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EZ-EYE General Purpose Photoelectric Sensor

EZ-EYE™ miniature photoelectric sensors offer an affordable one-button solution that is EZ to align and EZ to adjust. Optimized for a variety of automated machine control applications, the setup is simple using our unique one-touch Autoset™ routine. Place the sensor in the Light State condition and press the button once for a perfect setting.

Whether your task requires detection of large objects or small parts, the EZ-EYE™family offers universal functionality via Infrared or Visible Red light source and interchangeable optical blocks: Diffuse, Retroreflective, Polarized Retroreflective, Convergent, Fiberoptic (Glass or Plastic).

Push-Button setup
Single push of the button light-state setup.  Press and hold to access manual adjust and output polarity features.

Dual and Triple color indicators
Beam status indicator (Green) light when beam is made and also indicates when sensor has been manually adjusted (Amber).  Output indicator glows red when output is on, green during alignment procedure and flashes green for a good setup.

Interchangeable optical blocks
Select sensing mode. Ten varieties of optical blocks are available for operating the EZ-EYE, such as retroreflective, polarized retroreflective, proximity, fiberoptic or convergent sensing modes. A simple change of the optical block can be very useful in determining the best sensing mode for your specific sensing task. These inexpensive, interchangeable optical blocks eliminate the need for discarding a complete sensor in the case of damage to the optical block.

Details

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • Single button push AUTOSET
  • NPN and PNP outputs
  • Cable or quick disconnect
  • Interchangeable optical blocks
  • 500 microsecond response time
  • Immune to most ambient light

 

Benefits:

  • Easy to use
  • Small and compact for mechanical space issues
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Reduce downtime
  • Increase machine throughput
SUPPLY VOLTAGE
  • 10 to 24 VDC
  • Polarity Protected
CURRENT REQUIREMENTS
  • 50 mA (exclusive of load)
OUTPUT TRANSISTORS
  • (1) NPN and (1) PNP sensor output transistor
  • Sensor’s output can sink or source up to 150 mA (current limited)
  • Outputs are continuously short-circuit protected
RESPONSE TIME
  • Light State response = 500 microseconds
  • Dark State response = 500 microseconds
LED LIGHT SOURCE
  • Red = 660 nm
  • Infrared = 880 nm
  • Pulse Modulated
PUSH BUTTON CONTROL
  • AUTOSET™ Routine: Push and release with sensor in “light” state
  • Excess Gain Adjustment: Tap twice to step to higher excess gain
  • Push and hold to activate Flash Rate Alignment Indicator
  • Light /Dark “ON” selection: Tap 5 times to toggle
RANGE
  • Dependent on optical block (see range guidelines)
HYSTERESIS
  • Approximately 15% of signal
LIGHT IMMUNITY
  • Responds to sensor’s pulse-modulated light source, resulting in high immunity to most ambient light, including high intensity strobes.
DIAGNOSTIC INDICATORS
  • Dual Red/Green LED:
    Red = Output Status
    Green = Flash Rate Alignment Indicator
  • Dual Green/Amber LED:
    Green = “ON” After AUTOSET™ Routine
    Amber = “ON” After Excess Gain Adjustment
     
AMBIENT TEMPERATURE
  • -40° to 70°C (-40° to 158° F)
RUGGED CONSTRUCTION
  • Chemical resistant, high impact polycarbonate housing
  • Waterproof ratings: NEMA 4, IP67
  • Conforms to heavy industry grade CE requirements 

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • Single button push AUTOSET
  • NPN and PNP outputs
  • Cable or quick disconnect
  • Interchangeable optical blocks
  • 500 microsecond response time
  • Immune to most ambient light

 

Benefits:

  • Easy to use
  • Small and compact for mechanical space issues
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Reduce downtime
  • Increase machine throughput

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Details

Features and Options:

  • Single button push AUTOSET
  • NPN and PNP outputs
  • Cable or quick disconnect
  • Interchangeable optical blocks
  • 500 microsecond response time
  • Immune to most ambient light

 

Benefits:

  • Easy to use
  • Small and compact for mechanical space issues
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Reduce downtime
  • Increase machine throughput

1. Select Sensor Model based on light source required

  • PZI - Infrared
  • PZR - Red

2. Select connection required

  • Blank - Cable
  • C - Connector

3. Select Optical Block based on mode of sensing required:

  • F4 - Glass Fiberoptics
  • F5 - Plastic Fiberoptics
  • O4 - Proximity
  • O5 - Proximity
  • R4 - Retroreflective
  • R5 - Polarized Anti-Glare Retroreflective
  • V4 - Convergent 1" "V" Axis
  • V4A - Apertured
  • V6 - Convergent 1.5" "V" Axis
  • V8 - Convergent 0.5" "V" Axis

