Contrinex has added a classical housing type (series 600) to its Washdown range of food industry approved inductive sensors. The range now includes not only Full Inox one-piece stainless-steel sensors in sizes M12, M18 and M30, but also the new Classics type in a standard M12 size. The new inductive sensor has a food grade housing in V4A/AISI 316L stainless steel with PPS * (polyphenylene sulfide) sensing face. It offers an operating distance of two millimeters and is IO-Link enabled in the PNP NO version. The Classics Washdown sensor is embeddable and connection is via an S12 connector. Like Full Inox (series 700) Washdown sensors, the new Classics (series 600) Washdown types are certified for continuous use under harsh conditions. Both housing variants have an IP68/IP69K protection rating and are corrosion resistant. These robust and efficient sensors are therefore highly suitable for position and presence monitoring in the manufacture of food, beverages and pharmaceuticals. The new housing variant meets the strict hygiene standards of the dairy industry. During round-the-clock production of milk products, Classics Washdown sensors can typically be used for permanent position sensing on rotary valve actuators. For dairy industry applications that expose sensors to even greater stresses due to aggressive chemicals or mechanical impacts, the Full Inox Washdown types are available. These particularly robust, Ecolab-certified sensors in one-piece stainless steel housings are characterized by long operating distances and factor 1 on steel and aluminum.