Ring sensors / Tube sensors
This is how ring sensors / tube sensors work
Ring and tube sensors are available for different purposes in different technical designs.
Ring sensors are as the name suggests, they are ring-shaped, with the detection area being inside the ring.
The inductive ring and tube sensors are particularly popular in automation. Like inductive sensors, they make use of the physical principle of induction. As a result, the sensors generate an electromagnetic field and measure its influence. If a metallic part passes the detection area, this is recognized by the changes in the induction field. Due to their design, they are characterized by a high resolution with a short response time. Inductive ring and tube sensors are manufactured in a static and a dynamic variant. Static sensors are suitable for congestion control or for the detection of relatively large metal parts such as screws, nails and nuts. The dynamic variant of the sensors is more suitable for detecting the smallest parts. The tube sensors are particularly suitable for retrofitting on non-metallic hoses.
Areas of application in automation:
The fields of application of ring and tube sensors are numerous. For example, they are used for:
- Detection of small metallic parts
- Broken wire control
- Jam report for feed hoses
- Ejection control in production
- Parts counting
- Feed control of metal objects
Ring sensors and tube sensors at the best prices at Automation24 – rapidly delivered from stock
Automation24 offers among the sensor systems static and dynamic working inductive ring sensors and tube sensors from the experienced brand manufacturer ifm. The manufacturer is known worldwide for its high-quality automation technology made in Germany.
Even objects with very small diameters can be reliably detected with the sensors. The products have short response times. The pulse extensions of the inductive ring and tube sensors can be easily adjusted. The NO and NC functions can be freely selected.
The Automation24 range includes designs with ring diameters from 10 mm to 50 mm. The resolutions range from 0.8 mm to 6 mm. The protection rating IP67 confirms that the sensors are insensitive to dust, water and other liquids.
At Automation24 you will find a large selection of ring sensors or tube sensors at very reasonable prices. Select the appropriate ring or tube sensor for reliable metal detection of the smallest parts in feed hoses today!