- August 20, 2014
August 20, 2014 - AutomationDirect introduces QM series photoelectric sensors, which are IP67-rated sensors available in three-wire NPN or PNP styles and with visible red and infrared versions. The mini-rectangular photo eye sensors are constructed with plastic housings and have either an attached two-meter output cable or an M8 quick-disconnect connector.
The series includes diffuse, diffuse with background suppression, retroreflective, retroreflective for transparent objects, and through-beam styles. All retroreflective models include one rectangular reflector; through-beam models are sold as an emitter and receiver pair. All models have a selectable light-on/dark-on output setting; select models are fitted with an easy-to-use potentiometer for setting switchpoint distance. The QM series sensors start at $35, have complete overload protection, and are available in sensing ranges up to 30m. Backed by a one-year warranty, QM series photoelectric sensors are cULus, CE and RoHS approved. About AutomationDirect: 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 control, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their model and focus on efficiency and the majority of their products are stocked for same-day shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply.