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Reflex Array

The photoelectric sensor with the 2D light array: multifaceted and economical

Your Benefits

  • Reduces the overall costs for detection by up to 50% compared to other solutions
  • Detection of objects ≥ 3 mm, ≥ 5 mm or ≥ 10 mm in a 55 mm-high light array or ≥ 5 mm in a 25 mm-high light array
  • PinPoint LED enables great visibility of the light array and easy and fast optical alignment
  • Predictive maintenance using AutoAdapt reduces downtimes

Overview

The photoelectric sensor with the 2D light array: multifaceted and economical

In combination with a reflector, the Reflex Array MultiTask photoelectric sensor detects leading edges of small, flat, transparent or unevenly formed objects on conveyor belts within its light array. Detection takes place regardless of where and how the objects are positioned on a conveyor belt. The photoelectric sensor reliably detects objects such as glass bottles and polybags. The Reflex Array can even detect perforated objects easily without triggering multiple switching operations. This reduces the overall costs and accelerates the commissioning process. Compared to other solutions that involve use of individual photoelectric sensors or small light grids, Reflex Array offers substantial cost benefits.

At a glance
  • RAY10: 25 mm-high light array, detects objects ≥ 5 mm
  • RAY26: 55 mm-high light array, three variants, detects objects ≥ 3 mm, ≥ 5 mm or ≥ 10 mm
  • Display for predictive maintenance on the sensor; transmits maintenance signals to the PLC via IO-Link
  • Conveyor belt suppression for RAY26

Advantages

Easy and fast alignment thanks to PinPoint LED

Thanks to PinPoint LED, the light array of the Reflex Array MultiTask photoelectric sensor is highly visible. After aligning the photoelectric sensor, all that is required is to teach in the sensor, and then it is ready for detection.

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RAY10: Good visibility of the light array on the reflector
RAY26: Good visibility of the light array on the reflector

Thanks to fast alignment and easy adjustment, the commissioning time of the photoelectric sensor is very brief

Predictive maintenance

During operation, blue LEDs indicate the degree of contamination of the sensor and reflector. IO-Link enables corresponding data transfer to the PLC. This ensures that maintenance or cleaning of the device is scheduled in a timely manner. This prevents unwanted downtimes.

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BluePilot for RAY10: The shorter the distance of the blue LEDs from each other, the higher the degree of contamination is
BluePilot for RAY26: The shorter the distance of the blue LEDs from each other, the higher the degree of contamination is

Predictive maintenance prevents downtimes

Conveyor belt suppression (only for RAY26P-xxxxx3)

Conveyor belt suppression enables gradual deactivation of the detection zone (A) right above the conveyor belt. This suppresses the interference of the conveyor belt that causes the sensor to switch during system operation. Conveyor belt suppression is configured via IO-Link.

Ensure plant availability quickly and easily with conveyor belt suppression

Applications

Technical overview

 
  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Dimensions (W x H x D)

    21.5 mm x 36 mm x 37.7 mm

    24.6 mm x 82.5 mm x 53.3 mm

    Sensing range max.

    0 m ... 1.5 m 1)

    0 m ... 2 m 2) 3)

    0 m ... 3 m 2) 4)

    0 m ... 4.5 m 2) 5)

    Light sourcePinPoint LED
    Type of lightVisible red light
    Enclosure rating

    IP67

    IP66

    Housing material

    Plastic ABS

    Plastic VISTAL®

    Adjustment

    Potentiometer

    Potentiometer, IO-Link

    BluePilot: Teach-in, IO-Link

    • 1) Reflector P250F.
    • 2) Reflector PL80A.
    • 3) At minimum object size 3 mm.
    • 4) At minimum object size 5 mm.
    • 5) At minimum object size 10 mm.
All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product

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