Welcome to another course in the STEP 2000 series, SiemensTechnical Education Program, designed to prepare our distributors to sell Siemens Energy & Automation products more effectively. This course covers Sensors and related products.



Upon completion of Sensors you should be able to:
Describe advantages, disadvantages, and applications of limit switches, photoelectric sensors, inductive sensors,
capacitive sensors, and ultrasonic sensors.
Describe design and operating principles of mechanical limit switches.
Identify components of International and North American mechanical limit switches
Describe design and operating principles of inductive,capacitive, ultrasonic, and photoelectric sensors and describe differences and similarities
Apply correction factors where appropriate to proximity sensors
Identify the various scan techniques of photoelectric sensors
Identify ten categories of inductive sensors and sensors in each category
Describe the effects of dielectric constant on capacitive proximity sensors
Identify environmental influences on ultrasonic sensors
Identify types of ultrasonic sensors that require manual adjustment, can be used with SONPROG, and require the use of
a signal evaluator 3.
Describe the difference between light operate and dark operate modes of a photoelectric sensor.
Describe the use of fiber optics and laser technology used in Siemens photoelectric sensors
Select the type of sensor best suited for a particular application based on material, sensing distance, and sensor load requirements
Please find the file attached with this notes...