QS18 Series

All Purpose Photoelectric Sensor

IO Link with Registered Trademark
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Clear Object Detection

Universal housing design with 18 mm threaded lens an ideal replacement for hundreds of other sensor styles

  • Features a universal housing with an 18 mm threaded lens or side mounts
  • Replaces hundreds of other sensors
  • Meets IP67 and NEMA 6 standards for harsh environments
  • Available in opposed, polarized and non-polarized retroreflective, convergent, regular and wide-angle diffuse, laser, ultrasonic, plastic or glass fiber optic, fixed-field and adjustable-field sensing modes
  • Offers easy push-button TEACH-mode setup in Expert QS18E and ultrasonic models
  • Ranges up to 20 m
  • Features bright LED operating status indicators visible from 360°
  • Available in models with IO-Link communication for simplified wiring, installation, preventative maintenance, and sensor backup
  • Select between mechanical and electronic adjustable field

Technical Literature

Date
Type
Size
QS18 Mechanically Adjustable Foreground Suppression Sensors (15-40mm) -- Datasheet
11 Sep 2018
Datasheet
418K
QS18 Mechanically Adjustable Foreground Suppression Sensors (30-200mm) -- Datasheet
11 Sep 2018
Datasheet
360K
QS18 Mechanically Adjustable Background Suppression Sensors (15-40mm) -- Datasheet
11 Sep 2018
Datasheet
438K
QS18 Mechanically Adjustable Background Suppression Sensors (30-300mm) -- Datasheet
11 Sep 2018
Datasheet
377K
QS18 Mechanically Adjustable Background Suppression Sensors -- Datasheet
11 Sep 2018
Datasheet
423K
QS18 Series Sensor -- Quick Start Guide
15 Aug 2018
Quick Start Guide
560K
QS18 Series Sensor -- Instruction Manual
15 Aug 2018
Product Manual
925K
QS18 Expert Clear Object Detection -- Instruction Manual
13 Aug 2018
Product Manual
1.2MB
QS18 Laser Emitter Series -- Datasheet
7 Jun 2018
Datasheet
481K
IO-Link Data Reference Guide: QS18 Clear Object Detector
14 May 2018
Product Manual
96K
QS18E Expert Sensors -- Datasheet
14 Mar 2017
Datasheet
875K
QS18 Expert Clear Object Detection -- Quick Start Guide
27 Feb 2017
Quick Start Guide
513K
QS18 Expert Clear Object Detection with IO-Link -- Instruction Manual
10 Jan 2017
Product Manual
1.4MB
QS18 Universal Voltage Sensors -- Datasheet
6 Jan 2017
Datasheet
2.3MB
QS18 Clear Object Detection with Potentiometer -- Datasheet
5 Jan 2017
Datasheet
810K
QS18 Laser Retroreflective Series -- Datasheet
5 Jan 2017
Datasheet
659K
QS18 Laser Diffuse Series -- Datasheet
5 Jan 2017
Datasheet
581K
QS18 Standard Series -- Quick Start Guide
5 Jan 2017
Quick Start Guide
305K
QS18 Expert Clear Object Detection with IO-Link -- Quick Start Guide
27 Dec 2016
Quick Start Guide
484K
SMB4050YL Accessory Bracket
30 Jun 2008
Datasheet
377K
SMBQS18A Die-Cast, Wrap Around Bracket (WORLD-BEAM Sensors)
18 Dec 2003
Datasheet
502K
SMBQS18Y Die-Cast Bracket (WORLD-BEAM Sensors)
18 Dec 2003
Datasheet
441K
Date
Type
Size
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Laser Emitter Series -- Datasheet (Dutch)
01/26/09
Datasheet
949K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Series Fiber Optic -- Datasheet (Dutch)
09/24/04
Datasheet
87K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Standard Series -- Datasheet (Dutch)
09/24/04
Datasheet
115K
Date
Type
Size
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Series Laser Emitters -- Datasheet (UK English)
01/26/09
Datasheet
965K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Series Fiber Optic -- Datasheet (UK English)
10/28/03
Datasheet
87K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Standard Series -- Datasheet (UK English)
07/10/02
Datasheet
121K
Date
Type
Size
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Expert Clear Object Detection -- Quick Start Guide (French)
07/22/16
Quick Start Guide
444K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Laser Emitter Series -- Datasheet (French)
05/06/14
Datasheet
480K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Series Laser Emitters -- Datasheet (French)
01/26/09
Datasheet
955K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Adjustable-Field Series -- Datasheet (French)
05/19/08
Datasheet
1.2MB
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Expert Series -- Datasheet (French)
04/25/08
Datasheet
3.2MB
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Laser Diffuse Series -- Datasheet (French)
02/06/06
Datasheet
1.2MB
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Laser Retroreflective Series -- Datasheet (French)
