Inductive sensors are also used in mobile machines and installations. In contrast to devices for industrial automation, the demands on sensors for mobile applications are much higher. As they are mounted in exposed positions they have to meet special requirements.
The devices are designed to ensure highest shock and vibration resistance. In combination with the connectors of the ecolink EVM series, the inductive sensors of the M series are ideally suited for mobile applications. The sensors have a temperature range of -40...85 °C so that they can operate reliably in extremely cold conditions and when installed next to hot engines. Moreover, the devices are insensitive to rapid temperature changes.
A voltage range of 10 to 60 V for mobile sensors ensures that even high fluctuations of the on-board system do not affect the function. To comply with the ever increasing EMC requirements in mobile applications the devices feature an increased EMC resistance.
Many sensors have the E1 type approval. With this approval of the German Federal Office for Motor Traffic they are allowed for use in road vehicles without expiry of their operating permit.