The reliable solution for the machine tool industry – IMB inductive proximity sensor | SICK AG

The reliable solution for the machine tool industry – IMB inductive proximity sensor | SICK AG


Cutting machine tool methods are among some
of the most widespread production processes in industry today,
and this is no different at SICK AG. At its Reute location in Germany, the company
produces, among other things, components such as sensor housings. Both high precision and productivity have
a decisive role to play in machining. During this production process, however, it
is important to remember that a chain is only ever as strong as its weakest
link. The failure of even a seemingly simple component,
such as a proximity sensor, can lead to machine failure. The costs of the downtime that results as
a consequence of replacing such a sensor can quickly add up to be many times what the sensor
is actually worth. When developing the IMB inductive proximity
sensor, SICK focused particularly on the long service life of the sensor even in harsh environmental
conditions. Its really long service life can be attributed
to its redundant sealing concept which combines the use of O rings and a vacuum polymer casting
process. The materials used have been tested for resistance
to all common cooling lubricants. The IMB even helps to save time and therefore
money during mounting. The visual adjustment indicator makes adjustment
simple – the LED flashes until the sensing range has been set correctly. Self-locking nuts ensure a lasting and secure
hold. In order to meet the increasing requirements
of Industry 4.0, optional communication via IO-Link grants access to additional data,
for instance for condition monitoring or flawless identification of the sensor. Are you curious? Try the IMB for yourself within your own industry
application parameters! IMB – the toughest decision you can make.

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