Photoelectric Sensor has wide detection angle, small blind zone.

Press Release Summary:

Supplied in M18 housing, PA18CAD…WS Series features sensing distance up to 400 mm, detection angle of ±16°, and 0 mm blind zone at 400 mm sensing distance. IP69K-rated products, in addition to 10–30 Vdc power supply and up to 100 mA DC load current, offer detecting frequency up to 500 imp/sec, linear sensing distance adjustment, and ECOLAB® approval. Cable or M12 connector versions are available, and cULus and CE approvals are standard.

Original Press Release:

M18 Photoelectric Sensors with a Wider Detection Angle and Shorter Blind Zone

Buffalo Grove, IL – Carlo Gavazzi is pleased to announce an addition to the latest generation of our PA18 Series photoelectric sensors in the popular M18 housing.  The PA18CAD…WS Series features a wider detection angle and shorter blind zone. Some of the other product features include:

• Sensing distance of up to 400mm

• Detection angle of ± 16°

• Blind zone 0 mm at 400mm sensing distance

• Power supply, 10 – 30 VDC

• Up to 100 mA DC load current

• Detecting frequency up to 500 imp/sec.

• Yellow and Green LED indication for: Power, Signal, Output and Safe detection

• Linear sensing distance adjustment

• ECOLAB® approval

• IP69K rating

• Laser etched cable (no labels to fall off)

• Cable or M12 connector version

The PA18CAD…WS Series sensors are designed for Material Handling and Packaging, Food & Beverage, HVAC, Packaging & Wrapping, Plastic & Rubber, Agriculture applications.

The PA18 Series carry cULus and CE approvals, giving assurance of high quality and safety.  The sensors are available from Carlo Gavazzi’s North American network of sales offices, distributors or

Questions regarding this press release should be directed to:

CARLO GAVAZZI Inc., 750 Hastings Lane, Buffalo Grove, IL  60089

Phone: 847.465.6100     Fax: 800.222.2659     Email:,

CARLO GAVAZZI (Canada) Inc., 2660 Meadowvale Blvd., Mississauga, ON  L5N 6M6

Phone: 888.575.2275     Fax: 905.542.2248     Email:

CARLO GAVAZZI Mexico S.A. de C.V., Calle La Montaña no. 18, Fracc. Los Pastores, Naucalpan de Juárez, EDOMEX CP 53340     Phone/Fax: 52.55.5373.7042     Email:

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