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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
No Problems Counting Fan Blades

No Problems Counting Fan Blades

Sensor Instruments GmbH: In the production of radial and axial fans the checking of the correct frequency response depending on the applied DC voltage is one of the final steps. The easiest method for measuring the frequency is to use a...

2020-05-18
Optical INLINE sensors in plastics production and recycling

Optical INLINE sensors in plastics production ..

Sensor Instruments GmbH: Plastics have become an integral part of our daily life. Their production consumes valuable resources; it is clear that the plastics industry needs to introduce a sustainable level of recycling management. The realization...

2020-05-18
Specialized in packaging machines for confectionery and baked goods: The new DRT 25C from Leuze

Specialized in packaging machines for ...

Leuze electronic: Sensors must continuously and reliably detect a wide range of products and films on the conveyor belts of primary and secondary packaging machines for confectionery and baked goods (HFFS, FS, Thermoform, or VFFS). The packaging...

2020-05-13
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
Counting Folds at Flex-Pipe

Counting Folds at Flex-Pipe

Sensor Instruments GmbH: In the production of aluminium flex-pipes the decisive factor is not really the measured length of the flex-pipes but rather the number of existing folds, because due to the material's "accordion effect" the actual length...

2020-04-27
Frequency of Compressor Wheels

Frequency of Compressor Wheels

Sensor Instruments GmbH: The task is to measure the frequency of compressor wheels that are used in turbochargers. These wheels may reach speeds of up to 300,000 revolutions per minute. Usually these compressor wheels have about 10 blades and are...

2020-04-27
Sandpaper Grain Size Measured as Gloss

Sandpaper Grain Size Measured as Gloss

Sensor Instruments GmbH: In the production of sandpaper it must be ensured that the grain size of the abrasive material (e.g. aluminum oxide or silicon carbide) always lies within the permitted tolerance range. Previously performed laboratory...

2020-04-24
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

ams makes it easier to implement 3D features ...

ams Sensors Germany GmbH: ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high-performance sensor solutions and a leader on 3D face recognition capabilities for the mobile market, today makes it easier for OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to implement...

2020-03-05
Mapping Sensor – Precision in the smallest possible space

Mapping Sensor – Precision in the smallest ...

Balluff: For wafer mapping Balluff offers a highly precise photoelectric sensor which integrates perfectly into the end effectors. Especially designed for extremely thin end effectors, the compact BOH TI-R002 mapping sensor features an extremely...

2020-02-24
Compact laser light array with IO-Link

Compact laser light array with IO-Link

Balluff: When various objects have to be identified in production, packaging or in quality control, the compact and multi-functional BLA 16C laser light array is ideal. This through-beam sensor with IO-Link offers numerous measuring modes such as...

2020-02-21
ams launches most advanced spectral ALS sensor for next-generation premium smartphone camera  performance boost

ams launches most advanced spectral ALS ...

ams Sensors Germany GmbH: ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high-performance sensor solutions, today launches the AS7350, the market’s most advanced spectral ambient light sensor (ALS) for high-end mobile phone cameras. The new sensor...

2020-01-09
ams launches ultra-sensitive NIR image sensor promising large power savings in mobile 3D optical sensing systems

ams launches ultra-sensitive NIR image sensor ..

ams Sensors Germany GmbH: ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, today introduces the CMOS Global Shutter Sensor (CGSS) Near Infrared (NIR) image sensor CGSS130, complementing ams’ recently announced 3D...

2020-01-08
ams brings the future of selective noise cancellation to loose-fit true wireless

ams brings the future of selective noise ...

ams Sensors Germany GmbH: ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, is today demonstrating the future of personal audio at the CES exhibition (7-10 January 2020, Las Vegas, NV) with its new Earbud Innovation Demo...

2020-01-07
Reliable Object Detection with 3-D LiDAR Multi-Layer Scanner

Reliable Object Detection with 3-D LiDAR ...

Pepperl+Fuchs: At the 2019 SPS trade fair in Nuremberg, Pepperl+Fuchs, the world's leading manufacturer of industrial sensors and sensor systems, was presenting the new R2300 multi-layer scanner. The sensor for 3-D object detection impresses by...

2019-12-20
New image sensor evaluation kits to spark innovation  with miniature cameras in consumer applications

New image sensor evaluation kits to spark ...

ams Sensors Germany GmbH: Raspberry Pi and Arduino based NanEyeC evaluation kits support  implementation of eye tracking, presence detection and object recognition in  products such as virtual reality headsets, smart lighting and Home...

2019-12-19
Innovative ams chip for X-ray detection heralds new era of lower-cost CT medical imaging

Innovative ams chip for X-ray detection heralds

ams Sensors Germany GmbH: ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high-performance sensor solutions, is helping to make computed tomography (CT) scanners substantially more affordable. Through ams expertise in sensor design and packaging, the AS5950...

2019-12-18

Horizon2020-supported Highly Integrated ...

ams Sensors Germany GmbH: ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions and coordinator of the Highly Integrated Optical Sensors (HIOS) consortium announces the successful completion of this project. Funded  EUR 3...

2019-12-02
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
ams high-sensitivity optical sensor eliminates flicker  artifacts to deliver vibrant and distortion-free smartphone camera images and videos

ams high-sensitivity optical sensor ...

ams Sensors Germany GmbH: ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, introduces a sensor solution that enables smartphone worldfacing cameras with rolling shutter image sensors to eliminate unwanted image artifacts...

2019-10-29
New ams Active Stereo Vision system boosts 3D  adoption in smart phones, HABA and IoT

New ams Active Stereo Vision system boosts ...

ams Sensors Germany GmbH: ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions and a leader in all three forms of 3D sensing including Structured Light, Time of Flight and Active Stereo Vision (ASV) introduces a new ASV...

2019-10-17
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
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
Edge detection of fabric strips in cutting machines

Edge detection of fabric strips in cutting ...

Micro-Epsilon: When cutting fabrics, optoCONTROL CLS-K fiber optic sensors from Micro-Epsilon determine the exact position of the fabric strip. Therefore, a sensor is mounted directly on one of the cutting blades and recognizes when the fabric is...

2019-10-01
ams launches extended operating range dToF module enabling smartphones with space-saving accurate distance measurement

ams launches extended operating range dToF ...

ams Sensors Germany GmbH: ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, announces the release of the world’s smallest integrated module for direct time-of-flight (ToF) distance measurement providing accurate...

2019-09-27
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

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

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
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