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This Valve Position Sensor Is Rugged and Outdoorsy

Posted by Joan Kassan on Wed, Apr 09, 2014

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.

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Topics: Inductive Sensors, Applications

Photoelectric Sensors Are at Home on the Automotive Factory Floor

Posted by Joan Kassan on Tue, Mar 25, 2014

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."

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Topics: Photoelectric Sensors

Factory Automation Isn’t Only on the Factory Floor

Posted by Joan Kassan on Mon, Jan 06, 2014

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.

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Topics: Applications, Ask an Expert

Fiber Optic Cables for Photoelectric Sensors: The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Posted by Joan Kassan on Wed, Mar 06, 2013

Photoelectric sensors are used in a diverse combination of applications and industries. While most applications operate at a temperature range that falls between -13 °F and +150 °F,  many industries have applications that are located in extremely harsh environments and temperature ranges that fall well above and below these levels.
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Topics: Cables/ Cordsets, Photoelectric Sensors

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