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TM SERIES 52
2N1 PROXSENSOR 2 INDUCTIVE PROXIMITY SENSORS
VALVE STATUS MONITOR AC, DC & INTRINSICALLY SAFE VERSIONS
SERIES 52 Bray 2N1 ProxSensor INDUCTIVE PROXIMITY SENSORS MOISTURE, CHEMICAL AND
THE NEXT GENERATION Bray Series 52 sensors are solidstate CORROSION PROTECTION
OF VALVE POSITION electronic controls which provide high The two proximity sensors are com-
SIGNALING resolution, are spark free and contain no pletely encapsulated with epoxy resin
moving electrical parts to wear out. AC, in a rigid nylon enclosure that is imper-
In response to the needs of DC and AC/DC sensors are available. vious to moisture and most chemical
todays discrete manufacturing The AC sensors operate on 20 to 250 and corrosive agents. Once the multipin
and process industries, Bray VAC. No amplifier is needed for AC connection is made, the cable link to
Controls is proud to offer the applications. The standard DC sensor, plant wiring is completely sealed. No
2N1 ProxSensor valve status offered as either PNP or NPN, has an removable covers or conduit entries
monitor. Brays innovative economical internal amplifier and which can allow failure due to moisture
engineering has uniquely combined 2 operates on 10 to 65 VDC. The Intrinsi- are used. These protections make the
inductive proximity sensors in 1 self cally Safe DC sensor can be supplied 2N1 ProxSensor the superior choice for
contained, fully sealed, compact enclosure. with amplifier as a complete system. hostile environments.
The Series 52 offers the bouncefree The AC/DC sensor is capable of operat-
electronic valve signaling required for all ing with either AC or DC power sources. 2N1 NYLON ENCLOSURE
PLC, computer and solidstate circuitry Brays design of 2 sensors in 1 rugged
vital to process control and information enclosure greatly reduces space require-
networks. Costly external junction boxes ments and expensive housings needed
are eliminated and field wiring costs are for previous dual switch applications.
greatly reduced. Brays approach to valve The epoxy resin encapsulation protects
monitoring delivers the most compact, the sensors against vibration or shock.
reliable and economical valve position
signaling system available. VALVE POSITION TARGET
A unique, symmetrically designed target
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION is mounted inside the valve position
A multipin electrical connector is pointer. The target is factory pre-aligned
designed for full compatibility with for Bray products. No cams or set screws
todays industrial wiring requirements. LED INDICATORS are required and time consuming field
Standardized factory pre-wiring Bray supplies the 2N1 ProxSensor with adjustment is eliminated. The target is
prevents wiring errors and provides two built in LED indicators. The LEDs stainless steel and the sensor is nonmag-
quickconnect field installation. give positive verification that the netic. It will not attract and be falsely
sensors are electrically functioning. A tripped by loose metal objects.
pointer, made of highly visible yellow
ABS, shows valve position locally
throughout the full range of travel.

Normally open
and normally
closed placement
of non-magnetic
target.
FEATURES DIRECT MOUNTING TO
BRAY ACTUATORS
PRODUCT COMPARISON INTEGRAL Y-CONNECTION
Bray offers an integrally connected Series
The 2N1 ProxSensor mounts 52 and DIN solenoid. The Y-Connection
directly to Bray Series 90/91 can be wired to a remote electrical junc-
pneumatic actuators without tion box by either cordset, extension cord
using external brackets and or conduit adapter. Bray can supply a
adapters, therefore eliminating Series 52, solenoid and actuator as a
contamination buildup between completely assembled system.
sensor and actuator. The mount-
ing pattern complies with VDI/
VDE 3845 (NAMUR recom-
mendations). An important feature of the
2N1 ProxSensor is the ability to signal
valve position of manually operated Bray
butterfly valves. The Series 52 is also Bray 2N1 ProxSensor compared to a
adaptable to a wide variety of other switch box with mechanical, reed or
manual valve types. proximity switches.

INDUSTRIES
Brays 2N1 ProxSensor is applicable to
a wide range of industries world wide,
including Chemical, Pharmaceutical,
Petroleum Refining, Microelectronics,
2N1 ProxSensor compared to 2 exter- Pulp and Paper, Water and Waste Water
nally mounted proximity switches. Treatment, Brewing, Food Processing,
Beverages, Power Generation, Mining,
Textile and HVAC.
2N1 ProxSensor mounted to Bray
Series 21 Butterfly valve. APPLICATIONS
The Series 52 is the best solution for
applications where:
valve position indication is needed.
fast electronic control systems require
an input signal with no contact bounce
and low energy consumption.
long service life and rugged reliability
are specified.
2N1 ProxSensor compared to 2 exter- hostile environments demand excellent
nally mounted mechanical switches. moisture, chemical and corrosion
resistance.
Brays 2N1 ProxSensor offers the most rapid response capability and a high
compact and reliable system for dual sensing rate are needed.
Bray 2N1 ProxSensor mounted to a sensing of valve position.
ball valve. The 2N1 ProxSensor requires FULL 5-YEAR WARRANTY
less space, Brays confidence in the reliability and
less mounting hardware, long service life of the Series 52 is dem-
less installation time, onstrated by a unique 5-year warranty
less adjustment, and against material or workmanship defects.
less maintenance For further information regarding our
than other types of designs. warranty of the 2N1 ProxSensor, the most
Additionally, the Series 52s multi advanced position sensor product in the
pin connector prevents field wiring industry, please refer to your Bray repre-
errors. sentative or factory for complete details.
TECHNICAL DATA SENSORS
Bray offers four types of sensors:
5-pin AC, 5-pin AC/DC, 4-pin DC (either PNP
Series 52 5-Pin Series 52 4-Pin

