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MESAX 70 multi-spot - the unique laser distance sensor for glossy and very coarse surfaces

MESAX 70 multi-spot - the unique laser distance

Baumer presents an innovative and compact sensor for measurement of demanding surfaces. The new multi-spot MESAX laser distance sensor is immediately ready-to-use and provides accurate and repeatable measurement results, without elaborate...

2016-07-07
Capacitive Sensor with G½“ Process Connection – Hygienic Design and  ATEX Certificate for Gas Zone 1 and Dust Zone 20

Capacitive Sensor with G½“ Process Connection

Rechner: The EHEDG certified capacitive proximity sensor is now also  available for use in areas with risk of explosion. The sensor provides a process connection of G1/2”. The used housing material is PEEK with a surface quality Ra of...

2016-06-23
Robust cable transducers – linear position sensing made easy

Robust cable transducers – linear position ...

Baumer: Sensor expert Baumer is further expanding their portfolio of cable transducers being the easiest, most reliable and cost-efficient way to measure linear motion within a path from 0.5 to 50 m. New series GCA5 is practice-proven when the...

2016-06-16
Baumer inductive sensor receives John Deere supplier innovation award

Baumer inductive sensor receives John Deere ...

Baumer has been selected as a recipient of a John Deere supplier innovation award for 2015.  The award is presented to a select group of suppliers who have demonstrated innovation in a product or service they provide to John Deere. A...

2016-06-15
Worldwide fastest confocal chromatic controller

Worldwide fastest confocal chromatic controller

Micro-Epsilon: Providing a measuring rate of 70kHz, the confocalDT 2471 HS high speed controller is currently the worldwide fastest confocal chromatic controller. The controller is used for fast distance and thickness measurements of highly...

2016-06-06
Confocal sensors: precise distance measurement

Confocal sensors: precise distance measurement

Micro-Epsilon: A new model with an even larger working distance now completes the confocalDT IFS2405 sensor series used for precision displacement and thickness measurements. The offset distance from the measurement object can be up to 220mm,...

2016-06-02
New draw-wire sensor creates new opportunities

New draw-wire sensor creates new opportunities

Micro-Epsilon: Low cost, compact and long life – these characteristics are distinguishing features of the new wireSENSOR MK46 series of draw-wire sensors. Furthermore, the new model offers extended application possibilities as it is not only...

2016-06-02
Successful ultrasonic sensors resistant to chemicals thanks to Kalrez® seals

Successful ultrasonic sensors resistant to ...

SNT Sensortechnik AG: could equip lately several renowned customers in the chemicals field with the new UPR-A CP ultrasonic sensor. The sensors are designed for use in aggressive environments. The very high resistance is based on PVDF and PTFE.

2016-05-17
High performance ultrasonic through beam sensor for 2.5m (200Hz)

High performance ultrasonic through beam sensor

SNT Sensortechnik AG: Ultrasonic sensors are perfectly suited for detection of objects with very different surfaces and under bad environmental conditions (dust, dirt, fog, bright light). A disadvantage is their relatively low measuring speed,...

2016-04-25
Inductive Proximity Sensors for ATEX Zone 0 and 20 – The Smallest of its Kind

Inductive Proximity Sensors for ATEX Zone ...

Rechner provide the largest range of ATEX certified proximity switches and sensors. Amongst them are the MINI-Sensors, an example being the model we are presenting to you today. This has a diameter of only 6.5 mm and a cylindrical sensor body of...

2016-04-22
Rectangular and Angle Head Designs Expand the Portfolio of Ultrasonic Sensors

Rectangular and Angle Head Designs Expand ...

Turck is adding new designs to its portfolio of ultrasonic sensors. The RU sensor in the M18 housing is now also available as an angle head variant. Its radiation angle is rotated by 90 degrees, which simplifies mounting in restricted and angular...

2016-04-07
IO-Link Ultrasonic Sensors for the Ex Area

IO-Link Ultrasonic Sensors for the Ex Area

Turck is expanding the high-end series of its RUU ultrasonic sensors with 3GD models for use in Ex zones 2 and 22. With ranges of 40, 130, 300 or 600 cm they are ideally suited for fill level applications in tanks or feeders. Their rust-proof and...

2016-04-06
Capacitive Proximity Sensor with Analogue Output and  ATEX / IECEx Certificate for Zone 0 and 20

Capacitive Proximity Sensor with Analogue Output

Rechner: Capacitive level sensors are now available from RECHNER Sensors conforming to the requirements of  NAMUR EN 60947-5-6, with analogue output for both ATEX danger areas: for Gas Zone 0 and Dust Zone 20. These Sensors are equipped with...

2016-03-29
Small sensors for big challenges - IH03 and IM04 inductive miniature sensors from SICK

Small sensors for big challenges - IH03 and ...

SICK AG: With a minimal overall length of just 12 mm, the IH03 and IM04 inductive miniature sensors have set a new world record. Thanks to fully integrated electronics, they do not need any external amplifiers and have been developed specifically...

