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MINI-BEAM Series

Industry Standard Sensor

MINI-BEAM
MINI-BEAM
MINI-BEAM NAMUR

Worlds most popular photoelectric sensor. Compact, high-performance sensors with 18 mm threaded lens or side mount.

  • Extensive family in all sensing modes and ranges to 30 m
  • Models for ac, dc, or ac/dc universal voltage operation
  • Infrared or visible red, green, blue or white sensing beam
  • Easy push-button TEACH-mode setup in Expert SM312E models
  • MIAD9 series NAMUR models for hazardous environments with approved switching amplifiers with intrinsically safe input circuits
  • MINI-BEAM models for clear plastic detection 
  • MINI-BEAM Expert models for clear object detection

Technical Literature

Date
Type
Size
MINI-BEAM  Series, Clear Plastic Detection models
22 Aug 2018
Datasheet
450K
MINI-BEAM SM2A312 Series, AC Voltage Models
5 Feb 2018
Datasheet
552K
MINI-BEAM SM312 Series, DC Models
26 Jan 2018
Datasheet
590K
MINI-BEAM MIAD9 NAMUR Series Sensor
21 Mar 2017
Datasheet
925K
MINI-BEAM SME312 Expert Series Quick Start Guide
13 Jul 2016
Quick Start Guide
403K
MINI-BEAM SME312 Expert Series
13 Jul 2016
Datasheet
1.1MB
MINI-BEAM SM312 Series, dc models (Multilingual)
1 Oct 2015
Datasheet
776K
MINI-BEAM SM312 Series, dc models (Multilingual)
1 Oct 2015
Datasheet
638K
MINI-BEAM SMU315 Series, ac/dc models (Universal Voltage Series)
19 Apr 2013
Product Manual
678K
MINI-BEAM SM312 Series, Plastic Fiber Optic Models (Suffix FP1)
16 Apr 2013
Datasheet
903K
MINI-BEAM SMU315 Series, ac/dc models (Universal Voltage Series)
SMU
20 Feb 2004
Datasheet
364K
MINI-BEAM SM312 Series, dc models (Convergent, Visible Red LED)
18 Sep 2003
Datasheet
303K
MINI-BEAM SME312 Expert Series, Diffuse Models -- Datasheet (Multilingual)
25 Mar 2004
Datasheet
160K
MINI-BEAM SME312 Expert Series, Retroreflective Models -- Datasheet (Multilingual)
25 Mar 2004
Datasheet
156K
Date
Type
Size
MINI-BEAM SM312  Series, dc models - Dutch
09/22/04
Installation Guide
488K
MINI-BEAM SMU315 Series, ac/dc models -- Datasheet (Dutch)
09/22/04
Datasheet
47K
MINI-BEAM SME312 Expert Series - Dutch
09/22/04
Installation Guide
79K
Date
Type
Size
MINI-BEAM SME312 Expert Series -- Datasheet (UK English)
08/14/07
Datasheet
570K
MINI-BEAM Series, dc models - UK English
03/11/04
Datasheet
488K
MINI-BEAM SMU315 Series, ac/dc models - UK English
10/02/03
Datasheet
45K
Date
Type
Size
MINI-BEAM SME312 Expert Series -- Datasheet (French)
08/14/07
Datasheet
572K
MINI-BEAM SM312 Series , dc models -- Datasheet (French)
03/11/04
Datasheet
489K
MINI-BEAN SMU315, ac/dc models - French
07/11/02
Installation Guide
46K
Date
Type
Size
MINI-BEAM SME312 Expert Series -- Datasheet (German)
08/14/07
Datasheet
576K
MINI-BEAM SM312 Series, dc models -- Datasheet (German)
03/11/04
Datasheet
489K
MINI-BEAM SMU315 Series, ac/dc models - German
10/02/03
Installation Guide
52K
Date
Type
Size
MINI-BEAM SME312 Expert Series -- Datasheet (Italian)
08/14/07
Datasheet
573K
MINI-BEAM SM312 Series, dc models -- Datasheet (Italian)
03/11/04
Datasheet
488K
MINI-BEAM SMU315 Series, ac/dc models - Italian
10/02/03
Installation Guide
45K
Date
Type
Size
MINI-BEAM SME312 Expert Series - Japanese
04/18/11
Datasheet
681K
Date
Type
Size
MINI-BEAM Series, dc models - Portuguese
04/23/02
Datasheet
452K
MINI-BEAM SMU315 Series, ac/dc models - Portuguese
10/02/03
Datasheet
432K
MINI-BEAM SME312 Expert Series- Portuguese
10/28/03
Datasheet
453K
Date
Type
Size
MINI-BEAM SME312 Expert Series -- Datasheet (Spanish)
08/14/07
Datasheet
573K
MINI-BEAM SMU315 Series, ac/dc models - Spanish
10/02/03
Datasheet
48K
MINI-BEAM Series, dc models - Spanish
02/23/01
Datasheet
350K

