Inductive DC proximity sensors
AutomationDirect adds PEW series of stainless steel DC proximity sensors to their line of inductive DC proximity sensors
AutomationDirect has extended its offering of industrial sensors to include the PEW series of stainless steel DC proximity sensors. The shielded 8mm sensors are flush-mountable and feature a 2mm sensing range. Available with either M8 or M12 quick disconnects, they are equipped with LED status indicators visible at wide angles, and have PNP outputs.
Also added are the LF40 series rectangular inductive DC proximity sensors. Two shielded and two unshielded models are available with 20mm or 35mm sensing ranges. The rectangular plastic PNP sensors provide either normally-open or normally-open/normally-closed complementary outputs.
- Edited by Gust Gianos, Plant Engineering, www.plantengineering.com
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