Distance Sensors come in dc and universal voltage models.

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WORLD-BEAM® QS30 Series, available in 10-30 Vdc or 12-250 Vdc/24-250 Vac universal voltage formats, features IP67-sealed housing with EMI/RFI protected circuitry and status indicator. Products come in opposed, diffuse, retroreflective, polarized retroreflective, and fixed-field models. While dc sensors feature solid-state bipolar outputs, self-contained photoelectric ac/dc universal voltage models offer integrated SPDT e/m relay.

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DC & Universal Voltage Models Added to World Standard Housing Sensor Offering

Minneapolis, MN-August 8, 2005-Banner Engineering has introduced new WORLD-BEAM® QS30 Series sensors in standard 10 to 30V dc or 12 to 250V dc/24 to 250V ac Universal Voltage formats. The latest additions to Banner's extensive WORLD-BEAM sensing family, the QS30 DC and AC/DC Universal Voltage models feature a 30 mm threaded barrel or side hole mounting option, IP67 sealed housing with EMI/RFI protected circuitry, an oversized status indicator for clear visibility from great distances and are available in opposed, diffuse, retroreflective, polarized retroreflective and fixed-field models. These new additions complete the QS30 Series, which already includes laser, adjustable-field and high-power opposed mode models.

"The WORLD-BEAM QS30 Series product is a true workhorse in Banner's offering of midsize photoelectric sensors," said Chris Dales, Research and Development Product Planning Manager for Banner Engineering. "Whatever your power requirement is or sensing challenge may be, there is a QS30 model to meet your needs-and with prices starting at only $73.00, they are also among the most affordable."

Applications. With its compact size and many available sensing models, WORLD-BEAM QS30 Series sensors are ideal for a wide variety of applications in the packaging, materials handling, wood processing, automotive and pharmaceutical industries including the following:

Determining presence/absence and product positioning on conveyors or automated machinery

Sensing items within a fixed field, while ignoring objects beyond a designated cutoff point

Controlling roll-up doors in entry/exit applications

Providing accurate, general-purpose sensing without concern for supply voltage

Several features of the WORLD-BEAM QS30 make them particularly easy to install and use:

Preprogrammed fixed-field models for 200, 400 or 600 mm cutoff-no field adjustments needed

Single-turn potentiometer on the back of retroreflective, polarized retroreflective and diffuse dc models allow for user adjustment

Bright green and amber status LEDs visible from 360° and an extra-large Output indicator on back of sensor is highly-visible from long distances

Compact housing with popular 30 mm threaded barrel and two side-mount holes

An extensive offering of versatile mounting brackets

All models available with 2 m or 9 m integral cable and dc models available with a 5-pin Euro-style integral quick-disconnect


The WORLD-BEAM QS30 Series DC sensors feature solid-state bipolar outputs; one current sourcing (PNP) and one current sinking (NPN). WORLD-BEAM QS30 Series AC/DC Universal Voltage sensors are believed to be the world's smallest self-contained photoelectric to offer an integrated SPDT e/m relay (complementary outputs; 1 NO and 1 NC) to switch electrical loads up to 5 A.

A family of easy-to-use sensors. WORLD-BEAM Series sensors from Banner deliver a universal solution for sensor users who demand a wide range of available sensing modes. They are easy-to-apply, easy-to-use sensors that resist environmental contamination from moisture, dirt, EMI/RFI and crosstalk. WORLD-BEAM. One family. Complete solutions. To request a comprehensive 24-page color brochure of the entire WORLD-BEAM family, please contact a local sales person or visit www.bannerengineering.com.

About Banner. Banner Engineering is the world's leading manufacturer of photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors, vision sensors, fiber optic assemblies, electronic machine guarding systems and precision measurement systems.

For further information, contact Banner Engineering Corp., 9714 Tenth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55441. PH: 888-373-6767 (toll-free North America) or 001-763-544-3164 (International). FAX: 763-544-3213. Email: sensors@bannerengineering.com. E-commerce: buybanneronline.com. Web: www.bannerengineering.com.

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