Vision sensors are suitable for the simplest detections to (complicated) robot applications. From object detection, measuring distance, measuring thickness, recognizing colour, recognizing (bar) codes to breaking control.
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Standard optical sensors
Standard optical sensors are widely used in automation. Because an extensive choice is possible in dimensions, (detection) range and switching versions, many applications are possible with photocells. Possible areas of application are placement detection and detection of transparent objects.Go to the shop
Colour sensors detect colours by emitting light (RGB, red, green, blue) to a surface. The colour values are calculated from the reflecting beams and compared with previously stored reference values.Read more about colour sensors
Pull wire switches
A pull wire switch can have different functions. In the simplest case, a pull wire switch provides for opening or closing access gates / doors. The switch can also ensure a safe situation in the form of an emergency stop switch.
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Analogue sensors detect objects at different distances. The minimum and maximum values are pre-programmed in advance. The sensor outputs the analog values based on these values. For example, if an object is close to the sensor, it gives 0V as output. If he is further away he gives 5V as exit. If the object is at the end of the set range, it gives 10V as output.Read more about analogue sensors
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Inductive sensors are ideal for detecting ferrous metals at a short detection distance. Inductive sensors react to metal objects using magnetic fields.
Measurement light curtains
Measurement light curtains from ReeR Safety are extremely suitable for detecting the presence or absence of objects, counting products, determining the position of a certain object, detecting shape and profile and determining dimensions.
A capacitive sensor switches on conductive substances or liquids and is available in both analogue and non-analogue versions. Capacitive sensors are mainly used for applications such as level measurement.Read more about capacitive sensors
Magnet sensors are used where other mechanical sensors do not function due to unfavorable conditions. For example, at high switching frequencies, low or high approach speeds and chemical environments, magnetic sensors offer a good connection, thanks to the encapsulated contacts.Read more about magnetic sensors
Ultrasonic sensors are sensors that work with sound waves at high frequencies. Ultrasonic sensors can be a useful alternative when optical sensors exceed their physical limits. This applies, for example, to objects or substances with uneven surfaces or under difficult environmental conditions or highly reflective liquid surfaces.Read more about ultrasonic sensors
Absolute and incremental encoders
Encoders are electronic sensors with a rotating shaft that generates pulses when the shaft rotates. An encoder is also called pulse generator. There are basically two types of encoders: incremental encoders and absolute encoders.Read more about encoders
Footswitches are used in industry and machine construction to switch parts on or off, whereby manual operation is not practical or possible.
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Position switches check the position of, for example, valves or valves or confirm the presence of an object. The position switches can also be used in extreme conditions in the food industry, marine and offshore.Read more about position switches
Entrance sensors ensure a controlled and safe passage of people and vehicles in industrial or hygienic environments.Go to the shop
Fork sensors and optical windows
Thanks to the precise positioning of the beams, fork and window sensors are very suitable for detection and counting tasks for small parts.Go to the shop
Foot switches are used in industry and machine construction to switch parts on or off. Foot switches are available with safety function or without safety function.Read more about foot switches
A detection loop is an induction loop of copper wire. By connecting the detection loop to a loop detector, a magnetic field is created. A vehicle disturbs the magnetic field and is recognized. A loop detector for a detection loop provides the signal with which barriers, industrial gates and fences can be opened.Read more about loop detectors
Air pressure switches
Air pressure switches are ideally suited as opening sensors for automatic gates and vehicle doors on buses and trains due to their sturdy design and long service life.Go to the shop
Level sensors are developed for level control. The perfect solution for applications where rotating sensors, vibrating forks or mechanical switches are used.
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