High-performance light barriers

In the field of sensor technology, high-performance light barriers belong, in a sense, to the „tried and tested“ technologies. Nevertheless, compared to many other possible solutions, they are still often without alternative, especially when it comes to operating conditions with special requirements and also challenges, such as extremely high dust and dirt loads, high humidity, but also adverse weather conditions such as fog, icing or snow.


This white paper describes the basic functionality as well as individual components of high performance light barriers, deals with the different operating modes as well as service functions of such devices and presents solutions from ipf electronic. In this context, some concrete fields of application illustrate the potential of high performance light barriers. Finally, selected application examples give an impression of the special properties of these systems.