Inductive sensors of the IMF series from Sick offer maximum switching reliability, and resistance to cleaning in the harsh environments found in food production and the filling of beverages.
Watertight and temperature-resistant, the IMF series are a powerful solution for reliable processes.
During development of the IMF series, particular value was placed on corrosion-resistance, tightness and temperature resistance in order to meet all the demands of chemical cleaning and disinfection processes, heightened ambient temperatures and air humidity, and high water pressures during the cleaning of equipment.
The IMF series’ housings are made of a rugged mix of stainless steel (316L/1.4404) and the FDA-certified plastic PPS – and withstand harsh stresses in everyday use.
The IMF series can take the heat, too: the IMF has an expanded temperature range of from -40°C to +100°C. The watertight IMF series have naturally been tested to enclosure rating IP69K.
Versions for differing demands
The new IMF series initially consists of two devices: the IMF12 and IMF18. Both versions are available with single or double switching distance.
The sensors share features such as high switching frequencies of up to 2 KHz, and optional NPN- or PNP-switching outputs – each as an NO contact, NC contact or antivalent output function.
Food and beverage – certified applicability
The resistance of the IMF12 and IMF18 to acidic and alkaline detergents and disinfectants has been certified by ECOLAB and JohnsonDiversey in independent tests.