AutomationDirect adds U-Frame, L-Frame and Harsh Duty Fork Sensors

Fork sensors (slot sensors) from AutomationDirect are U or L shaped through-beam object detecting sensors that have the transmitter and receiver built into the opposing “fork” arms of the sensor housing.

New PS series fork sensor additions include harsh duty U-frame sensors for food applications, L-frame or angled fork sensors for unique mounting situations, and fork sensors for liquid detection. Depending on model, PS series fork sensors are available in visible red, infrared and laser lighting and in sensing ranges from 5mm to 220 mm.

fork sensorsAdvantages of fork sensors include ease of installation with only one connection point, identical mechanical and optical axis; and with transmitter and receiver built into the same housing they are always in alignment, providing operational reliability and repeatability.

Starting at $86.00, all PS series fork sensors are IEC IP67-rated, have cULus approval and are CE, RoHs and REACH compliant. Harsh duty sensors are also IP69K rated.

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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 fast 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

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