Most valve position sensors on the market today are designed for process valve automation applications and environments where limit switch boxes with mechanical, magnetic, or inductive contacts are typically used to detect the position of the valve in valve actuators.
I recently had the opportunity to tour the body shop of an automotive assembly plant. Working for a company that makes sensors for this industry, I was looking forward to seeing our "heavy-duty, weld-slag resistant sensors with magnetic-field immune electronics that stand up to the rigors of the robotic welding cell."
Topics: Photoelectric Sensors
Automation. When we hear the word we typically think of manufacturing, factory automation, and process control. But automation has made its way into our daily lives so that without realizing it, we've become accustomed to it. And we're at a definite disadvantage when it's not available.