Sensors in automation projects
Sensors are your extra set of eyes and ears in industrial automation projects. Sensors detect changes in temperatures, pressure, humidity and distances.
Types of sensors
Digital sensors are most common for various tasks such as flow, pressure and temperature measuring´s. There are also sensors for touch-free detection of different objects, inductive sensors for close up metal matter detection and there are laser and ultrasound sensors to measure distances, plus you can get various types of encrypts.
Digital and analog sensors
Above all, digital sensors are the obvious choice when having to work with one of two outcome. It may be on/off. It may be true/false. However, analog sensors are your correct choice to detect variable changes on a scale and return the signals to the PLC. In most industrial automation projects Orbital uses both digital and analog sensors.
Industrial 4.0 sensors
Orbital also works with industrial 4.0 sensors which are a basic sensor connected to microprocessors and communication modules. This enables the sensors to single-handedly handle observations, cache information and communicate with other units.