Montreal, Canada – December 18, 2012 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has launched another how-to video as part of its series about how to select the best electronic components for different applications. “How to Select the Right Proximity Sensor for Your Application” is now online, along with many other helpful tutorials available on the company’s YouTube channel.
A proximity sensor is an electronic sensor capable of detecting the presence of nearby objects without physical contact. It emits an electromagnetic field or a beam of electromagnetic radiation and then looks for changes in the return signal or field.
The object that is being sensed is the proximity sensor’s target. Depending on the proximity sensor targets, different sensors may be used. For example, an inductive proximity sensor requires a metallic target, whereas a capacitive photoelectric sensor may be suitable for a plastic target. A proximity sensor that is adjusted to a very short range can often be used as a touch switch.
Proximity sensors have a long functional life and high reliability due to the absence of mechanical parts and the lack of physical contact between the sensor and the target. Proximity sensors are able to work in high shock applications and can measure accelerations down to zero Hertz. They can also be used in any orientation and have no moving parts. Other advantages are that they are compact, have a large dynamic range, are cheap and easy to use, and offer long term stability.
Proximity sensors have a wide range of applications including parking assistance for car bumpers (which sense the distance to other nearby cars). They can also be used in conveyor systems, vibration measurements of rotating shafts in machinery, roller coasters, ground proximity warning systems for aviation safety, anti-aircraft warfare and touch screens on mobile devices that come in close proximity with the user’s face.
Clear step-by-step visuals and narration help explain the basics of proximity sensors, and show how to find the right proximity sensor on the company’s website. The narrator demonstrates easy, user-friendly site navigation, filtering by application, as well as characteristics like sensing axis, operating temperature range, sensing range, supply voltage, packaging type, supply current, manufacturer and more, and find the right part for all kinds of applications.
“How to Select the Right Angular Position Sensor for Your Application” can be seen at: http://youtu.be/LKHA4UrhyHc.
Many helpful videos have been recently added and more will be launched in coming weeks. For more information about proximity sensors, ultrasonic proximity sensors, infrared proximity sensor, car proximity sensors, proximity sensor alarms, wireless proximity sensors, inductive proximity sensors, capacitive proximity sensors, proximity sensor manufacturers, the how-to video series, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit Future Electronics YouTube channel.
About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 42 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer.
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