Cables for fiber-optic sensors
Omega's E32 series of shock and vibration resistant cables for fiber-optic sensors is designed to withstand higher temperatures and is designed for automotive and pharmaceutical industries.
Omega introduced its E32 series of shock- and vibration-resistant cables for fiber-optic sensors. This CE compliant product can withstand higher temperatures (350 degrees Celsius/660 degrees Fahrenheit) and since the fiber optic cables only transfer light, they are unaffected by electrical noise. The E32 comes in through-beam or reflective sensing style to adapt to design requirements, are cut-to-length for custom field installations, feature side-view sensing heads for right angle detection and spot diameter lenses are available. The cables are designed for Automotive and Pharmaceutical industries. The E32 senses presence of parts in automotive assembly line, products on conveyors and cap in pharmaceutical packaging.
- Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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