Stainless steel housed photo-electric sensor for heavy duty applications
Optex increases durability, protection with stainless steel housed photo-electric DC sensor series; features include high pressure, high temperature resistances, scratch resistant lenses.
The ZM Photo-Electric DC Sensor Series from Optex FA Sensors provides increased durability with a SUS316L stainless steel housing and IP69K protection conforming to the IEC60529 rating system. The self-contained sensor has the ability to meet some of the most severe environmental demands such as high pressure, high temperature detergent washing, thus, reducing replacement costs where sensors frequently fail. The anti-static PPSU lens is not only scratch resistant, but also repels water and oil, making this sensor the most resilient in its class. Common industries that would benefit most from the ZM Series include, raw food processing, meat processing and beverage processing.
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- Edited by Gust Gianos, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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