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Walk into any die shop in the US and nine out of ten times, we discover diffuse reflective sensors being used to detect a large part or a small part exiting a die. Many people have success using this methodology, … Continue reading
In one of my previous post we covered “How do I wire my 3-wire sensors“. This topic has had a lot of interest so I thought to myself, this would be a great opportunity to add to that subject and … Continue reading
When the topic of welding comes up we know that our application is going to be more challenging for sensor selection. Today’s weld cells typically found in tier 1 and tier 2 automotive plants are known to have hostile environments … Continue reading
In my last post (We Don’t Make Axes Out of Bronze Anymore) we discussed the evolution of technologies which brought up the question, can a prox always replace a limit switch? Not always. Note that most proxes cannot directly switch … Continue reading
Every technology commonly in use today exists for a reason. Technologies have life cycles: they are invented out of necessity and are often widely used as the best available solution to a given technical problem. For example, at one time … Continue reading
It’s another day at the plant, and the “Underside Clamp Retracted” sensor on Station 29, Op 30 is acting up again. Seems to be intermittently functioning…the operator says that the line is stopping due to “Error: Underside Clamp Not Retracted”. … Continue reading
We often hear companies talk about how great their products are or how well they hold up under adverse conditions, but many of us wonder just how much of that is hype. While I cannot vouch for all the claims … Continue reading