|ifm offers a wide range of electronic pressure and vacuum sensors to meet the requirements of various industrial applications.|
Depending on the application, units with ceramic-capacitive measuring cells or units with stainless steel measuring cells with thick film DMS are available. Various output functions and housing designs adapted to the area of application ensure an optimum integration into different processes.
|ifm offers a wide range of electronic vacuum sensors to meet the requirements of various industrial applications.|
Various output functions and housing designs adapted to the area of application ensure an optimum integration into different processes.
Flow sensors / flow meters
|Sensors operating to suitable measurement methods can be used to monitor gases and liquids.|
A wide range of designs adapted to applications and requirements is available. All systems are designed so that the signals such as flow and temperature can be directly transferred to the control system for further processing.
|Level measurement distinguishes between direct measurement in the medium and the indirect detection from the outside (for example through the tank wall by means of capacitive sensors).|
Deposits and wear and tear often lead to failures in particular if mechanical switches are in contact with the medium.
The electronic ifm sensors however can do without any mechanical component. This makes the sensors especially robust and reliable. Regular maintenance and cleaning are not necessary.
|In automation and process technology, monitoring and control of temperatures is one of the most important measuring tasks. The correct temperature often influences quality and efficiency of the process. To avoid dangerous states, the temperature must be monitored in many applications.|
To do so, compact temperature switches and transmitters as well as cable and probe sensors are used that are connected to an external control monitor. In some industrial areas non-contact infrared (IR) measuring sensors are used.
Signal evaluation systems
|Control monitors in DC and AC versions evaluate the signals of the flow sensors and provide them as a binary signal for further processing. They integrate wire break and temperature monitoring. Versions for hazardous areas are also available.|
Feedback systems for valves and valve actuators
|ifm electronic offers two inductive sensors integrated into one housing for position feedback on quarter-turn actuators (type IND). A target puck with two targets offset by 90° which is installed on the actuator shaft damps the lower or upper sensor of the IND depending on the position of the actuator ("open" or "closed).
For position feedback on rising stem valves efector valvis is used. Two or three optional switch points can be set via a pushbutton over a stroke of 80 mm. This measuring stroke is resolved into steps of 0.2 mm by means of a target mounted on the valve spindle. Using this inductive sensor enables the detection of even very short strokes.|