Automation 101: Wire a Proximity Sensor

Sensing the position or state of a machine is often the first step to monitoring its overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). A proximity sensor can get this data without interfering with the machine itself.

There are more than a dozen different types of proximity or prox sensors, including radar, lidar, inductive, optical, and hall effect. In this video we’ll use a hall effect sensor, which senses a magnetic field. You can apply the same concepts to monitor a digital signal from any device.


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