We’ve all heard the phrase “what a difference a day makes,” yet when it comes to industrial safeguarding, the concern isn’t days, hours or even minutes. It is the milliseconds it takes for a machine operation to stop after a stop signal is given.
Many proximity sensors are used in automated equipment, so it’s good to have a basic understanding of these critical devices. Proximity sensors allow non-contact detection of machine tooling and objects in a variety of automation applications.
Smart sensors. Convergence of technology. Internet-enabled devices. Analytics and informatics. Wired connectivity. Predictive monitoring. These words were not on the tip of industrial hygienists’ tongues even ten years ago.