Rugged full metal sensors for use in challenging applications
In contrast to conventional proximity sensors, whose sensing face consists of plastic, the IMI inductive proximity sensors have a closed housing made completely of stainless steel. This feature makes the IMI ideal for use in challenging applications with mechanical and chemical loads, for instance shocks, quick temperature changes, daily cleaning with aggressive media, the effect of cooling lubricants. In addition, the IMI offers large sensing ranges and IO-Link communication. This ensure process stability and high plant availability as well as flexible and cost-optimized implementation of application solutions.
At a glance
Types: M8 to M30
Large sensing ranges: 2 mm to 40 mm
Enclosure rating: IP68, IP69K
Temperature range: –25 °C to +85 °C
Option of rugged housing or housing suitable for the food industry made completely out of stainless steel
IO-Link and visual adjustment indicator
Resistant against oils, cooling lubricants and cleaning products
Very long service life
The housing including sensing face of the IMI inductive proximity sensors consists completely of high-strength stainless steel and the sensors have protection class IP68 or IP69K. The stable, leak-free sensors are an extremely rugged solution for challenging applications. This reduces downtimes and ensures very long service life.
Rugged solution for any challenging applications thanks to closed housing
Large sensing ranges and IO-Link for stable processes and high plant availability
The larger the sensing range, the greater the operating reserves. The operating reserves in turn mean stable processes and high plant availability. The IMI offers two to three times the sensing ranges compared to normative requirements. These sensing ranges ensure maximum performance in their processes. The IMI is also equipped with IO-Link. The sensor detects the actual operational statuses and automatically provides the data to the process control. This means transparency down to the lowest field level so that your plant does not go into a standstill.
Stable processes and high plant availability thanks to large sensing ranges and IO-Link#
Quick and safe installation
The IMI can be installed quickly and easily, saving you valuable time. The supplied self-locking nuts facilitate mounting and ensure the sensors stay permanently attached. The IMI is equipped with a so-called visual adjustment indicator: The LED status change from flashing to steadily lit LED signalizes when the secured sensing range has been reached. This ensures the target object is detected throughout the entire temperature range. The unique and systematic type designation is affixed to the sensor so that is remains clearly visible.
Thanks to the visual adjustment indicator and self-locking nuts, installation of IMI sensors is quick and easy.
Flexible and cost-optimized application solutions
Full metal sensors are particularly well-suited for use in machine tools in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industry. The IMI comes in different stainless steel versions: Rugged V2A stainless-steel housing for machine tool applications and food-safe V4A stainless-steel housing for hygienic and wet area applications. The complete portfolio of these full metal sensors makes it possible for you to solve the application flexibly and at optimal cost. Have you not found the right sensor for your application? We would be happy to implement your special wishes - precisely tailored to your requirements.
Optimized down to the last detail for machine tool applications or applications in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industry.