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  1. 3 Advantages of Wireless Magnetometers for Vehicle Detection

    Learn how to use a wireless magnetometer for vehicle detection and find out the top 3 advantages of this technology.

  2. How to Detect Water-Based Clear Liquid

    Learn how Banner’s QS30 H2O photoelectric sensor uses a unique optical property of water to reliably detect the presence or absence of water.

  3. Registration Mark Detection: Why Use RGB Color Mark Sensors

    Learn how color mark sensors with RGB technology detect registration marks, when to use a color mark sensor versus true color sensor, and more.

  4. Infographic: 9 Common Machine Safety Devices

    This infographic depicts common machine safeguarding devices used to mitigate multiple points of risk on a robotic work station.

  5. Luminescence Sensors: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

    Luminescence sensors use UV light, invisible to the human eye, to cause the target material to glow in the visible spectrum. This article provides answers to commonly asked questions about luminescence sensors.

  6. How to Use Photoelectric Sensors for Tablet Counting

    Photoelectric sensors offer many important benefits for tablet counting such as high accuracy, fast response speed, and a clean non-contact approach.

  7. What is a Risk Assessment and Why is It Important?

    While it is always best to refer to the standards when planning a risk assessment, here are a few answers to some commonly asked questions.

  8. IO-Link: What it Is and 5 Key Advantages

    This article explains what IO-Link is and the top 5 advantages IO-Link offers to a wide variety of applications.

  9. Lean Manufacturing: 4 Lighting Solutions for Pharma Industry

    This article describes several ways lighting can help increase efficiency and reduce waste while ensuring product quality & FDA compliance in the pharmaceutical industry.

  10. The Smart Factory is Here: IIoT Capabilities for Manufacturers

    This article highlights three critical IIoT capabilities of the smart factory: remote monitoring, predictive maintenance, and process optimization.

  11. Ultrasonic Sensors: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

    This Q&A answers some common questions about the ultrasonic sensors, theory, and terminology.

  12. How To Use IP & NEMA Ratings To Choose The Right Sensor

    This article answers some common questions about IP and NEMA ratings, when to use them and how to broadly interpret these designations.

  13.  How to Choose the Best Sensor for Clear Object Detection

    Understand the differences between common sensor types in Clear Object Detection applications, such as ultrasonic vs. photoelectic retroreflective sensors.

  14. Why Use Polarized Coaxial Optics For Detecting Clear Objects

    Clear object detection sensors are sensitive to variations in light and benefit from polarized coaxial optical design to reduce false detection from reflected light.

  15. When to Use Radar Sensors for Vehicle Detection

    Learn how to use a radar sensor for vehicle detection and find out the top 3 advantages of this technology.