Inductive proximity sensors

Inductive sensors for wash down environments

Your Benefits

  • Reliable processes thanks to extended, highly accurate sensing ranges enabled through the use of SICK ASIC technology
  • Reduced machine downtimes thanks to a longer service life, even when subjected to frequent cleaning cycles
  • Quick and easy installation thanks to the optical adjustment indicator
  • High degree of flexibility and communication options thanks to IO-Link
  • Easy to implement customer-specific variants thanks to a modular concept


Inductive sensors for wash down environments

The IMF inductive proximity sensor is the new standard for reliability in the food industry. With its extended sensing ranges, made highly precise thanks to the use of SICK ASIC technology, the IMF ensures reliable, stable processes. What's more, its wide-ranging specification limits allow the IMF to be used in all areas of food production: a huge benefit when it comes to product selection and warehousing. The optical adjustment indicator saves time during commissioning and helps cut down on errors. Communication via IO-Link is also possible, creating more flexibility and adding more functions for automation applications. With an extensive standard product portfolio available, even special devices can be put into action quickly and easily.

At a glance
  • Types: M8 to M30
  • Extended sensing ranges: 2 mm to 20 mm
  • Electrical configuration: DC 3-/4-wire
  • Enclosure rating: IP 68, IP 69K
  • Temperature range: –40 °C to +100 °C
  • Food-compatible stainless-steel housing, plastic sensing face
  • Optical adjustment indicator, IO-Link-ready
  • Resistant to industrial cleaning agents, Ecolab-certified


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Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview

    HousingCylindrical thread design
    Thread size

    M8 x 1

    M12 x 1

    M18 x 1

    M30 x 1.5

    DiameterØ 8 mm ... Ø 30 mm
    Sensing range Sn2 mm ... 20 mm
    Housing materialStainless steel V4A
    Enclosure ratingIP68 / IP69K / IP67
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