Sensors from the PNBC range work with a high resolution CMOS line array and determine distance to the object by means of angular measurement. Top quality optics permit measured values with 16-bit resolution. Thanks to proven algorithms, stable measured values are obtained even for complex surfaces, for example sheet metal with speckle effect. They demonstrate outstanding accuracy with maximum linearity deviation of just 0.05%, and required only a short warm-up phase thanks to minimized temperature drift. Values are read out simultaneously via the analog output and the interface. Up to 4 switching outputs can be taught in externally. An incremental encoder input rounds the product out.



Product sheet

IP classification



Special housing types

Housing material


Measuring range


Communication Interface

EtherNet/IP; NO; NC

Electrical connection

M12 connector

Supply voltage


Photocell type

High performance distance sensor


Wenglor develops intelligent sensor technologies as well as safety and image processing systems with state-of-the-art communication standards for industry around the world. Thanks to innovative, world-class products, we fulfill both extraordinary and standard requirements. For more than 30 years, we’ve been offering the right products for small and mid-sized companies, as well as for international industrial conglomerates. In addition to Photoelectronic and Inductive Sensors, our core areas of expertise also include Ultrasonic Sensors, Fluid Sensors, 2D/3D Sensors, Vision Systems, Barcode Scanners as well as Safety Technology. Our goal is to supply customers with innovative, high quality solutions – every day and everywhere around the globe.