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This content was submitted directly to this Web site by the supplier.White Paper | May 15, 2006
Proximity Sensing in Harsh Duty Environments
Are the sensors you use built to withstand harsh environments? This white paper from TURCK, Inc., examines the types of hazards your sensors might encounter as well as solutions to help you choose the best products for your application.
You are a designer for a bottler adding a new line. Frequent washdowns by cleaning/disinfecting agents require you to implement materials and devices able to stand up to these conditions, while ensuring performance.
Management has entrusted the job of finding the right components within a system that will cause the least amount of downtime and maintenance, while standing up to the severity of this harsh environment.
Demanding environments, like those involving water, chemicals, extreme temperature, pressure, RFI/EMI, weld fields, fire and explosion are a hindrance to the devices used in these processes. Sensors designed and used in harsh duty applications have been fitted with alterations to the circuitry, housing, connections and inner components to effectively combat the hazards of these environments.
By implementing sensors specifically designed for these applications, operations can experience less downtime and maintenance. Incorporating specialty sensors into these applications will often lengthen the time between replacements and offer an alternative product where there was thought to be none.
So how do you find the right sensor?