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Inductive Specialty Sensors

TURCK 6/6/2018
Inductive Ring Sensor
TURCK’s compact ring sensors include integral electronics and may be applied in a wide variety of applications, including automated assembly and parts feeding systems. The new TS12 uprox ring sensor incorporates TURCK’s patented factor 1 technology so that the sensor can detect a wide variety of metals at the same rated sensing distance, eliminating the need for stocking multiple different ring-style sensors.
TURCK Inductive Specialty Sensors
Inductive Slot Sensors
TURCK's slot sensors are U-shaped with the active sensing face between the two arms. If the object being detected moves into the U-shaped area, the sensor is actuated. Slot sensors are capable of securely detecting targets whose distance from the active face is not clearly defined upon side approach.
TURCK Inductive Specialty Sensors
FM Class I Div 2
The new FM approval standard permits the use of quick disconnect with a lock fast accessory equipped sensor being used in a Class 1 Div 2, Groups A, B, C, D, as well as sensors with traditional conduit. The ability to use quick disconnect will enable customer to install sensors faster and at a lower installed cost than traditional conduit methods. We also now offer approved cordsets with eurofast or minifast connectors (when used with a lokfast guard). Sensors can also have a potted in cable. All cables used now have the ITC-ER rating. In addition, all TURCK sensors that are part of this certification will now carry a sealing rating of IP68, rather than just IP67.
TURCK Inductive Specialty Sensors
Rotational Speed Monitors
TURCK's rotational speed sensors operate by detecting a periodic damping of the integrated inductive sensor. This is accomplished via metal targets or teeth of the monitored shaft. The pulse sequence generated is compared to an a reference value and if the rotational speed is below the reference value, the output is open (0). If the reference value is exceeded, the output closes.
TURCK Inductive Specialty Sensors
Can and Edge Detection Sensor
TURCK also has the CK4080 and CK40130 & Q130 inductive proximity edge detection sensors. These sensors have an exceptional sensing range that makes them ideal for edge sheet detection, stamping processes and can sensing applications. In automotive transfer presses and stamping press applications, it is necessary to detect the edge of a metal sheet. By properly detecting the position of the sheet in the press, damage to tooling because of incorrect positioning can be eliminated. The long sensing face and range of these sensors (20 mm); and the reliability of TURCK automation products create an ideal, efficient application for manufactures in these industries.
TURCK Inductive Specialty Sensors
Weld Nut Sensors
TURCK's magnetic-inductive weld nut sensors provide efficient and economical detection of weld nuts in automotive applications. The sensors detect ferromagnetic components, such as nuts, bushings and spacer sleeves, to ensure these components are present before robotic welding occurs. These sensors are less complex than existing devices that require additional software or electronics to detect the target.
TURCK Inductive Specialty Sensors
Magnetic-Inductive Proximity Sensors
Since magnet-inductive sensors are actuated by external magnetic fields, they are capable of providing large operating distances despite a compact housing design. In combination with the actuation magnet DMR31-15-5, the M12 sensor series features a nominal switching distance of 90 mm.
TURCK Inductive Specialty Sensors
Selective Metal Sensors
Unlike other TURCK proximity sensors, Selective Metal sensors are designed to pick up only non-ferrous or ferrous metals only. The selective metal capability is can be used in applications where it is important to determine whether the target it is a made from a ferrous or non-ferrous metal. Typically a second sensor is used to determine whether the part is in place and the output from the selective metal is used in the PLC logic to determine which metal is in place. TURCK does offer an analog metal distinction sensor in section F that could be used to determine the actual metal.
TURCK Inductive Specialty Sensors