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SICK’s IMA family of inductive analogue sensors offers high detection ranges and precise position detection

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SICK presents its new IMA product family of inductive analogue sensors designed for processes that require the sensor to detect inductively and evaluate analogously.

The new IMA family of inductive analogue sensors offers extremely high detection ranges and precise position detection.  

Binary data often does not suffice in many automation processes including tensile stress monitoring of films and paper, continuous polling of linear movements, absolute angles or distance detection, or gap and thickness measurement.  

SICK’s IMA family provides custom-made sensor solutions for analogue detection in various process applications. These sensors combine large detection ranges and extremely small tolerances.  

Available in six construction sizes, the IMA inductive sensors help solve diverse automation tasks in a precise and economically reasonable way.  

Key features of SICK’s IMA inductive analogue sensors:  

  • Detection ranges between 4mm and 40mm without blind-zone area 
  • Resolutions in some cases of less than 1µm 
  • High repeat accuracies between 0.3mm and 0.6mm at minimum temperature drift 
  • Possible to detect reliably even longer paths without any added mechanical components 
  • Requires significantly less space than conventional analogue sensors while offering identical operating distances 
  • Available in six construction sizes for different tasks and sequences of movement 
  • M8 and M12 versions with an analogue voltage signal from 0 to 10 V 
  • Two M18 and M30 versions, each with an additional power output signal proportional to distance 

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