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IFM IFT246 Inductive full-metal sensor


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  • Robust full-metal housing from stainless steel for use in the food and beverage industry
  • Wide operating temperature range
  • Temperature shock resistant even in case of
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Product characteristics
Electrical design NPN
Output function normally open
Sensing range [mm] 6
Housing threaded type
Dimensions [mm] M12 x 1 / L = 70
Special feature Gold-plated contacts; Increased sensing range; Full-metal housing
Application constant cleaning with aggressive cleaning agents; regular cleaning processes
Pressure rating [bar] 100
Note on pressure rating
sensing face
Electrical data
Operating voltage [V] 10…30 DC
Current consumption [mA] < 25
Protection class III
Reverse polarity protection yes
Electrical design NPN
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] 250
Short-circuit protection yes
Overload protection yes
Detection zone
Sensing range [mm] 6
Real sensing range Sr [mm] 6 ± 10 %
Operating distance [mm] 0…4.9
Increased sensing range yes
Accuracy / deviations
Correction factor steel: 1 / stainless steel: 1 / brass: 0.9 / aluminium: 0.8 / copper: 0.6
Hysteresis [% of Sr] 1…20
Switch point drift [% of Sr] -10…10
Operating conditions
Ambient temperature [°C] 0…100
Protection IP 65; IP 67; IP 68; IP 69K
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 emission class B
Impact resistance
EN 60068-2-75 Ehc 1 J
MTTF [years] 1265
UL approval
Ta 0…70 °C
Enclosure type Type 1
power supply Limited Voltage/Current
UL Approval no. A012
File number UL E174191
Mechanical data
Weight [g] 29.7
Housing threaded type
Mounting non-flush mountable
Dimensions [mm] M12 x 1 / L = 70
Thread designation M12 x 1
Materials housing: stainless steel (1.4404 / 316L); sensing face: stainless steel (1.4404 / 316L); lock nuts: stainless steel (1.4404 / 316L)
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.
Electrical connection – plug
Connection Connector: 1 x M12; coding: A; Contacts: gold-plated
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