Electronic Design

Inductive Proximity Sensors Keep A Short Profile

Trumpeted as the shortest in the industry, the SuperShorty inductive sensors fit into spaces as short as 6 mm. Capable of fitting into grippers or fast moving machinery, frequency ratings span up to 3 kHz. Some models in the line weigh in at 0.7g and all models are reverse-polarity and short-circuit protected, IP65 or IP67 rated, and specify a current capacity of 150 mA. Three housing styles are available: 6.5 mm smooth metal, M8 threaded stainless steel, and 6.5 mm plastic. Sensors with a 1.5-mm sensing range are available in both PNP and NPN and both normally open and normally closed versions.  Connection options include cable out, M8 quick disconnect, and pigtail versions with M8 connectors. BALLUFF INC., Florence, KY. (800) 543-8390.

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