Proximity Sensor is equipped with SmartSense(TM) technology.

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iProx(TM) inductive proximity sensor is field programmable and adaptable. SmartSense(TM) embedded-microprocessor technology allows it to perform background metal rejection, band sensing and position sensing. Through use of PC-compatible Remote Programmer and configuration software, iProx adapts to material handling applications. Sensor has stainless-steel tubes, shock-resistant front caps, polycarbonate end bells, and impact-absorbent potting compound.

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Eaton's Cutler-Hammer Introduces the Next Generation In Inductive Proximity Sensing

PITTSBURGH, PA. Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation introduces the Cutler-Hammer iProx(TM) sensor, a field programmable and adaptable inductive proximity sensor equipped with SmartSense(TM) technology. SmartSense is an exclusive, embedded micro-processor technology allowing iProx to perform background metal rejection, band and position sensing.

iProx offers users increased sensing range and field configurable outputs. Through the use of a PC compatible Remote Programmer and step-by-step configuration software, iProx
easily adapts to a wide range of material handling applications.

"iProx is the only inductive proximity sensor on the market that has the ability to tune out non-targeted metallic objects and sense an object at a field selectable distance. In addition,
it can be used to sense the position of an object in multiple axes, allowing it to perform like a low end vision system for metallic objects," said Joseph Geigel, product manager with the
company's Cutler-Hammer business.

Using SmartSense technology, the iProx offers multiple sensing capabilities, including:
* Background Metal Rejection - an exclusive capability to ignore side-ground or background objects.

* Band sensing - allows iProx to sense within a specified band while ignoring objects that are too close or too far.

* Position sensing - the ability to teach the sensor the position of an object in multiple axes.

* Selectable range and hysteresis - permits the sensor to adapt to tight tolerance or high vibration (wide tolerance) applications.

The iProx is built using robust stainless steel tubes, shock-resistant front caps, polycarbonate end bells, and impact absorbing potting compound. This design helps make the sensor resistant to physical and environmental abuse in high temperature, high pressure washdown, as well as shock and vibration applications.

Company Information
Eaton's Cutler-Hammer business is a worldwide leader in electrical control, power distribution, and industrial automation products and services. Through advanced product development, world-class manufacturing methods, and global engineering services and support, the Cutler-Hammer business
provides customer-driven solutions that serve the changing needs of the industrial, utility, light commercial, residential, and OEM markets.

Eaton Corporation is a global $8 billion diversified industrial manufacturer that is a leader in fluid power systems; electrical power quality, distribution and control; automotive engine air management and fuel economy; and intelligent truck systems for fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 49,000 employees and sells products in more than 50 countries.

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