New Photoelectric Sensor from Rockwell Automation Designed for Higher Demand Applications

By Craig Resnick

Company and Product News

Rockwell Automation introduced the latest addition to its smart sensing portfolio, the new Allen-Bradley 42AF RightSight M30 photoelectric sensor.  Designed with improved environmental resistance and long-distance detection in a mid-sized, right-angle housing, the RightSight M30 smart sensor offers additional flexibility and performance for a wider range of higher-demand applications.

Built with IO-Link capability, the sensor integrates into The Connected Enterprise by delivering data and diagnostics from the sensor directly into a control system to help to minimize downtime and increase productivity.  With this capability, the sensor provides information, such as signal strength, location, proximity alarms and timing functions, that help to create operational efficiencies and streamline troubleshooting.  The 360-degree high visibility LED power and status indicators can further assist in setup, monitoring and troubleshooting.

The more durable, right-angle housing offers a universal 30 mm nose and 18 mm base mount for faster, more flexible installation and replacement.  The IP67/IP69k/1200 psi rated housing is fully sealed, enabling the RightSight M30 to withstand harsher industrial environments, including high-pressure and high-temperature wash-downs.  Featuring multiple sensing modes, the sensor is also available in simpler-to-apply, adjustment-free models and teachable versions that adjust sensitivity and output configuration via a push of a button.

The Allen-Bradley 42AF RightSight M30 photoelectric sensor from Rockwell Automation was introduced at Automation Fair 2018 and is currently available worldwide.

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