Sensors, Contacts, Operators

First Look: IFM Temperature Sensor

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We take a first look at the TN2511 Temperature Sensor from IFM in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 12 Show Notes: Special thanks to IFM for sending us a...

First Look: Distance Sensor with Analog Out and IO-Link, Pepperl+Fuchs OMT600-R200-IEP-IO-V1-L

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We take a first look at the Pepperl+Fuchs Laser Distance Sensor, OMT600-R200-IEP-IO-V1-L, in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5, Episode 4 Show Notes: Special thanks to Pepperl+Fuchs for sending us a...

First Look: Ultrasonic Sensor with Analog Out and IO-Link, Pepperl+Fuchs UC800-F77S-IU-IO-V31

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We take a first look at the Pepperl+Fuchs Ultrasonic Sensor, UC800-F77S-IU-IO-V31, in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5, Episode 3 Show Notes: Special thanks to Pepperl+Fuchs for sending us a sample...

First Look: Pepperl+Fuchs Inductive Proximity Sensor, NRB8-18GS40-E2-IO

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We take a first look at the Pepperl+Fuchs Inductive Proximity Sensor, NRB8-18GS40-E2-IO, in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5, Episode 2 Show Notes: Special thanks to Pepperl+Fuchs for sending us a...

First Look: Pepperl+Fuchs Diffuse Photo Eye, OBD800-R103-2EP-IO

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We take a first look at the Pepperl+Fuchs Diffuse Photo Eye, OBD800-R103-2EP-IO, in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5, Episode 1 Show Notes: Special thanks to Pepperl+Fuchs for sending us a...

IFM Temperature Sensor: Setup, Wire, Use (S47)

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In this episode of The Automation Show I setup a new IFM TN2511 Temperature Sensor, then wire it up to both a S7-1500 and CompactLogix to test it out. For more information, check out the...
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Rockwell IO-Link Products Shown At Automation Fair 2014

As we previously discussed in this article, Rockwell unveiled support for IO-Link at this year's Automation Fair. In today's article we'll take a look at some of the actual products supporting IO-Link that Rockwell displayed at the...
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Rockwell Promotes IO-Link Advantages At Automation Fair 2014

One of the big surprises at Automation Fair this year was Rockwell's display of IO-Link enabled products. As we discussed in last Friday's article, IO-Link is a communication link between sensors and a master. And at...

What is IO-Link?

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If you're like me you've likely used DeviceNet and Hart, but until recently have never heard of IO-Link. So in today's article we'll take a look at the basics of this sensor and actuator communications technology. 1)...