EC: ifm Metal Face Inductive Sensors

Machine and embedded control – Discrete sensors: ifm metal face, 316 stainless steel inductive proximity sensors provide noncontact target detection in harsh applications. This is a Control Engineering 2012 Engineers’ Choice finalist.
November 18, 2011

ifm Metal Face Inductive Sensors. ifm metal face, 316 stainless steel inductive proximity sensors provide noncontact target detection in harsh applications. This is a Control Engineering 2012 Engineers’ Choice finalist.ifm’s metal face, all-stainless-steel sensors are designed and tested to provide reliable position detection in high-temperature food and beverage applications. The sensor’s 316 stainless steel housing and sensor face are chemically compatible with industrial cleaning solutions and will not corrode. The sensor’s zero-leak design, rated IP69K, prevents ingress during high-pressure cleaning and steam cleaning.  ifm incorporates technologies such as extended sensing ranges, one-piece stainless steel construction, and metal face technology to ensure high performance. Metal face technology design dramatically improves life-in-application and increases production uptime.

Features include:

  • Stainless steel sensor face and housing withstand damage from impact.
  • Extended sensing range increases the distance between the sensor and target.
  • Same sensing range for steel and stainless steel targets.
  • Wide temperature range of 0 to 100 C.
  • Withstands extreme temperature fluctuations.
  • Recessed inductive coil is surrounded with hard resin to protect the coil from damage.
  • PCB design for electronic components is encased by soft resin that allows the PCB to flex and contract with temperature fluctuations.
  • Weld field immune electronics ignore electromagnetic interference.
  • O-ring seal at the connection point is covered by hard resin to prevent ingress and ensure zero-leak design.
  • 360-degree ring LED design indicates power and output.
  • Permanent laser-etched part numbers will not wear off over time.
  • Great price-to-performance ratio.

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