20 November 2020
Will inductive proximity switches work on aluminum?Product Line
Schneider Electric prox sensors sold and supported in the USA. Environment
Yes but the range is decreased using aluminum, usually achieving about 40% of the rated range using a standard target made of ASTM A36 mild steel. The one exception is aluminum foil [<0.1 mm] which makes an excellent target. This is due to an obscure principal known as the ``skin effect``. Other possibilities include the XS....KPM40 universal series which detect all metals at the same range and the XS1M18PAS20(D) which are specific for non-ferrous metals.
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