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Measuring Sensors with IO-Link

Measuring Sensors with IO-Link

Turck: Inductive measurement sensors with IO-Link and a voltage output complete the range of Turck's sensor portfolio. The flexibility of the new analog sensors offer users a range of different application scenarios. The devices can firstly be...

2019-11-18
Tech Note: IRT/C Repeatability and long-term accuracy

Tech Note: IRT/C Repeatability and long-term ...

Exergen Global: The ability of the measuring device to maintain its calibration under service conditions and over a long period of time is of fundamental interest in temperature control. The IRt/c is rated at less than 0.1°C repeatability and...

2019-11-15
Zemic loadcells used for weighing in Emergency Toilet

Zemic loadcells used for weighing in ...

Zemic Europe: Today, 4.5 billion people live without a safe toilet and 892 million people still practise open defecation. To improve this situation, IHE Delft is working on new technologies in faecal sludge management, and keeps working closely...

2019-11-15
Variohm EuroSensor EPS series pressure switches suit a wide range of pressure switching tasks

Variohm EuroSensor EPS series pressure switches

Variohm EuroSensor: Aimed at industrial pressure switching applications for air, water, hydraulic fluid, other oil-based and liquid mediums, Variohm EuroSensor’s EPS series includes three different environment-matched models, each competitively priced...

2019-11-14
LVDT inductive sensors – wear-free and precise measurements thanks to innovative coil technology

LVDT inductive sensors – wear-free and ...

Waycon: The newly developed inductive sensors in the LV series from WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH cover measuring ranges of up to 25 mm with a linearity of up to 0.1 %. Thanks to the strength of the stainless steel housing with...

2019-11-12
High Precision Triaxial VC MEMS Accelerometer

High Precision Triaxial VC MEMS Accelerometer

Dytran Instruments, Inc., a leading manufacturer of piezoelectric and DC MEMS accelerometers, force and pressure transducers and associated electronics presents the series 7503D, a family of high-precision variable capacitance (VC) triaxial...

2019-11-11
Fasterthanever sensor replacement with the parameter server function

Fasterthanever sensor replacement with the ...

Baumer: Switching point, switching window, filter, sonic  beam width, output logic: when a new sensor is installed in a machine, a variety of parameters must be adjusted to the application. The parameter server function via the IO-Link...

2019-11-11
Understanding field-of-view

Understanding field-of-view

Exergen Global: IRt/c’s are rated optically for their field-of-view by the actual dimensional equations describing their construction. However there are, in practice, some secondary effects which can influence performance, including optical...

2019-11-05
Bread and pastry dough mixing temperature

Bread and pastry dough mixing temperature

Exergen Global: Measuring the temperature of bread and pastry dough while mixing is difficult at best with conventional contact thermocouple probes, due to breakage and possible contamination of the food. However, the temperature is quite...

2019-11-04
Precise temperature measurement in industrial processes

Precise temperature measurement in industrial ..

Micro-Epsilon: In numerous industrial processes, high precision temperature control is required to achieve high and consistent quality results. Modern infrared temperature measuring devices detect hot objects, parts that are difficult to access...

2019-11-04
Non-contact dough measurement

Non-contact dough measurement

Exergen Global: Measuring the temperature of bread and pastry dough while mixing is important since too high a temperature will cause too much rise, resulting in holes in the baked product, and too low a temperature will not allow the dough to...

2019-11-01
Laser profile scanner for high resolution

Laser profile scanner for high resolution

Micro-Epsilon: The scanCONTROL 3060-25/BL laser profile scanners set a new performance level in precision profile measurements. Their innovative technology makes them ideally suited to measurement tasks in automation environments with high...

2019-10-31
Monitoring tire temperature for racing performance with non-contact IR/TC sensors

Monitoring tire temperature for racing ...

Exergen Global: Tire temperature is of critical concern in automotive racing for two reasons: 1) Tire temperature directly affects the tire’s adhesion and wear characteristics. For example, as it takes lap after lap around an oval track, a...

2019-10-30
Ultrasonic Object Detection Sensors Reduce Costs on the Farm

Ultrasonic Object Detection Sensors Reduce ...

Senix: The innovative Sonic Spray attachment from farm equipment manufacturer Gillison’s Variety Fabrication, Inc. (GVF) uses Senix ultrasonic object detection sensors to detect orchard trees and precisely control the application of sprayed...

2019-10-30
Capacitive measuring gauge for high precision gap measurements

Capacitive measuring gauge for high precision ..

Micro-Epsilon: The capaNCDT MD6-22 from Micro-Epsilon is a capacitive measuring device designed for mobile, high precision gap and distance measurements. Robust but lightweight, this dual-channel handheld gauge is used for commissioning, service...

2019-10-30
Novel load sensor has mechanical force output: ADZ’s force sensor available from Variohm EuroSensor

Novel load sensor has mechanical force output ..

