Turck has added the world’s first inductive sensors for detecting carbon fibre reinforced polymer to its portfolio.
Turck has developed the world’s first inductive sensors for detecting carbon fibres. The patent pending sensor series detects both carbon fibres as well as pressed CFRP parts. It is based on Turck’s uprox technology that allows very large switching distances as well as maximum mounting flexibility which makes the products ideal for manufacturers of automobile parts, wind turbines or sports equipment and their suppliers.
Compared to the previously used solutions in this area, the new sensors offer the following benefits: Compared to optical or capacitive sensors, they are more insensitive to contamination than optical or capacitive sensors, and they are considerably cheaper than ultrasonic sensors. The IP68 protection category and an extended temperature range of 0 to 100 °C guarantee reliability.
The new Turck CFRP sensors have PNP changeover contacts and M12 connectors. They are available in three designs: as a threaded-barrel design in an M18 stainless steel housing as well as a 20 mm (QR20) or 40 mm (CK40) rectangular variants.