Temposonics, company of the Amphenol Group, announces that the Temposonics® T-Series TH position sensors now feature Ingress Protection IP68, IP69 as well as NEMA 4 and 4X.
The magnetostrictive linear position sensors of the T-Series have been specially developed for use in areas where they are exposed to flames or corrosive substances, for example. The demand for sensor solutions that meet the requirements for explosion protection is growing, especially for applications in power generation and chemical plants as well as on oil platforms.
While the Temposonics® T-Series TH position sensors were already equipped with IP66 and IP67, the new additions IP68/IP69 (according to IEC 60529) and NEMA 4 or 4X (according to NEMA 250) protection classes make position sensors even safer in challenging applications. All three sensor outputs Analog, SSI and CANbus feature these international and US and Canadian standard ingress protection classes. This means that users benefit from increased protection and can perform exact position measurement in their application when installed under water. Temposonics® T-Series TH was tested for 7 days at the depth of 100 meters to ensure ingress protection class IP68 and IP69 and NEMA 4 are for housings in stainless steel 1.4305 (AISI 303) resp. NEMA 4X for stainless steel 1.4404 (AISI 316L) provided the appropriate tubing and fittings are properly connected.
The extremely accurate, non-contact Temposonics measuring method is particularly suitable for demanding applications in today's industrial environment. Due to the technology, the sensors are pressure-resistant and unaffected by vibrations and shock. Since no moving parts are mounted, the sensors are very durable and require no maintenance. They can also be used where space is at a premium.
"We are very pleased to be able to offer our customers the T-Series TH position sensors now with higher ratings," explains Dr.-Ing. Eugen Davidoff, Approvals Manager at Temposonics. "With the addition of the new protection classes for all three outputs, even more challenging applications can now be equipped with these specifically designed sensors."