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TINY-EYE

Tiny-Eye

TINY•EYE® photoelectric sensor that fills the need for a "low cost" miniature sensor with the flexibility to perform a multitude of industrial sensing tasks. "Quick-change" optical block lenses allow the sensor to be used for proximity, convergent, retroreflective, polarized retroreflective and fiber optic sensing. A light-source and receiver combination is available for opposed sensing.

COMPACT
Small and compact allows for installation in the most mechanically demanding applications.  The rugged case is molded of high-impact polycarbonate.

NO ADJUSTING
Since there is no adjustment there is no need to access the sensor at the sensing sight.

REMOTE ADJUST
Providing a wire for making adjustment in the three modes... High, Medium, and Low range... enables the sensor to be adjusted from a remote location.

VERSATILITY
Choice of ten “quick change” optical blocks allows one sensor to be used in proximity, convergent, retroreflective, polarized retroreflective, and fiberoptic applications.

LED LIGHT SOURCES
Choice of two LED light sources — infrared and red.

OUTPUT INDICATOR
Illuminates when output is on.

Features

Features

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • 500 microsecond Speed of Response
  • 10 to 30 VDC Operating Voltage (5 VDC Operating Voltage available Consult Factory)
  • Pulse Modulated
  • Reverse Polarity Protected
  • Both NPN and PNP Outputs
  • Red or Infrared Light Sources
  • Step-Function Remote Sensitivity Adjustment
  • Rugged and Waterproof

 

Benefits:

  • Lower inventory costs
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Improve machine throughput
  • Flexible and affordable

SUPPLY VOLTAGE:

  • 10 to 30 VDC Polarity Protected (5 VDC models available)

CURRENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Sensors 35 milliamps
  • Receivers 15 milliamps
  • Light Source 20 milliamps

OUTPUT TRANSISTORS:

  • NPN (sink up to 100 milliamps)
  • PNP (source up to 100 milliamps) short circuit protected
  • Outputs protected from pulsing during power up

RESPONSE TIME:

  • 500 microseconds

AMBIENT TEMPERATURE:

  • -30ºC to 70ºC (-22ºF to 158ºF)

RUGGED CONSTRUCTION:

  • Chemical Resistant Housing, Epoxy Encapsulated, Dirt and Moisture Sealed

DIMENSIONS:

  • Width: .60 in (15.2mm)
  • Height: 1.20 in (30.5mm)
  • Depth: .48 in (12.2mm)

MAXIMUM SENSING RANGE:

  • Retroreflective: up to 20 ft.
  • Proximity: up to 18 in.
  • Fiberoptic Proximity:
    • 1.55 in. without lens
    • 8 in. with lens.
  • Fiberoptic Opposed Mode:
    • 6 in. without lens
    • 15 ft. with lens.

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • 500 microsecond Speed of Response
  • 10 to 30 VDC Operating Voltage (5 VDC Operating Voltage available Consult Factory)
  • Pulse Modulated
  • Reverse Polarity Protected
  • Both NPN and PNP Outputs
  • Red or Infrared Light Sources
  • Step-Function Remote Sensitivity Adjustment
  • Rugged and Waterproof

 

Benefits:

  • Lower inventory costs
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Improve machine throughput
  • Flexible and affordable

Connections - Sensor Models

wiring

 

Connections - Light Source/Receiver Models

wiring

 

Connections - All Models

wiring

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • 500 microsecond Speed of Response
  • 10 to 30 VDC Operating Voltage (5 VDC Operating Voltage available Consult Factory)
  • Pulse Modulated
  • Reverse Polarity Protected
  • Both NPN and PNP Outputs
  • Red or Infrared Light Sources
  • Step-Function Remote Sensitivity Adjustment
  • Rugged and Waterproof

 

Benefits:

  • Lower inventory costs
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Improve machine throughput
  • Flexible and affordable

