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Launch of world’s smallest digital IR proximity

ams Sensors Germany GmbH: ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, today launches the world’s smallest digital proximity sensor module. The ultra-small package of the TMD2635 occupies just 1mm3 of volume and...

2019-09-16
Quality all along the line

Quality all along the line

Baumer: Precise, non-contact inline-measurements by optical distance sensors without process interruptions are vital in high-quality product manufacture. In measurements on demanding surfaces such as galvanized or brushed metal, the OM70 laser...

2019-09-13
Best-in-class background suppression in miniature format

Best-in-class background suppression in ...

Baumer: With its O200 photoelectric miniature sensors, Baumer offers a new dimension in terms of reliability, speed and range for confined machine installation spaces. Thanks to their increased functional reserves, the O200 diffuse sensors with...

2019-08-05
Engineering made easy - the world's first photoelectric miniature sensors with CAD data and beam path

Engineering made easy - the world's first ...

Baumer: The Baumer optoelectronic sensors O200 are the first miniature sensors on the market to offer 3D CAD data with integrated beam path. This saves valuable time in the engineering process, which previously was quite an effort when integrating...

2019-08-02
Factor 1 inductive sensors by Baumer

Factor 1 inductive sensors by Baumer

Baumer: Inductive sensors very often form the basis for the reliable control of machines and systems. In applications where non-ferrous metals such as aluminum need to be detected at the same working distance as steel, Factor 1 inductive sensors...

2019-07-10
Muting reinvented - Smart Process Gating

Muting reinvented - Smart Process Gating

Leuze electronic: The "Smart Process Gating" muting process, which completely forgoes the need for signal-emitting sensors, is based on the MLC safety light curtains from Leuze electronic and is integrated in the MLC 530 SPG model. Handling...

2019-06-20
O200 miniature sensors

O200 miniature sensors

Baumer: The O200 photoelectric miniature sensors from Baumer with IO-Link interface are the ideal solution for the detection demanding objects in confined spaces. With their unique ambient light immunity and their precise, reproducible and...

2019-06-04
Optical Sensors in Miniature Format

Optical Sensors in Miniature Format

Turck is now introducing the VS8 series miniature sensors. Optical sensor partners Banner Engineering developed the VS8 series for precise detection in confined spaces or near moving parts. Measuring 21.1 x 14.6 x 8 millimeter, the devices are...

2019-05-21
Application report: Efficient and process-controlled access guarding without muting sensors

Application report: Efficient and process- ...

Leuze electronic: Innovative strength, a down-to-earth culture and strong commitment are the values that have made WITRON – based in the Upper Palatinate region of Germany – the company that it is today: worldwide one of the market leaders in...

2019-05-10
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
Laser Sensors LAS-T5 – Ready for Industry 4.0

Laser Sensors LAS-T5 – Ready for Industry 4.0

Waycon: The distance sensors of the LAS-T5 series from WayCon Positionsmesstechnik enable reliable, reproducible measurements, e.g. for factory automation, in keeping with the Industry 4.0 theme. Alongside positional measurements in industrial...

2019-04-03
Problems With Folds?

Problems With Folds?

Sensor Instruments GmbH: In the production of oil and air filters for the automobile industry these filters must reach the required throughput rate, which is achieved by folding the filter material so that it provides a large filter surface on a...

2019-03-26
Choose the Right Side

Choose the Right Side

Sensor Instruments GmbH: 95% of all the industrially produced flat glass today is made using the float glass process. In this process, molten glass is continuously fed into a bath of molten tin. Due to its lower specific weight the molten glass...

2019-03-25
Welding Seam Detection With Edge Detectors

Welding Seam Detection With Edge Detectors

Sensor Instruments GmbH: For the detection of welding seams, contrast or color sensors would seem to be the proper solution, because in most cases the welding seam optically shows a clear difference from the surrounding product surface. In...

2019-03-22
Connected to the Future!

Connected to the Future!

Sensor Instruments GmbH: Up to now it may have been sufficient for a sensor manufacturer to provide systems with digital outputs, a 0V to +10V analog voltage output, and a 4mA to 20mA analog current output. In the foreseeable future, however,...

2019-03-21
Factor 1 Sensor for the Food and Beverage Industry

Factor 1 Sensor for the Food and Beverage ...

Turck is presenting a new Q130WD uprox sensor with wash-down features. Compliant with the requirements of the food and beverage industry, the rectangular proximity switch offers the highest degrees of protection (IP68/IP69K) and can be used at...

