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  • Using expensive Touch Probes for Updating the wear of Grinding Stone?! Looking for more economical solution…2013.10.11

  • Contact displacement sensors used for measurement inside CNC cylindrical grinding machines cannot survive the harsh internal environment.2012.09.10

  • Radiation degrades photomicrosensors fast and we have to replace them every two or three months.2012.09.10

  • We are experiencing difficulties because the detection of double sheet metal feeding with expensive contact displacement sensors costs too much.2012.09.10

  • Radiation degrades optical fiber sensors. Are there any sensors durable under radiation exposure?2012.09.10

  • The switch is not broken but false signals frequently occurs. It is necessary to detect the opening and closing of disk brake pads without fail!2012.09.10

  • Is high-precision positioning for the driving part of equipment possible with stepper motors?2012.09.10

  • Can small-diameter drills (ø 5 mm) length detection be made more reliable? Laser sensors are prone to fail in adverse environments.2012.09.10

  • Is there any alternative to contact detection by installing an intermediate unit onto proximity sensors?2012.09.10

  • We have some problems with the presence detection of wafers for semiconductor devices with photoelectric sensors.2012.09.10

  • We need to correct the deviation of printing plates in micron increments.2012.09.10

  • Can 1 mm or smaller slight movements of diaphragms be detected stably with switches?2012.09.10

  • We are experiencing problems with connectors for optical fiber sensors inside vacuum film forming equipment.2012.09.10

  • Are expensive touch probes necessary in end face measurement for grinders?2012.09.10

  • The intermediate mechanism installed for the detection of screws in pinholes with a proximity sensor costs too much.2012.09.10

  • Expensive sensors for spring endurance testers? Are there any switches that can be used in automatic stop mechanisms?2012.09.10

  • Are optical fiber sensors the best for glass substrate alignment inside vacuum film forming equipment for FPDs?2012.09.10

  • Ultrasonic sensors cannot reliably detect 0.1 mm-thick sheets if the material type varies.2012.09.10