Programmable proximity switch

Milwaukee, Wis. —It was only a matter of time until someone was able to marry microprocessors to proximity switches. Cutler-Hammer, an Eaton company, has released just such a product. "iProx" series proximity switches offer application flexibility. Customers' most requested feature is longer range.

03/01/2002



Milwaukee, Wis. -It was only a matter of time until someone was able to marry microprocessors to proximity switches. Cutler-Hammer, an Eaton company, has released just such a product. 'iProx' series proximity switches offer application flexibility. Customers' most requested feature is longer range. iProx offers up to three times the range of shielded devices with the same narrow field. This switch allows users at set up to 'tune out' non-target metal objects so that a target can be found even if there is surrounding metal. It allows field-selectable outputs, NO/NC, or sinking/sourcing. To address applications requiring specific axial placement, iProx can be taught to sense the target within a band, turning off when closer or farther away than the setting. Similarly users can teach the device to sense lateral movement across the face for positioning. It will sense when the target covers part of the face. Sometimes pins are too close together causing the sensor to think there is only one target instead of two. iProx can be programmed to think it has a narrow sensing field so that it will pick up each pin. A magnetic disk, about the size of the face of iProx attaches to the face with a cable that connects to a computer's serial port. Easy-to-use software steps the user through setup. Users can program both range and hysteresis to achieve maximum performance. This communication also enables remote diagnostics. www.cutler-hammer.com Cutler-Hammer/Eaton







No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Sensor-to-cloud interoperability; PID and digital control efficiency; Alarm management system design; Automotive industry advances
Make Big Data and Industrial Internet of Things work for you, 2017 Engineers' Choice Finalists, Avoid control design pitfalls, Managing IIoT processes
Engineering Leaders Under 40; System integration improving packaging operation; Process sensing; PID velocity; Cybersecurity and functional safety
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Flexible offshore fire protection; Big Data's impact on operations; Bridging the skills gap; Identifying security risks
The digital oilfield: Utilizing Big Data can yield big savings; Virtualization a real solution; Tracking SIS performance
click me