PE606/PE706 Ring Sensors
Inductive ring sensors for metal parts detection
Our Ring Sensors are designed to detect metals as they pass through the ring, or at an axial distance equivalent to the radius of the ring.
These devices are ideal for many non-contact sensing applications, such as:
- Die-Ejection Monitoring
- Automation, Parts Sorting and Counting
- Process Control
- Web or Strand Break Detection
Principles of Operation
Our ring sensors are inductive, eddy current type devices. An internal signal generator produces a sensing field around the ring, and any metal which enters the field will have eddy currents produced within it. The energy consumed by these eddy current losses is detected within the sensor, which switches its outputs at a preset level. For this reason, it is essential to install the unit as far away from any metal as possible, and to set the sensitivity after installation.
PE606 sensitivity is adjusted with a 15-turn potentiometer, located beside the LED. Turn the screw clockwise until an alarm occurs. Then, turn the screw counterclockwise until the sensor resets. This is the point of maximum sensitivity. Continue to turn the screw CCW for optimum sensitivity (this should be at least 1/4 turn, to ensure reliable operation).
PE706 is a dynamic sensor which requires any target to be moving at least 1ft./min. to be detected. The unit self-compensates for slowly changing conditions, to allow consistent, high-sensitivity operation. Sensitivity is adjusted with the 15-turn potentiometer, located beside the LED. Fully CW is maximum sensitivity.
Note: With both models, there is less sensitivity in the center of the ring. For maximum sensitivity, parts should be oriented so they occupy the maximum ring area. Then, adjust the unit for consistent detection of the smallest part to be detected.
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|PE606 1″ Dimensions||PE606 2″ Dimensions||PE606 4″ Dimensions||PE606 6″ Dimensions|
|Input Voltage||Supply Ripple||Operating Current maximum||Leakage Current maximum||Output Current maximum|
|10-30 VDC||10%||12 mA||2 uA||100 mA (NPN) 50 mA (PNP)|
|Sensitivity Adjustment potentiometer||Sensitivity nominal (ferrous metals)||Temperature Range||Relative Humidity||General Environment|
|15 turns||detect a steel ball 15% of ring diameter in size||+0o F to +130o F -20o C to +55o C||0 – 100%||unaffected by normal factory conditions of dirt, grease and vibration|
Mechanical InstallationAll models have either #10 or 1/4″ clearance holes, for mounting to bulkheads or brackets.
12A272 Mounting ClampUnits should be mounted as far from metal as possible, and adjusted after they are mounted. As a general rule, sensors mounted side-by-side should be spaced a minimum of half the sensor diameter away from each other, and sensors mounted face-to-face should be spaced three times the sensor diameter away from each other.