12/14/05
Datasheet
629K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Series Fiber Optic -- Datasheet (French)
07/19/04
Datasheet
87K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Expert Series -- Datasheet (French)
07/19/04
Datasheet
202K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Standard Series -- Datasheet (French)
Série QS18 version dc
05/30/03
Installation Guide
115K
Date
Type
Size
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Expert Clear Object Detection -- Quick Start Guide (German)
07/22/16
Quick Start Guide
452K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Laser Emitter Series -- Datasheet (German)
05/06/14
Datasheet
490K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Series Laser Emitters -- Datasheet (German)
02/15/10
Datasheet
385K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Adjustable-Field Series -- Datasheet (German)
05/19/08
Datasheet
1.2MB
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Expert Series -- Datasheet (German)
04/25/08
Datasheet
3.2MB
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Laser Diffuse Series -- Datasheet (German)
12/20/05
Datasheet
623K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Laser Retroreflective Series -- Datasheet (German)
12/14/05
Datasheet
626K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Expert Series -- Datasheet (German)
07/19/04
Datasheet
244K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Standard Series --Datasheet (German)
Bauform QS18 DC-Ausführung
07/11/02
Installation Guide
94K
Date
Type
Size
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Expert Clear Object Detection -- Quick Start Guide (Italian)
07/22/16
Quick Start Guide
443K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Laser Emitter Series -- Datasheet (Italian)
05/06/14
Datasheet
488K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Laser Emitter Series -- Datasheet (Italian)
01/26/09
Datasheet
969K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Adjustable-Field Series -- Datasheet (Italian)
05/19/08
Datasheet
1.2MB
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Expert Series -- Datasheet (Italian)
04/25/08
Datasheet
3.2MB
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Laser Diffuse Series -- Datasheet (Italian)
12/20/05
Datasheet
656K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Laser Retroreflective Series -- Datasheet (Italian)
12/14/05
Datasheet
794K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Series Fiber Optic -- Datasheet (Italian)
12/10/02
Datasheet
87K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Expert Series -- Datasheet (Italian)
07/19/04
Datasheet
203K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Standard Series -- Datasheet (Italian)
Serie QS18 Funzionamento DC
07/11/02
Installation Guide
114K
Date
Type
Size
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Standard Series -- Datasheet (Japanese)
04/18/11
Datasheet
1.5MB
WORLD-BEAM QS18AF Adjustable-Field Series -- Datasheet (Japanese)
04/18/11
Datasheet
1.2MB
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Expert Series -- Datasheet (Japanese)
04/18/11
Datasheet
988K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Laser Retroreflective Series -- Datasheet (Japanese)
03/29/10
Datasheet
1.9MB
Date
Type
Size
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Series Laser Emitters -- Datasheet (Portuguese)
01/26/09
Datasheet
971K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Series Laser Emitters -- Datasheet (US Version Portuguese)
06/05/03
Datasheet
309K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Series Opposed, Diffuse, Convergent -- Datasheet (Portuguese)
Série QS18
04/23/02
Datasheet
465K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Adjustable-Field Series -- Datasheet (Portuguese)
04/23/02
Datasheet
526K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Series -- Datasheet (Portuguese)
04/23/02
Datasheet
731K
Date
Type
Size
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Series Laser Emitters -- Datasheet (Spanish)
01/26/09
Datasheet
968K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Series Laser Emitters -- Datasheet (European Spanish)
06/13/03
Datasheet
501K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Series Fiber Optic -- Datasheet (Spanish)
12/10/02
Datasheet
86K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Standard Series -- Datasheet (Spanish)
07/22/02
Datasheet
113K

