Reliably detect ferrous and nonferrous metals
Our latest high-precision inductive Factor 1 M12 sensors accurately detect all metals, both ferrous and nonferrous, consistently and reliably. They accurately detect metals over the entire range of the application, without the need for a reduction/correction factor. This provides advantages in applications using varying conductive materials or when it is inefficient to adjust sensor switching distance depending on type of metal being detected.
Inductive Factor 1 sensors are magnetic-field resistant, so their function is not disturbed by electromagnetic fields up to 100 kA/m, such as in induction hardening and welding systems. Their durable PTFE-coated housing material makes them very well suited for such harsh environments, including those with weld spatter.
These IP68-rated sensors have an extended ambient temperature range (–40...+85 °C), which makes them optimal for welding applications, and the ceramic-coated sensing face (for BES05KU) provides further weld spatter resistance.
These robust M12 sensors are offered in flush and non-flush versions.