DN Staff

November 11, 2010

2 Min Read
Sensors for Food and Beverage Industry

AutomationDirect'sline of food and beverage sensorproducts includes ac and dc proximity and photoelectric sensors andquick-disconnect sensor cables.

The PFM 12 and PFK 18 mm proximity series are sensors withshielded or unshielded stainless steel housings and M12 quick-disconnect plugswith gold-plated pins. Providing complete overload protection, each series has10 models available. The PFM series has a standard sensing distance of up to 4mm and extended distance of up to 8 mm. The PFK serieshas a standard sensing distance of up to 8 mm and extended distance of up to 12mm. Models are available in a choice of 10-30V dc PNP or NPN transistor outputsand normally-open or complementary output configurations.

The PFT 30 mm series of proximity sensors are available in fourmodels with sensing ranges up to 22 mm. Models are available with shielded orunshielded housings and normally-open outputs.

The VFK 18 mm and VFT 30 mm series proximity sensors are availablewith shielded or unshielded stainless steel housings and half-inch micro acquick-disconnect plugs with gold-plated pins. With complete overloadprotection, each series provides normally-open 20 to 140V ac outputs.

Magnetic proximity sensors are available in 12 and 18 mmdiameters. The shielded 10-30V dc sensors have a sensing range of up to 70 mmand a normally-open output.

Two series of 18 mm food andbeverage photoelectric sensors are also available. The FFseries photoelectric sensors are available in 30 models and four styles:diffuse, polarized reflective, through-beam and retro-reflective (fortransparent objects). Sensing distances range from 100 mm to 20 m. The FFRSseries diffuse photoelectric sensors with background suppression are availablewith adjustable maximum reading distances - 30 to 130 mm and 60 to 100 mm forshiny objects. Sensors are equipped with LED status indicators; yellowindicates output while green indicates teaching function.
Sensors for Food and Beverage Industry

Sensors for Food and Beverage Industry




IP69K-rated cables have also been added. Industry standard axialand right-angle M12 or half-inch micro connectors with open leads are availablein five and 10 m lengths. M12 screw-lock patch cables are also available inaxial and right-angle models and 0.3m to five-meter cable lengths.

Sign up for the Design News Daily newsletter.

You May Also Like