How to Prevent Downtime in Automotive Plants from Broken Parking Brake Cables

Although Locon Sensor Systems works with businesses in an assortment of industries, we often find ourselves working closely with automotive plants or clients with automotive applications.

The reason why is simple: the sensors we manufacture and supply thrive in the harsh conditions of an automotive plant. For example, when workers are welding or are coating a tight metal finish for a particular product, sensors that can function in a chalenging environment are vital, and Locon Sensor Systems can provide you with a custom sensor solution that is geared to suit your needs.

For today’s blog post, let’s take a specific look at how photoelectric fiber optic sensors can be useful to automotive applications.

Photoelectric Fiber-Optic Sensors

To give a real-life example, a photoelectric fiber-optic sensor can prove to be invaluable when it comes to detecting broken parking brake cables. If your automotive plant is in the business of manufacturing parking-brake cables, a photoelectric fiber-optic sensor from Locon Sensor Systems will detect if something is awry signaling that a cable has broken during the production process. As any automotive plant worker or owner could tell you, a cable will periodically break, which could adversely affect equipment, while putting safety at risk.

How Does It Work

In the simplest of terms, a cable’s path can be difficult to track and forecast, so the sensor works by detecting and interrupting the process should the cable break. This ensures that companies do not suffer a loss in production due to an interruption, and it prevents companies from potentially having to pay big bucks for repairs to the damage caused by the broken cable.

Custom Photoelectric Fiber Optic Solutions

If you would like to discuss the type of sensor that your automotive plant might need, then be sure to contact Locon Sensor Systems today and we’ll put you in touch with one of our expert engineers.

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