Technology has a way of creeping up on you and becoming a permanent fixture in your life. No matter how much any one tries to avoid it, advancement in technology will happen and will bring in its wake productivity and prosperity. Pneumatics and its varied applications may or may not be used directly in your homes but there is no escaping it in the real world. A lot has been said and heard about how pneumatics has created waves in various industries and led to profitability, but sometimes it very difficult for the human mind to understand something that does not stare you in the eye or one that does not have a direct impact on your life. Crouzet optical sensors and Pneumadyne pneumatic components somehow manage to edge their way into every possible industry on earth and every possible application. |
Crouzet optical sensors and Pneumadyne pneumatic components are used in elevators, automated doorways, escalators and many other day-to-day applications, but they are also impacting in a larger perspective. Since they work in the background and are not within direct sight, we may not even realize they exist. Let’s explore these fascinating sensors in a larger-than-life, global perspective. Take the example of any long suspension bridge such as the impressive 32.5 km long Donghai Bridge that stands just off the Shanghai coast in China. This suspension bridge is one of the longest bridges in the world and faces a very harsh saline environment right through the year.
There are times when it could be struck by lightening as well. Installation of a traditional electrical monitoring system would entail the use of hundreds of miles of wiring, a grounding system to absorb lightening and intermittent external calibration, not to mention the possibility of the sensors getting degraded or eroded in the inclement weather that is bound to hit it at some time or the other. Every one of these possibilities is eliminated with the installation of optical sensors. Multiple sensors can be “daisy chained’ with a single fiber thus drastically reducing its total weight and the complexity of the overall system. Optical sensors do not need to be calibrated and simplify maintenance efforts.
Similar to bridge monitoring is large building, dam, road and railway monitoring. These sensors provide operational information about the traffic and loading status of the railway carriages, information about any apparent deformation on either the carriages or the rails as well a record of temperature-induced stresses. It also detects the temperature round the wheel brakes and axels. Sometimes just developing technology like hi-speed trains, aircraft and massive ships is not enough. You need to be able to gather relevant information to avoid calamities and potential breakdowns. So, in the larger perspective as well as in the smaller one, pneumatics is here to stay.
DAS Services Inc is the best company to go to for getting custom-made pneumatic equipment built. Crouzet optical sensors and Pneumadyne pneumatic components are used to ensure efficiency levels of all equipment.
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