Photoelectric Sensors are washdown rated to 1,200 psi.

Press Release Summary:

Available in range of sensing models/modes including opposed (10 and 15 m), polarized (4 m), and non-polarized (6 m) retroreflective and diffuse (250, 800, and 1,500 mm) models, WORLD-BEAM Q20 Sensors come in IP67/NEMA 6 rated housing with 25.4 mm mounting. Units feature bright LED indicators for 360° visibility of operating status, mounting options including M3 (3 mm) threaded holes with 25.4 mm spacing, and 2 or 9 m attached cable or Pico- or Euro-style quick-disconnect.

Original Press Release:

Banner World-Beam® Sensors Now Available in Worldwide Standard Rectangular Housing

Minneapolis, MN-October 29, 2007-Banner Engineering Corp. announces compact Q20 sensors, the newest addition to Banner's WORLD-BEAM® family of cost-effective, rugged and powerful photoelectric sensors. The Q20 delivers a host of sensing modes in a durable, IP67-sealed housing with industry-standard 25.4 mm mounting. With a water-tight, small rectangular housing and exceptional optical range, the Q20 provides high-performance, reliable sensing in a space-saving package. The Q20 also features an advanced ASIC design for excellent crosstalk avoidance and exceptional EMI/RFI noise immunity to ensure reliable performance in demanding applications.

The Q20 is available in a wide array of sensing models and modes, including opposed (10 and 15 m), polarized (4 m) and non-polarized (6 m) retroreflective, and diffuse (250, 800 and 1500 mm) models. Sensors feature a visible red sensing beam for easy alignment or an infrared sensing beam, depending on model. All models feature bright LED indicators for 360° visibility of operating status. The sensor's strong, over-molded plastic housing provides a washdown rating of up to 1200 psi. List price for a Q20 emitter/receiver pair is $95; all other Q20 models are priced at $70.

"The Q20 takes our WORLD-BEAM family of photoelectric sensors to a new level by offering a high-performance, compact design and versatile mounting options-including molded-in threaded mounting holes on standard 25.4 mm spacing for quick installation," said Dennis Smith, Banner Engineering product manager. "The Q20's compact, sealed housing with over-molded construction ensures the sensor's reliable, robust operation in washdown or other challenging plant environments."

Applications. The Q20 provides a cost-effective, space-saving sensing solution for industrial and commercial operations, especially in material handling, automated manufacturing cell, error-proofing and packaging applications. In addition, the sensor's IP67-sealed housing with 1200 psi rating makes it ideal for food processing or other applications in washdown environments.

In addition, several features of the Q20 make it particularly easy to set up and use:

Compact, rectangular housing with industry-standard mounting configuration

Opposed, polarized and non-polarized retroreflective, and diffuse models

Visible red beam available on most models for easy alignment

Bright LED indicators for easy operating status monitoring from 360°

Water-tight IP67/NEMA 6 rated enclosure

Washdown rated to 1200 psi

Versatile mounting options, including M3 (3 mm) threaded holes with 25.4 mm spacing

Single-turn gain potentiometer on diffuse and retroreflective models for easy configuration

Complementary PNP (sourcing) or NPN (sinking) outputs, depending on model

2 m or 9 m attached cable, or Pico- or Euro-style quick-disconnect

10 to 30V dc operation

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, in a choice of sizes. 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.

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.

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