By DE StaffMotion Control Machine Building
Balluff M18 steel face sensors increase uptime in harsh environments.
Balluff has expanded its family of steel-faced inductive proximity sensors to include additional models in the M18 tubular form factor. The stainless steel sensors feature Factor 1 technology that detects both ferrous and non-ferrous materials and extends the sensing range to 8mm. The technology also enables the ability to monitor sensor status continuously, even during a welding cycle. All models come with an IP68 protection rating and can be Flush-mounted for impact protection. Other options include improved coating to improve protection against weld-spatter buildup.