Sensors from the PNBC range work with a high resolution CMOS line array and determine distance to the object by means of angular measurement. Top quality optics permit measured values with 16-bit resolution. Thanks to proven algorithms, stable measured values are obtained even for complex surfaces, for example sheet metal with speckle effect. They demonstrate outstanding accuracy with maximum linearity deviation of just 0.05%, and required only a short warm-up phase thanks to minimized temperature drift. Values are read out simultaneously via the analog output and the interface. Up to 4 switching outputs can be taught in externally. An incremental encoder input rounds the product out.