SMC Pneumatics has released the Series ISA2 air catch sensor with a reduced minimum operating pressure for energy saving. The sensor is also claimed to provide greater accuracy in the detection of product placement over a wide range of manufacturing applications.
The ISA2 pneumatic proximity sensor provides effective control of application processes by detecting product placement over sensing distances from 0.01mm to 0.5mm with accuracy to less than ±0.01mm.
The unit features a larger control knob than the ISA Series for easier handling. Other upgrades include a graduated setting scale and easy-to-read LED meter.
The minimum operating pressure range has been reduced from previous models to 30kPa for energy saving and the maximum operating pressure is 200kPa.
A modular unit with a regulator and two port valve is standard and a plug-in type manifold enables centralised wiring and piping with easy mounting for up to six air catch sensors.
Typical applications are the confirmation of contact with a machining surface, location confirmation in die casting, and positioning of hole drilling.