Pepperl+Fuchs Releases PMI F90 Inductive Positioning System with Programmable Measurement Range

Press Release Summary:

The PMI F90 Inductive Positioning System uses patented multi-coil system for precisely detecting the absolute position of the actuator through measuring signals of a single coil. The unit features an IO-link interface that allows continuous data flow and an IO-link master used for reading event logs, error messages, signal quality data, device status and operating hours. The system can be operated in -25°C to +85°C temperature range and is used in ATEX Zone 2/22 (3G nA, 3D tc) hazardous locations.

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The New PMI F90 Inductive Positioning System from Pepperl+Fuchs - Patented Technology for Precise Position Detection

Patented multi-coil technology ensures maximum precision 

Twinsburg, OH - PMI inductive positioning technology combines the ruggedness of an inductive proximity sensor with the precision of a position measurement and angular positioning system. The patented technology ensures highly accurate measurements, and the ability to use simple steel actuators is designed to maximize the flexibility of your application.

The new PMI F90 inductive positioning system works with a unique, patented multi-coil system. The absolute position of the actuator is precisely detected from the measuring signals of a single coil. In addition to sending the analog position signal, switch points can also be defined. The sensor can detect two actuators as well as the distance between them, meaning that dynamic positioning tasks can be completed with the smallest amount of measuring technology.

The device's IO-Link interface enables continuous data flow, making it ideal for Industry 4.0 applications. Event logs, error messages, signal quality data, device status, and operating hours can all be read directly via an IO-Link master.

Certified versions of the PMI product family allow the system to be used in ATEX Zone 2/22 (3G nA, 3D tc) hazardous locations. The compact design allows these sensors to be installed in even the tightest of spaces, while the rugged metal housing protects them from external influences. IP67 protection and a temperature rating of -25 °C to +85 °C ensure reliable positioning in outdoor environments.

The advantages of the inductive measuring principle apply to all devices: noncontact, low-wear and maintenance-free, dirt-resistant, and resistant to interference. All steel components or objects can generally be used as actuators since the inductive system is not reliant on a magnetic actuator.

PMI F90 At a Glance:

  • Position detection independent of distance
  • Programmable measurement range and switching range
  • Measuring and switching in one device
  • Configuration via IO-Link
  • Versions for ATEX Zone 2/22

About Pepperl+Fuchs

Pepperl+Fuchs is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and application of high quality factory and process automation products and services. Pepperl+Fuchs pioneered the development of proximity sensors 50 years ago, and has set the standard for innovation and quality ever since. A perennial Reader's Choice Award winner in both Control and Control Design magazines, Pepperl+Fuchs has also been named by Control magazine and the ARC Advisory Group as one of the Top 50 Global Automation Companies. Pepperl+Fuchs' global headquarters are in Mannheim with a North American base in Twinsburg, Ohio.

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