Corrosion-Resistant Sensors for Wash-Down Applications
Fri, 11/05/2010 - 12:55pm
Two new families of sensors from Rockwell Automation are designed for reliable, long-life performance in high-temperature, high-pressure wash-down applications in the food and beverage industry:
- The PHOTOSWITCH 42CS sensor family features a choice of a smooth or threaded 18mm 316L stainless steel housing with a hard plastic lens for enhanced reliability and long service life, as well as an operating temperature range of minus 25 to 85 degrees C. A ferromagnetic teach feature minimizes the possibility of water ingress associated with the use of push button or potentiometer adjustment.
- The 871TS inductive proximity sensors feature a stainless steel 316L barrel and an FDA-certified polyphenylene sulfide plastic face that protects against chemicals and other corrosive agents. Sensors are offered in 12mm and 18mm diameter threaded cylindrical enclosures with operating temperature range of minus 40 to 80 degrees C.