Autonics Photo Electric Sensor Area Sensor BWC40-18HD

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BWC series from Autonics is a range of cross-beam area sensors with a variety of 7 types of products. BWC40-18HD from Autonics is an Area Sensor with polarity NPN (open collector output). 18pcs and 40mm pitch optical axis pitch, 740mm sensing height with Dark-on, and operating voltage of 12-24VDC.

BWC40-18HD from Autonics comes with the following properties:

  • 3-point cross-beam netting method minimizes the non-sensing area and increases sensing ability.
  • Long sensing distance up to 7M.
  • 7 models of the number of optical axes (4-20 EA) and optical axis pitch (40~80mm), sensing height (120-1040mm).
  • Easy installation by installation mode function.
  • High luminance indicator for emitter and receiver to check the status at the side, front and long-distance.
  • IP65 rated waterproof structure (IEC standard).


Brand Information

“Autonics” is a leading provider of automation solutions from South Korea. They develop and manufacture a wide range of automation products that are marketed worldwide. Their core products include various sensors, controllers, and motion devices, measuring equipment, laser marking systems, connection equipment, and more. Autonics products are trusted and adopted by engineers in various industrial applications and their technology is widely applied in day-to-day automation devices.

With 12 international offices in South Korea, China, Japan, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia, Turkey, USA, Brazil, Mexico, Autonics is able to provide comprehensive automation solutions for their customers across the globe.



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Warranty Information

One Year Warranty
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Additional Information

Sensing type:
Through-beam type
Sensing Distance:
Sensing target:
Opaque materials of min. Ø 50mm
Optical axis patch:
40 mm
No. of optical axis:
Sensing height:
Beam pattern:
3-point cross-beam netting type
Power supply:
12-24VDC ±10% (Ripple P-P: Max 10%)
Reverse Polarity Protection:
Current consumption:
Max. 100mA
Control output:
NPN open collector output : Load voltage: max. 30VDC Load current: max. 100mA. Residual voltage: max. 1VDC
Operation mode:
Short circuit protection:
Response time:
Max. 50ms
Light source:
Infrared LED (850nm modulated light type)
Synchronization type:
Timing method by synchronous line
Transmitted-received light monitoring. Direct light monitoring. Output circuit monitoring
Interference protection:
Interference protection by frequency changing setting
Ambient illumination:
Ambient light: max. 100,000Ꙇx (received light side illumination)
Ambient temperature:
-10~+55◦C (at non-freezing status)
Storage temperature:
Ambient humidity:
35~85 RH
Storage humidity:
35~85 RH
Noise strength:
The square wave noise by noise simulator (Voltage ±240V. period 10ms. Pulse width 1µs)
Dielectric strength:
1000VAC 50/60 Hz for 1 min
Insulation resistance:
Min 20MΩ (500VDC mega)
1.5mm amplitude at a frequency of 10~55Hz in each of X, Y, Z directions for 2 hours
500m/s2 (50G) in X, Y, Z directions for 3 times
IP65 (IEC standard)
Body: Aluminum. Sensing part and indicator: Acrylic
Ø5, 4-core. Length 300m, connector M12
Bracket A: 4EA. Bracket B: 4EA. Bolt: 8EA
Unit weight:
Approx. 1.7Kg (based on BWC80-14H)
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