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Major sub-categories: Angle, inclination, tilt | Distance | Edge, Alignment | Form, dimension, size, volume | Gap | Length, Displacement | Light barriers, curtains | Limit / position indicators | Presence | Position | Position angular | Position linear | Proximity | Thickness

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Positioning with Maximum Reliability

Positioning with Maximum Reliability

Pepperl+Fuchs: The PXV 2-D absolute positioning system from Pepperl+Fuchs sets new performance benchmarks when it comes to reliability and handling. With its large reading window, the system keeps a sufficient number of codes in view, even in...

2017-11-21
The new absolute encoders EAL580 with EtherCAT

The new absolute encoders EAL580 with EtherCAT

Baumer: Demanding applications in machine and plant construction, for example in handling and assembly, graphic and packaging machines, require high precision in real-time with minimal cycle time and jitter. With the new EAL580 EtherCAT series,...

2017-11-17
Micronor Fiber Optic Microswitch Wins 2017 ECN IMPACT Award

Micronor Fiber Optic Microswitch Wins 2017 ...

Micronor Inc.: Micronor’s MR386 ZapFREE® Fiber Optic Microswitch has been awarded Electronic Component News magazine’s 2017 ECN IMPACT Award for Electromechanical/Mechanical products. Micronor Chief Engineer Robert Rickenbach...

2017-11-15
Two Birds with One Stone Inductive Position Measurement - ready for Industry 4.0

Two Birds with One Stone Inductive Position ...

Pepperl+Fuchs: The new PMI F90 inductive positioning system from Pepperl+Fuchs can precisely detect the absolute position of one actuator as well as the distance between two. Thanks to IO-Link technology, the system has comprehensive communication...

2017-11-15
Digital length gauges by WayCon - extremely accurate and versatile

Digital length gauges by WayCon - extremely ...

Waycon has added digital length gauges from the HEIDENHAIN SPECTO (ST) and METRO (MT) series to its product range. The length gauges feature an outstanding accuracy of up to ±0.2 μm over measuring ranges up to 30 mm....

2017-11-15
Ultrasonic sensor without blind range - thanks to 3D printing

Ultrasonic sensor without blind range ...

SNT Sensortechnik AG: Thanks to a sensor head produced by a 3D printing process, the sound beam is deflected by 90°. As a result, the blind range which is typical and sometimes unwanted in ultrasonic sensors is eliminated. The sensor can...

2017-11-08
Innovation for customised footswitch system

Innovation for customised footswitch system

Variohm: By integrating standard medical or industrial grade electrical and Bluetooth® foot and bellows switches with its new range of modular base units and accessories, Herga Technology has raised the bar for choice and flexibility. With...

2017-11-07
Linear Position Sensor for Mobile Hydraulics

Linear Position Sensor for Mobile Hydraulics

Turck is adding the robust LTE for direct integration in hydraulic cylinders to its portfolio of linear position sensors. The magnetostrictive sensor can withstand shocks of up to 100 g and the vibrations that typically occur with agricultural and...

2017-10-27
Baumer presents open motor feedback interface together with leading rotary encoder manufacturers

Baumer presents open motor feedback interface ..

Baumer presents together with the leading encoder manufacturers Hengstler and Kübler the open, standardized motor feedback interface SCS open link to the public for the first time at a joint press conference. The new interface enables the...

2017-10-25
Pilz will be showing world firsts at SPS IPC Drives 2017 - Automation: Safety for every dimension

Pilz will be showing world firsts at SPS IPC ...

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG: At SPS IPC Drives 2017 in Nuremberg (28.-30.11.) Pilz will be showing how human and machine can work together more closely and therefore more productively and ergonomically thanks to dynamic safety solutions. Among the...

2017-10-23
Safe switching for surgical equipment

Safe switching for surgical equipment

Variohm: Herga Technology is supplying  6448 bellows footswitch and 6763 airswitches to Cipher Surgical Ltd for its OpClear® laparoscope lens cleaning system. The innovative medical device delivers saline and CO2 via a disposable sheath...

2017-10-19
The stripped down motor

The stripped down motor

maxon motor now offers BLDC motors as frameless kits. Motors used in robotics must be lightweight while simultaneously providing high torque in order for arms and grippers to move dynamically. This is why Swiss drive specialist maxon motor is...

2017-10-19
New Multi-Turn Sensors With A Clutch

New Multi-Turn Sensors With A Clutch

Novotechnik introduces the ML Series of Multi-Turn Rotary Sensors. These sensors feature a unique friction clutch instead of the end-stops typically found on mechanical multi-turn sensors. The clutch produces a click sound to let users know they...

2017-10-18
Thickness measurement of brake discs for test benches and road tests

Thickness measurement of brake discs for ...

Micro-Epsilon: With the capaNCDT DTV, Micro-Epsilon has developed a thickness measurement system for brake discs that is used for the detection of Disc Thickness Variation. Extremely robust multi-channel sensors and controllers with a...

