How High Pressure Proximity Sensors Can Help Your Business

Used in an array of industries, inductive sensors provide presence detection in problematic environments coping with dust, dirt, oil and other unwanted substances.  The sensors feature a metal shell and special configurations that protect against debris, detect metals without contact and they’re short-circuit protected.  Notably, the sensors can function in harsh environments, functioning reliably even when exposed to high-shock and vibration.

What Types of Inductive Sensors are Available?

Locon Sensor Systems of Perrysburg, Ohio, sells high-pressure sensors made by Contrinex, Inc. These sensors are available with classic metal housing or a one-piece, stainless-steel construction, and they’re able to detect the smallest parts—ideal for piston-controlled applications where space is at a premium.

Customers purchase high pressure sensors from Locon Sensor Systems in large part because their models have extraordinary lifetime under pressure cycles and they can handle operating temperatures up to 100 degrees Celsius.  Moreover, the high-pressure inductive sensors work well for continuous duty when you have a demanding pneumatic and/or hydraulic application with pressures up to 500 bar (1,000 bar peak pressure).  In fact, high pressure sensors offer reliable function even when exposed to oil, making them a vital component to any business that makes, uses or tests hydraulic equipment.

The high-pressure sensors are available in Extra Distance, or Full Inox models, depending on the specific needs of the customer.  The units include a ferrite core and coil, and the sealed connection is held together by either a flexible PU cable or connector.  The Extra Distance model features stainless steel housing that is heat shrunk onto the ceramic disk; this makes the sensor resistant and impenetrable, making it an ideal selection for a wide variety of applications.

Meanwhile, the patented Full Inox technology is made of stainless-steel housing that is corrosion-resistant and extremely durable under high pressure.  What’s more, the family of Full Inox models are renowned for their metal detection prowess, and they can measure both ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic metals.  What makes them desirable for so many businesses is that they will function in even the harshest of environments.

Separately, customers in need of sensors tolerant of pressure up to 100 BAR should select extra pressure sensors, which provide peak performance in pressurized environments.  Most often used by chemical plants, in motor lubrication systems and atomic fuel motoring plants, these inductive sensors are protected by a stainless-steel shell and are available in miniature packages.  As well, the extra pressure sensors are a suitable choice for satellite applications, as they are designed to function even when exposed to unwanted moisture, dust, dirt or other debris that could disrupt operations.

Examples of how companies benefit from using sensors available from Locon Sensor Systems include a manufacturer of water jet cutting machines and a manufacturer of concrete pumps. With the water jet cutting machines, the manufacturer uses high-pressure sensors to regulate the action of opposed, reciprocating pistons in the pressure intensifier. As for the concrete pumps, high-pressure sensors monitor piston position in the hydraulic drive cylinder. Both companies have noticed increased efficiency and reduced maintenance costs thanks to the use of high-quality sensors like those available from Locon Sensor Systems.

To place an order for high-pressure sensors, call Locon Sensor Systems at 800-356-2661. Keep in mind that Locon Sensor Systems will tailor sensors to fit your individual needs and specifications.

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