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Advanced Engineering 2021

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03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

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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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