Product Data Files

Date
Type
Size
QS18 EAF IODD File
25 Jun 2018
IODD Files
376K
QS18 IODD file
QS18 IODD file
14 Mar 2018
IODD Files
329K
QS18E Parameter Data AOI
QS18E Parameter Data AOI
6 Aug 2018
Product Data Files
894K
QS18EAF Parameter Data AOI
QS18EAF Parameter Data AOI
6 Aug 2018
Product Data Files
886K
QS18COD Parameter Data AOI
QS18COD Parameter Data AOI
6 Aug 2018
Product Data Files
864K
Comtrol IO-Link Master AOI
Comtrol IO-Link Master AOI
22 Jun 2018
Product Data Files
1.7MB
Balluff IO-Link Master AOI
Balluff IO-Link Master AOI
22 Jun 2018
Product Data Files
2MB
Allen Bradley IO-Link Master AOI
22 Jun 2018
Product Data Files
3.2MB
IFM IO-Link Master AOI
IFM IO-Link Master AOI
22 Jun 2018
Product Data Files
2.8MB
Turck IO-Link Master AOI
Turck IO-Link Master AOI
22 Jun 2018
Product Data Files
3.6MB
Which AOI files do I Need
Which AOI files do I Need
22 Jan 2018
Product Data Files
124K

