Photoelectric sensor detects clear objects
Banner Engineering has added the Q26 Series photoelectric sensor to its line of clear-object detection sensors. The unit’s polarized retro coaxial design enables it to detect clear, translucent, or opaque objects, including mirrorlike surfaces. The design also enables precise leading-edge detection, thus making the detector appropriate in high-speed applications. The sensor operates at short distances and is suitable for pharmaceutical vial-filling operations.
The Q26 has a compact cubic shape intended to allow users to install it quickly in tight locations. The unit includes an LO–DO switch that enables operators to control the output type. A single-turn potentiometer lets users adjust detection sensitivity. The Q26 unit also communicates its operation and connection status, thus allowing the user to ensure reliable sensor performance.
The photoelectric sensor operates with a response speed of 250 µs. The device is also protected against damage from potential miswiring during installation and transient voltage spikes during operation.