AutomationDirect's New Weld Applications Sensors Enable Detection of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals

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AutomationsDirect has added a new series of weld application sensors to their line of proximity sensors. These Factor 1 sensors are capable of detecting both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The series features stainless steel housing, a correction factor K=1, and a constant sensing range without adjustment for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. They are available in 8, 12, 18, and 30mm diameter sizes and operate on 10 to 30 VDC input voltage.

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Factor 1 Ferrous, Non-Ferrous and Weld Applications Sensors from AutomationDirect

AutomationDirect’s line of inductive proximity sensors now includes harsh duty Factor 1 sensors for ferrous and non-ferrous metallic object detection and harsh duty coated sensors for weld applications.

KS series Factor 1 proximity sensors, with stainless steel housing, have a correction factor K=1 and provide a constant sensing range without adjustment on all ferrous and non-ferrous metals alike.

WK series (Factor 1) sensors and WS series sensors have a coating that makes them ideal for welding applications where weld slag build-up is a large cause of sensor failure. The PTFE material coating prevents slag build-up and allows weld spatter to be wiped off easily.

These harsh duty sensors are available in 8, 12, 18 and 30mm diameter sizes and operate on 10 to 30 VDC input voltage. Sensing distances range from 2mm to 30mm depending on series.

All sensors are cULus approved, CE compliant and have a lifetime warranty. KS series Factor 1 sensors start at $24.00 and weld slag resistant coated sensors are priced from $27.00.

AutomationDirect offers a complete line of sensors and encoders for proximity, pressure, temperature, level, flow, current and voltage sensing applications.

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About AutomationDirect:

In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency and the majority of their products are stocked for same-day shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit

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