Banner Engineering (Minneapolis, MN) has announced the release of the T18-2 Series photoelectric sensors for reliable presence detection in harsh washdown and thermal shock environments. The new T18-2 Series features an FDA-grade shatterproof plastic housing and is IP69K rated and ECOLAB certified to protect against water ingress and chemical washdown. Furthermore, the sensor’s smooth surface and minimal crevices ensure easy cleaning. Additional features include:
- A fully epoxy encapsulated housing, to eliminate internal air cavities that can lead to condensation inside sensors during temperature cycling.
- An all-plastic sensor featuring ultrasonically-welded joints for a durable seal that can withstand thermal shock with greater reliability than comparable metal sensors. This ensures reliable operation in temperatures ranging from -40 to +70 °C.
- Sensor setup and alignment made simple thanks to a bright, visible red emitter (all models except infrared). The highly visible output and dual-function power and stability indicators make the sensors easy to use and troubleshoot.
The new T18-2 is ideal for harsh environments such as meat or dairy processing, food and beverage processing and packaging, and cold storage applications.