Inductive proximity sensor from Rockwell
Rockwell Automation has released the Allen-Bradley 871P VersaCube inductive proximity sensor. These four-wire DC sensors integrate both standard and specialty features into a redesigned 40mm rectangular housing suited for an even wider range of general purpose and welding applications.
“The VesaCube combines all of the ‘best in class’ features such as factor one sensing, high IP67, IP68 & IP69K ratings, extended sensing ranges, weld field immunity, slag resistance, complimentary outputs and high visibility LED’s into the one economical package,” said Paul Costantin, business manager, components – South Pacific, Rockwell Automation.
“The VersaCube simplifies the selection process for customers and is an obvious choice for standardisation in the food and beverage, automotive, materials handling and general manufacturing industries.”
The VersaCube models provide a level of performance far beyond that of similar products. The VersaCube offers extended range, complementary (N.O. + N.C.) outputs and equal sensing distance for all metals. The VersaCube features a new high-visibility status indicator that can be seen from a long distance at 360°. When coupled with the unique mounting flexibility of the VersaCube, installation, alignment and troubleshooting are greatly simplified.
For the most demanding applications, the 871P VersaCube can be ordered with ToughCoat, our patented weld-slag resistant coating on the sensing face. ToughCoat prevents the adhesion and accumulation of weld splatter, as well as the associated problems – including physical damage or “burn-through” to the internal components. The result is a sensor that lasts considerably longer than its standard weld field immune counterparts.
Featuring reverse polarity, short circuit, false pulse noise and overlay protections the new 871P Weld field immune (WFI) VersaCube models provide a cost effective solution for a range of general purpose, welding and hygienic applications.
Additional capabilities include enhanced feature set with increased performance, adding mounting features and options for new and drop-in retrofit applications and easy viewing with large indicators for status and diagnostics.
“The Factor 1 sensing means that the VersaCube can sense different materials such as iron, stainless steel, brass, aluminium and copper without having to consider de-rating factors, they are all detected at 20mm in a flush mount or 40mm in a no-flush mount,” said Costantin.
The VersaCube also features quick installation with variable position-sensing face and mounting options.