Cost-effective presence control

Highly economical: The new 5B sensor series from Leuze detects objects extremely reliably and cost-effectively. At the same time, the sensors convince with their easy handling.

Owen, August 11, 2023 – Sensors for presence control in intralogistics, packaging processes or the automotive industry often have to fulfill several requirements: they need to detect objects reliably, they must be easy to install and, above all, must be cost-effective. This is why Leuze has developed the new 5B sensor series. They convince with their flexible handling and offer high level of cost effectiveness. These are often decisive arguments in cases where a system requires a large number of sensors. Leuze offers the sensors as retro-reflective photoelectric sensors, throughbeam photoelectric sensors and diffuse sensors. The 5B series is certified to degree of protection IP 67 and ECOLAB. 

Fast alignment and startup
With their compact housing (11 x 32.4 x 20 millimeters; W x H x L), the sensors are ideal for situations with limited installation space. As a result, they can be installed close to conveyor lines, for example. Furthermore, the 5B series is compatible with the predecessor series in terms of mounting. This makes modernization easier. The metal inserts with M3 thread also contribute to easy installation. Configuration is simple too: Thanks to the user-friendly potentiometer, system operators can quickly adjust the sensors and adapt them to changing conditions at any time. The homogeneous and clearly visible light spot makes the sensors easy to align. Various electrical connection options, e.g. by cable, M8 connector or pigtail, help maximize flexibility. A further advantage with regard to installation and status display is the 360° visible LED indicator.

Also detects glossy objects
The 5B series sensors reliably detect even depolarizing objects such as reflective, shrink-wrapped or glossy objects. The throughbeam photoelectric sensors operate at a switching frequency of up to 900 Hz and thus offer a high performance and function reserve. The operating range of this model is up to 15 meters, and up to 6.5 meters in the case of the retro-reflective photoelectric sensors. The diffuse sensors operate with a switching frequency of up to 1000 Hz.

Last but not least, Leuze has also thought about protection against unwanted access: The light/dark switching of the switching output is possible in a tamperproof manner by means of the wiring.