or NPN versions) or 4-pin Intrinsically Safe DC.


The Instrinsically Safe sensor operates with a
switching amplifier for spark free operation Series 52 with Flying Leads (AC/DC only)
required by hazardous applications.
5-pin MINI units have 7/8-16 UN threads.
4-pin EURO units have M12x1 metric threads.
ACCESSORIES Series 52 with Y-Connector (AC only)
Cordsets: quick-connect cable connections to
matching pins of the Series 52 and flying leads 6-Pin
for traditional customer connections. Connector
Solenoid
Extension Cords/Receptacles: quick-connect
cable connections at both ends, mates with
receptacle at the junction box. DIN Solenoid
Connector
Cordsets and Extension Cords/Receptacles are
available for all Series 52 Sensors. Y-Connector cables without integral Series 52 ProxSensors
Conduit Adapter: quick-connects conduit to the are also available for DC or AC service.
Series 52. For AC and AC/DC sensors only.
ACCESSORIES Electrical
Bray standard connectors are stainless steel for high Series 52 Junction Box
corrosion resistance, or optionally available in chrome
Cordset
plated brass. All connections feature gold plated contact
pins, a sturdy threaded coupling nut which protects
against twisting and ensures a secure weatherproof fit,
Extension Cord Receptacle
longer threads which completely cover the contact pins,
and positive keying that prevents improper assembly.
Conduit Adapter

DIMENSIONS
4-PIN
(EURO)

1.040
COMPONENTS AND MATERIALS
2.36 1.58 Target (2)
(Stainless Steel)
Mounting Hole (2)
Multi Pin Connector
1.18 1.97

1.169 2.17
5-PIN
(MINI) Epoxy Resin
Nylon Enclosure
1.83 Circuit Board
LED (2)
Sensor Coil (2)
Pointer
ACTUATOR SURFACE Target Carrier (ABS)

AVOID SHORT-CIRCUIT AND OVERLOAD PROBLEMS


Short-Circuit Overload Overload
Do not operate a proximity sensor Do not operate an incandescent Do not directly operate a motor with
directly from a wall outlet without a light bulb greater than 25 watts a proximity sensor. The current
load. This is considered as a load. The current inrush can cause an over-
a short circuit and can inrush when the bulb load. Always use a
cause damage. is cold can cause an motor starter, relay or
overload. other appropriate device.
SWITCH HISTORY
HISTORY OF VALVE
POSITION INDICATION
could attract loose metal objects that
falsely trip the switch.
These sensors do not spark, have no
contact bounce and operate reliably with
The first generation of electri- Enclosures were developed to pro- low power computer circuitry.
cal valve position indication vide better environmental protection for Since two switches are required for
began in the 1950s with the both the switches and their electrical valve position applications, inductive
MECHANICAL SNAP wiring. The enclosures, commonly proximity sensors have typically been
ACTING switch. This type of called SWITCH BOXES, could contain expensive and large especially when
switch offered simple, cost either mechanical or reed switches. placed in an enclosure designed to
effective signaling. The power As PLCs and computers became protect mechanical and reed switches.
supply connected to the switch widely used, a new set of problems arose. Therefore, many customers have limited
element was typically 120 VAC Many plants employed low power DC their use of inductive sensors to special
and generated a spark between communication from the control room to applications.
the contacts. This spark would the field switches. The metal contacts in-
eventually damage the contacts side both mechanical and reed switches BRAYS 2N1 ProxSensor,
and could ignite hazardous would bounce several times when activa- THE VALVE STATUS MONITOR
atmospheres. ted. The computers were fast enough to FOR THE NEXT GENERATION
The next generation introduced interpret these bounces as multiple Bray has placed two inductive proxim-
glass enclosed, HERMETI- switch closures. Also, low power signals ity sensors in one economical, compact,
CALLYSEALED REED were often unable to conduct through selfcontained, and totally encapsulated
switches which contained the spark, but contamination on the switch contacts, enclosure. Now inductive sensors can be
the glass enclosure was fragile and resulting in a false open circuit reading. used for almost any application in any
easily damaged by vibration and shock. INDUCTIVE PROXIMITY sensors environment. The 2N1 ProxSensor fully
The Reed switches depended upon were designed to solve these problems. meets todays industrial needs. Bray is
magnetic operation. Magnetic forces They are completely solid-state with no confident this will be the valve status
moving electrical parts to wear out. monitor of the 21st Century.

