Turck Australia has created a twin-set sensor to augment its line of BIM-UNT cylinder position sensors. The twin-set sensor is comprised of two BIM-UNT sensing heads connected by an overmoulded cable.
The power and signal wires are then combined into an integral M12 connector on the sensor. Therefore, customers only have to use one 4-wire cord set to connect the BIM-UNT twin-set sensor to their PLCs.
The twin-set sensor is especially useful for detecting the extended and retracted position of the cylinder’s piston for longer cycles, and it has high sensitivity and switching accuracy.
“It is also useful in places where multiple cylinders are installed, as it only needs one wire harness. This helps lessen installation time and wiring costs,” says Suchi Deshpande, product specialist with Turck Australia’s sensor division.
BIM-UNT is a magnetic field sensor that detects the position of a piston on standard pneumatic cylinders. BIM-UNT is highly immune to EMC and polarity protected, and it has reliable switching points and a fast response time. These and many other design features make the BIM-UNT a desirable alternative for traditional cylinder position sensors.
With a total length of only 28 mm, BIM-UNT is one of the compact cylinder position sensors on the market. The active sensing faces are located directly at the end of the sensor to safely detect the piston rod’s end position on compact, short-stroke cylinders.
BIM-UNT sensors use magneto-resistive, board level technology that provides improved performance and housing. The sensor comes with a quick mount tab that helps seat the sensor in the cylinder’s groove even before the screw is tightened, making single-handed mounting possible.
The position of the screw has also been moved away from the cable-end, providing cable strain relief while ensuring the sensor remains in place if the cable is pulled.
BIM-UNT sensors include a broad range of accessories, from precision mounting to wire-strain relief products, to help install the sensors in all T-groove, dovetail, round and tie rod pneumatic cylinders.
The Turck Australia’s extensive line of products includes advanced sensors, measurement, instrumentation, connectivity, interface and networks for factory and process automation markets that meet clients' application demands.