Marketing Literature

Date
Type
Size
MINI-BEAM Expert Sensors
14 Nov 2003
Product Brochure
2MB
Date
Type
Size
MINI-BEAM Expert Model Name Cross Reference List - Multilingual
04/06/04
Product Brochure
47K
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Rotating Equipment Monitoring

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Monitoring Customer Traffic

To understand traffic flow and consumer habits in a retail environment, a SureCross FlexPower Node and a Banner MINI-BEAM sensor provide a discreet, peel-and-stick monitoring and counting solution.

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  1. SM312DQD

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    MINI-BEAM: Diffuse
    Range: 380 mm; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Euro M12 4-pin Integral QD

  2. SM312LVQD

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    MINI-BEAM: Retro
    Range: 5 m; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Euro M12 4-pin Integral QD

  3. SM312WQD

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    MINI-BEAM: Divergent Diffuse
    Range: 130 mm; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Euro M12 4-pin Integral QD

  4. SM312LVAGQD

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    MINI-BEAM: Polarized Retro
    Range: 50 mm to 2 m; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Euro M12 4-pin Integral QD

  5. SM2A312DQD

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    MINI-BEAM: Diffuse
    Range: 380 mm; Input: 24-240 V ac
    Output: SPST Solid-state 2-Wire
    Micro 3-pin Integral QD

  6. SM312D

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    MINI-BEAM: Diffuse
    Range: 380 mm; Input: 10-30V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    2 m (6.5 ft) cable

  7. SM312LV

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    MINI-BEAM: Retro
    Range: 5 m; Input: 10-30V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    2 m (6.5 ft) cable

  8. SM31RQD

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    MINI-BEAM: Receiver
    Range: 3 m; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Euro M12 4-pin Integral QD

  9. MIAD9LVAGQ

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    MINI-BEAM NAMUR: Polarized Retro
    Range: 50 mm to 2 m; Input: 5-15V dc
    Output: NAMUR
    Euro M12 4-pin Integral QD

  10. SM312CVQD

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    MINI-BEAM: Visible Red 650 nm Convergent
    Focal Point: 16 mm; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Euro M12 4-pin Integral QD

  11. SM2A312LVQD

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    MINI-BEAM: Retro
    Range: 5 m; Input: 24-240 V ac
    Output: SPST Solid-state 2-Wire
    Micro 3-pin Integral QD

  12. SM31EQD

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    MINI-BEAM: Emitter
    Range: 3 m; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Output: Not applicable - No outputs
    Euro M12 4-pin Integral QD

  13. SM312CV

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    MINI-BEAM: Visible Red 650 nm Convergent
    Focal Point: 16 mm; Input: 10-30V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    2 m (6.5 ft) cable

  14. SM31ELQD

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    MINI-BEAM: Emitter
    Range: 30 m; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Output: Not applicable - No outputs
    Euro M12 4-pin Integral QD

