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Almost no stroke loss – new position sensor for hydraulic cylinders

Almost no stroke loss – new position sensor ...

SIKO GmbH: Mobile machine designers are often faced with the following dilemma: accommodating quite a large functionality in the smallest possible installation space. Some mobile machines and utility vehicles must comply as well with unambiguous...

2019-07-16
Variohm Group expands with the acquisition of displacement sensor specialist Positek

Variohm Group expands with the acquisition ...

Variohm EuroSensor: Gloucester-based Positek Limited - the leading sensor manufacturer has recently been acquired by The Variohm Group. The world-wide supplier of linear, rotary, tilt and intrinsically safe position sensors becomes the fifth...

2019-05-28
lpc+ ultrasonic sensors with Smart Sensor Profile

lpc+ ultrasonic sensors with Smart Sensor ...

microsonic GmbH packs two output stages into an M18 threaded sleeve. The user can now choose between the version with two push - pull switching outputs or the version with one push - pull switching output and one analog ue output 0 - 10 V or 4 -...

2019-05-03
NEW: confocalDT IFS2407-0,1 for maximum precision

NEW: confocalDT IFS2407-0,1 for maximum ...

Micro-Epsilon: The confocal confocalDT IFS2407-0,1 sensor opens up new fields of application in precision, confocal displacement and thickness measurements. Resolutions up to 3 nm enable this compact sensor to perform measurements at the highest...

2019-04-26
NEW: Worldwide smallest draw-wire sensor

NEW: Worldwide smallest draw-wire sensor

Micro-Epsilon: The world’s smallest draw-wire sensor enhances the Micro-Epsilon product range. With a weight of only 8 g and a size of just 19 x 19 mm, the wireSENSOR MT19 is used for displacement and distance measurements with a measuring...

2019-04-26
Smart and revolutionary: SIKO SGH technology for hydraulic and telescopic cylinders

Smart and revolutionary: SIKO SGH technology ...

SIKO GmbH: Mathias Roth, Industry Manager Mobile Automation at SIKO explains in an interview what distinguishes SGH technology and what its advantages are compared to other systems. In summary: What is special about SGH technology? A: With the...

2019-04-24
Magnetic Field Sensors for C-Groove Cylinders from SMC

Magnetic Field Sensors for C-Groove Cylinders ..

Turck's portfolio of magnetic field sensors is being expanded: The BIM-UNC product series was specially optimized for perfect mounting in the C-groove pneumatic cylinder of SMC. BIM-UNC sensors can be inserted from the side into the groove with...

2019-03-14
Capacitive measuring system for industrial applications

Capacitive measuring system for industrial ...

Micro-Epsilon: The capaNCDT 61x0/IP capacitive displacement measuring system is suitable for inline quality assurance of production processes, and for control of plant and machinery. Protected to IP68, this measuring system is therefore suitable...

2019-02-22
High precision gap monitoring in plant and machinery

High precision gap monitoring in plant and ...

Micro-Epsilon: With the eddyNCDT 3060, Micro-Epsilon has developed a powerful displacement measuring system based on the eddy current principle, which combines precision, speed and temperature stability in a unique way. These characteristics are...

2019-02-22
Temposonics® T-Series sensors now with KCs certificate for South Korea

Temposonics® T-Series sensors now with KCs ...

MTS Sensors, a division of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), announced that the Temposonics® T-Series sensors have been enhanced with KCs analog and SIL 2 interface certification. This new certification means that Temposonics®...

2019-01-17
Measuring the bearing gap in wind turbines

Measuring the bearing gap in wind turbines

Micro-Epsilon: In wind turbines, the bearing gap is very important because the better the sliding properties, the higher the plant effectiveness and service life. The bearing gap between the bearing surface and the drive shaft is reliably...

2018-12-17
Monitoring the clamping position in machine tools

Monitoring the clamping position in machine ...

Micro-Epsilon: Monitoring the clamping position in machine tools is an extremely important and critical measurement task. In order to avoid incorrect machining and the high resulting costs, the position of the tool must be detected. Here, the...

2018-12-17
Confocal, compact sensor with high precision for OEM applications

Confocal, compact sensor with high precision ...

Micro-Epsilon: The new, confocal chromatic confocalDT IFS2404-2 sensor is used for high precision distance and thickness measurements of transparent materials. With a diameter of just 12 mm, the sensor can also be integrated into restricted...

2018-12-14
eddylab‘s new LVDT digital controller for inductive transducers

eddylab‘s new LVDT digital controller for ...

Eddylab: As specialist in distance and position measurement technology eddylab GmbH will be presenting the new LVDT digital controller for the first time at the SPS IPC drives 2018 in Nuremberg. The inductive Transducers LVDT (linear variable...

2018-11-12
Magnetically coded position measurement system BML-SL1

Magnetically coded position measurement ...

