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.


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'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.!US_1_10_10_10_40_05_10.html

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