OPTEK to develop POF components for industrial control Product News 1/10/2005 Post a comment OPTEK Technology, a subsidiary of TT electronics, is developing a series of plastic optical fiber (POF) products as a replacement for traditional copper wiring that are designed to support the SErial Real-time COmmunications System (SERCOS) interface protocol for industrial control applications. SERCOS is an open, standardized digital interface for fiber optic communication between digital controls, motor drives, I/Os, sensors and actuators in computer numerical control (CNC) systems.
Reflective optical sensors operate up to 40 mm Product News 1/6/2005 Post a comment A new reflective optical sensor from Vishay Intertechnology is capable of detecting objects at operating distances of up to 40 mm. The new surface-mount TCND5000 reflective sensor also integrates an IR emitter and PIN photodiode in a single package. This new device is designed for use in object presence sensors, touch sensors, and proximity sensors in a broad range of consumer, industrial, and automotive applications.