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Controlling Vacuum Forming and Thermoforming Processes

Controlling Vacuum Forming and Thermoforming ...

Exergen Global: For forming plastics, radiant heat with an IRt/c is an excellent combination of heating method and control. They work extraordinarily well together, since both the heating and measuring occur right at the surface, where the plastic...

2019-09-23
IRT/C Monitors Plastic Injection Mold Clearing

IRT/C Monitors Plastic Injection Mold Clearing

Exergen Global: In high volume plastic injection molding machinery, a molded part that does not clear the mold can cause serious problems, including a long down time to clean up or make repairs. A particularly useful property of the mold is its...

2019-09-23
Thermal flow controllers

Thermal flow controllers

Balluff: Continuous monitoring of process media on machines and equipment contributes greatly to process security. In addition to pressure and temperature, flow is also something that always needs to be kept an eye on. The new /thermal flow...

2019-09-20
Blow Moulding

Blow Moulding

Exergen Global: In the process of making PET bottles (polyethylene terephthalate) there is a fine line where the high output per bottle blowing machinery and the requested quality of the bottle come together. Taking into account that such machines...

2019-09-19
Optical rotary torque sensors suitable for low torque and high band width measurements

Optical rotary torque sensors suitable for ...

Sensor Technology has set new benchmark performance standards for optical rotary torque transducers, with the launch of the digital ORT 230/240 series. These new optical rotary torque sensors are ideal for applications when the demand is for low...

2019-09-18
Vacuum Thermoforming

Vacuum Thermoforming

Exergen Global: Thermoforming is one of the oldest and most common methods of processing plastic materials. Vacuum formed products are all around us and play a major part in our daily lives. The process involves heating a plastic sheet until it is...

2019-09-17
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
Flat Magnetic Angle Sensors

Flat Magnetic Angle Sensors

Novotechnik introduces the Vert-X 05E Series of magnetic  rotary position sensors with compact, flat housing. Interfaces include analog, SPI and incremental.   The Series is available in single and redundant versions. The...

2019-09-12
ToughSonic REMOTE Sensors Guide New Hydroplaning Solar Boat Design

ToughSonic REMOTE Sensors Guide New Hydroplaning

Senix Corporation is once again a proud sponsor of the Solar Boat team at Technical University Delft in the Netherlands. Senix ultrasonic sensors play a key role in controlling the hydrofoiling process which, in turn, provides much of the...

2019-09-10
ToughSonic® Level & Distance Sensors

ToughSonic® Level & Distance Sensors

Senix: ToughSonic 3, 12, 14 and 30 ft. versions are now available in either 1.0” NPT or 30mm threaded versins. These flexible and versatile distance and level sensors and SenixVIEW software put the power of ultrasonics in your hands yet...

2019-09-09

Sign Up Now for HBM’s Educational Webinars

HBM: Test and measurement specialist, HBM’s autumn webinars – providing practical knowledge for users of force and strain gauge measurement tools – are now available for registration. The company’s September sessions...

2019-09-05
Radiometric Measurements – Accurarcy, repeatability and errors

Radiometric Measurements – Accurarcy, ...

BERTHOLD Technologies: Radiometric measurements for industrial processes have been around for several decades. They are an important component in the successful performance of critical level, density and flow measurements. Nuclear measurement...

2019-09-04
WH58MR absolute safety rotary encoder – reliable position detection for utility vehicles with a hollow shaft

WH58MR absolute safety rotary encoder ...

SIKO GmbH: When angles, positions and speeds have to be detected accurately in utility vehicles, engineers are often faced with a difficult task. The rotary encoder has to be sturdy, flexible for mechanical adaptation, offer the right interface...

2019-09-02

HBM Technology Takes the Load During Bridge ...

HBM: As part of a major project to restore Brazil’s longest suspension bridge, construction company Teixeira Duarte used optical and strain gauge technology, provided by HBM, to ensure the 90-year-old structure would provide safe passage for...

2019-08-30
Width Measurement System

Width Measurement System

RIFTEK: The system is intended for non-contact measuring of width of sheet materials such as tapes, boards, plates, and so on. It is a stand-alone software and hardware system that contains optical micrometers and the indication device. System parameters...

2019-08-27
Printing Press Applications

Printing Press Applications

Exergen Global: IRt/c infrared thermocouples are revolutionizing the printing industry because their small size allows them to be mounted in the tight spaces typical of both web and sheet fed presses, and their low cost allows economical...

