Press Release Summary:
Featuring plastic housing, suited for standard automation applications, MHTB15 sensor has housing length of 36.8 mm for M12 connector version and 35.8 mm for cable version. Model MHTB15V with stainless steel housing is designed for heavy wash down applications, and features 52.9 mm long housing with M12 connector. Sensors use custom ASIC that incorporates OES3 technology to provide background suppression at extended range of 300 mm, and high immunity to ambient light.
Original Press Release:
New Space-Saving Photoelectric Sensors with Industry-Leading Background Suppression and IP 69K Rating
MHTB15 and MHTB15V are ideal for wash down applications in packaging, food and beverage
Minneapolis, Minn., - SICK (www.sickusa.com), one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, and automatic identification products for factory and logistics automation, today announced the MHTB15 and MHTB15V launch - the shortest length photoelectric sensors in a M18 cylindrical housing on the market. These sensors also include best-in-class SICK OES3 background suppression technology and IP69K rating for wash down applications.
The MHTB15 features a plastic housing, making it appropriate for standard automation applications, especially where space is a concern. It is the shortest M18 sensor on the market. The sensor's housing length measures 36.8 mm for the M12 connector version and 35.8 mm for the cable version.
The MHTB15V with its stainless steel housing is designed for the heavy wash down applications, often required in the food and beverage industry that use cleaning methods such as HPLV (High Pressure Low Volume), CIP (Clean-In-Place), and SIP (Sterilize-In-Place). It is the shortest stainless steel M18 sensor on the market with a 52.9 mm long housing with M12 connector.
Both sensors use a custom ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) that incorporates OES3 technology to provide exceptional background suppression at an extended range of 300 mm. The OES3 chip contains proprietary technology that enables the sensors to ignore stray background reflections, detect multi-colored/shiny objects, and provide high immunity to ambient light, resulting in an increase in throughput.
SICK is one of the world's leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for industrial applications. With nearly 450 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 logistics, automotive, packaging, electronics, food and beverage, and material handling markets. SICK was founded in 1946 and has operations or representation in 65 countries worldwide.