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The magic formula of the M18 cube

Standard mounting + compact space saving = M18 Cube

Similarities among the cubes

  • Compact rectangular housing for limited space combined with standard M18 thread
  • High protection ratings and robust metal housing for harsh industrial environments
  • Quick and easy setting of switch points via IO-Link or via pushbuttons
  • Continuous visualisation of the distance value via IO-Link

Photoelectric sensor: For fast applications

  • Background suppression und high switching frequency of 1000Hz for a fast operation
  • Detection of light or dark objects on long distances

Ultrasonic sensor: For difficult surfaces

  • Sensing range up to 1,2 m independent of colour, transparency or object’s surface shine
  • Retro-reflective operation for orientation-independent object detection

PMD distance sensor: For precise detection

  • Innovative on-chip time-of-flight measurement system with PMD technology for a very precise measurement up to 1.5 m
  • Excellent reflection resistance, colour independence and background suppression for trouble-free and reliable operation

3 measuring principles offer suitable solutions for every application:

Object / Application   PMD distance

Shiny objects

Irregular objects

Objects with holes

Transparent objects



Large area
one signal

Angle to target

Small targets

Different color targets

Level of irregular objects
(seeds, potatoes)

Long range (>1m)

Dynamic application


Photoelectric sensor goes smart

The OG Cube starter kit offers the right solution for fast and far-reaching applications. The intelligent IO-Link sensors can be easily connected to the decentralized IO-Link master, which serves as a gateway to the controller and LR Device Parametrization software via the fieldbus.

Unfailing Ultrasonic- easily connected to the IT world

Use the ultrasonic sensor for applications with difficult surfaces. Regardless of the colour, transparency or structure of the surface, objects are detected reliably. Try it out now with the new ultrasonic starter kit.

PMD distance sensor- precision at a glance with IO-Link

Get a picture of the PMD sensor’s precision with the PMD starter kit. Visualize, parametrize and combine distance values from all sensors via IO-Link to get an overview of your whole plant easily- and this with less wiring outlay.

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