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Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

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

Drives & Controls Exhibition

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/01/2021 - 27/01/2021

The show brings together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture (more)

PPMA Show 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2020 is the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and packaging (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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