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Sensors & Instrumentation Live

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/09/2019 - 26/09/2019

Sensors & Instrumentation Live will celebrate its 10 year anniversary in 2019 and the UK’s (more)

PPMA Show 2019

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

01/10/2019 - 03/10/2019

The UK’s largest ever event in the processing and packaging sector calendar. With over 350 exhibitors (more)

Advanced Engineering 2019

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

30/10/2019 - 31/10/2019

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

Auto switch perfection with trimmer setting detection

Auto switch perfection with trimmer setting detection When engineers at SMC Pneumatics recognised that applications involving pick and place or quality control could benefit from better sensor detection, their extensive research and development team went into action. Thanks to their efforts, European machine builders can now incorporate the most cost-effective Trimmer Auto Switches into their machines – the SMC series D-7K and D-RK. Traditionally if you’d wanted high and low actuator end stroke detection, you’d have had to use two separate sensors. However, with this new solid state auto switch, with its two independently adjusted outputs, this is no longer the case. By setting the two outputs using trimmers, via an amplifier, just one auto switch can now distinguish up to three different sized work pieces with detection differences from as little as 0.5mm to a repeatability of ±0.2mm.
 

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