The high-flyers in intelligent automation

The smart photoelectric sensors of the W4F, W16 and W26 product families love a challenge, so they really kick into gear when confronted with flashes, reflections and vibrations. Thanks to innovative technology, they detect especially shiny, flat, uneven, perforated and transparent objects more reliably than ever, even under the harshest conditions such as optical influences from outside. As Smart Sensors, the photoelectric sensors are also suitable for Industry 4.0 applications and intelligent monitoring.

Integration has never been easier: The innovative BluePilot operating concept with LED feedback enables alignment and adjustment of the sensor in seconds. As Smart Sensors, the W4F, W16 and W26 product families detect every situation, process it and communicate it to the process environment via IO-Link. If the sensors report that ambient conditions have changed during operation, deviations in the production process can be eliminated before failures occur. Since they actively support automation, they open the door to intelligent 4.0 factories.


Sensor alignment using BluePilot

Thanks to the innovative LED display, BluePilot allows the sensors and reflectors as well as senders and receivers to be aligned within seconds. With photoelectric proximity sensors, a combined Teach-Turn adjustment enables both fast and precise setting.

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Detection reliability thanks to innovative technologies

Where other sensors reach their limits, the W4F, W16 and W26 product families are in a class of their own. Whether with TwinEye-Technology®, LineSpot and ClearSens in the W16 and W26 photoelectric sensor product families or V-Optics, DoubleLine and MultiSwitch in the W4F: Our optical experts detect almost any object without error. Shiny, specular or structured surfaces are no problem, nor are transparent and extremely flat objects or objects with recesses.

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Rugged when used with VISTAL®

The smart photoelectric sensor intelligence is packed into a rugged housing made of VISTAL®, which consists of glass-fiber reinforced plastic. The sensors can withstand extreme thermal, chemical or mechanical stress with ease.

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Automated communication with Smart Sensors

Smart Sensors provide indispensable input for every process chain. They support dynamic, real-time-optimized, and self-organized industry processes. The W4F, W16 and W26 Smart Sensors generate a wide range of digital process and diagnostic data that can be used to automate tasks and implement predictive maintenance.

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Smart photoelectric sensors

Our new generation of opto-electronic sensors brings object detection into the intelligent age. As Smart Sensors, the W4F, W16 and W26 product families help to automate industrial processes and implement Industry 4.0 applications. Thanks to innovative detection methods and technologies as well as the W4F as a miniature sensor, there are almost no limits to the application possibilities of our smart photoelectric sensors.

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The highflier in object detection
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Strong performance in rugged metal housing for demanding detection tasks
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Stars in object detection

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