2017-10-16
Smart PLC Unit for multi-scanner applications

Smart PLC Unit for multi-scanner applications

Micro-Epsilon: The Smart PLC Unit from Micro-Epsilon enables to calculate the measurement values obtained by up to eight laser scanners. This is necessary with many applications, e.g. the contour measurement of large components. The...

2017-10-16
Coto Technology Awarded

Coto Technology Awarded "Best of Show" ...

Coto Technology has been awarded Sensors Midwest's Best of Show "Silver" award for its newly-released RedRock TMR RR121 Magnetic Sensor. Seeking to replace aging magnetic sensor technology, the RR121 represents a huge breakthrough for design...

2017-10-11
The HEIDENHAIN LIP 6000: Accurate, Compact, and Reliable

The HEIDENHAIN LIP 6000: Accurate, Compact, ...

HEIDENHAIN: The new LIP 6000 exposed linear encoder from HEIDENHAIN, featuring interferential scanning, enables exceptionally accurate position measurement as well as permanently reliable signals, all within in a compact design. With a very small...

2017-10-11
Safe positioning monitoring : Concepts for machine safety

Safe positioning monitoring : Concepts for ...

Leuze electronic: Machine safety is growing in importance and is, thus, becoming an integral part of machine design. In addition to the moral obligation to protect and preserve the health of their employees, the topic of machine safety is also a...

2017-10-10
IN201 Precision Two-axis Inclinometers

IN201 Precision Two-axis Inclinometers

BCM Sensor: Dynamic Measurement: Model IN201 two-axis inclinometers is developed to measure tilt angles induced by acceleration of the system which the inclinometer is built in. Typical applications: Dynamic positioning of vehicles and ships,...

2017-10-02
Miniature, Ruggedized MEMS Tiltmeter

Miniature, Ruggedized MEMS Tiltmeter

Jewell Instruments: The 875 Mini Tuff Tilt Series is the newest addition to Jewell’s tiltmeter (inclinometer) line for geophysical & geotechnical applications. This is an affordable and durable tilt solution in a miniaturized package to...

2017-09-20
Compact Touchless Position Sensors

Compact Touchless Position Sensors

Novotechnik introduces the TFD Series of touchless linear position sensors provide wear-free operation in tight spaces. Maximum sensor dimensions are 40 x 27 x 7 mm thin. The TFD-4000 Series utilizes a magnetic position marker to provide a...

2017-09-18
After more than 20 years…

After more than 20 years…

SNT Sensortechnik AG: The UPR series from SNT Sensortechnik AG is probably one of the longest built ultrasonic sensor families. It has been produced for more than 20 years and more and more variants have been introduced to the market. Its...

2017-09-15
Edge detection with ultrasonic sensors

Edge detection with ultrasonic sensors

SNT Sensortechnik AG: The exact determination of the position of edges of any kind is important in many production, assembly and logistics processes in the industry. Various sensor principles can be used for this purpose. Ultrasonic sensors are...

2017-09-08
Improve Encoder Performance With EtherNet/IP

Improve Encoder Performance With EtherNet/IP

Kuebler Inc.: As industrial automation networks go, EtherNet/IP has more than its share of advantages. It’s fast. It’s flexible. It’s easy to set up. It’s robust. Those advantages, however, come at a price. Users have to...

2017-08-30
Maximize Slip Ring Lifecycle and Performance

Maximize Slip Ring Lifecycle and Performance

Kuebler Inc.: Do your slip rings run trouble free for their expected lifecycle? If you answered “no,” you’re not alone. Many engineers who work with rotating machines experience slip ring problems or downtime at some point. The...

2017-08-30
A02H Hollow Shaft Incremental Encoder

A02H Hollow Shaft Incremental Encoder

Kuebler Inc.: Expanding on its line of versatile incremental encoders, Kuebler now offers a ruggedized hollow shaft alternative for use in harsh environments. The A02H model features a tough and compact design, making it ideal for tough industrial...

2017-08-28
New US Production Site in Charlotte, NC

New US Production Site in Charlotte, NC

Kuebler Inc. now assembles German engineered, high quality incremental encoders in the USA. The unique diversity of the Sendix 5000/5020 incremental encoders enables you to find the optimal encoder quickly for any application and...

2017-08-28
When were your Light Curtains last tested?

When were your Light Curtains last tested?

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG: Light curtains are commonplace in today’s manufacturing and packaging facilities. They fall into the category of ESPE (Electro Sensitive Protective Equipment). They use AOPD (Active Opto-electronic Protection Devices)...

2017-08-17
Inductive position detection in tight spaces

Inductive position detection in tight spaces

Baumer: In machine tool spindles, miniature grippers, or robotics, space runs out in a hurry. Every integrator knows the pain of trying to get cable runs to work in the system, without compromising the sensor performance. With its new IFRM 03...

2017-08-16
Laser sensor LAH-G1 - optical distance sensors with measurement value display

Laser sensor LAH-G1 - optical distance sensors

Waycon: The analogue laser sensor LAH-G1 is setting new standards in optical distance measurement. Thanks to its sophisticated CMOS line sensor, the LAH-G1 series gives particularly precise measurements with a resolution of up to 0.5 µm....

2017-08-15
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