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OPTI-EYE Photoelectric Sensor

OPTI-EYE® Photoelectric Sensors are rugged, cost effective, general purpose sensors. They provide a miniature sized, easy to use, versatile waterproof combination of high reliability and a high speed of response for those tough industrial sensing tasks. It can either be side mounted or Din rail mounted with the universal DRB-1 Din rail bracket.  Epoxy encapsulated, it is rugged and simple to adjust.

With seven interchangeable optical blocks; DIN rail, side, and bracket mounting; as well as cable or connector version options, the OPTI-EYE® is one of the most versatile, low cost, general purpose sensors available in it's class... Opti-mal for most high contrast sensing applications.

OUTPUT INDICATOR
Red LED illuminates when outputs are “ON”.

LIGHT SOURCE INTENSITY INDICATOR
YELLOW LED illuminates proportionally to the Light Source intensity as determined by the Range adjustment.

BEAM STATUS INDICATOR
GREEN LED illuminates when received light level exceeds the sensor’s light state switch point.

INTERCHANGELBE OPTICAL BLOCK
See Sensing Ranges for best choice.

LIGHT/DARK ON SWITCH
Turn all the way counter clockwise for Light On operation. Turn all the way clockwise for Dark On operation.

RANGE ADJUSTMENT
15 turn Light Source intensity control.

Details

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • 500 microseconds response time
  • Potentiometer range adjustment
  • Cable or quick disconnect
  • NPN and PNP outputs
  • DIN rail, bracket, or through-hole mounting
  • Interchangeable Optical Blocks

 

Benefits:

  • Easy to use
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Reduce downtime
  • Improve machine throughput

SUPPLY VOLTAGE:
12 to 24 VDC
Polarity Protected

CURRENT REQUIREMENTS:
60 milliamps (exclusive of load)

OUTPUT TRANSISTORS:
(1) NPN and (1) PNP sensor output transistors
(1) PNP Action Alert output transistor
Outputs sink or source up to 150 milliamps (current limit)
Momentary short circuit protected against pulsing at start-up
Light/Dark switch determines output status

RESPONSE TIME:
Minimum duration of input event = 500 microseconds

LED LIGHT SOURCE:
Options: Infrared= 880nm, Red= 660nm,
Pulse Modulated

AMBIENT TEMPERATURE:
-40ºC to 70ºC (-40ºF to 158ºF)

RUGGED CONSTRUCTION:
Chemical resistant high impact polycarbonate housing
Waterproof, NEMA 4X, 6P, and IP67 enclosure rating
Conforms to heavy industry grade CE requirements

DIMENSIONS:
Width: 2.35 in (59.7mm), Height: 1.38 in (35.5mm), Depth: .48 in (12.2mm)

MAXIMUM SENSING RANGE:
Retroreflective: up to 20 ft.
Proximity: up to 3 ft.
Fiberoptic Prozimity: up to 3 in.
w/o lens / 6 in. w/lens
Fiberoptic Opposed Mode: up to 8 in.
w/o lens / 20+ft. w/lens

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • 500 microseconds response time
  • Potentiometer range adjustment
  • Cable or quick disconnect
  • NPN and PNP outputs
  • DIN rail, bracket, or through-hole mounting
  • Interchangeable Optical Blocks

 

Benefits:

  • Easy to use
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Reduce downtime
  • Improve machine throughput

Drawing

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • 500 microseconds response time
  • Potentiometer range adjustment
  • Cable or quick disconnect
  • NPN and PNP outputs
  • DIN rail, bracket, or through-hole mounting
  • Interchangeable Optical Blocks

 

Benefits:

  • Easy to use
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Reduce downtime
  • Improve machine throughput

1. Select Sensor Model based on light source required

  • OI - Infrared
  • OR - Red

2. Select connector required

  • blank - Cabled
  • 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. 2.5in.
O5 3ft. 1.5ft.
R4 20ft. + 18ft.
R5 N/A 10ft.
NOTE:Proximity test utilized a 90% reflective white target. Retroreflective tests utilized a 3" diam. round reflector, Model AR-3
Glass Fiberoptics
Optical Blocks IR RED
Opposed Mode
F4 8in. 4in.
F4 w/lens 20ft. 18ft.
Proximity Mode
F4 3in. 1.25in.
F4 w/lens 6in. 3in.
NOTE:Range tests utilized a .125" diam. fiber bundle and UAC-15 lens.
Plastic Fiberoptics
Optical Blocks IR RED
Opposed Mode
F5 N/A 2in.
F5 w/lens N/A 2ft.
F5 w/right angle lens N/A 1ft.
Proximity Mode
F5 N/A 5in.
F5 w/lens N/A 1ft.
NOTE:Range tests utilized a .040" diam. fiber.

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • 500 microseconds response time
  • Potentiometer range adjustment
  • Cable or quick disconnect
  • NPN and PNP outputs
  • DIN rail, bracket, or through-hole mounting
  • Interchangeable Optical Blocks

 

Benefits:

  • Easy to use
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Reduce downtime
  • Improve 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:

  • 500 microseconds response time
  • Potentiometer range adjustment
  • Cable or quick disconnect
  • NPN and PNP outputs
  • DIN rail, bracket, or through-hole mounting
  • Interchangeable Optical Blocks

 

Benefits:

  • Easy to use
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Reduce downtime
  • Improve machine throughput

Interchangeable optical blocks provide for universal application of the OPTI-EYE® to any sensingapplications 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:

  • 500 microseconds response time
  • Potentiometer range adjustment
  • Cable or quick disconnect
  • NPN and PNP outputs
  • DIN rail, bracket, or through-hole mounting
  • Interchangeable Optical Blocks

 

Benefits:

  • Easy to use
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Reduce downtime
  • Improve machine throughput

Product Literature

Catalog Pages

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Details

Features and Options:

  • 500 microseconds response time
  • Potentiometer range adjustment
  • Cable or quick disconnect
  • NPN and PNP outputs
  • DIN rail, bracket, or through-hole mounting
  • Interchangeable Optical Blocks

 

Benefits:

  • Easy to use
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Reduce downtime
  • Improve machine throughput