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Article | November 30, 2001
Tri-Tronics (Tampa, FL) has introduced the first photoelectric sensors that can be configured, adjusted and monitored directly from a computer, according to the company.
The new DCS™ SMARTEYE® digitally controlled sensors are compatible with PCs PLCs or any embedded controller equipped with an RS-232 serial port. On-screen icons permit rapid setup and configuration. Config-
urations can be assigned specific product names and stored in the computer for future recall.
These sensors also provide a patent-pending onscreen oscilloscope-style Contrast Deviation Analyzer that charts the signal- level deviation against the background of the dynamic range of the sensor while monitoring ongoing events. According to the supplier this is a much easier way of obtaining the most ideal setting that guarantees reliable sensing compared to looking at diagnostic LEDs numeric displays or bar-graph LEDs on the sensor itself.
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