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Encoders and Positions Sensors for Wet or Dirty Environments

Encoders and Positions Sensors for Wet or Dirty Environments
Encoders and Position Sensors for Wet environments

Wet Environments

Magnetic encoders, optical encoders, Hall effect sensors and potentiometers can operate in wet environments with adequate sealing and the appropriate IP rating (as a measure of ingress protection) to guard against contamination. Products rated IPX5 (example: IP65) are protected from "water jet" liquid ingress. An IPX6 rating (example: IP66) indicates protection from "powerful water jets." An IPX7 rating (example: IP67) means the product can be immersed in water up to 1 meter for 30 second durations. BEI Sensors encoder and sensor products with this icon are rated IPX6 or above.

 
Magnetic and optical encoders and Hall effect Sensors for dirty or dusty environments

Dirty and Dusty Environments

BEI encoder and sensor products with this icon are rated IP6X (example: IP65, IP66, IP67) and are considered "dust tight," meaning that they will operate in the constant presence of dust. The majority of BEI Sensors products are rated to this level and this icon represents this rating. Products with the lower IP5X rating are considered as only "dust protected," which means that dust ingress is still possible. IP5X rated products are recommended for environments where dust is only occasionally present.

Featured Products:

DXM5 Rotary Incremental Optical Encoder

DXM5 Rotary Incremental Optical Encoder

With high ingress protection (IP68 or IP69K) and a stainless steel 316 housing, the DXM5 is especially suited for extremely wet and dirty environments.

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Model PAUX Absolute Hollow Shaft Encoder

Model PAUX Absolute Hollow Shaft Encoder

109mm through-shaft optical rotary encoder is flame proof and specially designed for heavy-duty hazardous area environments. With an IP65 environmental rating, the PAUX is dust tight and able to operate in environments with water jets. Also available with stainless steel housing.

PDF Model PAUX Absolute Hollow Shaft Encoder
HCW4 non-contacting position sensor

HCW4 Hall Effect Sensor

Blind shaft 50mm non-contacting position sensor with incremental output has a standard IP67 environmental rating, with an option IP69K rating for high-pressure, high-temperature wash-down applications.

PDF HCW4 Hall Effect Sensor
9960 Rotary Hall Effect Position Sensor

9960 Rotary Hall Effect Position Sensor

Packaged in a highly sealed IP69K housing, the 9960 is available with numerous active electrical angles and termination options, as well as single or dual outputs.

PDF 9960 Rotary Hall Effect Position Sensor

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