Autonics Photo Electric Sensor Area Sensor BWP20-12P

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500.00 Grams
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1 unit
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BWP series from Autonics is a range of area sensors (plastic housing) with a variety of 4 types of products. BWP20-12P from Autonics is an Area Sensor with polarity PNP (open collector output). 12 numbers of optical axes & 20mm pitch optical axis, 220mm length, and operating voltage of 12 - 24 VDC

BWP20-12P from Autonics comes with the following properties:

  • 13mm slim body with Fresnel a lens.
  • Adoption of plastic (PC/ABS) injection case.
  • Includes Stop transmission function, mutual interference prevention function. Job indicator blinks function. Light ON/Dark-on switching function.
  • Easy to distinguishing side/front and long-distance with high luminance twin operation indicators.
  • Fast response time, max 7ms.
  • 4 types of products (optical axis pitch: 20mm, no. of optical axis 8, 12, 16, 20).


Brand Information

Autonics is one of the giant names in dealing with sensors and controllers. Autonics is offering more than 5000 products for fulfilling the engineering needs. They are responsible for the development of thousands of automation products which are marketed worldwide. include various sensors, controllers, motion devices, measuring equipment, laser marking systems and others.

Autonics is one of the trademarks for quality and better performance when it comes to quality and better performance. There is a huge line of sensors associated with this company which includes Built-in amplifier sensors, Ultra-compact type, Compact type, Built-in power supply sensors, U-shaped sensors, Photomicro sensors, Cylindrical sensors, level sensors, Color mark sensors, Door sensors, Door-side sensors, Fiber Optic Sensors.

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Warranty Information

One Year Warranty
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Additional Information

Sensing type:
Transmitted-beam type
Sensing Distance:
Sensing target:
Opaque materials of min. Ø 30mm
Optical axis patch:
No. of optical axis:
Sensing width:
Point angle:
Within ±5◦ (at over 3m sensing distance)
Power supply:
12-24VDC ±10% (Ripple P-P: Max 10%)
Protection circuit:
Current consumption:
Emitter Max. 80mA, Receiver Max. 80mA
Control output:
NPN open collector output : Load voltage: max. 30VDC. Load current: max. 150mA. Residual voltage: max. 1VDC
PNP open collector output: Load current: max. 150mA. Output voltage: min (power supply-2.5) VDC
Operation mode:
Light ON/Dark-on switching
Short circuit protection:
Response time:
Max. 6ms (frequency B select Max. 7ms)
Light source:
Infrared LED (850nm modulated light type)
Synchronization type:
Timing method by synchronous line
Interference protection:
Interference protection by master/slave function
Ambient illumination:
Sun: max. 10,000Ꙇx, incandescent lamp: 3000Ꙇx
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
IP40 (IEC standard)
Body: PC/ABS. Lens: Acrylic
Emitter: Ø3.5mm, 4P, 3m/ Receiver: Ø3.5mm, 4P, 3m
Unit weight:
Approx. 320g
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