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Everyone is looking for quick tricks of the trade. Sensor failure can prove to be costly in any environment. One of the easiest ways to avoid unnecessary downtime would be to add a mounting bracket plus prox mount to the … Continue reading
Whether it’s through preventative maintenance or during planned machine downtime, reducing downtime is a common goal for manufacturers. Difficult environments create challenges for not just machines, but also the components like sensors or cables. Below are three tips to help … Continue reading
When working in harsh environments and in heavy duty applications like welding, it is important to take a multi-angle approach to designing the application. When you are working with existing sensor installations, it is important to consider all the reasons … Continue reading
In industrial automation we put our products through a lot. Extreme temperatures, harsh environments, and the demands of high performance can put a strain on the components of any machine. This led me to wonder, if our products could talk, what … Continue reading
There are many different types of cable jackets and each jacket works well in a specific application. The three main sensor cable jackets are PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), PUR (polyurethane) and TPE (thermoplastic elastomer). Each jacket type has different benefits like … Continue reading
Recently I read an article in Machine Design called “When Flexible Cables Doesn’t Flex for Long” by Leland Teschler which talks about different aspects of flexible cable terms, causes of breakage and testing. The article touches on different lingo between … Continue reading
Environments with debris and caustic agents, wear down equipment exponentially. When a cell goes down, every minute counts to get production up and running. An accessory like a cordset is important for operations, and can frustrate technicians when it fails. … Continue reading
In a previous post, I talked about receptacles for automation equipment. But there are many different types of mounting when it comes to receptacles. When picking a mounting type, it is based on preference. Each type of mounting has its … Continue reading
From The Free dictionary by Farlex, a receptacle is defined as “A fitting connected to a power supply and equipped to receive a plug.” I like this definition it describes both halves of the receptacle. In the automotive industry, the … Continue reading