Balluff Inc., Florence, KY, has introduced SteelFace extended-range economical sensors in PNP N/O and NPN N/O versions and in M8, M12 and M18 sizes, with PTFE-coated housings available to repel welding-slag buildup. The sensors feature one-piece stainless-steel housings for corrosion and impact protection, and reportedly provide as much as double the sensing range as standard inductive sensors. So, they can be placed farther away from targets, decreasing incidental impacts—the leading cause of sensor failures. The sensors are ideal for harsh environments. For example, when flush-mounted in steel, the M12 double-range sensors exhibit no loss of range, unlike some more expensive triple-range models, according to Balluff officials.
Balluff Inc.: 800/543-8390; www.balluff.com