Sensors for Electronic Automation
Sensors work by sending a signal when a certain condition exists and this signal is used by the PLC to control the machine’s processes. Inductive proximity sensors will send a signal when metal is present in the sensing field. Photoelectric sensors use infrared, red or laser light to determine when a target has broken through the beam of light or is reflecting light from the beam back to the sensor. Capacitive sensors are used detect liquid levels or fill levels of non-conductive materials such as powders or plastic pellets. Ultrasonic sensors will detect targets or measure distances and will work regardless of product color or environmental lighting conditions. Magnetic sensors detect the presence of a magnet and are frequently used with pneumatic and hydraulic actuators to indicate cylinder rod position. Mechanical sensors are generally used as limit switches on devices that are physically moving.
Provoast Automation Controls Knows Sensors for Electronic Automation
- Bimba’s Intellisense sensor is a breakthrough product that allows you to monitor the performance of your critical pneumatic actuators and let you know when it is time to perform preventative maintenance.
- Sensopart's capacitive sensors are direct drop in replacements for the Efector units that are commonly used in plastic injection molding machines.
- Leuze's Photoelectric & Diffuse sensors work in a wide variety of environments including washdown.
- Sensopart's Laser Distance sensors can give readings with resolution of 0.22mm. at distances of 300 mm.
- Magnetic proximity sensors from different manufacturers that will work on any brand of pneumatic and hydraulic actuators.
- Large inventory of sensors available for prompt delivery.
The Sensopart Visor series and the Leuze LSIS series are Vision Sensors that can be utilized to error proof your manufacturing processes. We can demonstrate these versatile products in your facility. Contact us.