Omron Electronic Components Europe has introduced the EE-SY1201 reflective PMS (photomicrosensor), a compact reflective sensor that addresses the need for surface mount devices for applications such as 3D printers, mini printers, e-locks and factory automation equipment.
The EE-SY1201 measures just 3.0 x 4.0 x 2.0mm and has a sensing distance of 3.0 to 4.0mm. Applications that would benefit from the compact size of the EE-SY1201 include paper pass detection in mini-printers, pin or cylinder rotation in e-locks, media pass detection in cutting machines and filament rotation in 3D printers. Other uses include factory automation equipment and industrial cameras.
Gabriele Fulco, product marketing manager for sensors at Omron, said, “With increasing pressure on system size, there is a definite market trend to move from leaded PMS solutions to SMD, but there is a real need for a miniature device with a mid-range…sensing distance. Our new device achieves a comparatively long sensing distance within a compact form factor as a result of its built in lens.”