New Optoprox™ Sensor Combines Photoelectric Range, Prox Reliability


Balluff's new Optoprox™ combines the best features of a prox and photoelectric sensor. It is a photoelectric sensor that offers the simplicity of mounting, aligning, and handling of an inductive proximity sensor, but without the range limitations of a prox. The OptoproxTM has a focused red light beam with a fixed sensing range up to 23 mm, complete with background suppression.

Balluff Optoprox's rugged construction lets it go where most photoelectrics fear to tread. It has a reliable fixed sensing distance suitable for a wide variety of target materials, exact background suppression, and small sensing hysteresis. With its powerful red light, it's easy to precisely align an Optoprox to target very small objects and to sense difficult to detect black plastic, metal, and rubber parts.

Applications include presence sensing, positioning, controlling, and monitoring of discrete and process automation sequences, plus Poka Yoke in industrial settings too rugged for standard photoelectric sensors.


• Sensing Distance 10...60mm teach (BGS) • 23mm (Fixed Focus) • Output PNP NO/NC (BGS) • PNP NO (Fixed Focus) • Light Source Visible Red 660nm • Cable Part Number C04 AEL-00-VY-050M • Recommended • Mounting System- BMS CU-M-D12-A040-00’ BMS RS-M-D12-150-00 (x2)’ BMS CC-M-D12-B-00’ BMS CS-M-D12-IZ’ BMS CS-M-D12-ID12-01 • Prox Mount with • Positive Stop • BES 12.0-KH-2L
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