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Eaton iProx Series

Powerful and Versatile Inductive Proximity Sensors, Integrated Microprocessor with Unique Smart Sense™ Technology, Large Detection Range.

The Eaton iProx sensor is synonymous with high-performance and versatility. Thousands of satisfied customers have used iProx to solve their toughest inductive sensing challenges. With a broad product offering of more than 100 catalog models in four-wire DC and two-wire AC, different barrel sizes, and a variety of connection options, there’s sure to be a perfect iProx solution to your application.

These unique, adaptable, field-programmable sensors utilize exclusive SmartSense technology—featuring an embedded microprocessor—to perform special sensing functions at extended ranges. These capabilities include programmable attributes, such as sensing range, output types, contact types, response time and noise immunity. No other sensor on the market offers such extensive programmability.

Auto-Configure outputs are a feature unique to DC-powered iProx models. 

It auto-detects if the sensor has been wired into inputs requiring NPN (sinking) or PNP (sourcing), and configures the sensor to that mode automatically. Now, one iProx sensor can replace two models, meaning you can stock fewer sensors. Auto-Configure outputs make iProx a “plug-and-play” sensing solution.

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    Mechanical

    Material Highest quality Stainless steel barrels, Ryton®, corrosion-resistant face caps
    Sensing Range Tubular models ranges of up to 29 millimeters Range or sensing "bands", can be customized to the nearest tenth of a millimeter

    Electrical

    Auto-configure Outputs Auto-detects if the sensor has been wired into inputs requiring NPN (sinking) or PNP (sourcing), and configures the sensor to that mode automatically -
    Outputs Can be change from normally open (NO) to normally closed -
    Auto-configure Outputs Unique feature to DC-powered iProx models -
    LED Indicators 360-degree LED indicator on the end-bell of the sensor is visible from any angle Dual-color to indicate both power and output status

    Environmental

    Temperature Range Down to -40° C -
    Noise Immunity Can be adjusted if necessary Response time adjustable

    Options

    2-,3-and 4-wire circuits -
    AC and DC versions -
    12-, 18- and 30-mm tubular housings -

    System

    ProxView Software Package Includes its own competitor database If you want to replace another manufacturer's sensor with iPox, just type the model number into the ProxView database and your iProx will be "clonced" to the nearest match
    With an iProx sensor, the ProxView programming software, and a programming cable (E59RP1), you can customize iProx to fit your application—perfectly.
    Remote Programmer Cable required for computer-to-sensor communications -

    Features & Benefits

    Exclusive SmartSense technology performs band sensing, position sensing, background rejection, and allows for adjustable sensing range -
    The robust design is ideal for extreme temperature or environments with high-pressure wash down -
    High noise immunity of 20V per meter prevents many problems associated with electrical noise -
    The auto-configure output automatically detects the sensor's wiring configuration and shifts the sensor into NPN or PNP mode as required -
    360-degree, dual-color output LED indicator provides easy viewing and simplified machine troubleshooting -
    Through unique, embedded programming features, the range can be adjusted, and the unit can be set up for band sensing or background metal rejection -
    Simple, yet powerful, programming tools and improved iProx software for Microsoft Windows and Windows mobile devices make customizing the iProx sensor easy -
    Once an iProx custom program is developed by a controls engineer, sensors can be programmed at the Eaton factory, so they arrive reconfigured to exact specifications required by the OEM -
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    Unleash advanced programmable features— if you need them - -
    A number of advanced sensing features can be enabled using Eaton’s ProxView WindowsT-based programming software. Using the software, you can fully customize iProx exactly to meet your application needs (see below). Sensor characteristics, such as sensing range or sensing “bands,” can be customized to the nearest tenth of a millimeter. Outputs can be changed from normally open (NO) to normally closed (NC). Noise immunity and response time can be adjusted if necessary. And even advanced timing delays and speed detection logic can be enabled through the software—no PLC programming or external timing relays necessary.

    Applications

    Designed for OEMs, machine and system builders -
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