Turck Australia announces a new addition to its line-up of washdown sensors featuring an extended 75mm range. Designed for harsh applications, the new TURCK Q80WD sensor is part of the uprox+ family of factor one sensors that can detect any metal without needing any correction factor.
The uprox+ technology is capable of sensing all types of metals at the same distance, not only eliminating the need to change the position of the sensors for different metal applications, but also reducing the number of sensor types needed for plant operations.
Featuring an improved design with a durable, stainless steel M12 connector and a chemical resistant PPS thermoplastic housing that can withstand chemicals and caustic cleaning agents, as well as shock and impact, the Q80WD inductive sensors incorporate two side-mounted LEDs for optimal viewing. Materials used in the sensor housing are food-safe and meet FDA Regulation 21CFR 177, 1500(9) for the U.S. and FDA/EGVO 1935/2004 for the E.U.
John Murphy, Product Manager for TURCK explains that the new Q80WD sensor expands their existing range of washdown sensor solutions, allowing them to offer more options for customers. The uprox+ washdown family can, with the latest extended 75mm sensing range provide a perfect sensing solution in a variety of applications including food and beverage, mobile equipment, and many outdoor installations.
The existing uprox+ washdown family is comprised of 8, 12, 18, and 30mm diameter barrels, 42mm Qpaks with sensing ranges between 1.5 and 50mm. The new Q80WD sensor not only offers an extended sensing distance but also delivers reliable operation in temperatures ranging from -25°C to +70°C and is IP68 rated or IP69k rated with optional back plate.
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