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IFM IFC281 Inductive full-metal sensor


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  • For use in machine tools and metalworking
  • Resistant to oils and coolants
  • Metal sensing face for heavy duty
  • Selective detection of ferrous metals, aluminium c
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Product characteristics
Electrical design PNP
Output function normally open
Sensing range [mm] 2.5
Housing threaded type
Dimensions [mm] M12 x 1 / L = 45
Special feature Gold-plated contacts; Increased sensing range; Full-metal housing; Correction factor K = 0
Application Use in machine tools, coolants and lubricants
Media ferrous only; aluminium chip immune
Pressure rating [bar] 100
Note on pressure rating
sensing face
Electrical data
Operating voltage [V] 10…30 DC
Current consumption [mA] < 20
Protection class III
Reverse polarity protection yes
Electrical design PNP
Output function normally open
Max. voltage drop switching output DC [V] 2.5
Permanent current rating of switching output DC [mA] 100
Switching frequency DC [Hz] 100
Short-circuit protection yes
Type of short-circuit protection pulsed
Overload protection yes
Detection zone
Sensing range [mm] 2.5
Operating distance [mm] 0…2.02
Increased sensing range yes
Accuracy / deviations
Correction factor steel: 1 / stainless steel: 0.5
Hysteresis [% of Sr] 1…20
Correction factor K = 0 yes
Operating conditions
Ambient temperature [°C] -25…70
Protection IP 68; (“Coolant”)
Tests / approvals
EN 61000-4-2 ESD 4 kV CD / 8 kV AD
EN 61000-4-3 HF radiated 10 V/m
EN 61000-4-4 Burst 2 kV
EN 61000-4-6 HF conducted 10 V
EN 55011 class B
Impact resistance
EN 60068-2-27 Ehc 1 J
MTTF [years] 1217
Embedded software included yes
UL approval
Ta -25…70 °C
Enclosure type Type 1
power supply Limited Voltage/Current (Marking Class 2)
UL Approval no. A012
File number UL E174191
Mechanical data
Weight [g] 26.25
Housing threaded type
Mounting flush mountable
Dimensions [mm] M12 x 1 / L = 45
Thread designation M12 x 1
Materials housing: stainless steel (1.4404 / 316L); sensing face: stainless steel (1.4404 / 316L); LED window: PEI; lock nuts: brass white bronze coated
Tightening torque [Nm] 15
Full-metal housing yes
Displays / operating elements
switching status 4 x 90° LED, yellow
Items supplied
lock nuts: 2
Pack quantity 1 pcs.

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