Autowide Sensor AWE280A

Autowide Sensor AWE280A


This optical sensor for the detection of the position of (non-transparent) webs has a wide field of view (280mm) so there is no need to move the sensor to the web end position every time the web width changes.


  • This high-performance sensor can be used for both EPC and CPC systems.
  • It can also detect webs made of fabric or other lighttransmitting material.
  • It can be also used in environments where there is slight amount of dust or occasional drops of water.(Drip-proof finish of IP54 Standard equivalence)
  • If the detection sensitivity declines, a warning signal will be output.
  • The power-saving design means that the power supply box (PR15X) that was formerly required when two AWE280 sensors were used, is now no longer required.


Supply power voltage+15V DC (200 mA)
Sensor output signalWhen fully closed: DC 0 V. When fully open: DC +5 V (load resistance of at least 2 k)
Sensor gap50 mm
Range of measurement280 mm (Mounting face reference 80 mm to 360 mm)
Light sourceRed chip LED (peak wavelength of 660 nm) diffuse light source
Sensor element0.042 mm/pixel
Sensor response time3 ms
Ambient humidity0 to +50°C 35 to 85% RH (no condensation)
Body materialSensor casing: aluminum alloy/cover: SUS304)
Surface treatmentSensor casing: white anodized aluminum cover: untreated
Mass3.8 kg
Basic drip – proof constructionCertified to IP54

Contact Us

Please use this form to submit your inquiries, feedback and/or requests to NIRECO.

Tokyo +81-42-660-7358
Osaka +81-6-6190-5550