Sensing Range Guidelines

Convergent / Proximity / Retroreflective
Optical Blocks IR RED
V4, V4A 1in. 1in.
V6 1.5in. 1.5in.
V8 .5in. .5in.
O4 5in. 2in.
O5 3ft. 16in.
R4 40ft. 20ft.
R5 N/A 12ft.
Note: Proximity tests utilized a 90% reflective with target. Retroreflective tests utilized a 3" diameter round reflector, Model AR3.
Glass Fiberoptics
Optical Blocks IR RED
Opposed Mode
F4 7in. 3.5in.
F4 w/UAC-15 10ft. 5ft.
Proximity Mode
F4 2.5in. 1.25in.
F4 w/UAC-15 5in. 6in.
Note: Proximity tests utilized a .125" diameter fiber bundle.
Plastic Fiberoptics
Optical Blocks IR RED
Opposed Mode
F5 N/A 4.5in
F5 w/lens N/A 10ft
Proximity Mode
F5 N/A 1in.
F5 w/lens N/A N/A
Note: Proximity tests utilized a .040" diameter fiber bundle.

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • Single button push AUTOSET
  • NPN and PNP outputs
  • Cable or quick disconnect
  • Interchangeable optical blocks
  • 500 microsecond response time
  • Immune to most ambient light

 

Benefits:

  • Easy to use
  • Small and compact for mechanical space issues
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Reduce downtime
  • Increase machine throughput

LIGHT SOURCE SELECTION

Infrared Light Source
Invisible light – recommended in opaque object sensing applications. Infrared LED light source provides long-range sensing in either Beam Make or Beam Break modes. Infrared light maximizes the sensor’s ability to penetrate contamination found in harsh environments.

 

Red (Visible) Light Source
Visible red LED light source recommended for sensing transparent/translucent objects. Outperforms infrared light in many moderate to low contrast applications. Also recommended for use with plastic fiberoptic light guides.

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • Single button push AUTOSET
  • NPN and PNP outputs
  • Cable or quick disconnect
  • Interchangeable optical blocks
  • 500 microsecond response time
  • Immune to most ambient light

 

Benefits:

  • Easy to use
  • Small and compact for mechanical space issues
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Reduce downtime
  • Increase machine throughput

Interchangeable optical blocks provide for universal applications of the EZ-EYE® to any sensing applications from large object sensing to finite sensing of small parts, and product inspection tasks.

Type O4
O4

Proximity

Type R4
R4

Retroreflective

Type F4
F4

Glass Fiberoptics

Type V4
V4

Convergent 1" "V" Axis

Type V4A
V4A

Apertured

Wide beam optics useful for short-range sensing of transparent, translucent, opaque, or irregular shaped shiny objects. Very narrow beam optics designed to sense reflectors or reflective materials at long range. Designed for Beam Break sensing. Adapter for use with a wide variety of glass fiberoptic light guides for both the proximity and opposed sensing modes. Useable range of 1" to 5". Useable range of 1".

Type O5
O5

Proximity

Type R5
R5

Polarized Anti-Glare Retroreflective

Type F5
F5

Plastic Fiberoptics

Type V6
V6

Convergent 1.5" "V" Axis

Type V8
V8

Convergent .5" "V" Axis

Narrow beam optics useful in long-range sensing of medium to large size objects. Polarized to reduce response to “hot spot” glare from shiny surface of detected object. Use with visible light source. Adapter for use with a wide variety of plastic fiberoptic light guides for both the proximity and opposed sensing modes. Useable range of 1.5" to 8". Useable range of .25" to 5"
Narrow beam optics useful for sensing small parts. Also useful for proximity sensing to minimize response to reflected light from background objects.

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • Single button push AUTOSET
  • NPN and PNP outputs
  • Cable or quick disconnect
  • Interchangeable optical blocks
  • 500 microsecond response time
  • Immune to most ambient light

 

Benefits:

  • Easy to use
  • Small and compact for mechanical space issues
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Reduce downtime
  • Increase machine throughput

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Details

Features and Options:

  • Single button push AUTOSET
  • NPN and PNP outputs
  • Cable or quick disconnect
  • Interchangeable optical blocks
  • 500 microsecond response time
  • Immune to most ambient light

 

Benefits:

  • Easy to use
  • Small and compact for mechanical space issues
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Reduce downtime
  • Increase machine throughput