Marketing Literature

Date
Type
Size
Packaging Solutions
Packaging Solutions
13 Sep 2017
Product Brochure
11.1MB
Laser Solutions Brochure
Laser Solutions Brochure
4 Oct 2016
Product Brochure
847K
QS18 Clear Object Detection Sensor
29 Jun 2017
Product Brochure
782K
WORLD-BEAM Brochure
8 May 2012
Product Brochure
3.8MB
Adjustable-Field Sensors Flyer
22 Sep 2010
Product Brochure
2.5MB
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Adjustable-Field Sensors Flyer
30 Mar 2010
Product Brochure
731K
WORLD-BEAM QS18 Universal Voltage Sensors Flyer
31 Jul 2008
Product Brochure
562K
WORLD-BEAM Family Sensors - English
21 Jul 2005
Product Brochure
2.8MB
Date
Type
Size
Packaging Solutions
包装行业解决方案
12/05/17
Product Brochure
6.6MB
QS18 Clear Object Detection Sensor
09/21/17
Product Brochure
1.1MB
QS18 COD for PET bottle detection
08/08/17
Catalog
316K
Date
Type
Size
QS18 Clear Object Detection Sensor - Taiwan
08/31/16
Product Brochure
909K
Date
Type
Size
WORLD-BEAM Flyer - Danish
04/25/06
Product Brochure
740K
Date
Type
Size
Ultrasonic Sensors Flyer
Ultrasoonsensoren
03/07/14
Product Brochure
2.2MB
WORLD-BEAM Brochure
05/08/12
Product Brochure
3.8MB
QS18 Series Flyer - Dutch
12/21/04
Product Brochure
308K
Date
Type
Size
Packaging Solutions Newsletter
Packaging Solutions
04/02/13
Product Brochure
2.2MB
WORLD-BEAM Brochure
05/08/12
Product Brochure
3.8MB
Date
Type
Size
QS18 Series Flyer - UK English
01/10/05
Product Brochure
307K
Date
Type
Size
Laser Solutions Brochure
Solutions Laser
10/04/16
Product Brochure
848K
QS18 Clear Object Detection Sensor Sell Sheet
08/08/16
Product Brochure
871K
WORLD-BEAM Brochure
04/02/13
Product Brochure
4.2MB
QS18 Series Flyer - French
11/30/04
Product Brochure
310K
Date
Type
Size
QS18 Clear Object Detection Sensor Sell Sheet
08/08/16
Product Brochure
873K
WORLD-BEAM Family Flyer - German
04/25/06
Product Brochure
738K
QS18 Series Flyer - German
04/07/05
Product Brochure
311K
Date
Type
Size
Ultrasonic Sensors Flyer
03/07/14
Product Brochure
2.2MB
WORLD-BEAM Flyer - Greek
WORLD-BEAM Flyer - Greek
04/25/06
Product Brochure
764K
Date
Type
Size
QS18 Clear Object Detection Sensor Sell Sheet
08/08/16
Product Brochure
870K
WORLD-BEAM Family Flyer - Italian
04/25/06
Product Brochure
738K
QS18 Series Flyer - Italian
02/16/05
Product Brochure
306K
Date
Type
Size
QS18 Clear Object Detection Sensor - Korean
10/05/16
Product Brochure
904K
Date
Type
Size
Ultrasonic Sensors Flyer
Ultralyd Sensorer
03/07/14
Product Brochure
2.2MB
WORLD-BEAM Flyer - Norwegian
04/25/06
Product Brochure
764K
Date
Type
Size
WORLD-BEAM Brochure
Uniwersalne rozwiązania
05/08/12
Product Brochure
3.9MB
Date
Type
Size
QS18 Clear Object Detection Sensor - Brazil
08/01/16
Product Brochure
792K
Ultrasonic Sensors Flyer
Sensores Ultrasônicos
03/07/14
Product Brochure
2.2MB
QS18 Series Flyer - Portuguese
02/14/05
Product Brochure
310K
Date
Type
Size
WORLD-BEAM Flyer - Romanian
04/25/06
Product Brochure
754K
Date
Type
Size
Ultrasonic Sensors Flyer
03/07/14
Product Brochure
2.2MB
WORLD-BEAM Brochure
05/16/12
Product Brochure
3.9MB
Date
Type
Size
Laser Solutions Brochure
Soluciones Láser
11/09/16
Product Brochure
846K
QS18 Clear Object Detection Sensor - Mexico
08/09/16
Product Brochure
791K
WORLD-BEAM Family Flyer - Spanish
04/25/06
Product Brochure
738K
QS18 Series Flyer - Spanish
02/14/05
Product Brochure
310K
Date
Type
Size
WORLD-BEAM Flyer - Swedish
04/25/06
Product Brochure
740K
Date
Type
Size
QS18 Clear Object Detection Sensor
07/28/16
Product Brochure
301K
WORLD-BEAM Series Brochure
06/03/14
Product Brochure
1.6MB
QS18 Expert Clear Object Detection Demo Kit [Video]
QS18 Expert Clear Object Detection Demo Kit [Video]

This video is designed to help walk you through the steps of the QS18 demo kit.

QS18 Series Clear Object Detection [Video]
QS18 Series Clear Object Detection [Video]

Expert Coaxial Clear Object Detection Sensor -Reliably detects clear, translucent, or opaque objects -Coaxial optics enable reliable detection of targets to the face of the sensor with no dead zone -Simple single push to teach setup -0–3 m range

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  1. QS18VP6LPQ8

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    WORLD-BEAM: Polarized Retro
    Range: 3.5m; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Outputs: Complementary PNP
    Euro-style Integral Quick-Disconnect

  2. QS18VP6LP

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    WORLD-BEAM: Polarized Retro
    Range: 3.5 m; Input: 10-30V dc
    Output: Complementary PNP
    2 m (6.5 ft) Cable

  3. QS18VP6LPQ5

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    WORLD-BEAM: Polarized Retro
    Range: 3.5m; Input: 10-30V dc
    Outputs: Complementary PNP
    6 in Pigtail EURO-Style Pigtail QD Connector

  4. QS18VP6DQ8

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    WORLD-BEAM QS18 Series: Diffuse
    Range: 450mm; Input: 10-30V dc
    Output: Complementary Solid State PNP
    Integral Euro-Style Quick-Disconnect Connector

  5. QS18VP6LLPQ5

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