Sensors cast in stone

Turck Banner has extended its Uprox inductive proximity sensor range with the introduction of sensors utilising a new stone-based compound called Duraplast.

Ideal for harsh environments, Turck claims that Uprox represents a technological breakthrough in metal sensing, being the only proximity sensors of their kind that can sense all types of metal at the same sensing range. This feature saves hours of downtime when changing and adjusting sensors or when the target material changes.

The new sensors are available in a range of sizes from eight mm threaded barrel to 80x80mm rectangular, and in a variety of rugged enclosures, making them ideal for demanding environments.

The stubby styles CA40(40x40mm) and CA25 (25x25mm) sensors in particular are well suited to the automotive industry , as the die-cast aluminium housing and Duraplast stone faced front end cap enables them to withstand glowing sparks and even weld splatter.