Hygiene has top priority in many process-technical installations, e.g. in the food, beverage or pharmaceutical industry. This also goes for sensor technology used in a multitude of applications. The new ifm pressure sensor PM15 with G 1/2 connection which meets the requirements for all approvals to industry-wide hygienic standards is ideal for such applications.
A unique flush sealing concept was implemented for the new PM15 pressure sensor. As a result, the sensor allows hygienic integration into small pipes which are often used, for example, in dosing and filling systems. The sensor features a G 1/2 thread and can therefore be installed without expensive adapters. This also avoids the creation of a dead band during installation. So the sensor can also be used with viscous media, ensuring optimum cleanability for CIP processes.
Since the pressure sensor is designed without Elastomer seal on the process side, it is completely maintenance free. The flush and robust ceramic measuring cell requires no pressure transducer liquids and withstands pressure and vacuum shocks as well as impact by abrasive substances. Moreover, the sensor tolerates medium temperatures up to 150 °C for up to 1 hour. The PM15 has an IO-Link interface for digital signal transmission without loss. Since the sensor integrates a temperature measurement whose measured value is also transmitted via the IO-Link interface there is no need for an additional temperature sensor. ifm provides a factory certificate for every sensor which can be downloaded free of charge.