The knowledge base for inductive sensors contains extensive expertise and supports users in the highly precise and smooth operation of the sensors in their machinery and plants. Several subsections explain function principles and technical relationships and offer practical application information.
Frequently asked questions regarding the use of inductive sensors are discussed in this section.
Various sensing principles can be used for different detection tasks. The sensing principle most suitable for the specific application is determined on a variety of considerations.
Inductive sensors are available in different versions. Depending on the application, different output types, connection types, materials, or designs may be necessary for effective use.
To connect inductive sensors, IO-Link or AS-Interface are often used as digital communication interfaces. In addition, various other bus systems (e.g., PROFIBUS, DeviceNet, MODBUS) are available in the field of industrial sensor technology.
Inductive sensors are affected by external influences such as electromagnetic fields, material influences, and the size of the objects being detected. Accordingly, the installation and ambient conditions and any normative requirements must be taken into account.
Proper operation of a sensor requires the consideration of various points during installation and commissioning. This includes the mounting and the power source.
Inductive sensors are used in various applications and industries. In some cases, requirements have brought about the development of special sensors that are optimized for specific applications.
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