ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill.—BEA Lasers has released a new Eagle Eye Sensor, which the company said is ideal for detecting objects on assembly lines, product profiling or monitoring material and liquid levels.
Each package contains a through-beam photoelectric emitter and receiver. Its housing and components are designed to withstand the ambient stresses of a factory environment, BEA Lasers said, noting that the device also is IP67 rated. Objects are detected when they break the signal between the emitter and the receptor.
"Unlike proximity sensors that are limited in sensing ability," BEA Lasers said in a news release, "the Eagle Eye Sensors can sense virtually any object, such as metal, glass, plastic, wood and liquid."
The new sensor is available with a red (650nm) laser and a dot optic. The company noted that the laser is pulsed/modulated, which allows for the distinction between the laser itself and a source of extraneous light, giving it distance capability of about 65 feet.
Because the device does not come into contact with products or materials, BEA Lasers said it has long service life. The laser also operates at the speed of light, has high resolution for precise object detection and can be easily adjusted.
The new Eagle Eye Sensor starts at $100 and discounts are available for bulk purchasing. To learn more visit bealasers.com or call 1-800-783-2321. In Canada or Mexico, call 847-238-1420.
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