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Photo-Electric


Our photoelectric sensors offer you a high-quality, low-cost alternative to other suppliers of industrial sensors.


We offer a variety of industrial sensors in different shapes and sizes to be used in a wide range of short or long-distance sensing applications.

Photoelectric sensor offerings now include high performance rectangular models, and both LED photo sensors and laser photo sensors are available. Options include metal, stainless steel and plastic body models in various sizes.

QuestionWhy is switching frequency important?
AnswerSwitching frequency is the speed in which a sensor detects an object, resets, and senses another object. For example, if a sensor has a switching frequency of 100 Hz (100 cycles peer second) it can detect a maximum of 100 objects per second. This is very critical in many applications such as gear rotation measurement.

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DiffuseDiffuse

Lowest-cost, with one-point installation. Less-accurate than through-beam or reflective, with longer setup time.

Series Sensing distance Diff.TravelAccuracySensitivityFrequencyHousingPower
C5D infrared 10, 20, 50mm <10% n/a Fixed 250Hz 5mm S.Stl. IP67 10-30vDC
DM - 100mm(infrared), 300mm(red) <5% Touch-teach 400Hz 12mm metal IP67
SS infrared 100mm, 200mm, 400mm Fixed 250Hz 18mm plastic IP67
MV infrared 100mm, 200mm, 400mm 25Hz 20-253vAC
FAL4laser 300mm (0.1mm object) Adjustable 800Hz 10-30vDC
FB6 red 70-400mm adjustable - - 1kHz 18mm ABS IP65
FF - 100(red), 400, 800mm(IR) <10% +15/-5% SR Touch-teach 500Hz 18mm S.Stl IP68/69K
C18D red 600mm - - 1kHz 18mm metal IP67 10-36vDC
CX3 infrared 600mm n/a Adjustable 1kHz 30x30x15m IP65
FER8 red 800mm <20% n/a 1kHz 20x31x11mm IP67 10-30vDC
FAI8infrared 1m < 10% <5% 250Hz 18mm plastic IP67
1351E infrared 3m 
(25-1520mm optimal)
- - - 88hx46wx48.5mm IP67 12-240vAC/DC
Diffuse Photo Sensors with Background Suppression

Very effective with reflective or light colour backgrounds, but the most expensive and with the longest setup time.

Series Sensing distance Diff.TravelAccuracySensitivityFrequencyHousingPower
C18B red 10-120mm <10% n/a - 500Hz 18mm metal IP67 10-36vDC
CX5 red 15-150mm adjustable n/a Adjustable 500Hz 30x30x15mm  IP65
FARSred 30-130mm <5% 1kHz 18mm plastic IP67 10-30vDC
FFRS red 30-130mm +15/-5% SR Touch-teach 1kHz 18mm S.Stl IP68/69K
FFRS*77 red 60-100mm(shiny objects) +15/-5% SR 400Hz
MSinfrared 50mm, 100mm < 5% <5% Fixed 80Hz 18mm plastic IP67
MQ infrared 50mm, 100mm <10% <5% 25Hz 20-253vAC
GX3 red 100, 150mm - - 1kHz 10-30vDC
FGRW red 550mm n/a n/a Adjustable 33Hz 60x43x20mm IP67 24-240vAC/DC

