Machine Design

Mini Block-Style Prox Sensor

The RO1 mini block-style, low-profile inductive sensor features a rugged cast-zinc housing for harsh environments such as in stamping or welding applications.

Sensing range of the RO1 is 7 mm. A weld field-immune version is also available with a 5-mm sensing range designed to weather dc and ac magnetic fields. It also comes with an irradiated PVC cable for weld-slag resistance. The sensors are suitable for ensuring proper working positioning in welding applications where they can be installed near tongs. Magnetic fields up to 100 kA/m that correspond to welding currents of 15 kA at distances of 40 mm, have no effect on the electronics.

Balluff Inc.,
8125 Horton Dr.,
Florence, KY 41042,
(800) 543-8390,

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