The VSM-2 Series Sensor in stainless-steel housing builds on the features and capabilities first introduced in the obsoleted VSM series. Ideal for small spaces, the VSM-2 can be easily embedded into machines for simple integration. It provides increased sensing range, a visible red beam to simplify alignment, and a dual-color LED indicator for clear indication of sensor status.
The VSM-2 features a 4 mm diameter smooth barrel or 5 mm diameter threaded barrel for mounting in the smallest spaces. Diffused and opposed mode sensing options meet a wide variety of application requirements. The plastic PMMA lens is a durable alternative to sapphire and glass lenses. Additionally, the PUR jacket cable is suitable for cutting fluids and oils.
The advanced optical design and increased switching frequency (1 kHz) enables improved performance and repeatability. A focused beam offers reliable presence detection even when the sensor is fully embedded within a machine. The VSM-2 features a dual color LED indicator (green/orange) for clear visualization of sensor status. The increased sensing range (opposed mode: 500 mm, diffused mode: 100 mm) provides users with greater flexibility in deployment.
PNP models of the VSM-2 are available with IO-Link. This serial communication protocol provides users with several significant advantages, including standardized and reduced wiring, increased data availability, remote configuration and monitoring, simple device replacement, and advanced diagnostics. Users benefit from reduced costs, increased process efficiency, and improved machine availability.