Sensor Accessories

The Importance of Sensor Accessories

Sensor accessories are important to maintain the proper functioning of any sensor technology. The Automation24 online shop stocks the necessary complementary fixtures alongside top-quality automation technology.

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Power supply

Power supplies ensure that sensors operate consistently and effectively. These are critical accessories for industrial applications in manufacturing environments that require accurate and reliable readings to maximize efficiency. They come in a variety of lengths and types to accommodate different sensor sizes, while also adhering to various regulatory requirements and quality standards.

Powering sensor equipment like motion detectors or alarm panels requires a specific amount of current, and each device can only take so much from the system before it overloads. Power supply adapters allow hardwired sensors to operate on a separate power source for optimum performance and reliability.

The power supply accessory also enables users to monitor the status of the sensor’s power supply in case of failure. The AVTECH Power Failure Sensor recognizes when a primary, 3 phase, UPS or backup generator power source fails and sends an alert via email or text notification to users that the issue has been resolved.

The 24VDC power supply provides two parallel 24V outputs that can be used to power up to 2 4-20mA transducers with battery backup. It also includes (4) AA NiMh rechargeable batteries that will provide continuous power to the Ex-area devices in the event of a power loss. This power Microwave Sensor Supplier supply is designed to avoid ground loops in the plant where it is being used to prevent potential damage caused by excess currents on the sensor electronics 24V output.


The mounting of a sensor is a critical aspect that can impact its overall performance. There are four main methods for attaching vibration sensors to monitoring locations during predictive maintenance: stud mounted, adhesive mounted, magnetically mounted or the use of probe tips or stingers. Each method has advantages and disadvantages that should be considered carefully. In general, stud mounting has the best high frequency response but may not be as accessible or stable as other mounting options.

Sensor accessories that help to position, fasten, or clamp sensors are important for many applications. They offer a high degree of mechanical flexibility and may include features such as slots for fixing screws that allow easy replacement and flexible alignment. Many of these accessories are available in different sizes to accommodate various sensor sizes.

For example, the Hx Sensor Wall Mount Accessory is designed specifically for our Motion Sensor 360 IP67 Black Volt Free and allows you to install your motion sensor on the wall, eliminating the need for ceiling installations. This solid aluminium mount has a beautifully rounded front that blends into any location and it is available in anthracite to match dark doors, window frames and other dark fittings.

RS offers an extensive selection of sensor accessories to fit your applications. Browse by application type or brand to find the right one for your equipment.


Sensor accessories help ensure that a switch is working properly and provides the user with the necessary functionality. They can be installed in a variety of positions, and they also come in different lengths to cater to the individual user’s needs. Sensor cables are Sensor Accessories also available to connect devices like sensors and switches to computers for data gathering. These cable accessories can be heated to withstand cold temperatures.

Some sensor switches, such as the AbleNet wireless Candy Corn proximity switch, activate with a feather light touch of 11 g. This minimal pressure enables access for children who cannot apply the required force to a typical switch and assists in developing motor automaticity while reducing fatigue. This switch can also be linked to multiple rooms to allow users to select and access different apps on their smartphones and tablets.

Other sensor switches, such as the IR switch with motion detector, use infrared technology to keep lights on and then turn them off when the sensor’s detection area is covered. They’re ideal for installing out of sight behind cabinet doors, furniture and more. This switch can be customized by choosing how long the lighting remains on after activation up to four minutes. The sensor’s faceplate can be changed to match the user’s preferences, and it comes in white, ivory, gray or black.


Many industrial applications require sensors to monitor the status of equipment. They send the information to the control system which then takes action to keep the process running smoothly. For instance, a temperature sensor may detect high or low temperatures and inform the control system to adjust the output of a heating or cooling unit accordingly. This keeps the operation at a stable level without the need for manual intervention.

A wide variety of sensor accessories can be used for these types of applications. They include a range of mounting accessories for simple and safe installation, as well as cables, adapters and heaters to help with cold climate installations.

Other sensor accessories allow for more specific tasks to be performed, such as security sensors. These can be attached to equipment like vehicles or tools that are prone to theft, and will alert the facility’s security team if they move from their intended location.

Other useful accessories are those that support communication between the sensor and the control system. Wireless sensors are popular for this purpose, as they can avoid signal and power losses that occur with traditional wired networks. In addition, they offer easy installation and reduced maintenance costs.