What is a Photoelectric Sensor? How Can it Benefit Your Facility?

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Dec 4, 2017 10:55:50 AM

There are several industrial applications, especially within manufacturing where the distance, absence or presence of an object needs to be measured. A photoelectric sensor is used for such purposes.

A photoelectric sensor is a position sensing device that uses a modulated light beam to detect its target. The absence or presence of the target is dependent on the reflection of the light beam.

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Topics: Banner Engineering, Industrial Wireless Technology, Sensors

Leuze Electronic Collaborates with Microsoft to Accelerate IoT Solutions

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Nov 27, 2017 1:00:05 PM

The Internet of Things (IoT) has taken the manufacturing world by storm. By tapping into the already existing streams of data, IoT based software & hardware technologies have defined the term “automation” in a futuristic manner. For manufacturers especially, the implications are grand. It is estimated that by 2025, IoT could unleash as much as $2.31 trillion in global economic value.

But don’t let sheer numbers get to your head. Migrating from a conventional system to a IoT based one is easier said than done. Makings sure you’re checking all the necessary boxes is vital for your company’s survival. Decisions regarding the choice of hardware & software can be daunting due to the confusing & overwhelming technology used.

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Topics: Remote Monitoring, IoT, Sensors

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