2019-03-15
New Honeywell Switches Reduce Risk of Explosions in White Goods, Hazardous Environments

New Honeywell Switches Reduce Risk of Explosions

Honeywell announced a new Micro SwitchTM series designed for use in household appliances and other hazardous locations where flammable gasses may be present. The V15W2 Basic Switch is an explosion-proof-rated, snap-action, electromechanically...

2019-02-27
Automated assembly of cockpit modules in the automotive industry

Automated assembly of cockpit modules in the ...

Micro-Epsilon: Fully or semi-automatic assembly of cockpit modules during automotive production processes requires the gripper tool to precisely position the assembly parts. Offering integrated profile calculation and due to their compact design,...

2019-02-26
An innovation from Leuze electronic: the dual channel principle – but what does that actually mean?

An innovation from Leuze electronic: the dual ..

Leuze electronic: The rise of digitization also means that known processes and procedures are subject to change. Standards that have been valid and established thus far are now under examination, done away with entirely, or may need to be adapted. In many...

2019-02-21
On safe paths

On safe paths

Leuze electronic: The RSL 400 safety laser scanner not only ensures that automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are operated safely by means of protective and warning fields, but it also simultaneously captures the measurement values for the navigation software....

2019-02-13
Detection of Transparent Edges

Detection of Transparent Edges

Sensor Instruments GmbH: Conventional detectors particularly reach their limits when they have to detect and count stacked transparent objects such as plastic drinking cups of plastic caps. Especially in the process of packaging, however, it is of...

2019-01-31
Direction Detection

Direction Detection

Pepperl+Fuchs: The innovative direction detection system from Sensotek's Only One product family evaluates real distance and shape information, identifies people based on shape and movement, and reliably recognizes the motion vector. Due to...

2019-01-30
Anti-tailgating sensor „ONLY ONE“

Anti-tailgating sensor „ONLY ONE“

Pepperl+Fuchs: The innovative anti-tailgating sensor from the product family ONLY ONE from Sensotek evaluates real distance and shape information, recognizes people based on their shape and movement and makes sure that only the authorized people...

2019-01-29
Counting system - TALL

Counting system - TALL

Pepperl+Fuchs: The innovative counting system from the product family „Count“ from Sensotek evaluates real distance and shape information, recognizes people based on their shape and movement and counts people in both motion directions....

2019-01-28
RAVE—The Extremely Robust Radar Motion Detector with Degree of Protection IP67

RAVE—The Extremely Robust Radar Motion Detector

Pepperl+Fuchs: In the field of door, gate and elevator construction, Pepperl+Fuchs provides a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance sensors. In addition to the "RaDec" and "RMS" product families, the new RAVE radar motion detector...

2019-01-25
Open Quickly, Close Safely—with the Two-in-One MotionScan Sensor for Automatic Sliding Doors

Open Quickly, Close Safely—with the Two-in-One

Pepperl+Fuchs: The two-in-one MotionScan sensor from Pepperl+Fuchs combines managing large numbers of people with the ability to safely identify and protect individuals simultaneously. The large radar detection field detects approaching persons...

2019-01-24
Uncompromising Safety and Highest Level of Convenience: DoorScan from Pepperl+Fuchs

Uncompromising Safety and Highest Level of ...

Pepperl+Fuchs: Automatic doors are an integral part of modern building technology. Sensor solutions used in this field must fulfill demanding requirements. This is where the DoorScan from Pepperl+Fuchs sets the benchmark. The solution combines...

2019-01-23
R200 and R201 - The New Optical Sensors for Longer Operating Distances

R200 and R201 - The New Optical Sensors for ...

Pepperl+Fuchs: With the R200 and R201 designs, the forward-thinking product design of photoelectric sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs enables applications with longer operating distances. Just like the compact R100, R101, and R103 series, both new...

2019-01-21
Reliably detecting objects in explosion-protected areas

Reliably detecting objects in explosion- ...

Balluff: The new inductive range for explosion-protected areas from Balluff is approved for all Ex zones and features reliable object detection and positioning in explosion hazard dust and gas atmospheres. These sensor families are available in...

2019-01-10

ams introduces world’s smallest 1D time-of- ...

ams Sensors Germany GmbH: ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, introduces the world’s smallest integrated 1D time-of-flight distance measurement and proximity sensing module. The sensor is ideal for...

2019-01-09
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