SmartSense is an exclusive, embedded micro-processor technology allowing iProx to perform background metal rejection, band and position sensing.
iProx offers users increased sensing range and field configurable outputs. Through the use of a PC compatible Remote Programmer and step-by-step configuration software, iProx easily adapts to a wide range of material handling applications.
“iProx is the only inductive proximity sensor on the market that has the ability to tune out non-targeted metallic objects and sense an object at a field selectable distance. In addition, it can be used to sense the position of an object in multiple axes, allowing it to perform like a low end vision system for metallic objects”.
Using SmartSense technology, the iProx offers multiple sensing capabilities, including:
· Background Metal Rejection – an exclusive capability to ignore side-ground or background objects.
· Band sensing – allows iProx to sense within a specified band while ignoring objects that are too close or too far.
· Position sensing – the ability to teach the sensor the position of an object in multiple axes.
· Selectable range and hysteresis – permits the sensor to adapt to tight tolerance or high vibration (wide tolerance) applications.
The iProx is built using robust stainless steel tubes, shock-resistant front caps, polycarbonate end bells, and impact absorbing potting compound. This design helps make the sensor resistant to physical and environmental abuse in high temperature, high pressure washdown, as well as shock and vibration applications.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2007 sales of $13.0 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.