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Optical Sensor For Backscattering Measurement

EXplore 171

EXplore 171 is a compact NIR turbidity sensor for use in a range of medium- and high-turbidity process applications in the food industry, including dairies.

Last updated: January 12, 2023

EXplore 171

NIR backscattering sensor in compact design

The EXplore 171 is a compact NIR turbidity sensor for use in a variety of medium- and high-turbidity process applications in the food industry, such as in dairies. It’s a reliable back scattering sensor with an integrated amplifier thanks to its compact and durable structure in the stainless steel housing and non-wearing sapphire lens.

The turbidity value can be output via the standard interface 4…20 mA.

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Technical Specifications*
*Subject to change without notice
Measuring range max.0-100 %
Resolution0,1 %
Accuracy± 1,5 % from measurement value
Reproducibility≤ 1 % from final value
Wavelength850 nm
Light sourceLED
Wetted materialStainless steel 1.4435 (316L)
SurfaceRa <0.37 µm e-polished
Measuring window (lens)Sapphire
Supply voltage24 V DC
Process connectionThread G1/2"
Process temperature-10...90 °C, 135 °C max. 2 hours (SIP cycle)
Process pressure0...20 bar (290 psi)
Electrical connectionM12 connector 5-pin
Interfaces4...20 mA
Protection glassIP69 (incl. connection cable)

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