Different Types of Omron Sensors

We are living in a world of sensors. You will find different forms of Omron sensors in houses , offices, cars and other utilities. Which are built to make your life easier by turning on the lights to sense our existence, adjusting room heat, detecting smoke or gas or even better by giving us a delicious coffee.

All those and many other automation tasks are possible thanks to the sensors. First, we’ll look at a simple example of an automated system that can be achieved through sensors and a number of other parts. Before going into details of what a sensor is, what are the real time applications of sensors?

Real Time Application of Sensors

For various tasks such as speed, height, position, doors, obstacle, fuel, maneuverability and many more, a flight controller automatically comprises a number of sensors. A machine collects and processes data from all sensors by matching predetermined values to them. Then the computer sends the control signals to various components such as motors, flaps, rudders etc. The combination of sensors, computers, and mechanics allows the plane to operate in the autopilot mode. All parameters such as sensors (which convey inputs to a computer), computers (system’s brains), and mechanics (system outputs such as motors) are equally important for building a successful automated system.

What is a Sensor?

There are different descriptions of what a sensor is but I want to describe a sensor as an input system providing some physical amount of feedback (signal). The term “input device” in the definition of a sensor means that it is a part of a larger system that provides input to a main controller (such as a processor or a microcontroller). Another unique definition of a sensor is the following which is, it is a device that converts signals from one energy domain into an electric domain. When using an example, the sensor definition can be grasped.