Monitoring equipment: Proximity sensors can be used to monitor the status of equipment, such as machines or conveyors. By detecting the presence or absence of a material, a proximity sensor can determine whether a machine is running or not, and can trigger an alert if there is a problem.
Asset tracking: Proximity sensors can be used to track the location of assets in a factory or warehouse. By detecting the presence of a tagged asset, such as a pallet or container, proximity sensors can provide real-time information on the location and movement of inventory, which can help optimize logistics and supply chain management.
Quality control: Proximity sensors can be used to measure the dimensional accuracy of parts during the manufacturing process. By detecting the distance between a tool and a workpiece, a proximity sensor can ensure that parts are produced to the correct specifications, and can trigger an alert if there is a deviation from the desired tolerances.