Sensor Accessories

Sensor Accessories

Sensor accessories aid in the mounting, positioning and connecting of sensors to sensor systems and instruments. They can also help ensure accurate readings and reliable data acquisition in automation environments.

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Power supply

Sensors are devices that detect or respond to some type of environmental input and generate output. Often the input is in the form of light, heat, motion, moisture or pressure. The output is usually a signal that is converted to a human-readable display or transmitted electronically for further processing.

Some sensors are passive, while others require an external power source to function. Power supply accessories ensure the proper operation of sensor technology by supplying consistent and reliable power to sensors. They are available in a range of lengths and types to suit different applications and sensor sizes.

This IP68-rated power supply provides protection from the elements for your outdoor sensor installation. It features a five-foot USB Micro plug to power electronic equipment and a mains plug with 12 feet of wire for connecting to the sensor.

The Modbus/SDI12 flying lead connects to your Smart Sensor cable connector and provides bare wiring for integration with 3rd party data loggers and telemetry systems. This adapter also includes a replacement desiccant tube, which is required between services to keep the sensor safe from water damage.

Proximity sensors are used in elevators, assembly lines, parking lots and retail stores to monitor the distance between objects. They can also be used to monitor the proximity of people to a robot or car. They have an integrated magnet and Microwave Sensor Supplier a contact sensor to detect motion, or can be triggered by an interlock switch. These sensors are powered by AC current and provide output proportional to rated nominal voltage in sinusoidal and non-sinusoidal (variable frequency) conditions.

Mounting brackets

Sensor mounts hold and position sensors, or connect them to sensor systems or instruments. They may have built-in leveling fixtures to help ensure that sensors are mounted in the correct position to acquire accurate data. They can also be designed to be insulated or heated to withstand harsh conditions, such as freezing temperatures or high humidity.

They are available in a variety of styles and materials to accommodate different sensor sizes and applications. They may include slots for fixing screws to enable flexible alignment and quick replacement of cylindrical sensors, while some models feature internal fixed stops to retain the exact sensor position after installation. Some are designed to provide a greater range of adjustment than other sensor and switch mounting brackets, for example by providing a fine-tune vertical and horizontal adjustments, or a right-angle swivel to adjust directional sensor output.

Rope sensor mounting brackets are specifically designed to hold the rope taut and prevent rope slippage, allowing a sensor to be placed in the optimal position for measurement. They are available in a wide range of diameters to meet the needs of many different types of cables, and they come with a wide selection of fasteners and accessories for secure installation. They can be used in a wide range of applications, including for measuring temperature and air velocity, and they are suitable for a number of different cable diameters, from 6 mm to 50 mm.

Adapters

Sensor accessories are used to support or enhance the operation of sensors. They are available in various lengths and types and help to ensure that the sensors perform as expected. They can also make the installation and connection process easier. Some common sensor accessories include adapters, caps (covers)/sealing, gaskets, screws, seals, short circuit connectors, terminators, and valve connectors.

Sensor port plugs are used to provide a watertight seal around unused data logger ports or the free end of T-Node FR/TS210 temperature strings during deployments. The UW-EXO is used to connect YSI EXO water quality sondes directly to NexSens SDL submersible data loggers or UW underwater cable assemblies. The RS-485 USB adapter allows users to connect T-Node FR/TS210 sensors to their computer via an RS-485 interface to change the Modbus address or view live readings.

Adapters are essential for adding additional inputs to your sensor system. The DSI-20mA adapter is designed for sensing current from industrial sensors that have 4 to 20 mA output. It features a 50 ohm internal shunt and 0.01% accuracy when calibrated. The DSIw-20mA is a waterproof version that can be used in harsh environments.

Fixtures

Sensor accessories are used to hold or position sensors and connect them to sensor systems or instruments. They are available in a variety Sensor Accessories of lengths and types to accommodate a wide range of applications. They adhere to a range of regulatory and quality standards. These accessories include sensor mounts, sensor cables and sensor adapters.

Sensors are often used in industrial settings for monitoring and control. These sensors are also found in mechanized or robot-assisted manufacturing and pipelines. They can also be installed in scientific measurement stations to monitor temperature or other parameters. These sensor accessories are vital for ensuring proper operation of the sensor, as they provide stability and flexibility.

One example of a sensor accessory is the proximity sensor, which can verify whether a part is present in a weld fixture before starting the weld program. This is useful for preventing costly mistakes such as running an entire weld sequence before verifying that the correct part has been loaded.

Another common use for sensors is incorporating them into weld fixtures to prevent the need for manual inspection. For example, a weld fixture may have multiple sub-assemblies or changeovers and it can be difficult to manually inspect each one to ensure that it has been mounted correctly. A proximity sensor can verify that the correct sub-assembly is in place, which makes the process faster and more reliable.