Photoelectric Sensors offer extended sensing ranges.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring M18 housing that meets standards of IP67, IP69K, and ECOLAB certification, PA18 Series can withstand temperatures to 176°F and pressures to 1,450 psi when being cleaned. Sensing ranges are 1 m in diffuse mode, 6.5 m in retro-reflective mode, 5 m in polarized retro-reflective mode, and 20 m in through-beam. Available in cable and plug versions, sensors feature laser markings instead of labels and mounting adapter that allows for smooth flush mounting with 1 jam nut.

Original Press Release:

Compact & Powerful M18 Photoelectric Sensors

Buffalo Grove, IL - Carlo Gavazzi is pleased to announce the launch of the next generation of our PA18 Series photoelectric sensors in the popular M18 housing, with advanced features and extended sensing ranges.

The new generation of PA18 Series features several housing innovations which increase their flexibility. This includes a reduction in overall length of 40% from the previous series, a new radial housing option which provides the means for right angle sensing, a robust housing design that meets the standards of IP67, IP69K and ECOLAB certification, and when being cleaned, they can withstand high temperatures (80°C/176°F) and high pressure (1450 psi/100bar).

Sensing ranges are increased up to 150% from the previous generation. Sensing modes include diffuse (1m sensing range), retro-reflective (6.5m sensing range), polarized retro-reflective (5m sensing range), and through-beam (20m sensing range).

The new advanced microprocessor provides higher switching speeds than previous models, advanced filtering and detection, as well as the ability to offer more customized solutions for every application.

The new generation PA18 Series offers many other conveniences, including both cable and plug versions, laser markings instead of labels, and a mounting adapter that allows for smooth flush mounting with only one jam nut. They 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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