Automation systems are completely dependent upon sensor technology to function. In order to achieve the benefits of an automation system, such as resource conservation and predictable quality, sensors provide measurement signals that can be read by people and instruments. Because of their integrated nature, automation and sensor technologies have evolved together over time.
For example, photoelectric sensors are used throughout automated industrial processes. Similar to a television’s remote control, photoelectric sensors transmit a beam of infrared light. Instead of navigating menus on a screen, however, industrial photoelectric sensors are used to detect distances and the presence or absence of an object in a particular space. These are invaluable things to know for an automated system, such as a robotic assembly line.
Steiner Electric’s automation and information systems group has been working in these areas for decades. We help design every stage of the automation process, and our engineering professionals support a company’s vision both before and after the system is up and running. Our team is at home on the factory floor, providing full troubleshooting and training for our systems. And we make sure that the automation solutions we provide continue to meet the expectations of our clients and the industries they serve well into the future.
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