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The New Generation of Photoelectric Sensors


Benefit from switching sensors with measurement core technology

R100 and R101 series photoelectric sensors
R100 and R101 series photoelectric sensors

With each of the R100 and R101 series of photoelectric sensors, you receive a universal solution that offers maximum flexibility in many applications and features innovative technologies. From thru-beam sensors to distance sensors – for the first time, several photoelectric principles are integrated in a space-saving housing design. Additionally, IO-Link enables continuous communication down to the sensor level in all types. The range of functions is enhanced by switching sensors with measurement core technology. These not only reduce acquisition and logistics costs, but also provide highest adaptability to different requirements and applications.

Make processes efficient and safe

Due to their wide range of functions, the R100 and R101 series photoelectric sensors easily handle versatile detection tasks in a variety of industrial applications. Here, the switching sensor with measurement core technology represents a particular highlight. It allows the integration of multiple operating modes, like the window operation mode and switching points, optionally via IO-Link, in a single sensor.

The switching sensor with measurement core technology detects different stack heights.
The switching sensor with measurement core technology detects different stack heights.

With the switching sensor with measurement core technology, different stack heights are easily detected. In this case, the sensor is mounted above a conveyor belt and senses down into passing containers. Using Multi Pixel Technology, it detects the different stack heights of the products inside. If, for instance, a vacuum pad successively removes two of these contained products, the sensor detects it based on the previously configured switch points. The application image to the right illustrates this function principle. The white object in the background represents the different stack heights.

The advantage is obvious: In applications where two sensors were required, the switching sensor with measurement core technology now suffices. Thus, with the R100 and R101 series, users make processes more efficient and safe while reducing costs in acquisition and operation.

The new sensor generation at a glance

  • State-of-the-art product design: Gain a comprehensive range of several photoelectric principles in each identical housing.
  • Innovative technologies: With the new DuraBeam laser technology, proven Multi Pixel Technology, and IO-Link, you automate and future-proof your plant.
  • Compact housing design: The space-saving housing design permits easy mechanical integration – even in very tight spaces.
  • Intuitive operating concept: Due to a consistent control and display concept, you set up sensor configuration in no time.


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