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Carlo Gavazzi PD70 pedestrian and industrial door sensors

Carlo Gavazzi launched a new series of slim-profile photoelectric sensors for pedestrian and industrial door applications. The PD70 packs a multitude of features and approvals into a compact housing that can fit in many installations. With a housing that is only 11.5-mm wide by 11.5-mm deep, the PD70 can be mounted in narrow door frames. A built-in test input feature on the emitter allows for evaluation of proper sensor function, thereby increasing the level of safety, according to the company. The sensing range of 12m allows the PD70 to be used in wide door openings with total reliability. The colour-coded sensors (red for emitter, green for receiver) come pre-wired with 5m of cable, or with a M8 quick-connect plug. Carlo Gavazzi says the PD70 is the perfect complement to standard radar door sensors, providing the presence detection required to alert the door controller that a person or object is in the door opening and to keep the door open until it is clear.


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August 11, 2010  By  John Gilson

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