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26.09.2022

New generation of photoelectric sensors

Flexible use in robust cubic standard housing

New generation of photoelectric sensors

With a new generation of optoelectronic sensors, Balluff offers a universally applicable and reliable solution for detecting objects and expands its globally established product family. These new sensors have compact and robust cubic standard housings and include all sensor principles – including photoelectric proximity switches with and without background suppression, retro-reflective sensors, and through-beam sensors. The sensors are available with both invisible infrared light and red light, which is highly visible and, thus, easy to align.
The integrated wide beam version with its 100 mm range, as well as the smaller beam version with its 50...150 mm range, offer high flexibility. The same applies to their uncomplicated normally closed/normally open switching and potentiometer, which enables quick and easy sensitivity adjustment.

The field of application is diverse: Because of their color and material autonomy, photoelectric proximity switches can detect plastic bottles easily and reliably. Through-beam photoelectric sensors are often used to detect foodstuffs filled in cardboard packaging. Retro-reflective sensors can be used to detect small pallets of colored plastic that pass over a conveyor belt — ideal for factory automation, life science, metalworking, and the automotive sector. Small components, such as plastic trim, can be detected by a photoelectric proximity switch with background suppression.

Features

  • Robust sensor design
  • Variable range and high detection range thanks to wide beam (optimized for non-uniform objects), small beam (improved small part detection), and long range (range up to 1 meter)
  • Quick and easy sensitivity adjustment with potentiometer
  • Flexible operation thanks to uncomplicated normally closed/normally open switching
  • Wide range of applications thanks to integration of all major sensor principles, application freely configurable
  • IP67 protection class
  • UKCA and cULus approval

BOS029M

Diffuse sensor with background suppression

BOS02AH

Diffuse, broad beam

BOS02A9

Diffuse, small beam

BOS02AJ

Diffuse

BOS02A3

Retroreflective sensor

BOS02AR

Through-beam sensor

BOS029M

Diffuse sensor with background suppression

Series
R090K
Dimension
10.7 x 43.5 x 19.5 mm
Interface
PNP normally open/normally closed (NO/NC)
Principle of operation
Photoelectric sensor
Principle of optical operation
Diffuse sensor, triangulation
Special optical feature
Background suppression
Beam characteristic
Focus, typical at 90 mm
Light type
LED, red light
Light spot size
Ø 4.5 mm at 60 mm
Range
20...350 mm
Connection
Connector, M8x1, 4-pin
Housing material
PC
PBT
Material sensing surface
PMMA
Operating voltage Ub
10...30 VDC
Approval/Conformity
cULus
CE
UKCA
WEEE
More product details
BOS02AH

Diffuse, broad beam

Series
R090K
Dimension
10.7 x 43.5 x 19.5 mm
Interface
PNP normally open/normally closed (NO/NC)
Principle of operation
Photoelectric sensor
Principle of optical operation
Diffuse sensor, energetic
Beam characteristic
Divergent
Light type
LED infrared
Range
0...100 mm
Connection
Connector, M8x1, 4-pin
Housing material
PC
PBT
Material sensing surface
PMMA
Operating voltage Ub
10...30 VDC
Approval/Conformity
cULus
CE
UKCA
WEEE
More product details
BOS02A9

Diffuse, small beam

Series
R090K
Dimension
10.7 x 43.5 x 19.5 mm
Interface
PNP normally open/normally closed (NO/NC)
Principle of operation
Photoelectric sensor
Principle of optical operation
Diffuse sensor, energetic
Beam characteristic
Divergent
Light type
LED, red light
Range
50...150 mm
Connection
Connector, M8x1, 4-pin
Housing material
PC
PBT
Material sensing surface
PMMA
Operating voltage Ub
10...30 VDC
Approval/Conformity
cULus
CE
UKCA
WEEE
More product details
BOS02AJ

Diffuse

Series
R090K
Dimension
10.7 x 43.5 x 19.5 mm
Interface
PNP normally open/normally closed (NO/NC)
Principle of operation
Photoelectric sensor
Principle of optical operation
Diffuse sensor, energetic
Beam characteristic
Divergent
Light type
LED, red light
Range
0...500 mm
Connection
Connector, M8x1, 4-pin
Housing material
PC
PBT
Material sensing surface
PMMA
Operating voltage Ub
10...30 VDC
Approval/Conformity
cULus
CE
UKCA
WEEE
More product details
BOS02A3

Retroreflective sensor

Series
R090K
Dimension
10.7 x 43.5 x 19.5 mm
Interface
PNP normally open/normally closed (NO/NC)
Principle of operation
Photoelectric sensor
Principle of optical operation
Retroreflective sensor
Beam characteristic
Divergent
Light type
LED, red light
Light spot size
Ø 105 mm at 2 m
Range
0...5 m
Connection
Connector, M8x1, 4-pin
Housing material
PC
PBT
Material sensing surface
PMMA
Operating voltage Ub
10...30 VDC
Approval/Conformity
cULus
CE
UKCA
WEEE
More product details
BOS02AR

Through-beam sensor

Series
R090K
Dimension
10.7 x 43.5 x 19.5 mm
Interface
PNP normally open/normally closed (NO/NC)
Principle of operation
Photoelectric sensor
Principle of optical operation
Through-beam sensor
Beam characteristic
Divergent
Light type
LED, red light
Range
0...20 m
Connection
Connector, M8x1, 4-pin
Housing material
PC
PBT
Material sensing surface
PMMA
Operating voltage Ub
10...30 VDC
Approval/Conformity
cULus
CE
UKCA
WEEE
More product details

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  • Photoelectric sensors BOS R090K for the versatile detection of objects