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Baumer offers high-quality digital cameras (GigE Vision®, USB3 Vision™, Camera Link®) for PC-based image processing systems and intuitive vision sensors as well as OEM vision engineering for customized vision components to be used for many different applications across varied industries. Baumer Optronic GmbH is a subsidiary of the Swiss Baumer Group – a global leader in sensor solutions for factory and process automation.

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SmartReflect Light Barrier

POSTED 02/21/2012

Photoelectric Sensor Increases Process Reliability

SmartReflect Sensor from BaumerBaumer has introduced SmartReflectTM, the first photoelectric light barrier to operate without a separate reflector or receiver. Available with IP69K-rated or standard plastic housings, SmartReflect light barriers create a closed light beam between the sensor and any background, and reliably detect target objects regardless of color, shape, transparency or surface texture.

SmartReflect technology is ideal for automated food and beverage processing, packaging/materials handling, or print and graphics sensing applications. These light barriers are easy to install and adjust, insensitive to dirt or wash-down, and very low-maintenance. By substituting any machine part in the processing environment as a receiver, the SmartReflect(TM) eliminates costs associated with reflector installation, cleaning, adjustment and replacement.

Baumer offers three SmartReflect sensor designs: IP69K-rated hygienic or wash-down models featuring ProTect+ impermeability; standard-sized 14.8 x 31 x 43 sensors with plastic housings, and a miniature sensor with a housing that measures just 8 x 16.2 x 10.8 mm.