Photo micro sensors increase installation flexibility

Posted By : Nat Bowers
Photo micro sensors increase installation flexibility

Designed for applications where the detector needs to be installed in the appliance away from the main circuit board, Omron Electronic Components has launched a range of wire-mounted photo micro sensors. The 12 wire-mounted devices greatly increase the flexibility of installation and reduce assembly costs.

Aimed at office equipment, home appliances, vending machines, arcade games and medical applications, the photo micro sensors are pre-soldered to a connecting cable. They can be directly wired to a remote PCB and bolted onto the equipment housing. This reduces cost by eliminating the need to create a specific separate PCB assembly for the sensor and increases reliability.

The general purpose EE-SX1088 series features a 0.5mm vertical aperture for the detection of objects moving horizontally into the sensor. A horizontal aperture version (EE-SX1096 series) is also available to detect objects moving vertically through the sensor, as well as an extra wide style with a 9.5mm slot (EE-SX1160 series). The EE-SX1161 series is a dust proof version with a sensing distance of 3.2mm.

All styles are available in Dark-On and Dark-Off formats: Dark-On photo micro sensors switch on when no object is present in the aperture; while Dark-Off devices are activated when object is present. All these new products are available with phototransistor and photo-IC output configurations.

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