- August 13, 2014
- TURCK Inc.
August 13, 2014 - TURCK announces Q80WD metal detection washdown sensor.
The Q80WD has a durable, stainless steel M12 connector and a chemical-resistant PPS thermoplastic housing that delivers resistance to chemicals and caustic cleaning agents, as well as shock and impact. Additionally, the housing materials are food-safe and meet FDA Regulation 21CFR 177, 1500(9) for the U.S. and FDA/EGVO 1935/2004 for the E.U. The Q80WD features 2 side-mounted LEDs for optimal viewing. The uprox+ washdown family is comprised of 8, 12, 18 and 30 mm diameter barrels, 42 mm Qpaks with sensing ranges between 1.5 and 50 mm. The uprox+ technology is able to sense all types of metals at the same distance, not only eliminating the need to change the position of the sensors for different metal applications, but also reducing the number of sensor types needed for plant operations. In addition to an extended sensing distance, the Q80WD delivers reliable operation in temperatures ranging from -25° to +70° Celsius and is IP68 approved or IP69k approved with optional back plate.
“The introduction of the Q80WD allows us to offer an even wider range of washdown sensor solutions for our customers,” said John Murphy, product manager for TURCK. “With an extended range of 75 mm, the uprox+ washdown family can provide a perfect solution in a variety of applications including food and beverage, mobile equipment and many outdoor installations.” About TURCK TURCK is a pioneer in industrial automation technology, providing customers with a comprehensive line of quality and advanced technology products in a fast, flexible and accurate manner. With more than 3,200 people working in 27 countries, TURCK has built global partnerships with customers based on engineering expertise, flexibility and our willingness to take on engineering challenges that others won’t.