New Inductive Sensors for Harsh Environments from Baumer


A new series of inductive marine sensors for use in harsh environments has been developed by Baumer. In order to minimize the planning work involved in the development phase for onshore and offshore system manufacturers, these sensors already have the required DNVGL-CG-0339 certification for marine applications.

This simplifies sensor selection and significantly reduces the effort required for testing and approval to meet the requirements of Marine Equipment Directive 96/98/EC, according to Roger Altendorf, product marketing manager – position sensors.

Thanks to their increased resistance to salt air, salt water, high vibrations and EMC, the inductive proximity switches are highly durable and meet the strictest requirements in the field of maritime equipment such as harbor cranes, wind power plants or marine propulsion systems, said Altendorf. They are equipped with an integrated diagnostic function that allows cable ruptures to be detected quickly and reliably, and the sensor function to be monitored without the need to invest in additional, complementary counter inputs for rotational speed measurements.

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