Photoelectric sensors: Inox portfolio complemented - Strong in confined, harsh environment
Rugged, small in design and versatile in application, the new W8 Inox miniature photoelectric sensors have their sights set particularly on applications in the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical segments as well as in machine tools.
The W8 Inox is the logical complement to the portfolio of stainless steel sensors from SICK. The product family includes through-beam and photoelectric retro reflective sensors, energetic photoelectric sensors, as well as those featuring background suppression – depending on the application used for close or far ranges.
Rugged sensors for harsh applications
The sensors of the W8 Inox product family are very well prepared for cleaning processes, rinsing and disinfection agents, as well as drilling water and drilling oils that affect conventional sensors adversely. The high-quality 1.4404 (316L) stainless-steel housing featuring an IP 69K enclosure rating, the chemically and thermally resistant front screen made of PPSU, as well as the operator control – mechanically very resistant due to the PEEK high-performance plastic – withstand even the harshest loads during production and cleaning.
Specialized in space-saving and simple installation
The W8 Inox sensors permit space saving and simple installation: They are compatible with the mounting system using a M3 thread that has been established in the market and possess a miniature housing that is nearly identical to that of the W8 Plastic. Even when space is scarce on the machine, the option of connection technology either as a 2-m cable, an M8 plug or a 300-mm connecting cable with an M12 plug guarantee fast installation. The same applies to commissioning: After just a few adjustments, also depicted graphically in the operating manual, the sensors are ready for operation. Thanks to high-performance LED technology, perfect detection results are ensured during operation. The W8 Inox product family for diverse uses offers ruggedness and availability in many applications.