Welcome to the year 2023. Maybe there aren’t any flying cars and futuristic sci-fi cityscapes as foretold in the past, but there are other significant technological advancements. The smartphones of a decade ago have been replaced by far advanced technology that is worn like eyewear or clothing. Holographic conferences are more common as the new forum of face-to-face business meetings. Augmented reality has merged the virtual realm with the real world. And industry has turned from the older conventional sensing technology to IO-Link.
Proximity sensors and encoders can have NAMUR output
NAMUR is a type of sensor output that gives an on or off indication. There are different reasons why you may need a NAMUR sensor. I will go through some of them here.
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AS-Interface is the world’s most popular low-level I/O and safety network. According to AS-International there are currently over 24 million field devices in operation, making its popularity and success undisputed. The reason for this can probably be best summarized by two words: simplicity and flexibility.
An aseptic HMI workstation or cleanroom HMI is a visualization system specially designed for use in the pharmaceutical industry.
...while located in the hazardous (explosive) atmosphere?
While maintenance/live-work on intrinsically safe field-wiring circuits is often confused with maintenance on intrinsically safe equipment, IEC/EN 60079-17 Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres – Part 17: Inspection and maintenance of electrical installations in hazardous areas (other than mines) provides some information on this topic that can be useful to the reader.
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.
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)