Balluff Basics

Light Sources

Comparison of different light sources

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Continuous vs End-of-stroke Cylinder Position Sensing

Comparison of position sensing options for hydraulic cylinders

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Fundamentals of Magnetostrictive Technology

Basic overview of magnetostrictive technology as applied to linear measurement sensors

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Remote Amplifier vs Self-Contained Through-beam Sensors

What is the difference between remotely amplified sensors and self-contained through-beam sensors?

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Choosing Magnetic Field Sensors vs Inductive Proximity Sensors for Robot Grippers

What is the difference between magnetic field and inductive sensing for robot grippers?

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Inductive Coupling for Non-contact Power and Data Exchange

Fundamentals of inductive coupling for industrial automation

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What is IO-Link?

The fundamentals of IO-Link: operation, components and Technology.

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Choosing Between PVC and PUR

PVC or PUR? Which cable jacket is best for your application?

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Choosing PNP vs NPN and NO vs NC

Basic electrical wiring in typical automation sensor applications.

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Active vs Passive RFID Tags

What is the difference between active and passive RFID tags?

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Standard Inductive Proximity Sensors vs. Factor 1 Inductive Proximity Sensors

Comparison of sensing a non-ferrous target with inductive sensors

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MEMS-based vs. Fluid-based inclination measurement

Comparison of two different inclination measurement principles

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Resolution, Accuracy, Repeatability, and Precision

Linear measurement terminology explained

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Level Sensing - Discrete vs. Continuous

Comparison of level detection and measurement sensing methods and technologies

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Absolute vs Incremental Magnetic Encoders

What is the difference between absolute and incremental magnetic encoders?

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Analog vs IO-Link for Measurement Signals

When to use traditional analog I/O versus IO-Link analog versus an IO-Link sensor.

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Choosing Background Suppression vs Diffuse Sensing Modes

What is the difference between background suppression and diffuse photoelectric sensing?

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The Fundamentals of a Passive RFID System

See how RFID is used to accurately identify an object on which the tag is placed.

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Inductive Proximity Sensors

The Most Popular Automation Sensor

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