Product Announcement from ifm efector inc.
ifm Efector's Fail-safe inductive sensor does not rely on a coded magnet or keyed target for safe operation.
Fail-safe inductive sensor does not rely on a coded magnet or keyed target for safe operation
ifm's line of non-contact, fail-safe inductive sensors are available in tubular and rectangular housings for safety applications. The wear-free, one-piece solution replaces the traditional two-piece safety switch by integrating ifm's patented, non-contact inductive sensing principle.
Similar to an inductive proximity sensor, ifm's fail-safe sensor can detect any standard metal target such as stainless or mild steel. The sensor's extended sensing range - up to 15 mm -provides a high tolerance to misalignment and nuisance tripping in shock and vibration environments.
Window Technology enables an inductive sensor to be used in safety applications
The sensor continuously detects a target within its sensing window. If the target moves outside its enable zone, the sensor will fail to safe. The window technology also compensates for conventional approach angles and closing door angles.
The sensor features setup and output status LEDs and two safety PNP switching outputs.