  15. SM31RLQD

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    MINI-BEAM: Receiver
    Range: 30 m; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Euro M12 4-pin Integral QD

  16. SME312DQD

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    MINI-BEAM EXPERT: Diffuse
    Range: 380 mm; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Euro M12 5-pin Integral QD

  17. SM312CV2

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    MINI-BEAM: Visible Red 650 nm Convergent
    Focal Point: 43 mm; Input: 10-30V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    2 m (6.5 ft) cable

  18. SM312CV2QD

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    MINI-BEAM: Visible Red 650 nm Convergent
    Focal Point: 43 mm; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Euro M12 4-pin Integral QD

  19. SM312LPQD

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    MINI-BEAM: Polarized Retro
    Range: 10 mm to 3 m; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Euro M12 4-pin Integral QD

  20. SME312LPCQD

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    MINI-BEAM EXPERT: Polarized Retro Clear Detection
    Range: 1 m; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Euro M12 5-pin Integral QD

  21. MIAD9LVQ

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    MINI-BEAM NAMUR: Retro
    Range: 5 m; Input: 5-15V dc
    Output: NAMUR
    Euro M12 4-pin Integral QD

  22. SM2A312D

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    MINI-BEAM: Diffuse
    Range: 380 mm; Input: 24-240V ac
    Output: SPST Solid-state 2-Wire
    2 m (6.5 ft) cable

  23. SM2A312LV

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    MINI-BEAM: Retro
    Range: 5 m; Input: 24-240V ac
    Output: SPST Solid-state 2-Wire
    2 m (6.5 ft) cable

  24. SM31RL

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    MINI-BEAM: Receiver
    Range: 30 m; Input: 10-30V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    2 m (6.5 ft) cable

  25. SM312W

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    MINI-BEAM: Divergent Diffuse
    Range: 130 mm; Input: 10-30V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    2 m (6.5 ft) cable

  26. SM31EL

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    MINI-BEAM: Emitter
    Range: 30 m; Input: 10-30V dc
    Output: Not applicable - No outputs
    2 m (6.5 ft) cable

  27. MIAD9DQ

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    MINI-BEAM NAMUR: Diffuse
    Range: 380 mm; Input: 5-15V dc
    Output: NAMUR
    Euro M12 4-pin Integral QD

  28. SM2A312LVAGQD

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    MINI-BEAM: Polarized Retro
    Range: 50 mm to 2 m; Input: 24-240 V ac
    Output: SPST Solid-state 2-Wire
    Micro 3-pin Integral QD

  29. SM312LVAG

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    MINI-BEAM: Polarized Retro
    Range: 50 mm to 2m; Input: 10-30V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    2 m (6.5 ft) cable

  30. SM31R

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    MINI-BEAM: Receiver
    Range: 3 m; Input: 10-30V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    2 m (6.5 ft) cable

  31. SM2A31RQD

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    MINI-BEAM: Receiver
    Range: 3 m; Input: 24-240 V ac
    Output: SPST Solid-state 2-Wire
    Micro 3-pin Integral QD

  32. SM312DBZQD

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    MINI-BEAM: Diffuse
    Range: 300 mm; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Euro M12 4-pin Integral QD

  33. SME312LPQD

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    MINI-BEAM EXPERT: Polarized Retro
    Range: 10 mm to 3 m; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Euro M12 5-pin Integral QD

  34. MIAD9RQ

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    MINI-BEAM NAMUR: Receiver
    Range: 6 m; Input: 5-15V dc
    Output: NAMUR
    Euro M12 4-pin Integral QD

  35. SM2A312LPQD

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    MINI-BEAM: Polarized Retro
    Range: 10 mm to 3 m; Input: 24-240 V ac
    Output: SPST Solid-state 2-Wire
    Micro 3-pin Integral QD

