Many distance measurement sensors – regardless of the front-end sensing technology employed – deliver an analog output such as 0-10V or 4-20mA. A key parameter to understand for any distance measurement sensor is the output resolution. In a position measurement system, resolution is defined as:
Selecting an industrial sensor can be a daunting task. With so many different sensing technologies and the endless variety of products in the market, how is it possible to find that one ideal sensor for any given application?
Turns out, it’s not really so much a process of selecting the right sensor…it’s really about eliminating all the wrong choices. Selecting a sensor is a process of asking a series of questions to eliminate any technology or product that doesn’t fit the application requirements. For example: