P+F rugged extended range inductive proximity sensors have 5-15 mm sensing range
Pepperl+Fuchs X-Series Pile Driver Extended Range Inductive Sensors are available in 12 mm, 18 mm and 30 mm diameters to deliver sensing ranges of 5 mm, 10 mm or 15 mm – up to 2.5 times longer range than traditional inductive sensors; 100% stainless steel housings deliver durability more than 20 times that of the competition’s brass and plastic housings. Black Armor coated weld-immune models are also available.
"In the most demanding application environments it’s good to withstand a punishing target impact, but reducing or altogether avoiding impacts is obviously better, and this has led to the popularity of many of today’s‘extended range’ sensors," says Marcel Ulrich, product manager. Sensor users have had to between sensing distance or sensor durability. This sensor delivers both, Ulrich says.
X-Series Pile Driver’s extended sensing field is a big benefit in automotive manufacturing applications, as it enables reliable detection of irregularly shaped contours, and increased sensor-to-target distances help eliminate contact-related scuffing of "Class A" hood, door and trunk surfaces. Weld-immune models are uniquely capable of providing long range part detection with full immunity to ac and dc weld fields, and repelling weld splatter.
With an up-front cost only 35-40% higher than a traditional plastic-faced sensor, if a sensing application averages even one contact-related failure per year, the X-Series Pile Driver will more than pay for itself in reduced sensor replacement costs and inventory, and increased machine uptime and throughput, says Ulrich.
X-Series Pile Driver’s can detect all metals. Advanced circuitry enables restriction-free mounting while delivering the highest available immunity to the effects of industrial noise and temperature extremes. Unlike traditional inductive sensors that are limited to IP67/68 protection, X-Series Pile Driver sensors are IP69k-rated to withstand high pressure washdown cleaning.
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– Edited by Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief, Control Engineering www.controleng.com
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