The DQ12 is a miniature, cost-effective photoelectric sensor for applications in space-constrained environments. The sensor features LED status indicators for power on, signal received, and marginal signal. In addition, fixed field models are now resistant to ambient light interference, from energy-efficient lights, for example.  

         The compact DQ12 photoelectric sensor.

The DQ12 offers an increased sensing range with new LED technology. The device is available in opposed mode, fixed-field, polarised retro reflective, and non-polarised retro reflective modes. They all deliver powerful sensing performance in tight spaces. Opposed-mode and retro reflective models feature increased sensing range for greater application distances, or higher reliability due to increased light output. The excess gain and other performance specifications are similar to those of the Q12 Series.

With its compact 8.0 mm housing, the DQ12 sensor can fit almost anywhere. It is rated IP67 and is therefore suitable for use in a wide range of locations and applications.

The OEM-friendly black housing is over-moulded and features highly visible pad printing for enhanced durability. The sensor can be mounted directly onto or inside manufacturing equipment, with robust, metal-lined mounting holes consistently located on all models.

The DQ12 sensor is also available in Light Operate (L.O.) or Dark Operate (D.O.), bipolar or complementary outputs, with a full range of cable and connectors depending on the model.

Applications include:

  • Error-proofing in automotive assembly equipment
  • Embedded in automated commercial kiosks and benchtop laboratory equipment
  • End effector sensing on robotic assembly equipment
  • Part-in-place verification for industries such as smart phone manufacturing and semi-conductor packaging.  

For more information contact Turck Banner, email: brandon.topham@turckbanner.co.za or visit: www.turckbanner.co.za

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