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Expansion of wenglor optical sensor range

  • By Neil Martin
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wenglor’s PNG smart generation of photoelectronic sensors have been supplemented with 1N and 1P housing formats.

The company explained that its PNG photoelectronic sensors are distinguished by a unique combination of performance and communication. Now, an aligned optical axis and a balanced switching point, as well as large switching distances and consistent integration of IO-Link 1.1, are resulting in a new class of optoelectronic sensors in housing formats 1P (50×50×20 mm) and 1N (75×32.5×18 mm). The product range including high-performance distance sensors and reflex light barriers is being supplemented with two new functional principles – for a total of seven.

The company added that its PNG smart generation sensors are currently the most comprehensive range of Industry 4.0 sensors available on the market. With three housing formats (1K, 1N and 1P), as well as seven functional principles and a selection of three light sources (red and blue LED light and red laser light), nearly any application for contactless object detection can be implemented. And thus not only are automated product changeovers for flexible production all the way down to lot size 1 made possible, predictive maintenance for increased systems availability and automated configuration of sensor parameters thanks to plug & play (via data storage) can also be implemented.

The new 1P and 1N housing formats are also highly convincing where performance is concerned, whereas the reflex sensors with background suppression and 1N housing format have an upper range limit of 1200 mm, the through-beam sensors detect objects at distances of up to 60m. The through-beam sensors with 1P housing format are distinguished by a range of up to 20m. The sensors are multifunctional and can be used as either switching or measuring devices, and thanks to WinTec technology they don’t interfere with each other. The series is rounded out by diverse connection technology, optionally connectable via M8x1 or M12x1 plug, or with cable, and all of the sensors can be ideally integrated into any system.

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