Sensors, Contacts, Operators

Snap Signal from Banner – A Comprehensive IIoT Productivity Solution (P94)

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Sean Foley introduces us to Snap Signal from Banner in Episode 94 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast:  Listen via Apple, Google, Pandora, Spotify,...

P+F USi-Safety Rated Ultrasonic Sensor (P87)

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RC Crosby of Pepperl+Fuchs introduces us to the USi-Safety Ultrasonic Sensor in Episode 87 of The Automation Podcast. For more information, check out the "Show Notes" located below the video. Watch the Podcast:  Listen via Apple, Google,...

First Look: Retroreflective Sensor with IO-Link, Pepperl+Fuchs OBR7500-R100-2EP-IO

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We take a first look at the OBR7500-R100-2EP-IO Retroreflective Photoelectric Sensor from Pepperl+Fuchs in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 25 Show Notes: Special thanks to Pepperl+Fuchs for sending us...

First Look: Inductive Positioning System with Analog Out and IO-Link, Pepperl+Fuchs PMI80-F90-IU2EP-IO

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We take a first look at the PMI80-F90-IU2EP-IO Inductive Positioning System from Pepperl+Fuchs in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 23 Show Notes: Special thanks to Pepperl+Fuchs for sending us...

First Look: Ultrasonic Sensor with IO-Link, Pepperl+Fuchs UC250-F77-EP-IO

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We take a first look at the UC250-F77-EP-IO Ultrasonic sensor from Pepperl+Fuchs in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 21 Show Notes: Special thanks to Pepperl+Fuchs for sending us a...

First Look: RVP510 Encoder with Display from IFM

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We take a first look at the RVP510 Encoder with Display from IFM in this episode of The Automation Minute.  The Automation Minute, Season 5 Episode 17 Show Notes: Special thanks to IFM for sending us...

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)...