Photoelectric sensors use a beam of light to detect the presence or absence of an object. This technology is an ideal alternative to inductive proximity sensors when you require long sensing distances or when the item you want to sense is non-metal. Our photoelectric sensors satisfy applications found in many industries, such as material handling, packaging, food processing, and transportation. For your specialised applications that require a non-standard connector or cable, we can customise the sensor connections.

Photoelectric sensors are used extensively in packaging machinery, automatic door systems, and many other industrial applications. Our sensors are available in diffuse reflective, background suppression, retro reflective, polarized, through beam, clear object detection, and colour recognition.

Innovation and quality are the fundamentals of our market approach. The long-range photoelectric sensors PD112 are among the longest ranging type of background suppression sensors in the world. These sensors are provided with a specific detection mode for industrial applications such as pallet wrapping, large conveyors and the wood industry and to ensure perfect control of sliding doors, Carlo Gavazzi has developed “Guardian”, the most advanced overhead motion and presence detector to watch over entrance and exit areas thus safeguarding people.