Sensors for Food and Beverage

Monday, November 15, 2010 @ 05:11 PM gHale


A new line of food and beverage sensor products includes AC and DC proximity and photoelectric sensors and quick-disconnect sensor cables are available from AutomationDirect. Compliant with the IP69K standard, the sensors withstand washdown conditions up to 212 degrees and use of FDA certified materials.
The PFM 12 mm and PFK 18mm proximity series are sensors with shielded or unshielded stainless steel housings and M12 quick-disconnect plug with gold-plated pins. Providing complete overload protection, each series has 10 models available. The PFM series has a standard sensing distance of up to four millimeters and extended distance of up to eight millimeters. The PFK series has a standard sensing distance of up to eight millimeters and extended distance of up to 12 mm. Models are available in a choice of 10-30 VDC PNP or NPN transistor outputs and normally-open or complementary output configurations. PFM and PFK series sensor prices start at $35.
The PFT 30 mm series of proximity sensors are available in four models with sensing ranges up to 22 mm. Models are available with shielded or unshielded housings and normally-open outputs. PFT series prices start at $45.
The VFK 18 mm and VFT 30 mm series proximity sensors are available with shielded or unshielded stainless steel housings and half-inch micro AC quick-disconnect plugs with gold-plated pins. With complete overload protection, each series provides normally-open 20 to 140 VAC outputs. VFK series prices start at $55 and VFT series prices start at $59.
Magnetic proximity sensors are available in 12 mm and 18 mm diameters. The shielded 10-30 VDC sensors have a sensing range of up to 70 mm and a normally-open output. Prices for magnetic proximity sensors start at $44.
Two series of 18 mm food and beverage photoelectric sensors are also a new offering. The FF series photoelectric sensors are available in 30 models and four styles: diffuse, polarized reflective, through-beam, and retro-reflective (for transparent objects). Sensing distances range from 100 mm to 20 meters. The FFRS series diffuse photoelectric sensors with background suppression are available with adjustable maximum reading distances – 30 to 130 mm and 60 to 100 mm for shiny objects. Sensors come equipped with LED status indicators; yellow indicates output while green indicates teaching function. FF series prices start at $65; FFRS sensors start at $79.
IP69K-rated cables are also new. Industry standard axial and right-angle M12 or half-inch micro connectors with open leads are available in five and 10-meter lengths. M12 screw-lock patch cables are also available in axial and right-angle models and 0.3m to five-meter cable lengths. Prices for cables start at $12.50.
For more information, click here for to see the full line of food and beverage sensor products.



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