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The Sensor Ranges are as diverse as the tasks they perform



Hall Sensors



Allegro's sensors are based on Hall-effect technology, which allows contactless sensing devoid of mechanical wear, sensing either an external magnet or a ferrous object. Specifically, Hall-effect sensors are used for highly accurate gear-tooth sensing, direction detection, linear sensing, speed sensing, position sensing and contactless switching.



Photo Sensors



Recognition, detection, positioning, classification, counting, notification and monitoring. Nowadays, these processes are largely handled by non-contact photoelectric sensors. Applications range from the automobile industry, mechanical engineering, and assembly automation, through warehousing and conveyor systems and packaging applications, to the printing and paper industries, and naturally include monitoring and safety systems, With the VISOLUX brand, Pepperl+Fuchs offers one of the largest lines of photoelectric sensors on the market. We guarantee that you will find the right sensor for your automation applications.



Proximity Sensors

Inductive sensors



Inductive sensors are the right technical and commercial solution in 99 % of all applications, for the accurate, non-contact detection of metallic objects for ranges up to 100 mm. A pioneer and leader in the international market, Pepperl+Fuchs offers high performance and quality sensors! Creativity and decades of experience are the pillars of world-renowned competence in this important product line. Our inductive sensors are used million fold in all industrial sectors. The combinations of designs and electrical characteristics are almost inexhaustible.

· Stainless steel cylinders
· Polarity inversion tolerant input
· Short-circuit protected output
· Middle or cross LED
· M8, M12 plug versions or with terminal compartment
· Sensors with cable connectors of PVC, PUR or Silicon
· Output in 2-, 3-, 4-wire DC, AC, NAMUR, and AS-Interface versions
· 20 mA analogue output signal · Integrated speed monitor with up to 100 Hz
· Pressurized sensors for up to 500 bar
· Approved for gas and dust Ex zones
· Fixed stop and screwed connector
· Stainless steel sensing face
· Reduction factor of 1
· Protective class of up to IP68/IP69k (under water and steam jet resistant)
· Weld resistant design with PTFE-coated surface
· Selective switch features for detecting ferrous and non-ferrous materials
· Safety functions
· Expanded temperature range: from -40 °C up to +250 °C

Capacitive Sensors

Capacitive sensors detect metal objects as well as nearly all other materials and are used in various applications including level and flow control.

· 12, 18 and 30 mm cylindrical capacitive sensors in stainless steel or plastic housings.
· Housings range from rectangular, 5-mm thin to 80 mm x 80 mm x 40 mm with 40 mm sensing range
· Approved for hazardous areas
Magnetic Field Sensors


Our magnetic field sensor selection consists of the M12 housing style for traditional magnetic detection applications. We additionally offer an IP67, non-contact piston position detection in steel cylinders, eliminating the need to drill mounting holes in cylinders.



Ultrasonic Sensors


Ultrasonic sensors present the ideal solution for non-contact position and distance measurement in all industrial areas where environmental conditions such as dust, smoke or steam may effect the sensors. Objects consisting of a variety of materials can be detected regardless of colour or shape to within millimetres.

The sensor uses very high frequencies that are outside of the human's audible range, as a data carrier. The time it takes the ultrasonic wave to pass between the sensor and the object is the value for the distance or the position. Ultrasonic sensors have proven their reliability and precision especially in the wood and furniture industry, the construction materials industry, farming equipment, construction equipment and in level control applications.

Pepperl+Fuchs' ultrasonic sensors currently encompass 8 series of mechanical designs for through-beam, direct detection and reflex operation with more than 40 designs and models. Customer and application specific custom solutions underscore our technological competence in this area of sensors



Rotary Encoders



Rotary encoders are necessary in all applications involving the determination of such values as rotation rate, speed, acceleration and course. Primary applications for these sensors are found in mechanical engineering, the conveyor industry, material handling and the packaging industry. Customers are certain to find a suitable device for their application needs from our rotary encoder line.

 



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