Sensors

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: 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...

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)...