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Reliable detection for iron and aluminium

Reliable detection for iron and aluminium

Manufacturers in the automotive industry are striving to meet the demand for electric vehicles and low fuel consumption by building lighter-weight vehicles and favouring aluminium over iron. As the prevalence of mixed production lines containing both iron and aluminium increases, the demand for same-sensing-distance proximity sensors with suitably long sensing ranges is also on the rise.

The new E2EW Series from end-to-end automation solutions provider Omron is designed to address this need. These highly durable, metal face proximity sensors boast the longest sensing range in their category to date, and they have been optimised to withstand the harsh conditions of typical automotive welding processes with a fluororesin coating that provides increased spatter resistance.

The sensing range of the E2EW Series is approximately twice long as previous models for ferrous metals and six times as long as previous models for aluminium, making them the ideal solution for mixed-metal production lines. As the sensing ranges for both metals are now equivalent, the sensors support a common design for position detection in such lines. They also reduce unexpected facility stoppages by minimising false detection for unsteady objects.

Key features include:

  • World’s longest sensing distances for both iron and aluminium. The equivalent sensing distances enable common design for position detection in mixed production lines containing both iron and aluminium components.
  • Increased spatter resistance. The E2EW sensors last 60 times as long as previous models in typical automotive welding applications.
  • IIoT-enabled with IO-Link. Support for IO-Link makes it possible to gather data on the detection level and temperature changes of proximity sensors from a single location in real time.

Industry professionals who would like to find out more about this product can visit the E2EW Series product page.


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