Polarised ReflectivePolarised Reflective
Lower cost than Through-Beam and longer sensing range than diffuse. Very reliable, but must be installed at 2 points - emitter and reflector. Small focused spot for easier alignment, and immunity to false triggering even with shiny targets
Series Sensing distance Diff.TravelAccuracySensitivityFrequencyHousingPower
FERN red 1m, 4m n/a n/a Adjustable 1kHz 20x31x11mm  IP67 10-30vDC
CXP red 2m <10% n/a Adjustable 1kHz 30x30x15mm IP65 10-36vDC
DMP infrared 2m <10% <5% Teach function 400Hz 12mm metal IP67 10-30vDC
SS red 2m <10% <5% Fixed 250Hz 18mm plastic IP67 10-30vDC
C18P red 2m <10% n/a Fixed 1kHz 18mm metal IP67 10-36vDC
FBP red 2.5m - - Fixed 1kHz 18mm ABS IP67 10-30vDC
MVP red 3m <10% <5% Fixed 25Hz 18mm plastic IP67 20-253vAC
FARNred 3m < 10% <5% Adjustable 250Hz 18mm plastic IP67 10-30vDC
GXP red 4m - - Fixed 1kHz 18mm plastic IP67 10-30vDC
FFRP red 4m <10% <5% Touch-teach 500Hz 18mm S.Stl IP68/69K 20-253vAC
1451E red 4. 9m (200-2500mm optimal) - - Adjustable - 88hx46wx48.5mm IP67 12-240vAC/DC
FGRN red 9m n/a n/a Adjustable 33Hz 60x43x20mm IP67 24-240vAC/DC
FALNlaser 20m, 30m (0.7mm object) <10% <5% Adjustable 800Hz 18mm plastic IP67 10-30vDC

Transparent ObjectTransparent Object

Designed to reliably sense transparent objects, but requires two-point installation: sensor and reflector, with sensing distances up to 1.2m max.

Series Sensing distanceDiff.TravelAccuracySensitivityFrequencyHousingPower
FFRL red 1m<10% 5% Touch-to-teach 500Hz 18mm metal IP67 10-30vDC
1452E red 1.2m (25-610mm optimal) - - Adjustable 2ms res.time 46x49x88mm  IP67 12-240vAC/DC
10-40vDC

Through-BeamThrough-Beam
Most accurate, longest sensing range, most reliable, must be installed at 2 points - emitter and receiver
Series Sensing distance Diff.TravelAccuracySensitivityFrequencyHousingPower
C5 infrared 250mm <10% n/a Fixed 250Hz 5mm stainless stl. IP67 10-30vDC
HE infrared 1m <10% n/a Fixed 10Hz 8mm stainless stl. IP67 10-30vDC
DM infrared 4m <20% <5% Adjustable 250Hz 12mm Nmetal IP67 10-30vDC
C18 red 6m <10% n/a Fixed 1kHz 18mm metal IP67 10-36vDC
CX infrared 6m <10% n/a Adjustable 1kHz 30x30x15mm IP65 10-36vDC
SS infrared 8m (7.5mm object) <10% <5% Fixed 25Hz 18mm plastic IP67 10-30vDC
FBR red 8m - - Fixed 1kHz 18mm plastic IP67 10-30vDC
FERHD red 12m n/a n/a Adjustable 1kHz 20x31x11mm IP67 10-30vDC
MV infrared 16m (7.5mm object) <10% <5% Fixed 25Hz 18mm plastic IP67 20-253vAC
GXR red 20m - - Fixed 1kHz 18mm plastic IP67 10-30vDC
FAIinfrared 20m < 10% <5% Adjustable 250Hz 18mm plastic IP67 10-30vDC
FFIZ/Hinfrared 20m < 10% <5% Fixed 250Hz 18mm S.Stl IP68/69K 10-30vDC
FGRHD red 20m n/a n/a Adjustable 33Hz 60x43x20mm IP67 24-240vAC/DC
FALlaser 50m (10mm object) <10% <5% Adjustable 1kHz 18mm plastic IP67 10-30vDC
1151E
1251E
infrared 152m
(30mm - 77m optimal)
- - Adjustable - 88hx46wx48.5mm IP67 12-240vAC/DC

High-res. Area sensorsHigh-res. Area sensors
Light screen receiver mainly used to detect objects, leaving a press for example, with irregular shape and location. Light screen emitter purchased separately.
70mm controlled area height, 5mm NPN or PNP with NO/NC selectable output
Operating distance up to 2m Emitter and receiver LED status indicators
Adjustable sensitivity IP67 sealed for wet areas

Cables & AccessoriesCables & Accessories
A variety of cables and accessories are available for photo sensors sensors.
Cables - Pico (M8) Quick-disconnect Extension cables with quick-disconnect plugs on each end (M8 or M12 screw-lock connectors)
Cables - Micro (M12) Quick-disconnect
Mounting brackets, beam adapters, and shutters Reflectors
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