Optical Sensors Offer Longer Operating Distances

Pepperl+Fuchs’ R200 and R201 optical sensors enable applications with longer operating distances. Like the company’s R100, R101, and R103 series, both components offer all photoelectric functional principles in a design that is now larger and suitable for specific mounting situations. Usability is intuitive and identical across all series—and the standardized IO-Link connection via the latest Smart Sensor Profiles also enables reliable integration of the sensors.


The R200 and R201 also employ DuraBeam laser technology and high-precision Multi Pixel Technology (MPT) for distance measurement. Standardized usability across all series and functional principles plus the IO-Link interface facilitate parameterization of the sensors during commissioning and when there is a change to the functional principle or to another series. The R200 and R201 offer all photoelectric functional principles including:

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  • thru-beam sensors
  • retro-reflective sensors with a polarization filter or for clear object recognition
  • energetic diffuse mode sensors
  • sensors with background suppression and foreground suppression
  • measuring light barriers with two switch points
  • distance sensors.

For more details, visit the R200 and R201 sensors page.

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