Turck has announced its Uprox3 sensor in an IO-Link-capable version. Turck’s Uprox3, now coupled with IO-Link capabilities, allows for more flexibility and intelligence to be integrated into sensing applications.
In IO-Link mode, the sensor is operated on an IO-Link master. This enables access to all parameter and evaluation functions. The intelligent data retention with IO-Link 1.1 allows a sensor to be exchanged without having to reset parameters. The process data Uprox3 IO-Link offers provides further analysis options, such as application-specific switch points, temperature limits or an identification number. These can be used to identify 256 different nodes. The sensing of targets and their simultaneous identification can then be implemented with a single sensor.
Turck is initially offering four variants of Uprox3 IO-Link: an M12, M18 and M30 barrel style, all in a chrome brass housing, as well as PTFE-coated variants for welding applications. Additionally, a rectangular CK40 style is also included in the series.
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