Thru-Beam Light Source Receiver Models

1. Select Light Source model based on light source required:

  • STIT4 - Infrared Light Source
  • STRT4 - Red Light Source

2. Select Receiver Model based on light source required:

  • RTLT4 - Light-On Receiver
  • RTDT4 - Dark-On Receiver

Sensor Models

1. Select Sensor Model based on light source required:

  • TI - Infrared Light Source
  • TR - Red Light Source

2. Select Dark/Light Output:

  • D - Dark-On Output
  • L - Light-On Output

3. Select Operational Voltage:

  • Blank - 10 to 30 VDC
  • 5 - 5 VDC

4. Select Optical Block based on Mode of operation.

Sensing Range Guidelines

Optical Block Type TIL/TID (Infrared) TRL/TRD (Red)
O4 Proximity 2in. 1.5in.
O5 Proximity 18in. 16in.
R4 Retroreflective 20ft. 20ft.
R5 Polarized Retroreflective N/A 7ft.
V4, V4A Convergent 1in. 1in.
V6 Convergent 1.5in. 1.5in.
V8 Convergent 0.5in. 0.5in.
Type F4 with .125in. diam. Glass Fiberoptic Bundle
Proximity 1.5in. 1in.
Proximity w/Lens 8in. 6in.
Opposed 6in. 3in.
Opposed w/Lens 18ft. 15ft.
Type F5 with .040in. diam. Plastic Fiberoptics
Proximity N/A 0.5in.
Opposed N/A 2in.
Opposed w/Lens N/A 4ft.
Type T4 Opposed Mode
Light Source Receiver Max Range
STIT4 RTLT4 25ft.
STIT4 RTDT4 25ft.
STRT4 RTLT4 20ft.
STRT4 RTDT4 20ft.
PROXIMITY tests utilizes a 90% reflective white target.
RETROREFLECTIVE tests utilizes a 3½ diam. round reflector Model AR-3.
*Maximum ranges at 24 VDC. (Varies with supply voltage)

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • 500 microsecond Speed of Response
  • 10 to 30 VDC Operating Voltage (5 VDC Operating Voltage available Consult Factory)
  • Pulse Modulated
  • Reverse Polarity Protected
  • Both NPN and PNP Outputs
  • Red or Infrared Light Sources
  • Step-Function Remote Sensitivity Adjustment
  • Rugged and Waterproof

 

Benefits:

  • Lower inventory costs
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Improve machine throughput
  • Flexible and affordable

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.

 

High Intensity Red
Recommended for long-range proximity sensing and for use with plastic fiberoptic light guides.

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • 500 microsecond Speed of Response
  • 10 to 30 VDC Operating Voltage (5 VDC Operating Voltage available Consult Factory)
  • Pulse Modulated
  • Reverse Polarity Protected
  • Both NPN and PNP Outputs
  • Red or Infrared Light Sources
  • Step-Function Remote Sensitivity Adjustment
  • Rugged and Waterproof

 

Benefits:

  • Lower inventory costs
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Improve machine throughput
  • Flexible and affordable

Interchangeable optical blocks provide for universal application of the TINY•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:

  • 500 microsecond Speed of Response
  • 10 to 30 VDC Operating Voltage (5 VDC Operating Voltage available Consult Factory)
  • Pulse Modulated
  • Reverse Polarity Protected
  • Both NPN and PNP Outputs
  • Red or Infrared Light Sources
  • Step-Function Remote Sensitivity Adjustment
  • Rugged and Waterproof

 

Benefits:

  • Lower inventory costs
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Improve machine throughput
  • Flexible and affordable

Product Literature

Catalog Pages
Instructions
Instructions (5 VDC)

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Applications:

application
Limited Space

application
Small Parts Detection

application
Opaque Objects

 
Details

Features and Options:

  • 500 microsecond Speed of Response
  • 10 to 30 VDC Operating Voltage (5 VDC Operating Voltage available Consult Factory)
  • Pulse Modulated
  • Reverse Polarity Protected
  • Both NPN and PNP Outputs
  • Red or Infrared Light Sources
  • Step-Function Remote Sensitivity Adjustment
  • Rugged and Waterproof

 

Benefits:

  • Lower inventory costs
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Improve machine throughput
  • Flexible and affordable