Omron Automation Americas has added more than 2,500 new models to its E2E NEXT line of proximity sensors. Highlights of the new models include an enhanced sensing distance that minimizes target contact during production and IoT capabilities for improved predictive maintenance, according to Omron.
E2E sensors are designed to help manufacturers reduce potential causes of unplanned downtime while benefiting from the sensors’ environmental resistance. The addition of IO-Link functionality enables the sensors to reduce recovery time by indicating the location and cause of failures. They can also detect warning signs of impending failures and notify users via the network. The combination of IoT capabilities, long sensing distance, and oil resistant sheathing reduces the risk of sudden equipment shutdowns by a factor of three, according to Omron.