The range of inductive sensors from ifm electronic are equipped with IO-Link, thereby giving users access to data that couldn’t economically be used before, says the company.
An IO-Link system can monitor the health and status of a system by turning sensor data into a digital data stream; analogue inputs are therefore not required.
By using what is still effectively high-resolution and linear analogue information, the user can now determine much more, such as the relative position of the sensor and its target.
Maintenance planning can include tightening up loose flags before they drop off and cause a standstill.
The new range is available in standard sizes of M12, M18, M30 and 40x40 cube, flush or non-flush.
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