The ultra compact LEC100 and LEC200 sensor duo from SIKO has been developed to meet the requirements of Industry 4.0. The sensor head of the LEC range is small and compact measuring 40 x 10 x 10 mm. The height of the sensors has been reduced by more than half compared to prior models. The LEC sensor is now about as flat as a smartphone, but all of the electronics are accommodated in the sensor housing. The sensors also feature a thin, cable track-compatible high-flex cable with an external diameter of max. 4.3 mm. Despite the small design, two LEDs are integrated for visual function and status monitoring and a reference option.
The LEC sensors come with an analog interface (1Vss) or a digital interface (LD), as required. The user can also choose between accuracy classes +/- 8 µm (LEC100) and +/- 15 µm (LEC200). The repetitive accuracy is max. 1 µm (LEC100) or 2 µm (LEC200), with maximum resolution of 0.1 µm (LEC100) or 0.2 µm (LEC200).
The LEC100 sensors for 1 mm systems are combined with the MB100/1 magnetic band, while the LEC200 sensors (2 mm systems) work with the MB200/1 magnetic band. Both sensors are equipped internally with an additional sensor chip for reading a reference point on the band side. Precise and reliable location of home position is therefore always possible. With the LEC200 variant, the reference point can be set on the scale by the customer.
With a protection rating of IP60 and a wide operating temperature range of -40 to 85 °C (-40 to 185 °F), the LEC100 and LEC200 sensors are extremely robust and resilient. Like all of the magnetic sensors manufactured by SIKO, these sensors are resistant to dust, chips, oils, grease and moisture.
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