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DC Rectangular Photoelectric Sensors (QM / CX / FE Series)


There are many different styles of photoelectric sensors, but really only four basic technologies: through-beam, reflective, diffuse, and background suppression. The categories of these types of DC photoelectric sensors available from AutomationDirect are:
  • Background Suppression (QM / CX Series)

  • Diffuse (QM / CX / FE Series)

  • Retroreflective (QM / CX / FE Series)

  • Retroreflective for Transparent Objects (QM Series)

  • Through Beam (QM / CX / FE Series)


QM Series Photoelectric Sensors


DC Mini-Rectangular Plastic


  • 56 models available
  • Rectangular photoelectric sensor (photo eye)
  • Plastic housing
  • Selectable Light-on/Dark-on output
  • Diffuse, diffuse with background suppression, polarized retroreflective, retroreflective for transparent objects, through-beam, and retroreflective models
  • 3-wire NPN or PNP
  • Easy-to-use potentiometer for setting switch point distance on select models
  • All Retroreflective models include one 41 x 60mm rectangular reflector (RL116)
  • Through-beam models include emitter and receiver pair
  • 2m output cable or M8 quick-disconnect. Purchase cable separately
  • IP67 rated
  • Mounting brackets and shutter accessories available

CX Series Photoelectric Sensors


DC Mini-Rectangular Plastic


  • 18 models available
  • Long operating distances
  • Adjustable sensitivity
  • Scratch-resistant and easy to clean glass lens
  • Axial cable or M8 quick-disconnect models
  • Complete overload protection
  • Mounting brackets are not needed
  • IP65 rated

FE Series Photoelectric Sensors


DC Mini-Rectangular Plastic


  • 12 models available
  • Diffuse, polarized reflective, and through-beam models
  • Adjustable sensitivity
  • Axial cable or M8 quick-disconnect models
  • NPN or PNP, Light-on/Dark-on selectable output
  • IP67 rated

Background Suppression (QM/CX Series)Background Suppression (QM/CX Series)

  • Photoelectric sensor (photo eye)
  • Rectangular
  • Plastic housing
  • Diffuse with background suppression
  • 3-wire
Diffuse (QM/CX/FE Series)Diffuse (QM/CX/FE Series)

  • Photoelectric sensor (photo eye)
  • Rectangular
  • Plastic housing
  • Diffuse
  • 3-wire
Retroreflective (QM/CX/FE Series)Retroreflective (QM/CX/FE Series)

  • Photoelectric sensor (photo eye)
  • Rectangular
  • Plastic housing
  • Polarized retroreflective
  • 3-wire
Retroreflective for Transparent Objects (QM Series)Retroreflective for Transparent Objects (QM Series)

  • Photoelectric sensor (photo eye)
  • Rectangular
  • Plastic housing
  • Retroreflective for transparent
  • 3-wire
Through Beam (QM/CX/FE Series)Through Beam (QM/CX/FE Series)

  • Photoelectric sensor (photo eye)
  • Rectangular
  • Plastic housing
  • Through-beam
  • 3-wire
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