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Photoelectric Sensors

Banner offers the world's most complete line of photoelectric sensors - over 12,000. We supply sensors to virtually all the manufacturing companies in the Fortune 500. 

Photoelectric sensors, also known as photo eyes, emit a beam of light that is used to detect the presence or absence of items and equipment or changes in surface conditions. When the emitted light is interrupted or reflected by the object, the change in light patterns is measured by a receiver and the target object or surface is recognized. Photoelectric sensors are very common in industrial manufacturing fields such as material handling, packaging, food and beverage, medical, and many others.

Depending on the style selected, they can be used with or without a reflector, be self-contained, long-range, heavy-duty, or compact. There are many different housing and mounting options to offer a correct fit that meets the demands of each application. They perform a wide variety of tasks and some of them can even be used in harsh environments. 

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  1. This photoelectric sensor solves many challenging applications and comes in a rugged IP69K rating with FDA food grade stainless steel casing.

  2. A powerful, problem-solving sensor in a cost-effective device with industry-standard rectangular housing. With a range from 10 cm (4 inches) to 2 m (6 ft. 6 inches), the Q5X provides reliable detection of the most challenging targets.

  3. Rugged high speed sensor for challenging presence/absence, orientation and registration mark detection applications with small contrast differences.

  4. All purpose photoelectric sensor with universal housing design and 18 mm threaded barrel is an ideal replacement for hundreds of other sensor styles.

  5. The Q20 is a versatile sensor with universal rectangular housing and multiple mounting options, making it ideal for global manufacturing.

  6. The VS8 Series installs in the smallest of spaces. Red laser models provide bright, precise spot for optimum small part detection. Red LED and Blue LED types available to match sensing beam to the application.

  7. T18-2 Series sensors are the next generation of self-contained photoelectric sensors. They have added strength and reliability for use in washdown and thermal shock environments on food production lines.

  8. The Q12 is a small sensor with high performance for powerful sensing in confined spaces. Used in short-range with background suppression.

  9. High power sensing with ranges up to 200 m, e/m relay output models available.

  10. A long-range sensor with a sharp cut off and high excess gain to detect dark targets, and a laser model to detect thin targets at maximum range.

  11. Self-contained DC-operated barrel-style sensor. Protection against fluids and mechanical damage by a nickel plated brass housing.

  12. Heavy-duty barrel sensor protected by a 316 stainless steel housing that resists exposure to harsh chemicals and washdown conditions.

  13. Robust die-cast metal sensors provide reliable sensing without adjustments in high-pressure washdown environments. Fits in tight places for protection.

  14. A self-contained fluorescent light immunity sensor with cross talk avoidance has a bright visible red emitter beam for easy alignment and set-up.

  15. Epoxy-encapsulated barrel sensors operate on both AD/DC voltage and provide reliable sensing without adjustments.

  16. Epoxy-encapsulated metal barrel sensors provide reliable sensing without adjustments.

  17. A rugged, 12 mm threaded metal sensor with fully encapsulated electronics.

  18. The Q26 features coaxial optics and LO/DO switch for clear, translucent or opaque objects including mirror-like surfaces.

  19. The QM26 withstands high-pressure washdown environments and is easy to mount for hassle-free setup.

  20. The QMH26 is designed with minimal grooves and crevices, making it easy to clean and ideal for clean-in-place (CIP) applications.

  21. Ultra-thin VS2 miniature sensors are suited to work well in confined areas while providing high performance.

  22. Self-contained miniature design with a retroreflective sensing mode. Uses coaxial optics to eliminate blind areas at close range.

  23. The SB12 series is small, easy-to-mount opposed mode sensor pairs cost effective for large volume applications.

  24. High performance, heavy-duty metal photoelectric sensor with focused, narrow beam and smooth, stainless steel housing ideal for hygienic applications.

  25. Ideal for presence sensing in small areas previously accessible only to remote sensors and fiber optic cables.

  26. An economical emitter and receiver pair, the S12-2 features a wide beam pattern for easier alignment at long distances.

  27. Rugged sensors in die-cast housing with a range of sensing modes. The QM and QMT42 series deliver outstanding immunity to electrical noise.

  28. Universal housing design with 18 mm threaded lens or base. Feature wide beam for easy alignment; ideal replacement for hundreds of other sensor styles.

  29. IP69K 30mm threaded plastic barrels with EZ-BEAM style optics and electronics for reliable sensing without adjustments.

  30. 30mm plastic or stainless-steel threaded barrel options. Features specially designed optics and electronics for reliable sensing without adjustments.

  31. A completely epoxy-encapsulated sensor for use in harsh sensing environments, including food and beverage applications.

  32. The Q40 has both AC and DC voltage models and covers a long sensing range with a 30 mm base. Epoxy-encapsulated housing for superior durability.

  33. The Q45 line of sensors offers an advanced, economical solution with limit switch replacement body style and timing options.

  34. Comprehensive sensor line with a series of emitter LED colors, gain pots/TEACH modes and ac or dc models.

  35. Completely epoxy-encapsulated barrel-mount sensors operate on both dc and ac supply voltage and withstand harsh sensing environments.

  36. T-style IP69K housing and 30 mm threaded lens for reliable sensing without adjustments. Sensing range up to 60 m.

  37. Self-contained Class 1 or 2 modulated laser emitters with visible red beam.

  38. Self-contained Class 1 modulated visible laser emitters in an 18 mm plastic threaded barrel sensor.

  39. Use with approved amplifiers and intrinsically safe barriers in explosive environments. Totally sealed, self-contained, threaded-barrel.