vol.267 April 2023
Miniaturization and design flexibility are essential for product improvement.
Miniaturization is an ongoing challenge for product improvement. Miniaturization of parts is essential to make products smaller. However, miniaturization requires strict mounting and processing accuracy. In addition, there are restrictions on placement due to the positional relationship with surrounding mechanical parts. Dimensional tolerances become more strict, resulting in increased design constraints.
OMRON contributes to the improvement of products and equipment by solving the problems of development and design personnel through the "supply of electronic components with miniaturization and high design flexibility."
Here are electronic components that achieve both "miniaturization" and "high design flexibility."
Why can't it be miniaturized?
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- No margin for dimensional tolerances ･･････････････････ Go to
- Restrictions on movement direction ････････････････････ Go to
- Restrictions on mounting direction ･････････････････････ Go to
Subminiaturization & absorption of dimensional tolerances
The generous groove width allows for the absorption of tolerances such as rattling.
Photomicrosensors (SMD Type)
Groove width 2/3/4/5 mm
SMD type realizes subminiaturization.
Selectable from a lineup of groove widths from 2 to 5 mm,
depending on the object to be detected.
Switch can be pressed from the side
Can be pressed from above but not from the side
Can be pressed from the top or left or right.
Sealed Ultra Subminiature Basic Switches
Industry’s smallest class*1
The mountain-shaped plunger structure expands the direction setting of the cam and dog, reducing restrictions on the mounting position.
*1. According to OMRON's research as of January 2023
Suitable for various installations
Screw mountable from 4 directions
Detection distance is adjustable.
Diffuse Reflective Sensor
Ultracompact design while capable of long-distance detection.
The detection distance can be changed. In addition, screws can be passed through from four directions to accommodate various installations.
* Contents as of March 2023.
In the interest of product improvement, specifications are subject to change without notice