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Proximity sensors

Sensor Field Wiring Length Considerations for Hazardous Areas

While it is often acceptable to think of wire as an ideal conductor that simply gets a signal from point A to point B, this is rarely the case for long cable runs. In the real world, appreciable lengths of field wiring will introduce constraints on the signals produced by the sensor and then routed […]

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Speed sensor selection and installation considerations for trouble-free operation

Selecting the right sensor for overspeed protection, speed indication, and speed control starts with understanding the measurements, understanding the different types of sensors, and understanding application details that can influence measurement integrity. Overspeed: Consider the consequences of a “missed” overspeed event on a large steam turbine-generator. In less than a second, the machine can accelerate […]

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Proximity measurement systems as speed sensors

When it comes to the design and specification of an overspeed detection system (ODS), the selection of the correct speed sensors for each specific application is essential in order to achieve an accurate and reliable measurement of the rotational speed and/or acceleration. In every ODS application, particular attention has to be given both to the […]

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