Proximity sensors are rugged and reliable in extreme environments

Written by: Tom Austin-Morgan | Published:

Honeywell has released a line of proximity sensors designed for extreme environments. These rugged, one or two piece proximity sensors are designed to withstand extreme temperature, vibration, shock and EMI/EMP interference and are available in a number of different housing materials and styles.

The proximity sensors are suited to aerospace applications such as aircraft landing gear, ordnance applications including projectile sensing and gun turret position control, and marine and offshore equipment applications such as hatch and door position in submarines.High-performance industrial equipment is another suitable application area.

Honeywell's proximity sensors boast compact housings, available in a number of materials and either leadwire or connector termination styles. They are said to meet demanding temperature, vibration, shock and EMI/EMP interference requirements.Operating on the ECKO principle, which detects metal objects passing in front of the sensing face, once a target metal is detected, the sensor produces a trigger signal which is then passed through the output conditioning circuitry to give a high or low output, depending on the sensor application.

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