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New miniature photoelectric sensor - small but effective!

With their new miniature design O8 and an extremely reliable background suppression ifm electronic has developed a device that is particularly suited for handling technology and robotics. Moreover it features range up to 80 mm - and this is independent of the object's colour.

Very small design - maximum precision

The sensor detects even very small and flat components precisely, even with dark or polished surfaces. The extremely compact design means the device is an optimum choice for applications where space is at a premium. Moreover, the O8 reliably copes with constantly changing backgrounds, e.g. on robot arms. In addition, the new development is available with 3-pin and 4-pin M8 connectors.  

Reliable and efficient thanks to IO-Link

Via IO-Link the range can be conveniently set to the nearest millimetre for a multitude of applications. A complex adjustment of the distance from the sensor to the object is no longer needed. Another advantage of IO-Link is the easy replacement of sensors by saving all parameters. The new O8 type sensors are also available with preset ranges. Their reliability and precision far exceed the benchmark of conventional sensors.

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