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Detection of distances to metallic surfaces

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Precise detection of distances to metallic surfaces
Cost-effective alternative to expensive measuring systems
In numerous industrial applications, precise distances to metallic surfaces have to be checked, be it for example the detection of sheet metal in the automotive industry or the distances at grinders in the food industry.
Here, the new distance sensors are a cost-effective and at the same time high-performance alternative to expensive measuring systems.

Precise distance detection
Using an inductive and thus non-contact measuring principle, they record distances in the micrometer range and output them as a distance value via IO-Link. The type of metal has no influence on the measured value. Only the form factor of the target influences the possible measuring range and the accuracy of the sensor. The sensor is factory calibrated and ready for immediate use. IO-Link achieves high accuracy even with deviating form factors of the target with the help of the 1-point or the even more precise 3-point calibration.

Robust design
The sensors are available in industry-standard M12, M18 or M30 design with a length of 60 mm in flush and non-flush versions. In addition, the sensors are resistant to magnetic fields and have a stainless steel threaded sleeve. As a result, they achieve a high degree of protection up to IP69K and can be used in demanding environments without any problems.

P|Prox: Testing with micrometer accuracy

  • Non-contact, inductive measuring principle, suitable for all types of metal
  • Out-of-the-box ready-to-use, high reproducibility
  • Simple 1-point or even more precise 3-point calibration possible
  • Robust industrial-grade design for a wide range of applications and applications

 

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