Photo Sensors offer auto-ranging with 30 m separation
Photo Sensors offer auto-ranging with 30 m separation.

November 14, 2002 07:40 - NA series 24C240 Vac/dc auto-ranging photo sensors incorporate enclosed terminals that eliminate need for additional junction boxes. Suited for indoor and outdoor operation, units utilize visible red beams that simplify exact positioning. Units include 3 A relay outputs and are available in throughbeam, polarized, retro-reflective, and diffuse models. Applications include conveyors, industrial doors, and applications that run 24/7.

PULNiX America, Inc. Announces New Auto-Ranging Photo Sensors

The New NA Type Delivers 24 to 240 VAC/DC Auto-Ranging with 30-Meter Separation

Sunnyvale, CA. October 28, 2002. PULNiX America, a member of the Takenaka Group, today announced the enhanced NA series of 24-240 VAC/DC auto-ranging photo sensors. The enhanced NA series incorporates proprietary technology that allows a full 30-meter separation distance. Auto ranging and separation combine to make these sensors easier than ever to install.

Takenaka, through its worldwide Takex brand, manufactures an extensive variety of photo sensors. The NA series was specifically designed for high performance, as well as ease and reduced cost of installation. In addition to auto voltage and extended range, the NA series incorporates enclosed terminals that eliminate the need for additional junction boxes while delivering both indoor and outdoor operation. The visible red beam makes exact positioning simple, whether at distances of 30 meters or 30 millimeters, and the 3-amp relay output covers a wide range of user needs. The NA series is available in throughbeam, polarized, retro-reflective, and diffuse models.

"The NA series is an ideal candidate for all new and existing installations in any environment that requires high durability and a wide voltage range," says Richard Baker, Manager of Takex Photoelectric Products.

The enhanced NA-series sensors are especially well suited for conveyors, industrial doors, and applications that run 24/7.

The NA series of sensors is available now. Prices range from $100 to $145. Volume pricing is available on request from your distributor.

For more information please contact:

Don W. Lake

PULNiX America

1330 Orleans Drive

Sunnyvale, CA 94089

(800) 445-5444

PULNiX America, Inc. Corporate Information

PULNiX America, Inc. is a manufacturer of high quality, industrial-grade cameras for the machine vision, security, manufacturing, military, aerospace, medical and scientific markets. PULNiX includes an ITS (intelligent transportation systems) division that develops and implements ITS solutions for government and private organizations. We are a member of the Takenaka Group Center and are the major North American supplier for Takenaka Electronics' line of photoelectric and laser products.

PULNIX provides the broadest camera offering of any industrial matrix camera manufacturer in the world. PULNiX's product line features both CCD and CMOS technologies, spatial resolution from VGA to multi megapixel, progressive scan and interlaced format, and sensitivity to light levels as low as .00001 lux. Our camera offerings include both monochrome and color, capture rates from real-time to over 1000fps, and a wide variety of physical interfaces including Camera Link?. We also offer many other crucial, cutting-edge capabilities.


The Takenaka family of companies was founded in 1959 in Kyoto, Japan to manufacture and sell infrared photoelectric controls. Takenaka Engineering Co., Ltd. was created in 1972 to manufacture infrared intrusion detectors for the security market. These innovative security products quickly captured 65% of the Japanese market but remained relatively unknown outside of Japan. PULNiX America, Inc. was founded in 1982 in Mountain View, California as Takenaka Engineering's marketing arm to the western world.

Within a year, PULNiX established a reputation for excellence in both products and technical support. The largest security products distributors and installing companies in the United States were carrying the PULNiX product line. In 1983, PULNiX established a sales office in the United Kingdom to introduce its products to European markets.

In late 1983, PULNiX first offered miniature solid-state cameras based on new Charge Coupled Device (CCD) technology. The TM-34K CCD camera generated a very clear, geometrically precise video image. Using the broad range of special customer camera requirements as design mandates, PULNiX developed functional options that made these cameras readily adaptable to many applications for both the industrial and surveillance user. A new generation of exclusive CCD cameras was born.

In 1984, PULNiX added infrared photoelectric controls to its newly established industrial distributor network, contributing to the diversity of the PULNiX industrial product line. It was also in 1984 that PULNiX moved its facilities from Mountain View to nearby Sunnyvale, where the company still operates.

As a part of the ongoing effort to better serve our customers worldwide, PULNiX opened an office near Frankfort, Germany in 1985. In 1987, PULNiX expanded its Sunnyvale operation to 20,000 square feet to allow full-scale domestic manufacturing of its video products. By 1988, primary manufacturing of PULNiX's very popular video products was underway. An Australian sales office opened in 1989 to further support our global sales effort.


Today, PULNiX manufactures virtually all its video products at its CA facilities. Most of its infrared photoelectric controls and security products are made in Japan. Five sales offices service our customers worldwide.

PULNiX is an ISO-9001 certified manufacturer and customer-driven organization well known for high quality, technical innovation, and miniaturization. PULNiX follows a policy of Total Quality Management (TQM) that builds quality in at every step through continuous process improvement. "Quality" at PULNiX means meeting and exceeding customer needs and expectations consistently and efficiently.


General Information:
Don W. Lake
Phone: 800-445-5444

Company Information:
Name: PULNIX America, Inc.
Address: 1330 Orleans Dr.
City: Sunnyvale
State: CA
ZIP: 94089 1135
Country: USA
Phone: 408-747-0300
FAX: 408-747-0660

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