Proximity sensors deliver IO-Link with long sensing range
OMRON AUTOMATION AMERICAS E2EW Series same-sensing-distance proximity sensors provide long sensing ranges. The highly durable, metal face proximity devices have been optimized to withstand the harsh conditions of typical automotive welding processes with a fluororesin coating that provides increased spatter resistance. The sensing range is approximately twice as long as previous models for ferrous metals and six times as long as previous models for aluminum, making them suitable for mixed-metal production lines. As the sensing ranges for both metals are now equivalent, the sensors support a common design for position detection in such lines. They also reduce unexpected facility stoppages by minimizing false detection for unsteady objects.