The ML8 series miniature PCB (printed circuit board) photoelectric sensors unveiled by Pepperl+Fuchs Inc. are available with 30- or 50-mm detection ranges. They provide reliable printed circuit board detection in semiconductor applications, regardless of holes, indentations and components on the circuit board. Customized light beam patterns enable precise detection of board edges. They are plug-and-play devices that are supplied with factory-optimized settings, eliminating the need for sensitivity adjustments. They feature a slotted mounting pattern and two-position-status LEDs and are available in convergent mode with a narrow sensing strip and in background suppression mode with an array of two or three light spots. They are suitable for use in solar, packaging and materials handling applications.