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IFM Electronic has launched three stainless steel inductive sensors.

Part of the successful IFM C-series, they are designed specifically with metalworking and machining applications in mind.

These sensors and their connectors are designed to work in an oily, coolant-swamped environment.

The one-piece housing, the threaded body and the sensing face are made of stainless steel.

The housing material and sealing ensure optimum protection against penetration by oils or coolants.

C-series full-metal sensors have a reinforced sensing face, which withstands much greater mechanical stress than a sensor with a plastic face.

This has been proven in severe vibration, shock, impact and coolant immersion tests.

They are available directly from IFM in the standard M12, M18 and M30 designs and rated for an operating temperature of -25 to 70C.

The seal conforms to an IP devised by IFM, as no standard existed previously – ‘IP68 coolant’.

The standard EN 60529 refers only to water, so IFM additionally tests the sensors in commercial coolants – after testing to ensure survival after extended immersion in coolant, this is stated on the datasheet.

The oil-resistant connector series, Ecolink EVC, and the C-series full-metal sensors form an optimised sensor and connector combination for the machine tool industry.

In addition to the C-series, IFM also supplies full-metal sensors specially adapted to welding applications (R-series) and hygienic and wet areas (T-series).

ifm electronic specialises in the application of advanced electronic technology to produce innovative and effective solutions for industrial control applications.

Products include flow sensors; pressure transmitters and switches; temperature switches and transmitters; capacitive, inductive and photoelectric proximity sensors; and a full range of AS-i I/O modules and masters.

Details of ifm electronic's products and services may be obtained from our website, which has been carefully designed to provide the fastest, easiest way of finding exactly the right sensor for almost any application. Better still, once the correct sensor has been identified, the site also allows the data sheet to be downloaded almost instantly and, for most sensors, it even provides an interactive animated guide to achieving optimum adjustment.

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