  36. SM2A31RLQD

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    MINI-BEAM: Receiver
    Range: 30m; Input: 24-240 V ac
    Output: SPST Solid-state 2-Wire
    Micro 3-pin Integral QD

  37. SM31E

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    MINI-BEAM: Emitter
    Range: 3 m; Input: 10-30V dc
    Output: Not applicable - No outputs
    2 m (6.5 ft) cable

  38. MI9EQ

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    MINI-BEAM NAMUR: Emitter
    Range: 6 m; Input: 5-15V dc
    Output: Not applicable - No outputs NAMUR
    Euro M12 4-pin Integral QD

  39. SME312CV2QD

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    MINI-BEAM EXPERT: Visible Red 650 nm Convergent
    Focal Point: 43 mm; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Euro M12 5-pin Integral QD

  40. SMA31EQD

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    MINI-BEAM: Emitter
    Range: 3 m; Input: 24-240 V ac
    Output: Not applicable - No outputs
    Micro 3-pin Integral QD

  41. SME312D

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    MINI-BEAM EXPERT: Diffuse
    Range: 380 mm; Input: 10-30V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    2 m (6.5 ft) cable

  42. SME312DVQD

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    MINI-BEAM EXPERT: Diffuse Visible
    Range: 1100 mm; Input: 10-30 V dc
    Output: Bipolar: 1 NPN; 1 PNP
    Quick-Disconnect

  43. SM2A312LVAG

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    MINI-BEAM: Polarized Retro
    Range: 50 mm to 2 m; Input: 24-240V ac
    Output: SPST Solid-state 2-Wire
    2 m (6.5 ft) cable

  44. SM2A312WQD

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    MINI-BEAM: Divergent Diffuse
    Range: 130 mm; Input: 24-240 V ac
    Output: SPST Solid-state 2-Wire
    Micro 3-pin Integral QD

  45. SM2A31RL

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    MINI-BEAM: Receiver
    Range: 30 m; Input: 24-240V ac
    Output: SPST Solid-state 2-Wire
    2 m (6.5 ft) cable

  46. SMA31EL

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    MINI-BEAM: Emitter
    Range: 30 m; Input: 24-240V ac
    Output: Not applicable - No outputs
    2 m (6.5 ft) cable

  47. SMA31ELQD

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    MINI-BEAM: Emitter
    Range: 30m; Input: 24-240 V ac
    Output: Not applicable - No outputs
    Micro 3-pin Integral QD

  48. SM2A312CVQD

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    MINI-BEAM: Visible Red 650 nm Convergent
    Focal Point: 16 mm; Input: 24-240 V ac
    Output: SPST Solid-state 2-Wire
    Micro 3-pin Integral QD

  49. SM2A31R

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    MINI-BEAM: Receiver
    Range: 3 m; Input: 24-240V ac
    Output: SPST Solid-state 2-Wire
    2 m (6.5 ft) cable

  50. SM2A312W

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    MINI-BEAM: Divergent Diffuse
    Range: 130 mm; Input: 24-240V ac
    Output: SPST Solid-state 2-Wire
    2 m (6.5 ft) cable

  51. MIAD9CV2Q

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    MINI-BEAM NAMUR: Convergent
    Focal Point: 43 mm; Input: 5-15V dc
    Output: NAMUR
    Euro M12 4-pin Integral QD

  52. SMA31E

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    MINI-BEAM: Emitter
    Range: 3 m; Input: 24-240V ac
    Output: Not applicable - No outputs
    2 m (6.5 ft) cable

  53. SM2A312CV2QD

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    MINI-BEAM: Visible Red 650 nm Convergent
    Focal Point: 43 mm; Input: 24-240 V ac
    Output: SPST Solid-state 2-Wire
    Micro 3-pin Integral QD

  54. SM2A312CV

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    MINI-BEAM: Visible Red 650 nm Convergent
    Focal Point: 16 mm; Input: 24-240V ac
    Output: SPST Solid-state 2-Wire
    2 m (6.5 ft) cable