Pepperl+Fuchs' Dura-Vue MLV12 Series photoelectric sensors detect all targets regardless of shape or color

Pepperl+Fuchs' Dura-Vue MLV12 Series photoelectric sensors are available in diffuse mode with background evaluation. Dura-Vue background evaluation sensors feature a sensing range of 50 to 150 millimeters, with a four-millimeter light spot that enables the sensors to detect small targets. The MLV12 Series is engineered to detect all targets regardless of color or shape, making them well suited for use in material handling and packaging applications.

Dura-Vue series sensors feature an IP67-rated metal-framed housing with swivel connector, and deliver reliable operation in temperatures as low as -40°F. Users will also benefit from visible front and rear LED status indicators, cross-talk protection and high immunity to ambient light. 

With Pepperl+Fuchs' 4-in-1 outputs, stocking and installation is simplified because the sensor automatically sinks or sources its current based on the connected load. Alignment is easy with the aid of a visible red light source, while a potentiometer facilitates quick adjustments to the sensing range as needed.

Background evaluation photoelectric sensors work by establishing a light path to a reference background object and back to the sensor. Targets are detected when they pass in front of the sensor and disrupt the light path. Rounded or curved targets that might otherwise reflect light away from the sensor, and targets with poor reflectivity, are reliability detected.

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