EATON Electric has introduced the Cutler-Hammer iProx sensor, a field programmable and adaptable inductive proximity sensor equipped with SmartSense technology.
SmartSense is an exclusive, embedded micro-processor technology, allowing iProx to perform background metal rejection, band, and position sensing.
iProx offers users increased sensing range and field configurable outputs. Through the use of a PC compatible Remote Programmer and step-by-step configuration software, iProx easily adapts to a wide range of material handling applications.
Using SmartSense technology, the iProx offers multiple sensing capabilities, including:
* Background metal rejection - an exclusive capability to ignore side-ground or background objects.
* Band sensing - allows iProx to sense within a specified band while ignoring objects that are too close or too far.
* Position sensing - the ability to teach the sensor the position of an object in multiple axes.
* Selectable range and hysteresis - permits the sensor to adapt to tight tolerance or high vibration (wide tolerance) applications.
The iProx is built using robust stainless steel tubes, shock-resistant front caps, polycarbonate end bells, and impact absorbing potting compound.
This design helps make the sensor resistant to physical and environmental abuse in high temperature, high pressure washdown, as well as shock and vibration applications.