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IFM electronic pressure sensors and photoelectric sensors for food and beverage industry

Sensor manufacturer ifm has broadened its ever-expanding portfolio of smart technology with several new examples of British-made food processing technology. With the addition of their OG-Cube photoelectric sensors and PM pressure sensor, the Middlesex manufacturers have provided the food and beverage industry with two new hygienic sensor options for use in aggressive CIP cleaning applications.

The space-saving design of ifm’s new OG-Cube photoelectric sensor, with lateral M18 thread and connector pointing down, makes it the perfect solution for all requirements in hygienic and wet areas. Boasting a high-grade stainless steel housing with food-grade sealing material, shatter-proof plastic lens and high protection rating of IP 68 / 69K, this brand-new photoelectric sensor from ifm easily withstands aggressive cleaning agents and high-pressure cleaning.

Continuous distance measurement via IO-Link

IFM offers their new OG-Cube photoelectric sensors as diffuse reflection and through-beam sensors. For the diffuse reflection sensors with background suppression, the ranges can be set via IO-Link and, similar to analogue sensors, the distance value is provided to the nearest millimetre. In addition, all versions feature multiple configuration options, such as light-on/dark-on mode or switch-on and switch-off delay.

Features and benefits of ifm’s new OG-Cube photoelectric sensors

The new ifm OG-Cube photoelectric sensors offer manufacturers in the food and beverage industry a wide range of features and benefits, including:

  • Stainless steel housing with high protection rating for hygienic and wet areas (IP 69K)
  • Shatter-proof lens for high process reliability
  • Compact design with standard M18 thread for easy installation
  • Improved performance thanks to IO-Link
  • Quick and easy setting of switch points via IO-Link
    Continuous measurement and monitoring of distances in the running process.

New ifm electronic pressure sensors

The new PM pressure sensor from ifm has a total accuracy of 0.2 %, while its ability to handle temperature compensation with fast temperature changes (for instances in CIP/SIP applications) has also been improved considerably. The sensor is therefore suitable for a wide range of food and beverage industry applications.

For every PM pressure sensor a factory certificate can be downloaded for free at www.factory-certificate.ifm. This allows easy access, even after the sensor has been bought. What’s more, ifm also offers all common process connections on their range of ifm pressure sensors – including welding adapter, Tri Clamp and Varivent – as accessories for the adapter threads’ G1 sealing cone and G1 Aseptoflex Vario of the PM pressure sensor.

Features and benefits of ifm’s new electronic pressure sensors

The new ifm pressure sensor range also offers an assortment of benefits for food and beverage industry manufacturers, including:

  • 0.2 % accuracy
  • Overload-resistant ceramic capacitive measuring cell with good long-term stability
  • Factory certificate for download, free of charge
  • Rear hexagonal nut for easy installation in tanks with double walls and blind fittings
  • Zero point calibration via teach button or IO-Link

For more information, please visit ifm.

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