New photoelectric sensor families include sub-miniature models

View Series of sensors from Eaton Corp. expands capabilities with new models in IntelliView and NanoView families.

04/09/2009


The new View Series of photoelectric sensors from Eaton Corp. expands Eaton’s photoelectric sensor capabilities with new models in two families. IntelliView sensors are a family of compact, high-performance specialty photoelectric sensors aimed at the needs of packaging, material handling, and other machinery original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The NanoView sensors are a family of sub-miniature rectangular photoelectric sensors designed for applications and industries where optical performance is important but smaller, less expensive sensors are required.

Models in the IntelliView product family detect grayscale, color and ultraviolet (UV) luminescent registration marks on product and packaging labels. Background and foreground suppression models allow for precision sensing over extended ranges to meet the needs of machinery OEM applications. Other models are capable of reliably measuring a target’s distance and providing an analog output to a control system.

IntelliView sensors are available in industry-standard compact rectangular or flat-tubular packages with M12 micro connectors. Features include:

  • Foreground/background suppression sensors field-adjustable from 2.4 in. to 3.9 ft;

  • Distance sensors;

  • Color sensors that reliably detect different color tones and grayscale tints, and can be taught to recognize up to three colors independently;

  • Contrast (colormark) sensors that can distinguish two surfaces according to difference in reflection; and

  • UV luminescence sensors that detect fluorescent or phosphorous materials, even against reflective backgrounds like glass, mirrored or ceramic surfaces.

The NanoView family of sub-miniature sensors are suited for applications in packaging, material handling, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries where space is limited. They come in a package less than 1.5 in. long and .5 in. deep with M8 connectors or a 6.5 ft cable. NanoView products, which are C-UL listed and CE approved, include: an 8.2 ft polarized reflex; a 13 in. diffuse; a 4 in.fixed-focus diffuse; a 20 ft thru-beam; and a 2.6 ft clear object detector.

The NanoView family also includes specialty sensors such as a fixed-focus diffuse sensor that can senses targets at its rated focal point of 3.9 inches; a clear object detector model, and thru-beam mode sensors with a narrow beam option for detecting small targets with high accuracy.

www.eaton.com

- Renee Robbins , senior editor
Control Engineering News Desk
Register here and scroll down to select your choice of eNewsletters free.





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Big Data and IIoT value; Monitoring Big Data; Robotics safety standards and programming; Learning about PID
Motor specification guidelines; Understanding multivariable control; Improving a safety instrumented system; 2017 Engineers' Choice Award Winners
Selecting the best controller from several viewpoints; System integrator advice for the IIoT; TSN and real-time Ethernet; Questions to ask when selecting a VFD; Action items for an aging PLC/DCS
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Motion control advances and solutions can help with machine control, automated control on assembly lines, integration of robotics and automation, and machine safety.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
click me