Magneto-inductive Displacement Sensors
mainSENSOR is based on an innovative measuring principle, which has been developed by Micro-Epsilon in order to combine the advantages of both inductive and magnetic sensors. As different strength magnets are applied, measuring ranges of up to 55mm can be achieved. However, for changing measurement set up of the proximity sensors, it is only necessary to change the magnet.
Flexible sensor concept
Flexible sensor concept - one electronics in various housings
Due to their flexible concept, the sensors are ideal for a wide range of applications, particularly where high volumes are required. The standard sensors are designed in a stainless steel M18 and M30 or a flat plastic housing suitable for industrial applications. In high volume production, customer-specific modifications to the plate and sensor housing can be easily achieved.
Measurement through objects
Measuring through non-ferromagnetic materials, particularly metals
Unlike conventional measuring methods, the magneto-inductive sensors enable measurements through non-ferromagnetic materials, particularly metals such as aluminium or stainless steel. A clear benefit is provided here as the sensor and the magnet can be installed separately in applications with closed systems or housings. It is therefore possible to mount the sensor safely in harsh environments.
Suitable for speed measurement
Speed measurements of toothed racks
In the case of speed measurements of ferromagnetic objects such as toothed racks, the sensor can be pre-tensioned. The movement of the toothed racks affects the magnetic field, which is required for the speed measurement. Even in this measurement mode the measurement can be carried out through non-ferromagnetic materials.
• Selectable measuring ranges up to 55mm
• Freely definable switching points
• Linear output signal
• High basic sensitivity and temperature stability
• As non-contact the sensor offers a very long service life
• High dynamics