Datalogic Contrast Sensors Now Available

AutomationDirect now offers Datalogic print mark contrast sensors with 6-12mm sensing distances. Designed to detect the difference in the wavelength of the reflected light between a target mark and background, the contrast sensors use RGB light emission with automatic selection, and feature teach-in sensitivity adjustment, and selectable light on/dark on outputs.

datalogic-print-mark-sensors-5x7The S8 Series compact contrast sensors feature horizontal spot orientation, a 25 kHz switching frequency, NPN or PNP logic output, 12-30 VDC operating voltage, and are available with IP67-rated plastic or IP69K-rated 316L stainless steel housings. The S8-series sensors, starting at $68.00, are fitted with a 4-pin M8 quick-disconnect or have an attached 150mm cable with M12 quick-disconnect.

New TL Series contrast sensors feature vertical or horizontal spot orientation, 10-30 VDC operating voltages, aluminum housings, and NPN/PNP or PNP logic outputs. TL-series sensors are fitted with a 5-pin M12 quick-disconnect with adjustable exit angle; models are available with 0-5VDC analog outputs and 15, 20, or 50 kHz switching frequencies. These IP67-rated contrast sensors start at $130.00.

Datalogic print mark contrast sensors are CE, RoHs and Reach compliant, and are cULus approved.

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About AutomationDirect:

In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency and the majority of their products are stocked for same-day shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit


*Prices as of September 21, 2016. Check website for most current prices