Variohm: ADZ NAGANO, the leading German industrial sensor manufacturer, has developed a novel load sensor that provides a high precision force output up to 500 N and a temperature compensated range of -20 to +60 °C. Available in the UK from...

2019-10-29
SafeSonic™ 25-L Level Transmitter

SafeSonic™ 25-L Level Transmitter

Senix: SAFE sensors are designed for level or distance measurements in areas where ignitable concentrations of flammable gases, vapors or liquids are likely to exist under normal operating conditions. They offer resistance to most chemicals...

2019-10-29
P1003 & P1004 – 18mm Inductive Proximity Sensors

P1003 & P1004 – 18mm Inductive Proximity Sensors

4B BRAIME Components LTD: The P1003 and P1004 – 18mm inductive proximity sensors are used to signal the position of equipment in conveyors, elevators and other mechanical assemblies. They can also be used as pulse generators for speed...

2019-10-28
Ultrasonic thickness testing of reinforced rubber conveyor belts

Ultrasonic thickness testing of reinforced ...

SONOTEC: Application Report: A conveyor belt is the carrying medium of a belt conveyor system which is widely used across many industrial branches, especially in mining industries for bulk handling of raw materials like coal, coke, iron ore etc....

2019-10-24
Amateur NASCAR Race Team Drives Winning Results with Exergen Thermal Sensors

Amateur NASCAR Race Team Drives Winning ...

Exergen Global: Chapmanville, West Virginia resident Lee Rayburn and his teammates have been involved in amateur stock car racing for more than two decades, at first competing in the US Legend Cars races. Two years ago, the team, known as Sniper...

2019-10-24
Zemic elevator weighing kits used in Euromast elevator

Zemic elevator weighing kits used in Euromast ..

Zemic Europe: Vebo Liftsupport is specialised in elevator installations and is engaged in maintenance, renovation and repair of lifts. With their many years of experience, they provide these services for all different types and brands of...

2019-10-22
Tech Note: Asphalt Temperature Monitoring

Tech Note: Asphalt Temperature Monitoring

Exergen Global: Asphalt properties are particularly sensitive to temperature, and it is important that the asphalt is applied at the correct temperature in order to perform to its specifications. Accordingly, temperature monitoring is a common...

2019-10-21
Laser Seam Tracking System for Welding Automation

Laser Seam Tracking System for Welding ...

RIFTEK: We begin to offer the set for welding automation, which includes: specialized RF627Weld 2D laser scanner (three models with different ranges); controller (option); RIFTEL Lamia software for seam recognition and tracking; calibration plate for...

2019-10-15
Novotechnik magnetic angle sensor range now with J1939 interface: Contactless, long life and high precision angle sensing for commercial and mobile vehicle automation

Novotechnik magnetic angle sensor range now ...

Variohm EuroSensor: Available in the UK from Variohm EuroSensor, Novotechnik's RFC-4800 series touchless technology angle sensors are well proven for industrial and mobile equipment measurement tasks. A wide choice of analogue and digital output...

2019-10-15
Miniature ICP Triaxial Accelerometer

Miniature ICP Triaxial Accelerometer

PCB Piezotronics, Inc. has released their smallest ICP® triaxial shock accelerometers—Models 356A04 and 356A05. Developed for electronic drop testing at accelerations up to 5,000 and 20,000 g’s respectively, these models leverage...

2019-10-14
Smart Gripping

Smart Gripping

Baumer: In the modern production environment, sensors not only give the machine "senses", they also generate valuable data that can be used to significantly improve processes and usability. The example of "smart gripping" is a simple illustration...

2019-10-11
Photoelectric mini-sensors with background suppression

Photoelectric mini-sensors with background ...

Balluff: The series BOS Q08M and BOS R01E series photoelectric mini-sensors with their small, bright light spot are used for reliable object detection in many areas of application, especially where mounting space is at a premium. Through-beam,...

2019-10-11
Multiphase level measurements for optimal process control

Multiphase level measurements for optimal ...

BERTHOLD Technologies: The monitoring of interfaces in process vessels can be very difficult due to extreme process conditions. Wherever other methods fail, a radiometric measurement method offers significant advantages. With Berthold's...

2019-10-10
New type of contour measurement

New type of contour measurement

Leuze electronic: With the CMS 700i, Leuze electronic is brining a new 3D contour measurement system to market. It is based on the CML 730i measuring light curtains and can be adapted to specific customer requirements. The complete system includes...

2019-10-09
Case Study: Singulex - Early stage biomarker detection

Case Study: Singulex - Early stage biomarker ...

Exergen Global: Singulex is a California-based company providing a unique technology that can detect single molecules in bodily fluids, such as blood or urine. This capability holds real promise for medical diagnostics, particularly when being...

2019-10-08
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