2016-03-25
Factor 1 Sensors with Maximum Switching Distances and IO-Link

Factor 1 Sensors with Maximum Switching Distance

Turck: At the Hannover Messe Turck is showcasing additional uprox3 factor 1 sensors with the world's largest switching distances: The BI20U-M30 cylindrical proximity switch, for example, offers a switching distance of 20 mm in all materials even...

2016-03-21
Small, compact, resistant – LAR laser sensor

Small, compact, resistant – LAR laser sensor

Waycon: The new generation LAR laser triangulation sensors by WayCon Positionsmesstechnik are small, compact sensors for different applications. The optical sensors are extremely resistant to a variety of surfaces and are further suitable to...

2016-03-18
World’s first: Capacitive Proximity sensor with Bluetooth

World’s first: Capacitive Proximity sensor ...

Rechner capacitive proximity sensors with a hemispherical active sensing area already have big application benefits for the user but now they are available with Bluetooth. With the App provided by RECHNER Sensors for use with Android smartphones...

2016-03-17
Air gap measurement in large electric motors

Air gap measurement in large electric motors

Micro-Epsilon: With all electric motors, a smooth operation is required in order to ensure a long operating life. Particularly with large motors, imbalance can cause significant damage in the running motor, resulting in high financial...

2016-03-07
Eddy current sensors provide a

Eddy current sensors provide a "clean ...

Micro-Epsilon: Eddy current sensors from Micro-Epsilon are extremely powerful and robust. Even with pressure, dirt and oil, they "feel at home" and provide fast, high precision measurements. The sensors are used for measuring displacement,...

2016-03-07
Optical sensors make the running

Optical sensors make the running

Micro-Epsilon: Racing cars from the Tuning Akademie Ingolstadt not only come with an immense horsepower but also include measurement technology provided by Micro-Epsilon. The laser-optical distance sensors optimize vehicle performance through...

2016-03-01
Capacitive analogue sensors with 4...20 mA and 0...10 V output

Capacitive analogue sensors with 4...20 mA ...

Rechner Sensors has updated its range of capacitive analogue sensors. The new generation provides both output options in the same sensor 4...20 mA and 0...10 V. The choice of models include cylindrical variants with metric threads M12 x1, M18 x 1,...

2016-02-05
Cable Pulls and Cable-Pull Rotary Encoders: Wide Range of Applications in Linear Distance Measurement

Cable Pulls and Cable-Pull Rotary Encoders ...

Pepperl+Fuchs: The cable-pull rotary encoder portfolio from Pepperl+Fuchs is characterized by modular product architecture. The range offers a wide variety of variants for almost every field of application. Optimally coordinated components signify...

2016-01-15
Linearization and Teach – an invincible team for simple and precise measurements

Linearization and Teach – an invincible team ...

Baumer: Thanks to linearized calibration curves and very low standard dispersion rates, the new distance-measuring inductive sensors IR08, IR12 and IR18 from the Baumer AlphaProx family offer easy and reasonably priced analysis of the measurement...

2016-01-13
Low-cost, high-quality Swiss made ultrasonic sensors UPR-B

Low-cost, high-quality Swiss made ultrasonic ...

SNT Sensortechnik AG: The specialist for ultrasonic sensors SNT Sensortechnik AG presents the least expensive Swiss ultrasonic sensor, thanks to rigorous cost management in construction and production. The UPR-B series is a short M18...

2016-01-06
Distance-measuring inductive sensors by Baumer with enlarged measuring range

Distance-measuring inductive sensors by Baumer

Baumer: With the new models from the AlphaProx family, Baumer has once more confirmed its position as one of the leading manufacturers in the field of measuring inductive sensors. The new sensors in the dimensions Ø6.5, M8 and M12 offer a...

2015-12-22
Worldwide unique laser sensors

Worldwide unique laser sensors

Micro-Epsilon: The new optoNCDT 1420 laser triangulation sensors from sensor specialist Micro-Epsilon are in a class of their own. The Smart sensor concept with integrated web interface and compact size is unique worldwide. The excellent...

2015-12-08
Unique laser sensor technology

Unique laser sensor technology

Micro-Epsilon: The new, compact optoNCDT 1320 triangulation sensor from sensor specialist Micro-Epsilon offers maximum precision in a minimum of space. Due to its low weight combined with compact size, the optoNCDT 1320 can be easily integrated...

2015-12-08
Ultrasonic sensor UMB800

Ultrasonic sensor UMB800

Pepperl+Fuchs: The UMB800 from Pepperl+Fuchs is the world's smallest ultrasonic sensor in solid stainless steel. It is made entirely from FDA-compliant materials. With its large detection range and highly compact design, it opens up new automation...

2015-11-30
Photoelectric sensors R100 and R101

Photoelectric sensors R100 and R101

Pepperl+Fuchs: The R100 and R101 are available in standard, assembly-compatible housing designs and offer photoelectric sensors for both detection and measurement. They include thru-beam sensors, retroreflective sensors, including those with...

2015-11-23
To each their own ultrasonic sensor

To each their own ultrasonic sensor

SNT Sensortechnik AG: Ultrasonic sensors are suitable for detecting objects with different size and surface finish as well as in a wide variety of distances. The innovative Swiss manufacturer SNT Sensortechnik AG has launched a new family of...

2015-11-17
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