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Omron E2A3 Phase Out

Written by Tom Cash, June 1st 2020

To keep ahead of the ever-growing technological requirements of the industry, the Japanese electronics conglomerate, Omron, has updated its portfolio of long-distance cylindrical inductive proximity sensors.

At the end of December 2020, Omron will be phasing out the E2A3 series and, in January 2021, the popular sensor range will be superseded by the next generation in inductive sensing-technology from Omron: the E2E NEXT series.

Omron E2E NEXT Series

The E2E NEXT series boasts a wide array of improvements but the most notable is the range, which has nearly doubled since the previous E2A3 models.

According to an Omron investigation of DC 3-wire models from December 2018, the E2E NEXT series has the world's longest distance detection at up to four times the sensing range of other standard inductive sensors on the market.

Other E2E NEXT series options and benefits include:

  • 360° visible output indicator
  • -25°C to +70°C operating temperature
  • DC 2-wire and DC 3-wire versions
  • Shielded and unshielded versions
  • PNP or NPN units (3-wire versions)
  • Splatter resistant coating available
  • Short and long body housing options
  • Connection options:
    • Pre-wire PVC
    • Pre-wire Robot PVC
    • PVC pigtail
    • Robot PVC Pigtail
    • M8 3 pin
    • M8 4 pin
    • M12 4 pin

See the official Omron E2A3 product discontinuation notice document for a more detailed technical breakdown of the changes presented by the upgrade to E2E NEXT sensors.

  Omron E2A3 notice document

Alternatively, use the product lifecycle status search tool on the Omron website to find a direct replacement for your existing Omron equipment and if you have any further questions or if you simply have any Omron or sensor requirements, please contact our team.

Not only do we supply both E2A3 and E2E NEXT equipment but we also provide sensor equipment from many other leading manufacturers such as SICK, WAGO and ABB.

As suppliers of new and refurbished, current, obsolete and hard-to-find equipment, Foxmere Technologies boasts one of the broadest catalogues of available automation equipment in the industry today.

We work with manufacturers from around the world all day, every day, and our team of specialists is ready to take your enquiries on +44 (0)121 243 4181 or sales@foxmere.com.

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