- June 07, 2019
- Omron Automation & Safety
- OMRON Automation & Safety
June 7, 2019 – Industrial automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas has added more than 2,500 new models to its E2E NEXT line of proximity sensors. Highlights of the models include an enhanced sensing distance that minimizes target contact during production and IoT capabilities for predictive maintenance.
Contact avoidance is essential for maximizing uptime. Seventy percent of unexpected equipment downtime is caused by component failures, of which proximity sensors account for a large proportion. E2E sensors are designed to help manufacturers reduce potential causes of unplanned downtime while benefiting from the sensors’ environmental resistance.
The addition of IO-Link functionality enables the sensors to reduce recovery time by indicating the location and cause of failures. They can also detect warning signs of impending failures and notify users via the network.