The new Allen-Bradley 871P VersaCube inductive proximity sensors available from Rockwell Automation are 4-wire DC sensors integrating standard as well as speciality features to meet a broader range of applications.
According to Paul Costantin, Business Manager, Components - South Pacific, Rockwell Automation, the VersaCube combines best-in-class features such as Factor 1 sensing, high IP67, IP68 and IP69K ratings, extended sensing ranges, weld field immunity, slag resistance, complementary outputs and high visibility LEDs into a single economical package.
Featuring a redesigned 40mm rectangular housing, the 871P Weld Field Immune (WFI) VersaCube inductive proximity sensors deliver a high level of performance across an even wider range of general purpose, welding and hygienic applications. The new VersaCube simplifies the selection process for customers and is an obvious choice for standardisation in the food and beverage, automotive, materials handling and general manufacturing industries. The VersaCube also features quick installation with variable position-sensing face and mounting options.
Key features of the new 871P WFI VersaCube inductive proximity sensors include a new high-visibility status indicator that can be seen from a long distance at 360°; simplified installation, alignment and troubleshooting; patented ToughCoat weld-slag resistant coating on the sensing face available for demanding applications; and reverse polarity, short circuit, false pulse noise and overlay protections.
The Factor 1 sensing capability allows the VersaCube to sense different materials such as iron, stainless steel, brass, aluminium and copper without having to consider de-rating factors; all materials are detected at 20mm in a flush mount or at 40mm in a no-flush mount.