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Inductive sensor


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  • Correction factor 1: Constant sensing range on all metals
  • Magnetic-field immune for welding applications
  • Resistant to weld slag thanks to non-stick coating
  • Complementary output function NO/NC
  • Robust housing for use in harsh industrial environments
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Technische Details
Product characteristics
Electrical design PNP
Output function complementary
Sensing range [mm] 35
Housing rectangular
Dimensions [mm] 40 x 40 x 66
Special feature Correction factor K = 1; Magnetic-field immune
Magnetic-field immune yes
Electrical data
Operating voltage [V] 10...36 DC
Current consumption [mA] 20; (24 V)
Protection class II
Reverse polarity protection yes
Electrical design PNP
Output function complementary
Max. voltage drop switching output DC [V] 2.5
Permanent current rating of switching output DC [mA] 250
Switching frequency DC [Hz] 250
Short-circuit protection yes
Type of short-circuit protection pulsed
Overload protection yes
Detection zone
Sensing range [mm] 35
Real sensing range Sr [mm] 35 ± 10 %
Operating distance [mm] 0...28.3
Accuracy / deviations
Correction factor steel: 1 / stainless steel: 1 / brass: 1 / aluminium: 1 / copper: 1
Hysteresis [% of Sr] 1...15
Switch point drift [% of Sr] -10...10
Correction factor K = 1 yes
Operating conditions
Ambient temperature [°C] -25...70
Protection IP 67
Tests / approvals
EN 60947-5-2
MTTF [years] 943
UL approval
Ta 0...40 °C
Enclosure type Type 1
voltage supply Hazardous voltage
File number UL E174191
Mechanical data
Weight [g] 142
Housing rectangular
Mounting non-flush mountable
Dimensions [mm] 40 x 40 x 66
Materials housing: PPE; cover: PPE PTFE coated; connector housing: brass white bronze coated; end cap: PPS; clamp: PPS
Displays / operating elements
switching status 1 x LED, yellow
operation 1 x LED, green
Accessories (supplied)
Mounting bracket: 1
Allen key: 1
5 positions of the active zone possible
Pack quantity 1 pcs.
Electrical connection - plug
Connection Connector: 1 x M12
ifm electronic gmbh • Friedrichstraße 1 • 45128 Essen — We reserve the right to make technical alterations without prior notice. — EN-GB — IM5098-00 — 30.04.2009 —