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EMX Updates UV Sensor Application Handbook

February 7, 2007

The free publication explains how UV luminescence sensors work, gives guidance on how to select and integrate a UV luminescence sensor into an application, and presents a series of examples of how they are used to improve processes.


CLEVELAND /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- EMX Industries Inc., a manufacturer of sensors for automation and gate/door control, has updated its engineering handbook for ultraviolet light (UV) sensor applications.

Intended as a handy reference guide for experienced engineers and a tutorial for engineers who want to deepen their knowledge of UV sensors, the EMX "UV Luminescence Sensor Application Handbook" has been updated with new application descriptions, including control of wood optimizing saws and glue dispensing on packaging. The revised handbook also contains new illustrations and updated specifications.

The handbook covers UV sensor technology and its application. It explains how UV luminescence sensors work, gives guidance on how to select and integrate a UV luminescence sensor into an application, and presents a series of examples of how they are used to improve processes.

In addition to covering sensors, the new handbook provides a list of suppliers of UV luminescent markers and additives that can be used to make targets detectable by a UV sensor.

Not as widely known as other sensors, UV sensors detect the application of seals, adhesives, paper labels, and other materials, for quality assurance and manufacturing process feedback. Because UV sensors can easily discriminate targets in any orientation from similarly colored backgrounds, they are often more reliable than vision systems costing ten times more.

UV luminescence sensors are used in many industrial applications to sense the presence of a wide range of materials including:

  • glue/adhesive/epoxy
  • labels/paper
  • UV ink/UV crayon
  • paint/varnish
  • wood/rubber/plastic/textiles/metal
  • grease/oil

To request a free copy of the "UV Luminescence Sensor Application Handbook" or to talk to an applications engineer about how UV sensors can reduce manufacturing costs and improve processes, call EMX at 800-426-9912, send email to salessupport@emxinc.com, or visit the EMX Web site.

About EMX Industries
Since 1987, EMX sensors have been trusted in industrial automation and for gate and door control. EMX sensors are used in automotive, packaging, labeling, metal stamping, paper and wood processing, plastics, electronics, and pharmaceutical manufacturing.


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