Sensors with Super Shield Housing Ideal for Long-Term Use in Harsh Environments
May 6, 2010
The company has improved the design of its linear-position sensors for longevity in harsh environments, by adding a super shield housing option. Ordered as an integrated package with R-Series and G-Series sensors, the housing is hermetically sealed and made of stainless steel, meeting the requirements of protection modes IP 68 and IP 69K. The housing provides protection against corrosion and penetration of dirt and water, regardless of difficult environmental conditions, making it ideal for outdoor use as well as applications requiring high-pressure wash-down cleaning, according to the company. The rod-style sensors were developed for measuring lengths of 25 to 7600 mm. The modular sensor cartridge design enables the customer to choose the specific sensor output configurations to be installed within the super shield housing to best-fit application requirements. A wide choice of interfaces (Analog, Profibus, SSI, CANbus, DeviceNet, EtherCAT®, POWERLINK) is available. Additionally, integration of ATEX-certified and intrinsically safe sensors is possible with the protective housing.