Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems has introduced a new series of human detection proximity sensors that are 35% thinner than previous versions and are simple to install thanks to their ‘plug and play’ nature. The new devices also feature built-in trigonometric background suppression, so they are unaffected by changing scenes or by people passing by outside the detection range. Changing light conditions and bright daylight measuring up to 30klux at the sensor’s surface will not affect the performance of the sensor.
Like previous versions, the proximity sensors measure 10mm wide and 20mm high, but their depth is only 12.7mm compared with 19.5mm. The timing of the signals can be adjusted so that the beam frequency of each adjacent sensor will not interfere with the other.