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Photoelectric Sensors

Quality industrial automation requires intelligent object detection. That’s where photoelectric laser sensors from SICK come in handy. Sometimes referred to as reflex array sensors or photo eye sensors, these reflectors use the principles of time-of-flight to provide superior detection. With a variety of different types like retro-reflective, proximity, and thru-beam, a photo eye sensor is a reliable solution for a range of detection applications and background suppression sensor applications.

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Photoelectric Sensors to Fit Your Application

Because there are so many different types of photoelectric sensors, it can be challenging to select the right one for your process. In addition, it can also be challenging to find the correct photoelectric switch to control the SICK photo sensors. Check out our guide to determine which photoelectric sensor fits the best for your industrial manufacturing process.

Download the Photoelectric Laser Sensors Guide to discover:

  • Time-of-flight photoelectric sensors
  • Photoelectric proximity sensors
  • Retro-reflective photoelectric sensors
  • Which of these sensors is the right fit for your application

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The standard variants of our time-of-flight sensors are suitable for a wide variety of applications and are ideal for detecting objects at a large distance. The color and material of the objects to be detected is almost irrelevant. These photoelectric sensors have long ranges and reliable detection at extreme angles and with shiny objects.
The most affordable photoelectric solution is the energetic proximity sensor. There are two different options, BGS and FGS. Sensors with SICK’s advanced background suppression (BGS) technology will ignore highly reflective objects in the background and be immune to ambient lighting. While sensors with foreground suppression detect objects at a defined distance.
With a photoelectric retro-reflective sensor, the emitted light is returned by a reflector and is received and evaluated by the sensor. Even minimal light attenuation between the sensor and reflector — that would be caused by glass bottles or even PET bottles — is detected reliably