Inductive Sensor, 12 mm Switching Distance
Published on : Monday 10-07-2023
The IF250 measures a mere 6 mm in height and will detect objects at a distance of up to 12 mm.
With the new IF250, Baumer presents an extremely flat inductive sensor with yet a large switching distance. Despite the very flat design of only 6 mm, IF250 will detect objects at a distance of up to 12 mm. Such performance is unrivalled in this housing class and opens up new application fields where standard cylindrical sensors will not fit because of limited installation space.
Another benefit of the flat design are maximum safety reserves: The inductive sensor allows for long distance safety installation towards the object and hence is optimally protected even in critical applications.
Thanks to the compact design, IF250 is not only perfect for new installations but also for retrofit in existing plants where initially sensors had not been intended. Metal sleeves instead of fragile ones made of plastic and the mounting kit for easy pipe attachment ensure secure and robust sensor mount.
IF250 is available as a proximity switch with industry-standard PNP or NPN output or as a measuring variant with digital IO-Link interface. Digital transmission provides the benefit of making shielded cables and high-resolution A/D converter cards superfluous in precise distance measurements. Easy parameterization via IO-Link, comprehensive diagnostic data such as histograms, temperature or switching cycles are even more product benefits.
The ultra-flat IF250 adds a high-performance sensor solution for very limited installation space to the Baumer toolbox. Besides tasks in assembly and handling (e.g., metal carrier detection), lifts and doors are target applications.
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