For outdoor applications exposed to harsh environments, Baumer has introduced the IWRR/IFRR Inductive Sensors for object detection and distance measurement up to 12 mm. These reliable IP67 and IP69-rated sensors are sealed against moisture and contaminants and easily withstand temperature ranges from -40 to +80ºC.
Available in digital and analog versions, IWRR and IFRR inductive sensors meet the manufacturer’s rigorous standard, guaranteeing the sensors’ impermeability for reliable operation in demanding environments that involve changing temperatures. The company says these low-maintenance sensors have an expected MTTF greater than 100 years.
Because the sensors resist long-term exposure to salt water, oils, and aggressive detergents, they are especially suited to the demands of on and off-shore wind turbines.
The compact sensors are available with IP69-rated V4A stainless steel housings for strenuous offshore environments or IP67-rated nickel-plated brass housings for onshore applications. Digital inductive sensors are mainly used to detect nacelle position and rotor speed. Measuring sensors are applied for brake monitoring and shaft deflection.
In addition to wind power, the IWRR and IFRR Inductive Sensors offer proven performance in a range of applications such as heavy vehicles including refuse collection and forestry machines, solar wafer manufacturing, the rail industry, and other rigorous applications exposed to challenging outdoor environments with high and low ambient temperatures.
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