Omron releases fullmetal proximity sensor for auto industry
The E2EW Series of Full Metal Proximity Sensors had been launched by Omron Corporation. The company claims that these sensors have the world’s longest sensing distances.
There is a need for lighter automobiles in the automotive industry, for electric vehicles and low fuel expenditure, by encouraging the change in material in the automotive mechanism from iron to aluminum.
This will amplify mixed production lines containing aluminum and iron. Full metal proximity sensors are widely used in the welding process. Though, previous full metal proximity sensors have small sensing distances.
The sensing distance for aluminum is shorter as compared to iron. Thus, higher accuracy is needed to install proximity sensors for aluminum than iron, start-up, making the design, and maintenance of complicated production lines.
The latest E2EW Series sensors help in enhancing productivity in the automotive industry. Where downtime leads large manufacture opportunity losses, it reduces the risks of unexpected stoppages due to sensors occurring in the process of welding for automobiles.
These sensors have long sensing distances, around six times as long as before models for aluminum and two times as long as before models for iron.
Additionally, the unique technologies of Omron for preventing coating abrasion let 60 times longer-lasting spatter resistance as compared to previous models.
The sensor installation flexibility increased by E2EW Sensors and help in enhancing productivity by streamlining production lines that need skills from the start-up, process, to maintenance.
The models which are equipped with an IO-Link give an understanding of the temperature changes and detection level of proximity sensors from a solitary location in real time.
Visualizing on-site conditions that might not be noticeable to the naked eye enables, for instance, to anticipate spatter accumulation amounts by the detection level changes and to plan for the suitable timing of cleaning.