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WORKS LIKE MAGIC: INDUCTIVE PROXIMITY SENSOR

  • November 17, 2020

Non-Contact Detectors
What are the things on your list when you go out shopping for groceries? Couple of cans of soda or beer, a bottle of hot sauce to go on top of your huge pizza slices while watching football games, you name it. But what do these items have in common? Aside from being the usual items on your grocery list, all of these may have been smartly packaged with the use of an inductive proximity sensor which is ideally used for many aspects of food and beverage packaging. They are also used in many industries including manufacturing, robotics, semiconductor, etc.
Inductive Proximity Sensor is widely used to detect any metal objects without any physical contact to it. It can be classified according to which operating principle it follows like electromagnetic induction or the change in capacitance. It is important that this sensor has a low leakage current to make sure that the circuit is totally turned off to avoid quality issues within applications.
Introducing the industry’s lowest off-state leakage current or residual current (3 μA) level and lowest power supply voltage levels (+2.3V to +27V), M18M2 series 2-wire True-Off™ IPS (Inductive Proximity Sensor). Chip 1 Exchange is franchised for Mercury United Electronics that manufactures this type of sensor which is ideal for low current portable or battery operated applications. This sensor is directly compatible with most types of computers for portable robotics, motor controls, and automation because it operates at a minimum voltage of +2.5V.
Utilizing CMOS IC sensor technology, this sensor provides excellent results, even with difficult-to-detect objects, e.g. small or thin parts, or bright metals.
Features:
  • Ultra-low off-state leakage current: 3uA typ. Outperform competitors’ 456uA.
  • Ultra-low on-state holding current: 20uA min.
  • Low power supply voltage: +2.3V to +27V
MICRO POWER INDUCTIVE PROXIMITY SENSOR
M18M2 SERIES 2-WIRE TRUE-OFF™
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TechnologyInductive.
Responsive to metal proximity.
Output OptionsNormally Closed (NC) or Normally Open (NO)
Output TypeNPNConnectionCable leads. 2-Wire
Sensing Distance4 mmHousing - BodyMetal
Supply Voltage+2.3V to +27VPackage / CaseCylinder, threaded, M18
Residual Current5 µA max.Operating Temperature Range-20⁰C to +60⁰C
ShieldingShielded-20⁰C to +60⁰C5 KHz (200 µ sec.) typical
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