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How Hot is Hot? – The Basics of Infrared Temperature Sensors

Detecting hot objects in industrial applications can be quite challenging. There are a number of technologies available for these applications depending on the temperatures involved and the accuracy required. In this blog we are going to focus on infrared temperature … Continue reading

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The Foundation of Photoelectric Sensors

The foundation of a photoelectric sensor is light!  Without the light you have a housing with some electronics in it that makes an interesting object to leave on your desk as a conversation starter.  Is all light the same?  Does … Continue reading

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Timing is everything – Which light is the right light?

Shortly after posting my last blog, Which light is the right light, I had a customer call with a problem in a machining cell.  They are using a self-contained through-beam sensor, in the form of a fork sensor, with a red … Continue reading

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Back to the Basics – Which light is the right light?

The emitters in photoelectric sensors give off a light that is received by a separate receiver, reflected back to a receiver by a reflector, or reflected back by the object itself. Back in the good ‘ol days, the light source was … Continue reading

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