Critical hygiene compliance and high reliability are offered by the new MH15V photoelectric sensors from Sick UK for the food and beverage industry, with a very compact housing and wide versatility in application.
Sick’s MH15V photoelectric sensors are protected from the processing environment and washdown to IP69K (DIN 40050). With wide temperature capability and resistance to standard industrial detergents and cleaning solutions (certified by ECOLAB and JohnsonDiversey standards), they feature food-compliant 316L stainless steel housings with FDA-certified plastic watertight plug cap and cabling. Additional reliability is provided by corrosion-resistant gold-plated connections.
Sensors Product Manager Phil Dyas says: "Under tough food and beverage manufacturing conditions it is essential for sensors like the MH15V to maximise plant availability and reduce pressure on margins through high reliability. By comparison, the cost of sensors is very small indeed."
Robust and compact, the MH15V is claimed to be one of the shortest M18 diameter photoelectric sensors on the market, and is suitable for tight spaces where optical sensing has been a problem. For added application versatility, the MH15 can be used as a proximity switch with a range of 100mm or 350mm, as a reflex switch to 5m or as a through-beam sensor with a remote receiver to 5m.