Balluff: The new BML SL1 absolute measuring system from Balluff is the right choice wherever positions and end-of-travel need to be determined with high accuracy, fast and precisely over travel distances of up to 8 meters. Regardless of whether...

2018-08-29
Positioning with Maximum Reliability Large Reading Window and Codes Enhance Performance of 2-D System

Positioning with Maximum Reliability Large ...

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...

2018-08-03
Laser sensors for high precision distance measurements on metals and rough surfaces

Laser sensors for high precision distance ...

Micro-Epsilon: The new optoNCDT 1750LL laser sensor is used in high precision distance measurements of metallic and structured surfaces. Their oval-shaped light spot makes it possible to compensate for physical interferences and to output stable...

2018-07-27
A new performance class in inductive displacement measurements

A new performance class in inductive ...

Micro-Epsilon: The eddyNCDT 3060 inductive measurement system is based on eddy currents and enables fast, precise displacement measurements in industrial environments. More than 400 sensor models can be combined with the eddyNCDT 3060. Based on...

2018-07-25
Photoelectric all-rounder BOS 21M ADCAP

Photoelectric all-rounder BOS 21M ADCAP

Balluff: Generating, transporting and processing information are central tasks in the Industry 4.0 environment. The basis for all the information is intelligent sensors which provide the required input. With their BOS 21M ADCAP will be showing a...

2018-07-20
SGH technology: Wire-based variable position measurement in hydraulic and telescopic cylinders

SGH technology: Wire-based variable position ...

SIKO GmbH: With the new wire-actuated encoders SGH25 and SGH50, Siko has expanded the measuring spectrum of the SGH series, which can now measure lengths ranging from zero to five meters. This is made possible by an innovative, cable-based...

2018-06-25
The new generation of the Temposonics® R-Series is now available

The new generation of the Temposonics® R-Series

MTS Sensors, a division of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC), celebrates the worldwide release of the fifth generation of Temposonics® R-Series. R-Series V continues the successful story of previous sensor generations by adding new...

2018-06-01
Capacitive thread sensors for demanding installation scenarios

Capacitive thread sensors for demanding ...

Micro-Epsilon has extended its product range of capacitive displacement and distance sensors by capacitive thread sensors. These are not intended for clamping but are screwed into a thread. This opens up numerous application possibilities, e.g....

2018-05-17
Precise alignment of the cathodes at the electron accelerator

Precise alignment of the cathodes at the ...

Micro-Epsilon: When further developing electron accelerators, high precision capacitive sensors from Micro-Epsilon are used. The Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin uses capacitive sensors with a modular capaNCDT 6220 controller for this measurement task....

2018-05-17
Draw Wire Sensor MH60 – effective application in harsh environments

Draw Wire Sensor MH60 – effective application ..

Waycon: High demands are made on sensors, particularly in the area of mobile hydraulic applications. There is a growing demand for precise measuring processes in the area of mobile hydraulics, given that a reliable and safe...

2018-04-20
Powerful laser sensor features large measuring ranges

Powerful laser sensor features large ...

Micro-Epsilon: The product range of the new optoNCDT 1750 laser sensors from Micro-Epsilon has been extended with new measuring ranges of 500mm and 750mm. With these additional models, the laser sensor can now be applied in fast, high precision...

2018-04-16
New draw-wire sensor with 8 times longer service life

New draw-wire sensor with 8 times longer ...

Micro-Epsilon: Compared to draw-wire sensors based on a conventional potentiometer, the new wireSENSOR WPS-MK88 U45R with a non-contact potentiometer achieves 8 times more working cycles, which extends the sensor’s service life to its...

2018-04-13
Inspecting the embossment depth of serial numbers

Inspecting the embossment depth of serial ...

Micro-Epsilon: Car body IDs are punched into the vehicle frame during a complex process, which enables unambiguous identification worldwide. The embossment depth is a critical quality and security feature. Due to their extremely small light spot...

2018-04-12
Ultra compact Industry 4.0 sensor for drive technology, handling systems and robotics

Ultra compact Industry 4.0 sensor for drive ...

SIKO GmbH: Magnetic motor feedback systems are proving themselves in numerous applications in linear drive technology, handling systems, circuit board assembly, robotics and in a wide range of automation solutions in the context of Industry 4.0....

2018-04-12
Magnetostrictive linear position sensor for explosion hazard areas

Magnetostrictive linear position sensor for ...

Balluff: Control and shut-off valves are used for oil and gas transmission in refineries and petrochemical plants. The valve position is regulated using the position measuring systems, because they are extremely reliable, especially in very harsh...

2018-04-11
The new generation of confocal chromatic measuring systems

The new generation of confocal chromatic ...

Micro-Epsilon: Measuring tasks in the glass industry are often a huge challenge for sensors. The new confocal chromatic confocalDT 2421 / 2422 controllers ensure reliable, high speed and high precision distance and thickness measurements on...

2018-04-10
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