With its non-contact switches of the AVP series, Panasonic Electric Works offers solutions to detect the presence of metallic objects without touching them. The AVP series complies with protection class IP67. The AVP series switches function according to the electromagnetic effect generated by the coil,.This has several advantages for the user. As the objects to be identified are detected without any contact, there is no mechanical stress, whereby a very high product lifetime can be guaranteed.
How to perform color and material independent detection using triangulation technology
Counting the number of customers in shops and passengers on public transportation is becoming increasingly important in terms of capacity planning and analyzing figures for strategical decisions. However, detecting people is a technical challenge because the clothes they wear vary so much in color, material, and surface structure. Various technologies can provide a solution for this problem. Cameras or thermal imaging offer advantages in terms of accuracy and flexible customization. However, integration is complex and the financial investment is high.
New Low CxR PhotoMOS with optimized on-resistance for currents of up to 1A
Panasonic's new Low CxR PhotoMOS offer the smallest housings combined with the lowest on-resistance for maximum continuous load currents of up to 1A. The new CxR10 PhotoMOS relays belong to the successful Low CxR series PhotoMOS, with an optimized, i.e. low, product of C and R. Especially measurement applications require the smallest possible output capacitance C at the open contact and at the same time a low on-resistance R at the closed contact for high-frequency loads. Optimizing the capacitance and the resistance component in the transistors makes this possible.
Servo drives for superior performance: MINAS A5N
The Ethernet-based servo drives of the MINAS A5N series are not only extremely compact, but also ideally suited for highly dynamic applications. Thanks to its high transmission speed and sampling rate, RTEX (Realtime Express), the fast, real-time Ethernet bus for automation, is particularly well suited for highly dynamic single and multiple axis positioning tasks such as found in pick-and-place applications, labeling machines and bottling plants. RTEX transfers status information, for example warnings or alarm codes, current position, speed, torque, position deviations, mechanical and electric rotor angle, inputs and outputs, and many more.
New BACnet fieldbus slave unit unites building systems engineering with the world of automation
The ability to collect counter and measurement values as well as other vital operating data for heating, air circulation and conditioning is a prerequisite for developing open, interoperable and functional building automation applications. This includes devices at the field level, e.g. sensors and motor drives, as well as at the automation and management level (central building control system).