Laser Sensor for Hostile Environments
Tue, 03/11/2008 - 10:05am
An M12 laser sensor with a body length of only 50 mm and an operating range of 50 m has been developed for use in hostile environments that prohibit the use of photoelectric and fiber optic sensors and where even inductive devices are susceptible to failure. These M12, stainless steel, high performance sensors are protected to IP67, immune to interference from other light sources, resistant to high shock levels, and protected against the effects of electro-magnetic radiation. With a sensing beam of less than 1 mm diameter, they can be used to detect very small objects with great accuracy at a distance where the process emissions do not affect the device.