Short photoelectric sensors suppress backgrounds, have IP69K rating

Sick MHTB15 and MHTB15V compact photoelectric sensors are ideal for wash down applications in packaging, food and beverage.

06/17/2010


Sick MHTB15 and MHTB15V compact photoelectric sensorsSick, a manufacturer of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, and automatic identification products for factory and logistics automation, announced the MHTB15 and MHTB15V, which is the shortest length photoelectric sensors in a M18 cylindrical housing on the market, the company says. The sensors include best-in-class Sick OES3 background suppression technology and IP69K rating for wash down applications.

MHTB15 has a plastic housing, making it appropriate for standard automation applications, especially where space is a concern. It is the shortest M18 sensor on the market, the company says; the sensor’s housing length measures 36.8 mm for the M12 connector version and 35.8 mm for the cable version.

MHTB15V has a stainless steel housing, designed for the heavy wash down applications, often required in the food and beverage industry that use cleaning methods such as HPLV (high pressure low volume), CIP (clean-in-place), and SIP (sterilize-in-place). It is the shortest stainless steel M18 sensor on the market with a 52.9 mm long housing with M12 connector.

The sensors use a custom ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) that incorporates OES3 technology to provide exceptional background suppression at an extended range of 300 mm. The OES3 chip contains proprietary technology that enables the sensors to ignore stray background reflections, detect multi-colored or shiny objects, and provide high immunity to ambient light, resulting in an increase in throughput. Company made the announcement June 17, 2010. U.S. base for Sick is Minneapolis, MN.

Sick says it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications, with nearly 450 patents. Diverse product lines serve production in the logistics, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. Sick was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.

Search on OES3 at www.controleng.com to read more about that technology.

Read more about sensors in the Control Engineering sensors new product area.

www.sickusa.com

- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering content strategist, www.controleng.com



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 the Control Engineering Automation Integrator Guide.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
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.
Learn how to create value with re-use; gain productivity with lean automation and connectivity, and optimize panel design and construction.
Cyber security and networking: Answers on patch validation, security for wireless; Advanced process control for pressure, flow; PID for motion control; Product exclusives
Automation helps OEMs innovate; Device networks; Motion, motor efficiency; Product Exclusives: Rugged HMI; Old-wire Ethernet; HMI, PLC, I/O
Integrating wireless...in 2 days; How to avoid crisis upgrades in automation IT; Process control: Understanding deadtime; Using artificial intelligence in controls; Engineers' Choice Awards: Product innovations
The Ask Control Engineering blog covers all aspects of automation, including motors, drives, sensors, motion control, machine control, and embedded systems.
Look at the basics of industrial wireless technologies, wireless concepts, wireless standards, and wireless best practices with Daniel E. Capano of Diversified Technical Services Inc.
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
This is a blog from the trenches – written by engineers who are implementing and upgrading control systems every day across every industry.
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Cross Company's Innovative Controls provides products and system integration services to the industrial and municipal markets.

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

Cyber security attack: The threat is real; Hacking O&G control systems: Understanding the cyber risk; The active cyber defense cycle
An engineering imperative: Integrating operations into design