Sensors & Transducers


Photoelectric sensor for demanding applications

June 2019 Sensors & Transducers

The new Allen-Bradley 42AF RightSight M30 photoelectric sensor from Rockwell Automation is the latest addition to the company’s smart sensing portfolio. Built with improved environmental resistance and long distance detection in a mid-sized, right-angle housing, the RightSight M30 smart sensor offers the flexibility and performance required for a wide range of high demand applications.

“Our new photoelectric sensor was developed to help increase reliability in harsh environments where dirt or undesired particles could accumulate on the sensor lens,” says control systems business manager, Christo Buys.

Built with IO-Link capability, the sensor easily integrates into the connected enterprise by delivering data and diagnostics from the sensor directly into a control system to help minimise downtime and increase productivity. With this capability, the sensor provides information such as signal strength, location, proximity alarms and timing functions that help create operational efficiencies and streamline troubleshooting. The 360 degree high visibility LED power and status indicators further assist in setup, monitoring and troubleshooting.

The durable, right-angle housing offers a universal 30 mm nose and 18 mm base mount for fast, flexible installation and replacement. The IP67/IP69k/80 bar rated housing is fully sealed, enabling the RightSight M30 to withstand tough industrial environments, including those involving high pressure and high temperature wash-downs. Featuring multiple sensing modes, the sensor is also available in easy-to-apply, adjustment-free models and teachable versions that adjust sensitivity and output configuration at the push of a button.

For more information contact Christo Buys, Rockwell Automation, +27 11 654 9700, cbuys@ra.rockwell.com, www.rockwellautomation.co.za



Credit(s)



Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Sensors for predictive maintenance solutions
December 2019, Turck Banner , Sensors & Transducers
Banner Engineering’s QM30VT series sensors build on the capabilities offered by the QM42VT Series sensors they replace. They maintain all the same functionality, registers, and scaling, however, their ...

Read more...
On safe paths with Leuze
December 2019, Countapulse Controls , Sensors & Transducers
When using the principle of triangulation for navigating automated guided vehicles (AGVs), vehicles are often equipped with two different scanners – one for safety and one for navigation. Now there is ...

Read more...
Electronic position indicator with Ethernet interface
December 2019, Instrotech , Sensors & Transducers
Instrotech now offers the Siko AP20 position indicator, equipped to detect the position of spindle adjustments in machines. It displays the corresponding positional data to the operator and passes it ...

Read more...
AI module improves industrial production
December 2019, Rockwell Automation , System Integration & Control Systems Design
Industrial workers can now use the data from their equipment more easily to predict production issues and improve processes with their existing automation and control skill set. The new FactoryTalk Analytics ...

Read more...
Lonza selects Rockwell Automation for digital transformation of pharmaceutical operations
December 2019, Rockwell Automation , News
Lonza has selected Rockwell Automation for the turnkey implementation of the strategic vision to bring the digital factory to nine facilities that manufacture drug capsules. The Swiss-based company, founded ...

Read more...
Inline measurement in chemical process monitoring and control
December 2019 , Sensors & Transducers
For reasons of quality and safety, the control of processes in the chemical industry is essential. The monitoring should be done directly in the process, continuously, and on a real-time basis. Modern ...

Read more...
Setting the future standard for 3D image processing
November 2019, SICK Automation Southern Africa , Sensors & Transducers
SICK Automation has set the future standard for 3D image processing with regard to technology, speed, resolution and ease of integration. The company’s Ranger3 3D vision camera is capable of taking high ...

Read more...
Millimetre perfect from ifm electronic
November 2019, ifm - South Africa , Sensors & Transducers
Precise ToF distance sensor for demanding applications Thanks to the innovative on-chip time-of-flight principle with PMD technology (photonic mixer device), the new OGD precision sensor from ifm electronic, ...

Read more...
Bright, versatile illumination
November 2019, Turck Banner , Sensors & Transducers
The bright, uniform output of the WLB72 reduces shadows, improves visibility and gives workers the light they need to work efficiently and without making mistakes. A diffuse window minimises eye strain ...

Read more...
Time synchronise your key remote sites
November 2019, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists , Sensors & Transducers
Managing processes where root cause identification is rapidly identified can generate substantial savings though improved productivity and implementation of planned preventive maintenance schedules. Knowing ...

Read more...