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Which Cordset or Cable Material Should I Select for My Application?

Posted by Zach Steck on Fri, Feb 07, 2014

When it comes to specifying a cable to use with your recent sensor purchase, you may notice a handful of options in regards to the cable quality and jacket material. You will see model numbers containing letter combinations, such as PUR, PVC, POC, PUR H/S, and even STOOW. What do these letters mean?  How do I know which one to select for my application?

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Topics: Cables/ Cordsets, Sensor Accessories

What Cordset Do I Need?

Posted by Sean Miller on Tue, Oct 29, 2013

Pepperl+Fuchs offers a variety of cables for our quick disconnect sensors, and most of the time, any cable with the appropriate connection will do. But depending on the application, a specific cable type might be needed.

Factories that use sensors for general-purpose applications such as bottle counting and part detection will likely be fine using a standard PVC or polyurethane cable, as these are the most readily stocked and easily affordable cables for use with quick disconnect sensors.

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Topics: Cables/ Cordsets, Sensor Accessories

Do I Need a Cordset for My Sensor?

Posted by Tracy Molnar on Fri, May 03, 2013

Different sensor connection types

Electronic sensors require connection in order to receive their power and transmit their output.  A connection diagram, included on the sensor’s datasheet and often printed on the device if room allows, labels each available connection point. 

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Topics: Cables/ Cordsets, Sensor Accessories

Mounting Brackets for Cylindrical Inductive or Capacitive Sensors

Posted by Keith Church on Thu, Dec 13, 2012

If you're using cylindrical inductive or capacitive sensors it's highly likely you're going to need mounting brackets for these sensors. A lot of times there may be more than one mounting bracket solution that could work for a particular setup. Selecting the correct bracket for your application is an important step, but knowing which one to select can sometimes be difficult. This breakdown of the different types of mounting brackets will help you decide which one is right for your setup.

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Topics: Inductive Sensors, Capacitive Sensors, Sensor Accessories

Mounting Conditions for Inductive Proximity Sensors

Posted by David Rubinski on Thu, Jul 26, 2012

Part two of two:  How to mount the different sensor types (embeddable, non-embeddable, quasi-embeddable)

In our previous blog post on this topic, we took a look at the different sensor types and their definitions.  Now we'll deal with the preferred methods for mounting each type.

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Topics: Terminology, Inductive Sensors, Sensor Accessories

Defining an Inductive Sensor's Mounting Conditions

Posted by David Rubinski on Fri, Jul 13, 2012

Part One of Two:  Defining the ways sensors can be mounted (embeddable, non-embeddable, quasi-embeddable)

(Read part two of this post: Mounting Conditions for Inductive Proximity Sensors)

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Topics: Terminology, Inductive Sensors, Sensor Accessories

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