The VariKont models from Pepperl+Fuchs come with a new key feature, the innovative “Active Shielding Technology”. They provide consistently high sensing ranges regardless of where the device is installed, with sensing range up to 30 mm flush and 50 mm non-flush for greater tolerances when designing plants. The status monitoring is made easier since corner LEDs ensure 360° visibility from all angles.
New sensors with Active Shielding Technology do not require the shielding frame that reduces the sensing range, as this is replaced by an additional compensation coil that measures the intensity of external influences, such as from the installation conditions. The sensor electronics use this information to actively readjust the sensitivity of the main coil and adapt it accordingly.