Baumer's redesigned series 14 photoelectric sensors feature transparent rear housings and improved electrical connections. Designed to detect the presence, placement/orientation, or size of an object, these photoelectric sensors rely upon either LED or laser light sources. Series 14 sensors are available with three methods of operation: thru-beam (emitter and receiver); retro-reflective (emitter and reflector); and diffuse (single sensing unit with background suppression, foreground suppression, or intensity difference). The series 14 sensors’ transparent rear housing allows operating and reception LEDs to be viewed from practically any angle, simplifying installation and operation. Two new connector styles are now available: a molded M12 (S14) connector and a metal four-pin M8 connector (S35A) that provides improved resilience and increased torque values. The company’s redesigned series 14 sensors also includes a channel that allows the cable to lay flush against the sensor housing for limited space installations.