Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced its X-Series Pile Driver extended range inductive sensors, available in 12, 18 and 30 diameters to deliver sensing ranges of 5mm, 10mm or 15mm. Stainless steel housings deliver durability more than 20 times that of the competition’s brass and plastic housings, the company says, and Black Armor coated weld-immune models are also available.
Its extended sensing field is a big benefit in automotive manufacturing applications, as it enables reliable detection of irregularly shaped contours, and increased sensor-to-target distances help eliminate contact-related scuffing of “Class A” hood, door and trunk surfaces. Weld-immune models are uniquely capable of providing long range part detection with full immunity to both AC and DC weld fields, and repelling weld splatter.
It can detect all metals. Advanced circuitry enables restriction-free mounting while delivering the highest available immunity to the effects of industrial noise and temperature extremes. They’re IP69k-rated to withstand high pressure washdown cleaning.