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maxon drives are heading to the Red Planet with NASA's Perseverance rover

maxon drives are heading to the Red Planet ...

maxon motor: In July, NASA will be sending its fifth rover to Mars. Its main mission is to collect soil samples that will be analyzed on Earth at a later time. The rover will also carry a helicopter that will perform the first flights on the Red Planet....

2020-07-03
The all-seeing detector

The all-seeing detector

SensoPart: SensoPart’s new laser proximity sensor FT 55-RLHM with background suppression (BGS) detects surfaces of any kind and identifies the smallest objects with remarkable reliability. “Detect all” is one of the operating...

2020-07-02
Bearing-Free IO-Link Rotary Encoder for Ex Areas

Bearing-Free IO-Link Rotary Encoder for Ex Areas

Turck is now also offering a variant of the contactless QR24 encoder for use in explosion protected areas Zones 2, 22 and 3GD. Contactless measurement considerably outperforms bearing guided optical encoders in dust-laden environments since...

2020-07-01
Reliable in the long term – non-contact hand detection in automatic sanitizers

Reliable in the long term – non-contact hand ...

Baumer: Everybody knows them, and right now they are more in use than ever: automatic hand sanitizers. Inside, optical miniature sensors with background suppression from Baumer ensure reliable and safe hand detection at switching distances from 15...

2020-06-26
HeavyDuty rotary encoders – the high precision heavyweight champions

HeavyDuty rotary encoders, the high precision ..

Baumer: HeavyDuty rotary encoders from Baumer Hübner are the "original". More than half a century ago, Baumer Hübner developed this type of particularly reliable and robust rotary encoders. Since then they have been used in all...

2020-06-17
Roll feed and winding web length measurement made easy: Wachendorff LMSMA length measurement systems optimise length, position and speed feedback

Roll feed and winding web length measurement ...

Variohm: Extensively proven over several years for precise measurement of web length, position and speed in numerous roll winding and web-based machinery applications, Wachendorff’s LMS range of length measurement systems includes a novel...

2020-06-10
Safety laser scanners PSENscan from Pilz now with ROS package for dynamic navigation in production logistics - Simple, more dynamic navigation!

Safety laser scanners PSENscan from Pilz ...

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG: The safety laser scanner PSENscan from Pilz now goes beyond safe, productive monitoring of stationary or mobile danger zones, offering new possibilities for the production logistics sector. Availability of the ROS (Robot...

2020-06-09
New actuator for a new dimension in safety!

New actuator for a new dimension in safety!

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG: Thanks to RFID transponder technology, the coded safety switches PSENcode from Pilz combine maximum manipulation protection with the smallest space requirement. A new feature is a further solution for space-critical...

2020-06-08
The superior sensors - U500 and UR18 ultrasonic sensors

The superior sensors - U500 and UR18 ...

Baumer: Ultrasonic sensors are the all-round talents of sensor technology. They are resistant to soiling and allow the reliable detection of objects regardless of the color and surface finish. When it comes to transparent or high-gloss objects in...

2020-06-05
With precision and reliability to the top

With precision and reliability to the top

Baumer: Tacho generators in drives of mountain railways and ski lifts are exposed to enormous strain. Nevertheless, they must perform for precise and reliable speed measurement. This is why manufacturers rely on HeavyDuty solutions from Baumer...

2020-06-01
Combined Displacement and Inclination Sensor posiwire® WST85

Combined Displacement and Inclination Sensor ...

ASM Sensors: In many applications both displacement and inclination must be determined. Usually two different sensors need two be applied to capture both parameters, even if the variables need to be measured at the same spot of the machine. In...

2020-05-27
Inductive Sensors with Active Shielding Technology

Inductive Sensors with Active Shielding ...

Pepperl+Fuchs: Reliably High Sensing Range in All Installation Situations. The VariKont series from Pepperl+Fuchs enables higher sensing ranges, regardless of the type of installation and the mounting material. Actively detecting the metal...

2020-05-22
Laser distance sensor with IO-Link and ambient light suppression

Laser distance sensor with IO-Link and ...

Balluff: The new BOD 24K laser distance sensor from Balluff ensures detection and positioning of objects of various kinds. For example in contour detection, distance determination or orientation monitoring in assembly applications. Thanks to the...

2020-05-21
Magnetic Encoder System SIL 2

Magnetic Encoder System SIL 2

Balluff: With the BML05RP, Balluff offers a magnetically encoded displacement encoder especially for safety-related applications. It is TÜV Rheinland certified and features both an analog and a safe absolute SSI or BISS-C interface. Thanks to...

2020-05-21
Ultrasonic Water Level Sensors Drive Large Irrigation Project

Ultrasonic Water Level Sensors Drive Large ...

Senix Corporation, maker of ToughSonic® ultrasonic level and distance sensors, announces the continued expansion of Murray Irrigation’s historic irrigation automation project. Murray Irrigation, Australia’s largest privately owned...

