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Welcome to our blog. Here you will find current articles on the topics of industrial automation and sensor technology.

Sinking and Sourcing with Smart Transmitter Power Supply for Analog Input Applications

When selecting an intrinsic safety barrier for an analog input application, one of the biggest issues customers face is differentiating between sinking and sourcing. These terms are used to refer to where the power of the current signal is coming from. Not sure what they mean? Keep reading.

By |January 26, 2021|Explosion Protection, Knowledge Base|

Easy Configuration and Device Management with Pepperl+Fuchs Software PortVision® DX

PortVision® DX is a device management software that allows easy configuration of all DeviceMaster® serial gateways, ICE2 and ICE 3 series IO-Link masters, and managed RocketLinx® Ethernet switches from Pepperl+Fuchs.

By |December 17, 2020|Industry 4.0, Applications|

Securing Cargo on AMRs and AGVs

Picking up, securing, and safely transporting cargo is the most important task of any automated guided vehicle (AGV) or autonomous mobile robot (AMR). Whether metal racks, containers or pallets: In this article you will learn which sensor technology is best suited for the which kind of cargo.

By |December 02, 2020|Applications, Industrial Sensors|

5 Reasons for the Industrial Use of LoRaWAN Technology

As Industry 4.0 grows, interest in radio-based sensors is also increasing. LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) is one technology that is becoming more and more popular in this context and is attracting the attention of industrial companies.

By |October 23, 2020|Industrial Sensors, Industry 4.0, Technologies|

AMR Glass Detection with Ultrasonic Sensors

Autonomous mobile robots, AMRs, typically use LiDAR sensors for the detection of objects. This can create challenges when surrounded by transparent materials like glass. Ultrasonic sensors can be used to solve even these most complex tasks.

By |October 20, 2020|Applications, Industrial Sensors|

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