- February 05, 2009
- TR Electronic
February 5, 2009 - TR Electronic introduced the OGL 55/54 sensor, an alternative to proximity sensors for demanding applications such as stamping, automotive and industrial machine design. For presence and part detection, the proximity sensor is king. However, the angled fork sensor (also known as an optical angle sensor) is quickly becoming recognized as a non-contact, highly reliable alternative. Angled sensors are a derivative of the more common fork sensor. Fork sensors align the transmitter and receiver in a fork like housing to guarantee sensor alignment. By removing one of the sides and angling the optics, an angled sensor becomes a candidate to replace many less reliable sensor solutions including proximity switches. The OGL 55/54 optical sensor is available in metal or plastic housings and includes an innovative technology to detect contamination. The sensor includes an LED to indicate normal operation but also includes a contamination LED that notifies you if oil, grease, dust or other contaminants are present. Once the optics have been cleared, the indicator turns off. With this feature, the sensor will operate in very harsh environments, but also provide additional intelligence for maintenance personnel. The OGL line of sensors is available in various shapes and housings and is available from TR Electronic in the USA and Canada.