Particularly for applications in the food and beverage industry Baumer launches photoelectric and inductive sensors in hygienic and washdown design.
The new sensors with their plane, groove-free V4A stainless steel housings as well as the mounting accessories are EHEDG-certified, Ecolab-approved, and the materials are FDA-compliant. Along with the range of EHEDG-certified reflectors and Ecolab-approved cables with protection class IP 69K, Baumer consequently offers a complete solution for position detection in the food zone. For applications in the splash zone Baumer offers adequate sensors with washdown design. These sensors are as resistant against detergents and high-pressure splash water as those in hygienic design, but they are mounted conventionally.
With the specifically developed impermeability concept proTect+ Baumer guarantees a higher sensor performance and life-time. For this purpose the sensors are exposed to continuously changing temperature cycles in addition to the IP 68 and IP 69K impermeability tests. With this special endurance test an outstanding high process reliability is guaranteed and the maintenance effort is reduced.
A highlight among the new products is the photoelectric sensor FNDH 14. This SmartReflect background-reflective sensor can use existing stainless steel machine parts as a reflector. Forgoing an additional reflector results in an easier installation and reduced maintenance effort. The inductive sensors on the other hand have a particularly large operating temperature range from -40 to +100 °C. This offers versatile fields of application from the processing of frozen products to areas with CIP processes.