Increasing Accuracy and Efficiency with Industrial Sensors
An industrial sensor is a device that measures and detects the changes in its environment, and then provides some type of output. Sensors are used in every part of life from the buttons that you push on an elevator to propulsion systems in space shuttles.
How Industrial Sensors Have Made a Difference
In the past, inspecting items on manufacturing lines was a completely manual process. Now vision sensors are used to do the same inspections without the element of fatigue reducing the accuracy of inspection. Cooking or baking required constant watch to prevent charring. Temperature sensors have made it possible to detect actual temperature to predict length of time needed to cook something. The sensors then send an output to turn off the heat/cooling. Counting and sorting can be a tedious and unreliable manual process if done by hand. But sensors in this type of application can eliminate human error and “raise a flag” for any irregularities.
What Can Sensors Do For You?
How long, wide, or thick is this piece of wood? How much water is in this container? How cold is it in my building or outside? How can I start one process after another process has taken place? These are just a few of the limitless things that sensors can do for us. The next time you come across a manual process, look for opportunities for sensors to make it easier for you.
- Troy, Field Applications Engineer