EGE Elektronik has been developing and manufacturing special-purpose sensors for automation applications since 1976. The company serves leading international producers from a wide range of industries. Its product portfolio includes flow controllers, infrared, Opto and ultrasonic sensors, capacitive proximity switches, light barriers, and inductive proximity switches.
EGE also provides sensors for highly sensitive applications, e. g. hazardous areas. The development department`s highly qualified staff cooperates closely with all customers, ensuring continuous product updates and enhancement.
EGE Elektronik has been a pioneer in the field of flow controller and an innovator and decisive participant in the development of today’s globally utilized thermal flow controllers. The in-house EMC and test laboratories ensure that all inspections and tests required for permits and conformity certificates are carried out quickly and reliably. Product quality is guaranteed with a continuously monitored quality management system in accordance with EN ISO 9001:2000.
EGE Elektronik Flow and Level
Table of Contents
- 1 Proximity switches
- 2 Sensors and Detector
- 3 Process-sensors
EGE offers thermodynamic flow controllers without moveable parts, which means they are robust and resistant to soiling. Controllers for fluids such as water, glycol mixtures, or chemicals are as much part of the product range as sensors for gases such as air and carbon dioxide. Intrinsically safe sensors based on ATEX for explosive and hazardous areas are also available.
Additional variations consist of high-temperature sensors up to 160 °C, special sensors made from such materials as Hastelloy, Monel, titanium, and tantalum with high resistance to chemicals, and programmable flow sensors with digital displays. The flow controllers are either screwed into the side of the pipe or added to the line itself in the form of inline sensors.
EGE airflow controllers are defined by their quick response and reliable function. The applied function principle does not require any moveable parts for the airflow controllers, which is why they well suited for use in aggressive environments. Airflow controllers are available for flows from 0.2 m/s to 25 m/s.
Level controllers without moveable parts are available in various versions and are extremely resistant to soiling. Capacitive level controllers are available for gases to -200 °C as well as hot glue-up to +230 °C. PTFE and PEEK are here the preferred materials because they prevent adhesions.
Opto fill sensors with glass or PSU tips do not require a medium adjustment and are simply added to the tank. These sensors are also available as explosion-proof units in accordance with ATEX. Ultrasonic sensors, pressure controllers, or the capacitive high-temperature measuring probe KFA continuously monitor and log fill levels.
Inductive proximity switches
EGE offers special inductive proximity switches for special applications. Focus is on TROPICAL switches that exceed IP 69K with a temperature range up to +120 °C and is optimally suited for corrosive environments. High temperature switches up to 160 °C are also offered.
Other hot area sensors can be used in temperatures up to 250 °C. The lower end of the temperature scale is at -60 °C and applies to the POLAR switches. Large switching distances up to 170 mm and sensors resistant to rolling oils made from PTFE, PP or PEEK are also available for the food industry. Intrinsically safe ex-classified sensors according to ATEX and compact dust-EX and gas-EX sensors complete the product program.
Capacitive proximity switches
Capacitive proximity switches are available as IP 69K sensors up to 90 °C and well suited for corrosive environments. High-temperature switches for temperatures up to 200 °C are available as well. Large switching distances up to 120 mm and sensors made from PTFE or PEEK, especially well-suited for the food industry, are also part of the product program. These special sensors are also extremely resistant to chemicals. Analog sensors determine distances. EX-proof sensors in accordance with ATEX are available as dust-EX and gas-EX sensors.
Sensors and Detector
Here you will find cross-section converters to control the edges of bands or detect band interruptions as well as high-performance photoelectric barriers and reflex sensors for large distances.
Infrared detectors are used wherever and whenever temperatures have to be monitored and conventional sensors would fail due to excessive heat. EGE infrared detectors are characterized by an especially robust, industrial design and construction that protects the unit from mechanical stresses.
The units are built in accordance with IP 68 and are thus waterproof up to 3 bar and resistant to high-pressure cleaning methods as well as temperature and climate fluctuations (IP 69K). The fiberglass optic is designed for the most extreme environmental conditions and can withstand temperatures up to 250°C, special version versions even up to 500°C.
EGE ultrasonic sensors for contactless measuring of distances are robust in design and waterproof (IP 67.) They are available for switching points from 10 to 3500 mm and are programmable as well.
EGE’s programmable temperature sensors feature a compact design and two switching outputs or one analog output. The easy-to-read digital display depicts the temperature to an accuracy of one position after the decimal point.
EGE pressure sensors feature a flush aluminum ceramic gauge head and are thus suitable for monitoring pressures and fill levels of even polluted and viscous media.
EGE metal detectors are reliable and robust. They are designed for outside applications in harsh climates. The metal detector System 3000 is designed to detect medium-sized and larger parts. The system has a very effective sensitivity setting.
Together with the amplifier MU 3300, it responds to medium-sized parts such as nails, nuts, or pieces of flatware when set to the highest sensitivity setting. Together with the amplifier MDV, it only responds to larger metal parts such as the teeth of an excavator shovel, equipment or tool parts, or paneling. Such parts could damage stone-crushing machines, vibratory equipment, or wood-chipping machines.
When used in this manner, the metal detector is suitable for protecting machinery by preventing that larger parts interrupt the operation of the equipment. It detects metal during bulk material transport by means of contactless measurements.