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OMRON Releases Light Convergent Reflective Sensor

OMRON Corporation has globally launched the Light Convergent Reflective Sensor which can be embedded in industrial equipment.

The “B5W-LB series” adopts OMRON’s unique lens structure combining four types of aspherical lenses and realizes stable detection with a wide sensing range regardless of colors and materials such as shiny, black, and transparent surface.

Recently, advances have been made in a wide range of industrial equipment which brings growing needs for sensors that can accurately detect products without being affected by the design of containers and packages.

By adopting the means of “detection by the light convergent reflective method” that has been used for sensors mainly for factory manufacturing facilities, the sensors are not affected by a change of object color and/or material, contributing to a reduction of malfunctions. On the other hand, sensors using the light convergent reflective method have a narrower range of distance for detecting an object and may overlook a product that is not in its predetermined position.

OMRON will continue to actively promote research and development to realize the automation of various applications with sensors, contributing to solving customers’ problems.

Major Applications:


The Key Characteristics include:

  • Stable detection of mirror, black, and transparent objects. No need for a setting change for each object to be detected, contributing to higher usability.
  • Reliable detection of an object regardless of its color and/or background, reducing malfunction and contributing to customer satisfaction.
  • OMRON’s proprietary lens structure combining four types of aspheric lenses ensures a wide detection range which is less susceptible to an object’s positional shift and contributes to the stable operation of equipment.

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Japan: June 2019

Global: July 2019

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