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Ploskon Inductive Proximity Switches

Ploskon Inductive Proximity Switches

For our full range of proximity sensors please see our Mountiger range.

An inductive proximity switch is based on the principle of the resonance circuit quality changes. The switch consists of the following basic units: an oscillator, a detector, a trigger circuit, a power amplifier stage and protective circuits. An incorporated LC resonant circuit of the oscillator generates an electromagnetic scattered field. The field forms around active face a spatially limited zone that is considered to be the active switching zone.

Description

For our full range of proximity sensors please see our Mountiger range.

An inductive proximity switch is based on the principle of the resonance circuit quality changes. The switch consists of the following basic units: an oscillator, a detector, a trigger circuit, a power amplifier stage and protective circuits. An incorporated LC resonant circuit of the oscillator generates an electromagnetic scattered field. The field forms around active face a spatially limited zone that is considered to be the active switching zone.

If an electrically conductive object is placed within the active switching zone, the eddy currents induced in the object extract energy from the oscillator. As a result, a reduction in the oscillation amplitude occurs and the oscillator becomes damped. If the conductive object is removed from the active switching zone, the oscillation is restored. Two states are possible: the oscillator oscillates (no conductive object present in the active switching zone), or the oscillator does not oscillate (a conductive object present in the active switching zone). These states can be electronically evaluated.

Depending on the switch mode (normally open/normally closed), the output closes or opens, when the conductive object approaching the active switching zone.

 

     1  -  active switching zone 
     2  -  switch coil
     3  -  ferrite core
     4  -  switch body

 

APPLICATIONS:

 

 

Linear motion detection, e.g. a piston position in a cylinder.


 

Rotation control. Number of positions can be determined by number of projections.


 

Products detection on a conveyor, e.g. counting, form/position detection.


 

Pressure monitoring.


 

Switch position detection, e.g. a foot pedal in heavy-duty operation conditions.


 

Detection of rotary motion converted to linear motion.


 

Sensing of revolutions by an eccentrically located cylinder.


 

Detection of an aperture in material.


 

Material thickness measurement, e.g. double sheet control.


 

Detection for a chain sag and chain ware.


 

Door position detection. (e.g. room, lockers, safe-deposit box protection)


 

Sensing of object presence, e.g. protection of exhibits.


 

Sensing of turbine revolutions.


 

Detection of press work presence in a device.


 

Liquid level control by a float.



Pressure control by mercury level monitoring.
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