Posts Tagged Sensors

What Are IP Ratings and What Do They Mean for Industrial Sensing?

What Are IP Ratings and What Do They Mean for Industrial Sensing?

How water resistant is water resistant, and what level of resistance is necessary for your application?  What’s the difference between IP and NEMA ratings? This post clarifies what IP ratings mean, as well as what to look for as you select a water-resistant industrial sensing device. What

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3 Triangulation Receiver Technologies for Optical Displacement Sensors

3 Triangulation Receiver Technologies for Optical Displacement Sensors

All optical displacement sensors utilize one of three triangulation receiver technologies: Position Sensing Detector (PSD), Charge-Coupled Device (CCD), or Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS).  But which technology should you look for in an optical displacement sensor for industrial applications? Keep reading to learn more about each technology and

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How to Use an Ethernet Switch to Connect to a Network In Order to Capture Data Between a PLC and a Scanner

How to Use an Ethernet Switch to Connect to a Network In Order to Capture Data Between a PLC and a Scanner

The purpose of this post is to explain how best to connect to an existing network to capture data between a PLC and a scanner using an Ethernet switch.  A common mistake people make is not using port mirroring, which means that the Ethernet switch sends a

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3 Reasons Dual-Array Technology Beats Traditional Methods for Detecting Bundled Bottle Packages

3 Reasons Dual-Array Technology Beats Traditional Methods for Detecting Bundled Bottle Packages

Bundling bottles in shrink wrap is a popular method for packaging products of varying sizes, types, and quantities; however, the irregular shape and highly reflective shrink wrap material can be challenging for traditional retro-reflective devices to detect. For example, an irregularly shaped bottle or highly reflective shrink-wrapped

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5 Considerations for Choosing a Light Grid for Vehicle Separation at Toll Booths

5 Considerations for Choosing a Light Grid for Vehicle Separation at Toll Booths

Accurate vehicle detection or classification under rough environmental conditions is a necessity at toll stations.  According to IBTTA’s 2015 Report on Tolling in the United States, 35 US states and territories had at least one tolled highway, bridge, or tunnel—translating to nearly 6,000 miles of US toll roads 

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