Photoelectric fork sensors / angle sensors

Optical fork and angle sensors

As is the case with through-beam sensors transmitter and receiver are arranged face to face. Both components are permanent parts of a fork or an angle, i.e. they do not have to be aligned towards each other.
If an object enters the detection zone, the light beam is interrupted and a switching signal is generated. Optical fork and angle sensors use a particularly fine light beam and are thus suitable for the detection of tiny objects.
Optical fork sensor Optical angle sensor
Fork width / sensor width
up to 10 mm up to 20 mm up to 30 mm up to 50 mm up to 60 mm up to 80 mm up to 100 mm up to 120 mm
visible laser light