In­duc­tive prox­im­ity sen­sor from Rock­well

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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.

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