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Two new sensor series in miniature stainless steel housing: Leuze has developed the 53C and 55C series,
especially for hygiene-sensitive production and packaging processes.

The 53C and 55C sensor series from Leuze are suitable for hygiene-sensitive production and packaging
processes. They are characterized by a special design as well as a high leak tightness and resistance to
cleaning agents.

Whether cheese, drinking water, or vaccines: When packaging or filling foodstuffs or pharmaceuticals, the
highest requirements apply to hygiene and the cleaning of the system. With the 53C and 55C series, Leuze has developed sensors that are ideally suited for hygiene-sensitive production and packaging processes. They are characterized by the housing made of high-quality, particularly smooth V4A stainless steel and the glass-free, scratch-resistant optics cover. The sensors can thus withstand demanding cleaning and disinfection cycles as well as large temperature fluctuations.

Leuze 53C series diffuse sensors have a HYGIENE design without drilled holes and are suitable for areas of
application with direct contact with food. They also reliably detect the leading edges of cut-good products.

Precise at all times

With the 53C and 55C series, system operators get flexibly applicable sensors in the form of throughbeam
photoelectric sensors, retro-reflective photoelectric sensors or diffuse sensors. Depending on the model,
Leuze solutions reliably detect glass, PET, film or small parts. The fill level of aqueous liquids can also be
easily detected. The new 53C and 55C sensor series are dust-proof and waterproof and meet the
requirements of protection classes IP67, IP68 and IP69K. Useful: The sensors can be configured, operated
and maintained via IO-Link.

No chance for bacteria

For wet areas, Leuze has developed the 55C series in a Wash-Down design. Optics and operational controls are made of non-diffusive and chemically-stable materials. A gap-free design contributes to maximum
hygiene. The sensors of the 53C series have a HYGIENE design: The housing is consistently designed to
prevent bacterial contamination. Smooth contours without fastening holes prevent deposits. A special
fastening concept also contributes to this: The sensor and the machine have a gas-tight connection via the mounting trunnion. The 53C series is suitable for particularly hygiene-sensitive areas with direct contact with food or for installation above unpackaged products.

Reliably detecting the fill level of aqueous liquids in containers is one of the most demanding detection tasks.
This requires particularly powerful sensor solutions such as the throughbeam photoelectric sensors of the
55C series from Leuze, which have been specially optimized for this application.

About Leuze
With curiosity and determination, the Sensor People from Leuze have been innovators for technological
milestones in industrial automation for more than 50 years. They are driven by the success of their
customers. Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. The Leuze product range includes switching and measuring
sensors, identification systems, data transmission and image processing solutions, and machine safety
components and systems. The focus of their work is in the areas of intralogistics, packaging, machine tools,automotive industry, and laboratory automation. Leuze was founded in 1963, headquartered in Owen/Teck in southern Germany. Today, there are more than 1,200 Sensor People around the world working with a great deal of experience and dedication to ensure the lasting success of their customers in a changing industry, be it in the technological competence centers or in one of the 20 sales companies supported by more than40 international distributors.