Industrial Control

Contactor vs. Relay

What is the difference between a contactor and a relay? The Basics Contactors and relays perform the same task and operate under very similar principles. In...

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Guide

Interested in programmable logic controllers? Learn about how PLCs work, PLC applications, PLC programming software, and I/O implications that impact PLC selection. What is a...

About Ultrasonic Proximity Sensors

Applications Ultrasonic proximity sensors measure the distance of an object by measuring the time between emission and reception of a pulse of sound. Because ultrasonic sensors...

About Inductive Proximity Sensors

Applications In general, inductive proximity sensors are used any time you want to detect the presence of a metal in a particular location. The most common application...

About Photoelectric Proximity Sensors

Applications Photoelectric sensors use a light beam to detect presence, position, markings or color of an object. Photoelectric sensors can detect physical properties of objects, including...

About Capacitive Proximity Sensors

Applications Capacitive proximity sensors can be used in a wide variety of applications due to their ability to detect numerous types of materials. Some common examples...