The UK1 sensors by AutomationDirect now include 18 mm round plastic DC models. The UK1 sensors are also IP67-rated and offer six output types and four sensing ranges.
AutomationDirect’s ultrasonic sensors now include additional 1 8mm round plastic DC models. The UK1 series are IP67 rated sensors with a 15 to 30 V dc operating range and are fitted with an M12 quick-disconnect. The UK1 series offers six output types: single PNP, Dual PNP, 4-20 mA only, 0-10 V only, PNP and 0-10 V, and PNP and 4-20 mA. Models are available in four sensing ranges: 50-400 mm, 100-900 mm, 150-1,600 mm, and 200-2,200 mm. The sensors are equipped with LED status indicators and a push-button teach feature for configuration of normally-open and normally-closed states for DC output models and for adjustable sensitivity on analog output models.
- 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.
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