Photoelectric Sensor offers 4 sensing modes.

Press Release Summary:

Photo Virtu(TM) features built-in, teachable, multi-mode technology, including diffuse, background suppression, polarized retroreflective, and thru-beam modes. Light or dark operate functionality is optional. Equipped with flat-profile, dual-mount housing, unit offers sensing ranges from 4.72 in. for diffuse to 49.2 in. for thru-beam. Protection ratings of NEMA 4X and IP67 make it suitable for many environments.

Original Press Release:

Hyde Park Offers PhotoVirtu, One Sensor with Four Sensing Modes

September 21, 2004 - Dayton, OH - Photo Virtu(TM), a photoelectric sensor with built-in, teachable, multi-mode technology features four sensing modes at a price competitive with standard photoelectric sensing technology. This new patented technology from Hyde Park can reduce downtime and sensor inventory, saving time and money.

Photo Virtu(TM) includes diffuse, background suppression, polarized retroreflective and thru-beam modes and provides optional light or dark operate functionality. Photo Virtu is teachable with an external, removable pushbutton providing convenience and preventing tampering.

This teachable, multi-mode technology combined with Photo Virtu's flat-profile, dual-mount housing solves multiple applications with a single sensor. Photo Virtu has sensing ranges from 120 mm (4.72") for diffuse to 15 m (49.2") for thru-beam, and protection ratings of NEMA 4x and IP67 making Photo Virtu versatile in many environments. Photo Virtu is also available in PNP or NPN.

About Hyde Park
Hyde Park Electronics LLC, a company of Schneider Electric, creates sensors for the real world, including ultrasonic, photoelectric, and inductive proximity sensors. Hyde Park serves a variety of industries including packaging, food and beverage, automotive, and pharmaceutical.

About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is the world's power and control specialist. Through its world-class brands Merlin Gerin, Square D, and Telemecanique, Schneider Electric anticipates and satisfies its customers' requirements in the residential, building industry and energy and infrastructures markets. Schneider Electric generated sales of approximately $11.1 billion in 2003 in 130 countries.

Technical contact:
Tom Staubitz, Technical Sales Assistant 937-252-2121 x213 Email:

Marketing contact:
Man Jo Sellers, Marketing Communications Specialist
937-252-2121 x205

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