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Longer distance sensor for touchless control solutions

Longer distance sensor for touchless control solutions

Omron’s B5W-DB diffuse reflector sensor has a sensing distance of 550mm, which the company says is longer than light convergent resistance sensors of the same size, making it ideal for Covid-safe user interfaces.

The B5W-DB features enhanced disturbance light resistance, making the product less susceptible to ambient light such as sunlight. The sensor can be mounted from four directions and it operates on an impressively low current consumption of 20mA maximum.

The diffuse reflector sensor opens itself up to applications in washroom equipment, sterilization equipment and entry control systems. Touchless sensors have a lower infection risk, making them Covid-secure and giving peace of mind to patrons using facilities in washrooms and other public spaces. They can also be used to activate security and door entry systems when an individual is seeking admission, and to operate sterilization equipment reducing the risk of cross-infection.

Omron says the B5W sensors are particularly effective at identifying black, transparent, reflective and other hard to detect surfaces, and the new range also features enhanced performance in this area.


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