Sensor Training Rig

The Sensor Training Rig, STR, introduces the use if sensors. Types of sensors can be used as an additional teaching aid when studying the application of control, manufacturing or automation. The sensors include infra-red, capacitive, photoelectric, inductive, proximity, fibre-optic and mechanical sensor, roller push rod and antenna types. The outputs to the sensors are easily accessible through 4mm colour coded terminals on the front of the unit or through a connection on a back of the unit that can be connected to any TTL interface.

The STR can connected to a PLC or PC for analysis and testing of the sensors and is supplied with various types of material, Steel, Polished Aluminium, Matt Aluminium, Black PVC, White PVC, Clear Perspex, Magnet, Foam Polystyrene, Cardboard, to provided the student with the facility to compare the effectiveness of the different types of sensors for different types of materials supplied.

The students can evaluate the efficiency of the sensors using the various materials. The range and suitability of the sensors can be observed providing the student with the opportunity to make recommendations for the selection of a sensor in particular applications.

  • Coursework decision making in the choice of sensors
  • Selection of sensors according to type of materials
  • Justification for the choice
  • Rules of detection
  • Evaluating sensors and their suitability and the selection from a list of conditions
  • Connections of sensors and their characteristics

Model: STR

Supplier: BYTRONIC –


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