Recycled corn by-product – it’s not the first design aspect I look for in a sensor. However, Carlo Gavazzi’s engineers used a potting material made of a recycled corn by-product to obtain higher resistance to mechanical stress and increase the reliability, improve the stability and provide a longer sensor lifetime for its ICB Series inductive proximity sensors.
The Eco-Friendly Inductive Proximity Sensors have air-core sensing coils that replace traditional ferrites and coils. This design provides two application advantages. For one, it has a higher immunity to magnetic fields than traditional coils. Secondly, because the sensor has no ferrite coil that could crack, it can withstand higher vibration levels and impacts than older inductive proximity sensors.