Photoelectric sensors

The cost-effective detection solution

Your Benefits

  • The simple and convenient sensor solution for reliable presence detection
  • Cost-effective detection: Optimum optical performance in miniature format delivering outstanding value for money
  • Minimum downtimes: Simple design means there is no chance of the sensor being adjusted inadvertently
  • Flexible in application: Thanks to numerous housing and mounting options, the Z18 SimpleSense can be integrated into all kinds of application environments, including where space is at a premium
  • High compatibility: Programmable switching output for easy integration into existing plants
  • Low installation costs thanks to quick and easy mounting


The cost-effective detection solution

The Z18 SimpleSense sensors are the ideal detection solution for standard applications at close range. With a wide range of housing options, mounting options, and sensor principles, the hybrid photoelectric sensors are suitable for all kinds of detection environments. The sensors are easy to mount and can also be integrated into existing plants and systems without any problems – including where space is at a premium – thanks to their miniature format. This combination of outstanding performance with maximum cost-effectiveness makes the Z18 SimpleSense sensors the ideal solution wherever reliable presence detection is required.

At a glance
  • Modern OES4 ASIC technology for excellent optical performance and ambient light immunity
  • Housing formats: Cylindrical (with M18 thread), cuboid, and hybrid
  • Wide range of mounting options
  • Programmable switching outputs
  • No protection class II power supply unit required

Numerous housing and mounting options

Flexible sensor for countless logistics applications

Whether the housing is hybrid, cylindrical or cuboid, whether with integrated M18 thread or basic mount: The SimpleSense product family includes a wide range of housing shapes and, thanks to numerous mounting options, can be flexibly adapted to the respective on-site requirements. This makes these sensors the ideal economical and reliable detection solution for all types of logistics applications, regardless of the type of system and installation situation.

Easy to integrate into various types of systems thanks to M18 standard thread.

Stepless alignment of the optics thanks to the ball-shaped housing.

Fits into a wide variety of system designs thanks to straight or angled cable outlet.

Easy integration: Thanks to the wide range of housing variants and mounting options, the sensors can be mounted in all types of plants with speed and flexibility.

Reliable performance

High cost-effectiveness combined with reliable performance

The level of performance that has come to be expected of SICK does not have to be sacrificed at close range either: The SimpleSense sensors offer high ambient light immunity, they are reliable, and they are unlikely to suffer from interference. There is no chance of the sensors being adjusted inadvertently, as they have been reduced to the essentials. In addition, SimpleSense devices reduce downtime and impress with an excellent price-performance ratio.
Through-beam photoelectric sensors for door and gate protection.
Photoelectric retro-reflective sensors for applications on roller conveyors.

Z18: The reliable and cost-effective solution for standard applications at close range: SimpleSense photoelectric sensors offer maximum optical performance in a miniature size.


Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    Dimensions (W x H x D)

    13.6 mm x 34.8 mm x 21.9 mm

    13.6 mm x 42.9 mm x 33.3 mm

    13.6 mm x 40.8 mm x 33.3 mm

    13.6 mm x 44.2 mm x 33.3 mm

    13.6 mm x 31 mm x 22.4 mm

    23.3 mm x 24 mm x 26 mm

    14.4 mm x 20.5 mm x 23 mm

    13.6 mm x 34.8 mm x 23 mm

    13.6 mm x 45.1 mm x 31.7 mm

    24 mm x 42.6 mm x 33.3 mm

    24 mm x 44.7 mm x 33.3 mm

    14.4 mm x 18 mm x 23 mm

    13.6 mm x 41.7 mm x 31.7 mm

    Light sourceLED / PinPoint LED
    Type of lightInfrared light / visible red light
    Enclosure ratingIP67
    Housing materialPlastic
All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product