Beat the heat
Canadian PackagingAutomation Glass Metal Balluff
The face of each sensor is composed of a heat-resistant LCP material
Designed to ensure reliable object detection in temperatures up to 230°C, Balluff’s new family of high-temperature proximity sensors are designed and tested to provide reliable non-contact object detection in high-temp applications such as hot metal stamping, glass manufacturing, steel and aluminum manufacturing, steel forging, steam curing, etc. The face of each sensor is composed of a heat-resistant LCP (liquid crystal polymer) material, according to the company, while the head of the sensor contains only the passive, non-electronic components of the device that are less susceptible to heat. The electronic amplifier portion of the sensor is located at the far end of the five-meter cable to allow users to place it outside the high-temperature zone, while the cable jacket and insulation, made from heat-resistant PTFE material, is specified to withstand the same temperature as the sensor head.
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