2020-05-15
Inductive sensor LVDT LVPH - for hydraulic applications

Inductive sensor LVDT LVPH - for hydraulic ...

Waycon: With high quality inductive displacement transducers, WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH demonstrates that precise sensors can also be used in harsh industrial environments. The inductive sensor LVDT LVPH from WayCon was...

2020-05-12
Compact, high-precision magnetic discs for absolute angle measurement systems

Compact, high-precision magnetic discs for ...

Balluff: The advantages of absolute measurement systems, such as immediate readiness when powered up, no loss of position after unplanned stops, and fast startup have long been known. With their BML BM 1 magnetic encoder system Balluff now offers...

2020-05-12
Not spoilt for choice - HeavyDuty encoders in crane and lifting applications

Not spoilt for choice - HeavyDuty encoders ...

Baumer: Baumer Hübner has established the class of extraordinarily resilient and reliable HeavyDuty encoders and offers a broad portfolio. Manufacturers of cranes and hoists are among the most frequent users of such sensors. And for good...

2020-05-06
New: Laser distance sensor LDI – reliable measurement of long distances

New: Laser distance sensor LDI – reliable ,,,

Waycon: The laser distance sensor series LDI quickly and reliably measures long distances up to 150 m, even under challenging conditions, with highest precision of up to ±1 mm. Not even dark measuring surfaces are able to influence the...

2020-05-05
New miniature drives for medical robots and multi-axis systems

New miniature drives for medical robots and ...

maxon motor: maxon is once again expanding its range of configurable drives with more brushless DC motors, gearheads, and encoders from the ECX series. There is also news on positioning controllers in the micro segment. The ECX series is growing with the...

2020-04-29
Inductive Sensor LVDT LVIG

Inductive Sensor LVDT LVIG

Waycon: The LVDT inductive sensor LVIG by WayCon is 20 mm in diameter and is made from nickel-plated steel. The rugged design and guided transducer bar allow for measuring ranges up to 200 mm without a problem. The articulated head...

2020-04-21
Laser scanner offers new performance level for series applications

Laser scanner offers new performance level ...

Micro-Epsilon: Precision, versatility and a compact design are often decisive characteristics in industrial series applications. The new scanCONTROL 2500 laser profile scanners from Micro-Epsilon are specially designed to meet these high...

2020-04-20
Monitoring the clamping position in machine tools

Monitoring the clamping position in machine tools

Micro-Epsilon: Faster, more precise, higher productivity - these are the key requirements when developing new machine tools. If, however, the tool is incorrectly positioned in these high-performance machines, this leads to massive machining errors...

2020-04-20
In position with IO link

In position with IO link

SIKO GmbH: In order to ensure that form, fill and seal and cartoning machines can be used flexibly, it is important, among other things, that the system is optimally adapted to changing packaging formats. ROVEMA, one of the leading manufacturers...

2020-04-17
Smart laser sensors in miniature design

Smart laser sensors in miniature design

Micro-Epsilon: The optoNCDT 1220, 1320 and 1420 laser triangulation sensors from sensor specialist Micro-Epsilon set a new standard for displacement and distance measurements. With a miniature light spot size, these small, smart and precise...

2020-04-16
New high-performance laser scanners

New high-performance laser scanners

Micro-Epsilon: The new scanCONTROL 30xx laser scanners offer the highest performance and are used for high speed and precise 2D/3D measurement tasks. These compact and lightweight profile sensors are equipped with the High Dynamic Range mode...

2020-04-15
A surefire adrenalin kick - Baumer POG 10 HeavyDuty encoders set the heart racing

A surefire adrenalin kick - Baumer POG 10 ...

Baumer: In Europe’s biggest roller coaster, the Helix at the Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg, POG 10 HeavyDuty incremental encoders from Baumer monitor the speed of the carrriage's drive as it approaches the start ramp. The HeavyDuty...

2020-04-07
Going beyond limits: Ultrasonic sensors U500/UR18 feature the shortest blind range at yet long sensing distance available on the market

Going beyond limits: Ultrasonic sensors U500 ...

Baumer: Thanks to the unique sensor element, the sensor families U500 and UR18 with IO-Link are not only more robust than all comparable sensors on the market, but their extremely short blind range at yet very long sensing distance brings...

2020-03-27
APPLICATION NOTE: SFM Technology Ltd choose Novotechnik non-contacting angle sensors from Variohm EuroSensor for apple harvester steering synchronisation

APPLICATION NOTE: SFM Technology Ltd choose ...

Variohm EuroSensor: The Somerset based Fruit Harvesting division of SFM Technology Limited, is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of advanced fruit harvesting machines. Its SFM Samurai is a...

2020-03-24
Reliable Object Detection with 3-D LiDAR Multi-Layer Scanner

Reliable Object Detection with 3-D LiDAR ...

Pepperl+Fuchs, the world's leading manufacturer of industrial sensors and sensor systems, presents the R2300 multi-layer scanner. The sensor for 3-D object detection impresses by offering incredibly high measurement density: the compact and...

2020-03-20
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