Replacing damaged proximity sensors is a time-consuming and costly process, so the extra-rugged construction of Balluff Steelface sensors reduces replacement costs and production downtime. Machined from a single piece of solid stainless steel, the sensor features a 1mm thick robust steel face that is resistant to impacts, chemicals, cutting fluids and abrasion.
Suitable for use in harsh environments and applications that are too extreme for standard sensors. and with M8, M12, M18 and M30 sizes (shielded and unshielded) available, these sensors do not sacrifice sensing range for increased durability, achieving the same sensing range as the company's standard proximity sensors. To reduce the risk of impact damage a further series offers an extended sensing range, allowing users to mount the sensor further away from the target.
Additionally, Steelface sensors with selective discrimination do not respond to aluminium chips and are therefore well suited for use in chip-forming aluminium machining. Other applications include food production and assembly operations.