The W27 Multipac photoelectric proximity sensor uses two receiver arrays to ensure continuous detection and has a sensor range of up to 500 mm.
The W27 MultiPac photoelectric proximity sensor uses two redundant receiver arrays to detect difficult targets such as bundled bottles in the packaging and food and beverage industries. The W27 MultiPac provides overhead counting and indexing to ensure bundles are both created and transported properly. With two independent receiver arrays, the W27 MultiPac ensures continuous detection when diffused light is misdirected from bundled surfaces. A single, high-intensity, visible red emitting LED aids in alignment and provides reliable detection despite dirt and dust build-up. The W27 MultiPac is able to detect shiny, glossy or dark targets within its foreground without signal interruptions. Using a simple teach button, the sensing range of the W27 MultiPac can be adjusted up to 500 mm.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.