TURCK has announced a new line of WeldGuard sensors, available in Australia through Micromax . In many resistance welding applications, particularly automotive body and assembly, the conditions are extremely harsh.
Sensors can fail due to weld slag, weld dust, high heat and physical damage.
Turck has developed a front face material proven, through independent lab tests, to last as much as 13 or more times longer than standard sensor face material sensors.
Through very rigid test criteria, Turck sensors, as well as competitive sensors, were tested to the point of failure. Turck's WeldGuard sensors performed better than all others tested by at least a factor of 10.
No competitive sensor tested had a front face material that lasted as long as WeldGuard. This included thermoset, thermoplastic and stainless steel.
The WeldGuard sensor is available in ac/dc ferrite core with WFI, dc U-prox ", and extended range ferrite core with two and three-wire dc.
The barrel material is either stainless steel or teflon coated and is available in 8, 12, 18 and 30mm barrels and cube style CA40 (40mm cube).
It is also available as embeddable or non-embeddable sensing in most housings.