Omron Electronics Components Europe is addressing the growing demand for contactless position and presence detection in industrial machinery, office automation and similar applications with the launch of a new range of exceptionally compact surface mount photo-microsensors.
The new Omron EE-SX3173 and EE-SX4173 are just 13.6 x 14.7 x 8.3mm making them one of the most compact solutions for this application on the market. The devices feature a 5mm slot width and are offered with 5V or 24V DC drive. The 5V DC version is designed for consumer electronics and office equipment. The 24V DC version offers easier integration into heavy duty industrial systems. Both are offered in either dark-ON or light-ON configuration to simplify circuit design. Initially released as board-mount SMD devices, Omron is expecting to release wire-mount connector versions in the near future.
Commenting, Gabriele Fulco, Product Manager Sensors of Omron Electronics Components Europe said, “Demand for sensors is increasing in a context where industrial and office equipment alike features ever higher levels of automation and functionality. Omron has responded with the launch of a very competitive range of photo-microsensors, offering exceptional performance and ease of integration for non-contact presence detection, position detection or motor rotation measurement.”
The EE-SX3173 and EE-SX4173 are securely attached to the PCB using M3 screws. A Zener diode is optionally available to enhance noise immunity. The connectors to the devices are held in place with secure locks to help prevent disengagement during high levels of vibration.
Photo caption: Omron supports contactless position and presence detection with new, exceptionally compact surface mount photo-microsensors.
Omron Electronic Components Europe is a leader in electromechanical PCB relays, as well as a leading supplier of components such as micro switches, MOSFET relays, DIP switches, photomicrosensors and connectors. Omron has a strong portfolio of innovative technologies including MEMS based pressure, flow and thermal measurement sensors, human face and gesture recognition modules, vibration and tilt sensors.
Omron Electronic Components Europe strongly supports its customers in Western and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS through 8 regional offices, a network of local offices and partnerships with specialist, local, regional and global distributors.
Omron Electronic Components Europe is a subsidiary of the Omron Corporation, recognised worldwide as a leader of high quality, high technology electrical and electronic control equipment and component products.
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