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Jan 20, 2014 12:52 PM

Magnetic Proximity Sensor Setup

I had a very general question about the use of magnetic prosimity sensors in quality control. I am working on my senior design project, and would like to use a magnetic proximity sensor to detect wether a container is still air tight based on the deflection of the wall of the container. Based on what I've read the sensors are commonly used in canning plants to do the same, and my project will be seeing a slower flow of containers. My question is concerning the general setup and installation of the sensor, mainly how I will measure a response; If I want the sensor to "flag" a container deflection as being unacceptable (I will have an actuator further down the line to remove "flagged" cans) , how do I set that value. Will I need to purchase a controler of some sorts, or is this dependent on how I set up my circuit?

 

As a mechanical engineering student, sensors are a new universe for me so please feel free to correct me if my understanding of how these sensors can be used is wrong.

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