Our Photoelectric Sensors malfunction when the power supply of an inverter motor or other equipment is switched ON or OFF. What's causing this, and what can we do to resolve it?
It's possible that the malfunction is due to electrical noise. Try a countermeasure for noise. Different countermeasures should be used depending on factors such as the path of noise entry, the frequency component, and the peak value.
Typical countermeasures for various types of noise are shown in the following table.
|Type of noise||Noise intrusion path and countermeasure|
|Before countermeasure||After countermeasure|
|Common mode noise|
applied between the
mounting board and
the +V and 0-V
|Noise enters from the noise source|
through the frame (metal).
|(1) Ground the inverter motor (to 100 Ω or less)|
(2) Ground the noise source and the power supply
(0-V side) through a capacitor (film capacitor, 0.22
µF, 630 V).
(3) Insert an insulator (plastic, rubber, etc.)
between the Sensor and the mounting plate (metal).
(Ingress of high-
waves directly into
power line, etc.)
|Noise propagates through the air|
from the noise source and directly
enters the Sensor.
|Insert a shield (copper) plate between the Sensor|
and the noise source e.g., a switching power supply).
Separate the noise source and the Sensor to a
distance where noise does not affect operation.
|Power line noise|
(Ingress of electromag-
netic induction from
and switching noise
from the switching
|Noise enters from the power line. ||Insert a capacitor (e.g., a film capacitor), noise|
filter (e.g., ferrite core or insulated transformer),
or varistor in the power line.