series from Baumer is starting off with three optical sensor principles at SPS/IPC/Drives. So Baumer now offers a wide range of photoelectric sensors for numerous applications.

The O500 series also includes its award-winning SmartReflect – the light barrier without a reflector. The physical interruption of the light beam by an object - the most reliable means of object detection – has been developed even further by the Baumer SmartReflect principle: The light barrier does not require an additional reflector. The light beam is set up between the sensor and a machine part, for example. An object interrupts the light beam and triggers the sensor. In this way the separate reflector becomes superfluous and a potential weak point is eliminated. 

The diffuse sensor with background suppression also featured in the O500 series is extremely color-independent and completely reliable. It is equipped with newly developed Aline technology, a powerful CMOS Opto ASIC, which provides for fast and temperature-stable sensors with high ambient light immunity. 

The O500 series is rounded off by a retro-reflective sensor which can also be used for reflective surfaces, for example. With consistently high excess gain in typical applications up to 2 meters, it is ideally suited for use under difficult conditions.

Regardless of the sensor principle, all models feature the same compact housing design and innovative functions which make the O500 series a convenient and safe sensor solution: That includes "qTarget", i.e. the light beam is aligned with consistent accuracy throughout the entire sensor series. The sensors are also equipped with "qTeach", the new wear-free teach procedure. The O500 sensors can be taught-in just by touching them with any ferromagnetic tool, e.g. a screwdriver.