- May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015 - AutomationDirect announces FM photoelectric sensors. The FM series harsh duty photoelectric sensors are IP69K-rated sensors in three-wire NPN or PNP styles and are available in 27 washdown models.
Ideal for food and beverage applications, the 10-30 VDC rectangular sensors are fitted with 316L stainless steel housings and are available in diffuse, diffuse with background suppression and polarized retroreflective styles starting at $42.00; through-beam models are sold as an emitter (starting at $33.00) and receiver (starting at $40) separately. The harsh-duty photoelectric sensors have either an attached two-meter output cable, or an M8 or M12 quick-disconnect. All models have a selectable light-on/dark-on output setting; sensing ranges are available up to 10m. Backed by a one-year warranty, FM series photoelectric sensors are cULus, CE and RoHS approved.
In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency and the majority of their products are stocked for same-day shipping.