Banner’s VS8 Series Miniature Sensors fit into the smallest spaces and provide exceptional sensing performance and precision. They reliably detect very small parts and other challenging targets, such as dark, multicolored, or reflective objects. These miniature sensors are ideal for use in small spaces and near moving parts on machinery. They are also an easy-to-implement and cost-effective alternative to fiber optic systems in some applications.
- Versatility: Sensors in the VS8 series have a space-saving form factor (21.1 mm x 14.6 mm x 8 mm). They are available in laser and LED models and in four different sensing modes. You can match the sensing technology to the application without altering equipment design.
- Rapid Integration: Industry standard side mounting holes with 15 mm spacing simplify installation on new or existing equipment. The dovetail mounting option allows ±10° tip/pivot adjustments for quick, precise alignment. High-visibility status LEDs, electronic push-button and remote input teach make it easy to program the sensors.
- Precision: Models with a red laser sensing beam have a bright, precise spot for detecting small objects and multicolored targets. Red laser models with adjustable or fixed-field background suppression can detect an object with a diameter of 0.5 mm at a distance of 70 mm.
- Reliable Detection of Challenging Targets: Models with a blue LED sensing beam reliably detect difficult targets with dark or reflective surfaces and transparent objects, like foils, thin films, glass, and plastic. These models do not require a reflector, ideal for use in space-constrained applications.