Ultra small photoelectric sensors with integrated sensitivity adjuster
Front and side sensing options
Up to 2 meter range with thru-beam version
Convergent and diffuse version with narrow LED beam
The EX-20 series reaches the pinnacle of sensor miniaturization. By fabricating the photo-diode and the A/D conversion circuit on the same chip, Panasonic (formerly Sunx) has achieved one of the smallest built-in amplifier sensors in the world. With integrated sensitivity adjustment, the EX-20 series is great for use as an all-purpose sensor. Even though the sensor is extremely small, the sensing distance is not compromised. Up to a 2m detection distance is possible with the thru-beam type, 200mm with the retro-reflective type, and 160mm for the diffuse reflective type. A visible red beam spot allows for easy confirmation of alignment. Also, the LED used in the EX-20 series provides a high-power, narrow beam that can produce a spot as small as 1mm in diameter. This is great for the detection of small objects such as chip components or wires. The mounting options available include a front sensing type as well as a side sensing type. Each type has two, metal reinforced M3 mounting holes for stable sensor placement.