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  • May 04, 2012
    10 Minute Motion Setup With Real Time Express In this video, we demonstrate the speed and simplicity of using Panasonic's Real Time Express servo communication network to setup up a simple, two servo motion demo, from hardware setup to software programming in 10 minutes. See how Real Time Express can help you decrease wiring, and save time as opposed to traditional modes of servo communication.
  • May 01, 2012
    LED Current And PhotoMOS Lifespan Panasonic PhotoMOS Relays are well known for their extremely long lifespan. However, there is a caveat - engineers must take into consideration the LED current when incorporating PhotoMOS in their designs. Let's take a look at how LED current defines a PhotoMOS Relay lifespan. LED Characteristics The LED life curve below shows LED power getting lower in proportion to the number of hours of use. It is not the number of operations, but the number of hours the LED current is applied.    
  • April 24, 2012
    Measuring Efficiency To Help Increase Production
  • April 19, 2012
    PhotoMOS Relays And Battery Monitoring PhotoMOS Relays can be used to monitor battery charge, which in turn can extend battery life and avoid hazardous situations. Battery monitoring is highly useful for Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) applications because they need to be reliable. The UPS is only as reliable as the batteries are healthy and able to provide proper back up power when needed.
  • April 10, 2012
    SF4C Safety Input Function In this video we demonstrate the Safety Input Function and control abilities of Panasonic's SF4C Safety Light Curtain. For more videos, check out Panasonic's YouTube Channel.
  • April 06, 2012
    Pilot Duty Ratings A Relay can be assigned a Pilot Duty Rating when it is used for switching loads on another relay, or solenoid valve coils. It can be a direct current (DC) rating, or an alternating current (AC) rating, as shown in the table at the bottom of this post. The Pilot Duty Ratings are obtained after performing product qualification tests.  These tests are performed at the voltage and current values provided using the information in Table 1 below, with a 0.35 power factor.
  • March 29, 2012
    Inductive Sensor Design Inductive Proximity Sensors are best used when your application calls for metallic target sensing with a range that is within an inch of the sensing surface. These durable sensors are suitable for harsh environments. Industrial Inductive Proximity Sensors first came out in the early 1960s and today have a proven track record in the sensing industry.
  • March 27, 2012
    Inductive Proximity Sensor Specifications

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