Temposonics R-Series POWERLINK sensors can easily be integrated into networks using the POWERLINK V2 open protocol with an M12 connector in star topology. The IP address can be entered via the software or manually by DIP switches integrated in the sensor head. Therefore, the sensor can be integrated into the network without further programming requirements. The PLC identifies the sensor by means of XDD files and accesses its parameters as needed. Diagnostic LEDs in the sensor head provides service personnel both visual Ethernet communication status and sensor operation.
Various housing versions are available for a wide variety of applications. An aluminium profile is available for external sensor mounting on the motion axis. For direct installation in the hydraulic cylinder, a stainless steel measuring pipe inserts into the open piston rod. For applications with limited space, models are available with a flexible measuring rod or with detached electronics.