How do you choose an RFID tag? Below are four factors to consider.
Double sheet detection involves ultrasonic thru-beam sensors, consisting of an ultrasonic emitter and receiver with integrated evaluation algorithms optimized especially for these applications:
- Misfeed detection
- Label counting
- Splice detection
Topics: Ultrasonic Sensors
Detecting the presence or absence of a metal may seem like a fairly simple concept, but narrowing your selection to a specific sensor can sometimes be a difficult project. These 6 key attributes can help get you moving in the right direction when it comes to selecting an inductive sensor.
Topics: Inductive Sensors
Interview with Long-Standing Member of the PNO Advisory Board, Juergen George about the Past, Present, and Future of Fieldbus Technology
PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) celebrates its 25th birthday in 2015—an organization in which Juergen George from Pepperl+Fuchs was involved from the outset. Over the decades, he has influenced the definition of standards in fieldbus technology through various bodies, committees, and working groups. In celebration of PI's anniversary and George's retirement, we invited him to an interview: What does the future hold for PI? What will he remember most from his eventful career in service of "Mission Fieldbus"?
This episode of Ask an Expert for industrial sensors examines and provides answers to interesting sensing questions we've received from customers just like you. We explore and answer these questions:
1. Is the NJ15+U4+W inductive proximity sensor waterproof?
2. How do you power the LED on the sensor NBB4-12GM50-A2-V1?
3. Is the NJ4-12GK-SN the right sensor for use with valve actuators?
4. Does the NMB1.5-8GM50-E2-C-FE-V1 inductive sensor have a pigtail cable version?
Industrial RFID systems are not that difficult to use. If you use a UHF RFID system, however, the complexity is increased. The reason is because of the overall large amount of possible data sets that can be retrieved and sent to the user. Below is a video on how to integrate our UHF RFID systems into an Allen-Bradley PLC using Studio 5000®.
Ed. Note: In this video Thomas Kasten, Product Marketing Manager for Systems+Solutions, explains the features of the explosion protection type flameproof Ex d. With Ex d, potential ignition sources are contained inside a sturdy enclosure, so the surrounding environment is never in danger. Just about anything can be installed in this type of enclosure. However, the cost of medium to large Ex d enclosures can be very expensive. The solution: a combination of an Ex de enclosure with an Ex e termination and control unit. This helps eliminate the need for a large Ex d enclosure, which drastically cuts down the cost of the solution. It also saves time and money during maintenance, installation, and any future modifications to system. The other benefits of these Ex de solutions are demonstrated in the video.
Topics: Explosion Protection Equipment
Magnetic encoders vs. optical encoders
What kind of technology does a rotary encoder use? Your options include magnetoresistance, Hall-effect, Nonius, inductive, or optical for single-turn technology.
Topics: Rotary Encoders
One of the most important parts of integrating an inductive sensor into an application or ordering replacement parts is being able to identify the part and model number of the sensor. That is why knowing how to find the model number on your inductive sensor is so important. This is actually a fairly simple and straightforward process.
Ed. Note: This guest blog post is by Tom Anderson, General Manager of PSI Technics, LTD. and is cowritten with Ann Zecha of WordSpark, LLC.
Radiant heat from manufacturing processes in high-temperature environments can present a challenge for optical sensors used in automated production facilities. Excessive heat in melting, pouring, or similarly demanding industrial applications that exceeds a sensor’s temperature specifications can degrade the measurement quality, damage sensor diodes, and cause unwanted disruption to production. Usage statistics show that for every 18 °F (10 °C) increase in temperature, the diode lifespan of optical sensors is reduced by up to 50%.