Pantron Standard Infrared Photoelectric Sensors
The design of Pantron photo eyes is crucial to their performance. The lens that is used to focus the infrared beam is contained deep within the protective housing of the photo eye. This prevents it from becoming scratched or dirty. The piece on the front of the photo eye that resembles a lens is actually an extremely durable protective shield made of Lexan ™ polycarbonate resin*. When the infrared beam is created, it is focused within the photo eye and then passes through the external shield. Using this method, the photo eye is capable of producing a beam that is extremely powerful.
Pantron photoelectric systems are perfect for wash-down areas, carwashes, and amusement park water rides because they have a protection rating of IP67 and are 100% submersible. Pantron photo eyes are available in both hard-wired and quick disconnect versions. The hard-wired photo eyes are fitted with a color-coded strain relief at the point where the cable connects to the body. This reduces the stress applied to the connection between the wire and the photo eye and provides a method for easy identification of the transmitter (red) and the receiver (black.)
* Additional cable lengths available upon request.