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Everyone is looking for quick tricks of the trade. Sensor failure can prove to be costly in any environment. One of the easiest ways to avoid unnecessary downtime would be to add a mounting bracket plus prox mount to the … Continue reading
Every time I enter tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers, there seems to be a common theme of extreme sensor and cable abuse. It is not uncommon to see a box or bin of damaged sensors along with connection cables … Continue reading
Whether it’s through preventative maintenance or during planned machine downtime, reducing downtime is a common goal for manufacturers. Difficult environments create challenges for not just machines, but also the components like sensors or cables. Below are three tips to help … Continue reading
Recently I came across this link on control engineering’s website and I just had to share it. They have created an app that organizes and summarizes all the available useful apps for an engineer on the go. From Autocad/Solidworks reference tools … Continue reading
Challenge: High Acceleration Machine Movement Fundamental application problem: Anything mounted to the moving mechanism must be low mass Added mass reduces acceleration capability of a given motor & drive system Added mass increases motor and drive size requirements to meet … Continue reading
Plural of Giz-mo. A noun. Defined as a gadget, one whose name the speaker does not know. Customers call us and ask for this or that “gizmo” all the time! I think we should consider creating a product category simply … Continue reading
When installing sensors into a harsh environment, for example a weld cell application, protecting the sensor is a crucial step in the installation process. These sensors are exposed to extreme heat, weld slag and sometimes impact. In order to reduce … Continue reading
“Downtime” is never a good word in any manufacturing facility. It means something has malfunctioned or broken, parts are not being made, production is reduced, and money is being lost. In some cases this downtime may be caused by a physically damaged inductive proximity sensor. If this failure mode is happening on a regular basis to the same location, it may be time to look at the advantages a prox mount can provide. Continue reading