Turck Australia has released new long-range inductive proximity sensors. They use FDA rated materials for wash down applications. The Q42 Inductive Sensor is available in a top-facing model and front-facing model. It is an addition to the uprox+ family of factor one sensors that require no correction factor to detect any metal type.
The Q42 Inductive Sensor is designed to deliver optimal performance in applications that require frequent cleaning with chemicals found in food and beverage applications. It is also useful in situations where it is exposed to water (e.g. in car washes).
The Q42 Inductive Sensor features:
- Improved design with a durable stainless steel connector and PA12 thermoplastic housing
- Resistance to chemicals and caustic cleaning agents, as well as shock from impact.
- A sensing range of 50mm to all types of metals - this eliminates the need to change the position of the sensors for different metal applications and reduces the number of sensor types needed for plant operations.
- The Q42 delivers reliable operation in temperatures ranging from -40 to 100 degrees Celsius.
The existing uprox+ washdown family is comprised of 12, 18 and 30mm diameter barrels with sensing ranges between 4 and 30mm.