2019-08-27
Riftek Lamia - Seam Tracking and Measurement Software

Riftek Lamia - Seam Tracking and Measurement ...

RIFTEK: Riftek Lamia is a multifunctional and simple to use software application for control of automated industrial systems on the base of 2D laser scanners. Riftek Lamia is intended for: recognizing, tracking and measuring geometric parameters of objects...

2019-08-26
SG for fiber composites available immediately ex stock from HBM

HBM Launches New Range of Robust and Reliable ..

HBM: newLight: Easy to configure – Versatile applications
Based on Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) technology, newLight reflects advances in optical measurement standards and merges the advantages of HBM’s former optical product...

2019-08-26
Why color does not affect readings

Why color does not affect readings

Exergen Global: In many IRt/c installations, such as paint curing, web drying, printing, etc., the temperature control system must be able to accurately measure materials with a variety of colors. Ideally the same calibration set-up would be used...

2019-08-26
3D Laser system for large diameter pipes measurement

3D Laser system for large diameter pipes ...

RIFTEK: The system is designed for non-contact measurement of geometrical parameters (diameter, roundness, curvature) of large diameter pipes. Technical characteristics of the system can be changed for a specific task. Pipes nominal diameter, mm ...

2019-08-23
Automated Systems for Wheel Sets Control

Automated Systems for Wheel Sets Control

RIFTEK: The  systems are designed  for making automatic measurement of  geometric parameters  of railway wheel sets in  the course of  incoming and outgoing inspections carried out in railcar/wheel shops,  wagon depots....

2019-08-23
Real time wheels geometry measurement system

Real time wheels geometry measurement system

RIFTEK: The system is designed for contactless automatic measurement of geometrical parameters of railway wheels and uses a combination of 2D laser scanners, mounted wayside in the track area. The system can be easily installed at any type of rail...

2019-08-22
How infrared temperature sensors of Exergen support industrial printers

How infrared temperature sensors of Exergen ...

Exergen Global: Flags, carpet, tiles and everything else that is printed on Large Format Printers with protective paint needs to be completely dried, cured or fixated before the end-products can be cut, folded, or otherwise worked on. Depending on...

2019-08-22
SG for fiber composites available immediately ex stock from HBM

New Miniature Piezo Force Sensor PACEline ...

HBM’s new PACEline CFTplus series of piezoelectric force transducers is an ideal choice for making measurements in the production and manufacturing sectors. CFTplus sensors are particularly suitable for covering very large measuring ranges,...

2019-08-21
Clean Micro Air Purge

Clean Micro Air Purge

Exergen Global: Infrared temperature sensors are ideally suited for use in manufacturing, textiles, printing and other production settings, providing a highly effective solution to ensure machinery does not overheat or otherwise malfunction....

2019-08-21
SG for fiber composites available immediately ex stock from HBM

Precision in Weighing: The New PW15AHY Single ..

HBM has expanded its portfolio of legal for trade load cells in the SP4 standard dimensions:  The new PW15AHY single point load cell has a ratio of minimum verification interval (Y) of up to 25,000 and allows weighing processes in the highest...

2019-08-20
Industrial cameras optimize shape from shading applications

Industrial cameras optimize shape from ...

Baumer: The 3D technique shape from shading can be used for automated quality control in virtually every industry. Evaluating the spreading of light intensity identifies even the slightest irregularities on the object surface, such as cracks or scratches....

2019-08-16
Sensors for Hydrogen (H2) Safety

Sensors for Hydrogen (H2) Safety

Electro Optical Components Inc: Hydrogen (H2) can be dangerous because it is flammable & explosive.  Hydrogen has NFPA 704's highest rating of 4 on the flammability scale.  For safety it is important to have a Hydrogen Specific...

2019-08-14
Shipping operators receive simple answer to meeting SOLAS requirements

Shipping operators receive simple answer to ...

Sensor Technology: The three months grace period on the amended Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Regulations has now expired, and exporters are now required to verify the weight of packed shipping containers. Sensor Technology is able to provide a...

2019-08-13
IRT/C Non-Contact Heat Sealing Temperature Control for Packaging Machinery (OEM & Retrofit)

IRT/C Non-Contact Heat Sealing Temperature ...

Exergen Global: IRt/c infrared thermocouples can accurately control the temperature of rotating and moving stainless steel heaters common in the packaging industry, without touching the heaters. Typically, uncoated stainless steel heaters are...

2019-08-06
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