Light Curtain 16 Optical Axes, NPN Open Collector - BWP20-16

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BWP series from Autonics is a range of area sensors (plastic housing) with a variety of 4 types of products. BWP20-16 from Autonics is an Area Sensor with polarity NPN (open collector output). 16 numbers of optical axes & 20mm pitch optical axis, 300mm length, and operating voltage of 12 - 24 VDC

BWP20-16 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 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:
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. 620g. (approx 360 g)
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