Photoelectric Sensor


Manufacturer Part NumberS51-PA-5-C10-PK
DescriptionPhotoelectric Sensor
S51-PA-5-C10-PK datasheet

Specifications of S51-PA-5-C10-PK

Sensing Range0cm To 10cmOutput Current100mA
Sensor OutputPNPSupply Voltage Range Dc10V To 30V
Sensor HousingCylinder RotatableSensing Range Min0cm
Sensor InputOpticalSensing Range Max10cm
Lead Free Status / RoHS StatusLead free / RoHS Compliant  
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Attenuation: Reduction of beam intensity as a result of environmental factors
such as dust, humidity, steam, etc.
Dark on: Output energized when light is not detected by the receiving element.
For through-beam sensors, light from the projector is not detected by the re-
ceiver when an object is present. For refl ected light sensors, light is not detected
when it is not refl ected from an object surface.
Diffuse-refl ected light sensors: Sensors that detect all scattered and re-
fl ected light. Light refl ected from nearby surfaces, as well as the intended object
surface, is detected. Diffuse-refl ected light sensors are often called “proximity
switches,” since they switch when any object is near. Also use to detect color
contrast when colors refl ect light intensity differently (green LED recommended
for this application).
EEPROM: Acronym which stands for electronically erasable, programmable,
read only memory.
Excess gain: Ratio of optical power available at a given projector-to-receiver
range divided by the minimum optical power required to trigger the receiver.
Extraneous light: Incident light received by a sensor, not related to the
presence or absence of an object being detected. Extraneous light is usually
unwanted background light such as sunlight and incandescent lamps in close
ΔE: The measurement of color difference as a three-variable function, located on
an XYZ axis of light, hue, and chroma values.
Hysteresis: The lag in response shown by an object in reacting to changes in
the forces affecting it . Operating point and release point at different levels. For
solid state sensors, this is accomplished electrically. For mechanical switches, it
results from storing potential energy before the transition occurs.
Light on: Output energized when light is detected by the receiving element. For
through-beam sensors, light from the projector is detected by the receiver when
an object is not present. For refl ected light sensors, light is detected when it is
refl ected from an objects surface.
Linearity: The measure of the extent to which a certain response is directly
proportional to the applied excitation.
NPN/PNP: Types of open collector transistors. NPN is a sink transistor; output
on establishes negative potential difference. PNP is a source transistor; output
on establishes positive potential difference.
Polarizing: Filtering out all refl ected light except that which is projected in one
plane only. Polarized retro-refl ected light sensors detect the light from corner-
cube type refl ectors when an object is not present.
Refl ected-light sensors: Sensors with the projector and receiver in one hous-
ing. Light is projected by the light source, and refl ected light is received by the
optical surface. Includes diffuse-refl ected, retro-refl ected, limited-refl ected, and
spot-refl ected sensors.
Repeatability: Ability of a sensor to reproduce output readings consistently
when the same value is applied consecutively, in the same direction, for a speci-
fi ed number of cycles, or for a specifi ed time duration.
Resolution: Overall dimension of the smallest object which can be detected
(when sensing the presence of an object) or smallest increment of distance
which can be distinguished with reliable results (when sensing the position of
an object).
Response time: Time elapsed between input and output. Total response time is
the sum of object detection, amplifi er response, and output response times.
Retro-refl ective: This type of refl ected light sensor uses a special refl ector to
return projected light when an object is not present. Sensor detects the presence
of an object when the light is refl ected differently.
Through-beam sensors: Sensors with a separate projector and receiver. The
light source from the projector is detected by the receiver, except when an object
is present.
Transient: Undesirable surge of current (many times larger than normal current)
for a very short period, such as during the start-up of an inductive motor.
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