SICK Australia has introduced a further series of inductive proximity sensors, the Triplex series, in standardised metrical M8 - M30 metal housings.
The most important feature of the device is its three-fold switching distance. This provides longer ranges, better optimised installation locations, and greater positioning tolerances to be achieved.
With the Triplex series, metal objects can be detected at distances of between 3mm (with quasi-flush mounting of the M8 version) and 40mm (with non-flush installation of the M30 design).
The sensors provide excellent results even with difficult-to-detect objects, e.g. small or thin parts, wires or bright metals.
A variety of types cover a wide range of individual requirements and installation situations. Thus, devices are available with N.C. or N.O. functions, with NPN or PNP switching outputs, and cable or plug connection.
The enclosure rating is IP67.