Basics Mechanical Sensors
Basic Knowledge of Touch Sensors
Touch sensors are high-precise mechanical sensors. The function and accuracy when detecting objects is not influenced by its surface. Because of the fact that the switching point does not depend on the material, object size or environmental influences, it is possible to realise a maximum repeatability of up to 0,5 µm. The housings of the touch sensors are protecting the signal transmission against influences like humidity, oil, chips, dust, magnetic fields, brightness or mutual interferences. The leaving out of additional transmission levers saves costs and space. It is possible to simplify the adjustment and maintenance work by using of mounting brackets. The combination of 2 functions (touch sensor and stop) allows to decrease the machine size. Some touch sensors have an interchangeable adapter that simplifies the exchange and decreases the maintenance work because of the fact that the adjustment is not changed.