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Turck introduces IO-Link capable uprox3 sensors

May 2017 Sensors & Transducers

Turck now offers its uprox3 inductive proximity sensors in an IO-Link-capable version. Turck’s new sensor line now couples long sensing distances with IO-Link capabilities, allowing more flexibility and intelligence to be integrated into sensing applications.

With the use of the uprox IO-Link sensors, users can reduce costs in new and existing applications. Easy configuration allows it to adapt the sensors to specific needs. Users can not only set the output functions and the sensing distances, but special functions are included and can be used whenever needed. Additionally, each adjustable switching distance can be run sequentially in combination with an IO-Link master. Also, the sensors include all standard uprox3 benefits such as factor 1 and an excellent magnetic field strength. The reduction of variants streamlines the ordering of the product, and also minimises the storage and administrative costs for customers.

In IO-Link mode, the sensor is operated on an IO-Link master. This enables access to all parameter and evaluation functions. The intelligent data retention with IO-Link 1.1 allows a sensor to be exchanged without having to reset parameters. The process data uprox3-IOL provides further analysis options such as application-specific switch points, temperature limits, etc., or an identification number. These can be used to identify 256 different nodes. The sensing of targets and their simultaneous identification can then be implemented with a single sensor.

Turck is initially offering four variants of uprox3 IO-Link: an M12, M18, and M30 barrel style, all in a chrome brass housing, as well as PTFE-coated variants for welding applications. Additionally, a rectangular, CK40 style is also included in the series.

For more information contact Brandon Topham, RET Automation, +27 (0)11 453 2468, brandon.topham@retautomation.com, www.retautomation.com



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