TIME LINE OF SWITCHES FOR VALVE POSITION INDICATION


SERIES 52 ADVANTAGES
1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
The 2N1 ProxSensor offers the following
advantages vs. Snap Acting Switches:
Mechanical Snap Acting Switches No switch sparking (explosion or wear)
No contact bounce
No moving switch elements
Mechanical Snap Acting Switches In Switch Box
Fully sealed enclosure
The 2N1 ProxSensor offers the following
advantages vs. Reed Switches:
Reed Switches Glass Package No switch sparking (wear)
No contact bounce
Nonmagnetic operation
Reed Switches Hermetically Sealed No attraction of metal objects
No moving switch elements
Not fragile to vibration or shock
Reed Switches In Switch Box The 2N1 ProxSensor offers the following
advantages vs. Externally Mounted
Inductive Proximity Switches:
Inductive Proximity Switches 2 sensors in 1 enclosure
No complex bracketry
More compact design
Inductive Proximity Switches In Switch Box Reduced installation cost
The 2N1 ProxSensor offers the following
Bray 2N1 ProxSensor
advantages vs. Two Inductive Proximity
Switches in standard switchbox:
1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 Lower cost
More compact design
Fully encapsulated enclosure
Reduced installation cost
SPECIFICATIONS
Parameter AC Sensor DC Sensor AC/DC Sensor Intrinsically
(3 Wire) AC DC (2 Wire) Safe DC*
Supply Voltage 20 250 VAC 10 65 VDC 20 250 VAC 20 300 VDC Customer
Line Frequency 40 60 Hz 40 60 Hz connection
is through
Load Current 500 mA 200 mA 400 mA 300 mA
Switching
Inrush Current 0.7A/2 cycles (33 ms) 8A/2 cycles (10 ms) Amplifier.
Leakage Current 1.7 mA Max. 20 A Max. 1.7 mA Max.
Voltage Drop 6V 1.8 V 6.3 V 6.3 V
Switching Frequency 20 Hz 1,000 Hz 20 Hz 20 Hz
Switching Point Drift 10% Sr 10% Sr 10% Sr 10% Sr
Differential Travel 2 15% Sr 2 15% Sr 3 15% Sr 3 15% Sr
Output Status 2 LEDs Red 2 LEDs Red 2 LEDs Red 2 LEDs Red 2 LEDs Red
Output Function Normally Open Normally Open Normally Open Normally Open Normally Closed
Housing Material PA12-GF30 Nylon PA12-GF30 Nylon PA12-GF30 Nylon PA12-GF30 Nylon PA12-GF30 Nylon
Temperature Range -13F to +158F -13F to +158F -13F to +158F -13F to +158F -13F to +158F
-25C to +70C -25C to +70C -25C to +70C -25C to +70C -25C to +70C
Output Connector 5 pin Mini 4 pin Euro 5 pin Mini 5 pin Mini 4 pin Euro
Protection Class NEMA 4, 4X, 6, 12, 13 NEMA 4, 4X, 6, 12, 13 NEMA 4, 4X, 6, 12, 13 NEMA 4, 4X, 6, 12, 13 For Hazardous
IP 65, 66, 67 IP 65, 66, 67 IP 65, 66, 67 IP 65, 66, 67 Locations
* Intrinsically Safe units must be used with an external Switching Amplifier. Various Switching Amplifiers can be used to meet the electrical conditions
required by the customer.

WIRING DIAGRAMS
Shown are typical wiring diagrams for general application. Bray offers factory wiring to meet alternative wiring configura-
tions. Please consult the Bray factory for wiring diagrams for your applications.
AC 5-Pin Connector AC/DC 5-Pin Connector
CUSTOMER WIRING BRAY WIRING CUSTOMER WIRING BRAY WIRING
LIVE (+)

LIVE KEYWAY KEY LIVE (+) KEYWAY KEY


CLOSED CLOSED
SENSOR B SENSOR B
5 1 1 5 5 1 1 5
AC LINE AC or (DC) LINE
4 2 2 4 4 2 2 4
LOAD 3 3 OPEN LOAD 3 3 OPEN
NEUTRAL SENSOR A NEUTRAL () SENSOR A

LOAD LOAD
NEUTRAL ()

DC 4-Pin Connector (PNP) For Wiring Diagrams of the DC 4-Pin (NPN) Sensors,
CUSTOMER WIRING BRAY WIRING Y-Connector AC 6-Pin and Intrinsically Safe DC 4-Pin Sensors
please consult the Bray factory.
KEYWAY KEY
()
LOAD CLOSED
4 4 SENSOR B
DC () 0 VDC ()
3 1 1 3
(+) OPEN
2 2
() SENSOR A
LOAD
DC (+)

DISTRIBUTOR

Certificate Number: 31938

All statements, technical information, and recom-


mendations in this bulletin are for general use only.
Consult Bray representatives or factory for the
specific requirements and material selection for
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