Photoelectric Sensor is suitable for harsh environments.

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Rated at IP67, ELF Wash Down series photoelectric sensors offer presence/absence detection on bottles, cans, or cartons. Available in two types, reflex/retro-reflective version offers sensing range of .2-10 ft., while proximity diffuse version offers background suppression sensing range of 0-2 in. and energetic sensing range of 0.04-3.9 in. Watertight seal withstands environments such as immersion, cleaning agents, and cutting fluids.

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New SICK ELF Wash Down Sensor Suitable for Harsh Environments

Minneapolis, Minn. September 14, 2004 - SICK, one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications, today announced the new ELF Wash Down photoelectric sensor. This new series of sensors enhances the company's existing industry-proven ELF family of sensors. The new line is rated at IP67 and is ideal for use in harsh environments, especially those that require washing.

The ELF Wash Down series provides added flexibility to the standard line of ELF sensors. The ELF Wash Down is available in two sensing types: retro-reflective and proximity.
o Reflex/Retro-Reflective Sensors Sensing Range: 0.2 - 10 ft.
o Proximity Diffuse Sensors - Background Suppression Sensing Range: 0 - 2 in.
o Proximity Diffuse Sensors - Energetic Sensing Range: 0.04 - 3.9 in.

The ELF Wash Down from SICK is an economical choice for a variety of applications. The watertight seal was designed to withstand harsh environments such as immersion, cleaning agents, cutting fluids and other demanding processes found in breweries, bottlers, and pharmaceutical applications. The ELF Wash Down is ideal for presence/absence detection on bottles, cans or cartons.

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About SICK
SICK is one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With more than 350 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of production in the semiconductor, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.

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