Photoelectric Sensors102 - $295

1-Day Course: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 from 9AM - 3PM

Location: Industrial Control in Zeeland, MI

Bagels & Lunch Included

Purpose                

Attendees of this one day class will be able to identify the appropriate electronic sensor based on application parameters, choose the mating cordset and cable that will survive the environment.  It will help technicians thoroughly evaluate the machine parameters such as backgrounds, target material and geometric shape, sensor size and shape constraints, contrasts, and light preferences such as laser or infra-red.

Who Should Attend

Machine designers, builders, maintenance personnel, engineers, or any other functional areas who want to learn about how to optimally design and set up a sensing system from point of detection to the controller.

 

Topics Covered

  • Retro & Polar Retro Sensors
  • Convergent, Divergent & Diffuse Modes
  • Laser Contrast & Distance Sensors
  • Fixed Field and Long Range Sensors
  • Fiber Optic Cables & Amplifiers
  • Adjustable Foreground & Background Sensors
  • Euro, Pico, or Micro QD Cordsets
  • Background & Target Characteristics
  • Geometric Shapes and Reflectivity
  • Light to Dark Contrast
  • Configuration modes, Ranges, Response Speeds
  • Optimum mounting and positioning
  • Background & Target Characteristics
  • Geometric Shapes and Reflectivity
  • Light to Dark Contrast
  • How to interpret Excess Gain Curves
  • Beam Pattern Effects
  • Background lighting and reflections
  • Cleanliness, Washdown & Safety

 

About the Instructor

Our instructors have the Freedom to tweak each session to the specific needs of the students.  They also have the in-depth knowledge to address most control engineer’s toughest questions.  They work in the real world of emerging industrial factory automation every day.