Optical Sensors feature ac or dc voltage operation.

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With compact housing that has 18 mm threaded barrel or basemount, side-mount, and retrofit bracket options, WORLD-BEAM® QS18 Universal Voltage sensors offer 20-140 Vac/dc or 20-270 Vac/dc operation with P-MOSFET (sourcing)/N-MOSFET (sinking) solid-state output. Sensing modes include opposed pair, retro-reflective, polarized retro-reflective, diffuse, and long range diffuse models for sensing up to 1 m. Rated PW12 (1,200 psi) for washdown environments, they come in dark/light operate models.



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Banner QS18 Universal Voltage Sensors Offer Powerful Performance in Rugged, Compact Housing



Minneapolis, MN-September 9, 2008-Banner Engineering Corp. introduces the WORLD-BEAM® QS18 Universal Voltage sensors featuring ac or dc voltage operation. The 3-wire photoelectric sensors deliver solid-state output for reliable presence/absence detection in a wide variety of applications, including package and material handling. In addition, the rugged sensors feature the compact, self-contained WORLD-BEAM housing with a variety of mounting options to meet versatile requirements and easily fit or retrofit most configurations.

QS18 Universal Voltage sensors provide 20 to 140V ac or dc, or 20 to 270V ac or dc operation with a choice of P-MOSFET (sourcing) or N-MOSFET (sinking) solid-state output for enhanced sensor life and faster switching and response time than mechanical relays. The versatile sensors are light operate or dark operate, depending on the model, and long-range diffuse models are available for sensing up to 1 m. Additionally, QS18 Universal Voltage sensors feature robust housing with 18 mm threaded barrel or basemount, side-mount and retrofit bracket options-all in a rugged IP67 (NEMA 6) housing and with encapsulated electronics to resist harsh environments. Plus, bright LED status indicators are visible from 360 degrees for simple status monitoring from any angle.

"QS18 Universal Voltage sensors provide exceptional optical performance in user-selected ac or dc voltage operation," said Mike Turner, Business Development Manager-Material Handling, "These high-performance sensors can deliver the power of an ac sensor in a compact package." Turner adds, "Plus, QS18 Universal Voltage sensors are available in a variety of models and with diverse housing and mounting options to suit a wide array of application needs, including those in the most demanding environments."

Rugged QS18 Universal Voltage sensors are rated PW12 (1200 psi) for washdown environments and are UL listed, CSA certified and CE marked. Plus, models offer a 300V rated 2 or 9 m attached cable or 4-pin Micro-style pigtail quick-disconnect, and a 600V cable is also available.

Applications. Compact QS18 Universal Voltage sensors can replace sensors in factories using either ac or dc power.

Package handling
Pallet detection
Conveyor lane full detection
Merge control
Conveyor jam detection
Baggage handling
Bottle conveying
Traffic and gate control
Forest and agriculture products

In addition, several features of the QS18 Universal Voltage sensor make it particularly useful in the above applications:

Features ac or dc voltage operation
Provides 20 to 140V ac or dc, or 20 to 270V ac or dc operation with a choice of P-MOSFET (sourcing) or N-MOSFET (sinking) solid-state output

Sensing modes include opposed pair, retro-reflective, polarized retro-reflective, diffuse, and long range diffuse models for sensing up to 1 m

Offers choice of light operate or dark operate models

Features compact WORLD-BEAM QS18 housing with encapsulated electronics

Provides versatile mounting options; easily fits or retrofits most configurations

Learn more about WORLD-BEAM QS18 Universal Voltage sensors.

About Banner.
Banner Engineering is the world's leading manufacturer of photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors, vision sensors, electronic machine guarding systems, wireless networks, fiber optic assemblies 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: www.buybanneronline.com Web: www.bannerengineering.com

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