Tag: Inductive Proximity Sensor

Reliable Part Exit/Part-Out Detection

Guest contributor: Dave Bird, Balluff Walk into any die shop in the US and nine out of ten times, we discover diffuse reflective sensors being used to detect a large part or a small part exiting a die. Many people have success using this methodology, but lubrication-covered tumbling parts can create challenges for diffuse-reflective photoelectric

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Basic operating principle of an Inductive Proximity Sensor

Guest contributor: Henry Menke, Balluff Did you ever wonder how an Inductive Proximity Sensor is able to detect the presence of a metallic target?  While the underlying electrical engineering is sophisticated, the basic principle of operation is not too hard to understand. At the heart of an Inductive Proximity Sensor (“prox” “sensor” or “prox sensor” for

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