Turck is extending its successful uprox+ sensor range with a robust washdown variant in a Q80 housing. The non-flush inductive proximity switch detects all metals with the same high switching distance of 75 mm. The sensor can even be mounted partially embedded or fully flush – its switching sensitivity adjusts itself to the mounting conditions accordingly. With this degree of flexibility the Q80WD is suitable for use in a wide range of applications, enabling users to effectively reduce the range of variants required. Turck is offering the sensor with a four-pin M12 connector and an antivalent PNP switch output.
The application fields of the Q80WD are varied, ranging from gap detection in filling beverage cans, to switching tasks on materials handling systems in washdown environments, to outdoor applications on railway tracks. The Q80 washdown is the only 80 mm rectangular sensor that comes with protection to IP68/IP69K, and is therefore also suitable for applications in the food and beverage industry. All housing materials are FDA-compliant and are able to withstand typically used high-pressure cleaners and aggressive cleaning agents. The robust design is a benefit of the Q80 washdown sensor which is also useful for outdoor applications. The fully encapsulated proximity switch cannot be damaged by dew and condensation water
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