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Safety First – Selecting the Right Position Sensors for Safety-Related Motion Control

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POSITAL has introduced an inexpensive and flexible alternative for safety-critical motion control systems. When combined with functional safety PLCs, these devices are suitable for applications that are required to conform to Performance Level/ PL d, Cat. 3, according to ISO 13849.

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Potentiometers That Make Sense for Sensing

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Despite their perceived simplicity, potentiometers can still be an appropriate option in today’s ever-complicated automation industry. Fundamentally a variable resistor, modern potentiometers also offer more traditional outputs such as voltage and current which are common to more expensive sensors.

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Food and Beverage Grade Sensors

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Safety, hygiene, and accuracy are critical in food and beverage production and packaging.  While sensors can help to achieve the necessary level of accuracy and efficiency, their requirements must extend far beyond the traditional specs of resolution and communication interface. Fortunately, Everight offers a variety of products that meet these needs.

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Improved Encoder Accuracy Brings Hidden Benefits

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Capacitive rotary encoders such as those from Netzer Precision are known for their low profile, high noise immunity and excellent accuracy. As a result, they are an excellent choice for applications such as camera systems, radar, slip-rings and robotic joints. Often times in these tasks the encoder is used for velocity feedback, ensuring a smooth […]

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Robust IncOders that Are Right for Your Application

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Zettlex IncOders are non-contact devices for precision angle measurement. They work like a transformer, using an inductive technique. IncOders may be considered as an inductive angle encoder. IncOders are ideally suited to harsh environments – where potentiometers, optical or capacitive devices may prove unreliable.

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Encoder Technology Overview

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Rotary encoders are used in a variety of applications to provide feedback on position, speed, direction, or angle. There are several different encoder types…

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