New sensors from ifm electronic withstand weld fields

The latest pneumatic cylinder sensing innovation from sensor market leader ifm electronic can withstand the electrical interference from powerful welding fields.  These new versions of the popular MK series, MK5214 and MK5215 feature a patented method of detecting the external field and suppressing the sensor output until the interference has passed.  The new MK is claimed to be the only T-slot sensors with a stable signal, independent of the welding duration.

The MK series fit easily into the T-slot on standard pneumatic cylinders, or equally into adapters made to fit most other common cylinder types, and do not sit proud of the slot which affords them additional mechanical protection.

The short connecting cable of the weld-field-immune MK5124 and MK5125 is protected from weld spatter by a PTFE sheath, and the connector (M12 on the MK5124 and M8 on the MK5125) is coated in a highly-resistant non-stick material.

ifm is committed to working closely with its customers to develop products which precisely match their needs, and the company provides expert, readily accessible technical support to help users maximise the benefits they gain from ifm products.

For further information, contact Gemma Anderson, ifm electronic Ltd., efector House, Kingsway Business Park, Oldfield Road, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2HD.  Telephone:  020 8213-0000.  Fax:  020 8213-2234. E-mail –