Inductive sensor for measuring distance to metal objects up to approx. 50 mm
Measurement – Distance measurement
Disk brakes are used at various locations in wind power plants. With their durability and precise measurement, inductive distance sensors monitor these brake disks continuously and provide a timely warning if the brake linings need to be changed.
In winding and unwinding equipment a photoelectric sensor continuously measures the increasing or decreasing roll diameter. Regardless of roll material or color. This means the rolls can be changed with minimal stoppages.
Distance measurement is a common task for sensors. Various kinds of sensors are used in industry which vary in their technical principles:
- Inductive sensors measure distance to a metal object in harsh ambient conditions
- Capacitive sensors measure the distance to any material
- Photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors are suited for distances in the meter range