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Balluff introduces M18 inductive proximity sensors

October 262018
Balluff introduces M18 inductive proximity sensors

Oct. 26, 2018  To combat the problem of premature sensor failure in harsh welding and stamping applications, Balluff has expanded its family of steel-faced inductive proximity sensors to include additional models in the M18 tubular form factor.

The stainless steel sensing face fights failure from impact, abrasion, and erosion while Factor 1 technology extends the sensing range to 8mm, even when flush-mounted in metal, for additional mechanical protection.

Factor 1 technology allows the sensor to detect both ferrous and non-ferrous materials at the same full range, a boon in cases where sensor de-rating for non-ferrous materials forces a reduction in the distance between sensor and target material. An feature of Balluff's Factor 1 technology is weld-field immunity, enabling sensor status to be continuously monitored even during a welding cycle.

Application-specific types are available with options such as anti-weld-spatter coating, and ferrous-selective and non-ferrous-selective variants.

All models come with a protection rating of IP68, assuring resistance to liquid ingress even when fully submerged for extended periods of time.

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