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Inductive full-metal sensor


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  • Magnetic-field immune for welding applications
  • Resistant to weld slag thanks to non-stick coating
  • Metal sensing face for heavy duty
  • High shock and vibration resistance
  • Wide operating temperature range
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Technische Details
Product characteristics
Electrical design NPN
Output function normally open
Sensing range [mm] 4
Housing threaded type
Dimensions [mm] M12 x 1 / L = 60
Special feature Gold-plated contacts; Increased sensing range; Full-metal housing; Magnetic-field immune; anti-spatter
Application Use in welding applications
Pressure rating [bar] 100
Note on pressure rating
sensing face
Magnetic-field immune yes; (pulse duration of the welding current: < 200 ms)
Electrical data
Operating voltage [V] 10...30 DC
Current consumption [mA] < 20
Protection class III
Reverse polarity protection yes
Electrical design NPN
Output function normally open
Max. voltage drop switching output DC [V] 2.5
Permanent current rating of switching output DC [mA] 100
Switching frequency DC [Hz] 2
Short-circuit protection yes
Type of short-circuit protection pulsed
Overload protection yes
Detection zone
Sensing range [mm] 4
Operating distance [mm] 0...3.25
Increased sensing range yes
Accuracy / deviations
Correction factor steel: 1 / stainless steel: 0.6 / brass: 0.7 / aluminium: 0.6 / copper: 0.3
Hysteresis [% of Sr] 1...20
Operating conditions
Ambient temperature [°C] 0...85
Protection IP 67
Tests / approvals
EN 61000-4-2 ESD 4 kV CD / 8 kV AD
EN 61000-4-3 HF radiated 10 V/m
EN 61000-4-4 Burst 2 kV
EN 61000-4-6 HF conducted 10 V
EN 55011 emission class B
Impact resistance
1 J
MTTF [years] 1116
UL approval
Ta -25...70 °C
Enclosure type Type 1
voltage supply Limited Voltage/Current
UL Approval no. A012
File number UL E174191
Mechanical data
Weight [g] 28
Housing threaded type
Mounting flush mountable
Dimensions [mm] M12 x 1 / L = 60
Thread designation M12 x 1
Materials housing: stainless steel (1.4404 / 316L) anti-spatter; sensing face: stainless steel (1.4404 / 316L) anti-spatter; lock nuts: stainless steel (1.4404 / 316L) anti-spatter
Tightening torque [Nm] 15
Full-metal housing yes
Displays / operating elements
switching status 4 x 90° LED, yellow
operation 1 x LED, green
Accessories (supplied)
lock nuts: 2
Pack quantity 1 pcs.
Electrical connection - plug
Connector: 1 x M12; Moulded body: PEI; Contacts: gold-plated
Diagrams and graphs
ifm electronic gmbh • Friedrichstraße 1 • 45128 Essen — We reserve the right to make technical alterations without prior notice. — EN-GB — IFR202-01 — 16.12.2019 —