AUT121 – Principles of Sensor Technology

AUT121 – Principles of Sensor Technology

As manufacturing becomes increasingly automated, the understanding of sensors is critical. Sensors are used for a wide range of functions in automated systems, such as to measure pressure, force and distance, detect the presence and/or position of workpieces and the completion of process steps. This course gives you an overview of sensor technology including the design and function of different types of sensors, their applications and limitations.

Target Group
All personnel involved with the design, installation, maintenance, operation and servicing of automated processes

Participants in this class will learn about:

  • Basic physical principles and characteristic features in use
  • Sensor selection based on materials and ambient conditions
  • Terms and definitions in sensor technology
  • Design, function and applications of different sensors for detecting presence, distance, travel, force and pressure, and material quality.
  • Industrial applications and realization
  • Technical data and limits on use of sensors
  • Connection technology and signal processing
  • Practical exercises and fault analysis

At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand and explain various sensor terms and fundamental function
  • Select the proper sensor for an application, including Position Switches, Limit Switches, Reed Switches, Inductive Sensors, Capacity Sensors, Through Beam Sensors, Retro-Reflective Sensors, and Diffuse Sensors
  • Make electrical connections and test the sensor for proper operation
  • Troubleshoot, repair/replace a faulty sensor in optimize process efficiency

Knowledge of Direct Current Technology (EL131)

This is a Two Day Course. Please contact us to discuss the course in detail or possible customization to your specific needs.

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