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  • For applications in hazardous areas
  • Long sensing range for use in conveying
  • Robust housing for use in harsh industrial environments
  • Five positions of the sensing face selectable
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Technische Details
Product characteristics
Output function normally open
Sensing range [mm] 20
Housing rectangular
Dimensions [mm] 40 x 40 x 105
Electrical data
Operating voltage [V] 10...30 DC
Current consumption [mA] < 15
Protection class III
Reverse polarity protection yes
Output function normally open
Max. voltage drop switching output DC [V] 2.5
Max. leakage current [mA] 0.5
Permanent current rating of switching output DC [mA] 200
Switching frequency DC [Hz] 100
Short-circuit proof yes
Overload protection yes
Detection zone
Sensing range [mm] 20
Real sensing range Sr [mm] 20 ± 10 %
Operating distance [mm] 0...16.2
Accuracy / deviations
Correction factor steel: 1 / stainless steel: 0.7 / brass: 0.4 / aluminium: 0.3 / copper: 0.2
Hysteresis [% of Sr] 1...20
Switch point drift [% of Sr] -10...10
Operating conditions
Ambient temperature [°C] -20...60
Protection IP 65; IP 67
Tests / approvals
ATEX marking II 3D Ex tc IIIC T95°C Dc X
EN 60947-5-2
MTTF [years] 1679
Mechanical data
Weight [g] 244
Housing rectangular
Mounting flush mountable
Dimensions [mm] 40 x 40 x 105
Materials PC; PA; stainless steel
Displays / operating elements
switching status 1 x LED, yellow
Recommendation: Check the safe functioning of the unit after a short circuit.
5 positions of the active zone possible
Pack quantity 1 pcs.
Electrical connection
Connection terminals: 0.34...1.5 mm²; Cable sheath: Ø 5...9 mm
ifm electronic gmbh • Friedrichstraße 1 • 45128 Essen — EN-GB — IM509A — 22.11.2012 —