@smc ...fix rather than to design a solution that will work in the first case understanding the environmental conditions and experience of other engineers. My old boss used to say that they like to modify, modify, modify. I like to engineer and go home.
@smc actually your suggestion is not silly! Protecting the sensor (laser in this case) would probably resolve the problem but mechanically it's difficult to achieve (though not impossible). These guys like the cheap, quick solution and to iteratively....
@smc Clearly I should be charging more. To be fair, these guys are keen to provide a solution but lack experience on what will work 24/7 in a dirty, oily industrial environment. One solution I said would only work for a week in production,it was 8 days!
@smc Two other similar issues. It's amazing really, why they won't take advice or recommendations from somebody who has worked in industry for 20+ years is mind boggling. Making all the mistakes that were made in other companies I worked for decades ago.