January 5, 2011 – Canfield Connector releases Series 8WF weld field immune position sensors, which easily fit on the smallest round, tie-rod, or extruded cylinders. The compact magnetic sensors are designed for sensing position magnetic pistons on pneumatic actuators while ignoring electro-magnetic pulses generated from AC weld fields.
The 8WF features extremely consistent repeatability, reverse polarity protection, and a wide voltage range. A high intensity LED light is standard on most models.
The Series 8WF is compatible with IS (Intrinsically Safe) barriers as well as most corrosive and washdown applications and the rugged stainless steel and nylon enclosure has an encapsulated circuit for wet environments. They operate in a temperature range from -20° to +80°C and most versions are designed to meet NEMA 4/IP 65 specifications.