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Robust long range photocell

31 October 2013

The new OI series from ifm electronic features metal housing, long ranges and simple setting.

In some areas a rugged photocell is indispensible. Add to that a long sensing range, reliable detection and easy set-up and the new OI range from sensor market leader ifm electronic is sure to make its mark.

The new OI range from ifm is manufactured in a robust die-cast housing, with IP67 seal and M12 connection.

The diffuse version, OIH, features background-suppressed sensing designed to detect dark objects as well as more reflective surfaces, and the big, visible red light spot makes this easy to achieve. Even more practical is the setting arrangement for the OIH. A dial on the top of the sensors provides a simple visual setting up to 800mm, with no power needed on the sensor, so intuitively the user can set it, fit it and expect reliable operation.

The OI series are easy to install, too, with the integral M30 thread at the base. 

A fixed-range version of the OIH with 600m sensing is also available, avoiding any unintentional maladjustment. The same is true of the retroreflective versions, where no setting is required to achieve a range of 15m.

All versions are available for PNP or NPN, with fixed switching function.

ifm is committed to working closely with its customers to develop products which precisely match their needs, and the company provides expert, readily accessible technical support to help users maximise the benefits they gain from ifm products.

For further information, please contact:

Gemma Anderson,
ifm electronic Ltd.,
efector House,
Kingsway Business Park,
Oldfield Road,
Hampton, Middlesex,
TW12 2HD.

Tel: 020 8213-0000. 
Fax: 020 8213-2234.
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