Sensors are an investment good and should have a long service life in use. Therefore, users usually tend to place such devices at a greater distance from moving objects, if possible, in order to avoid possible collisions and thus damage to the sensor during detection. However, longer sensor ranges are usually accompanied by larger device designs. For this reason, compromises often have to be made between the installation situation given in a specific application, i.e. the space available for sensor mounting, and the maximum range of a specific device in order to obtain a truly optimal solution.