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Efficient material flow with complete safety.

Efficient material flow with complete safety.

Leuze electronic: The increasing automation of processes places growing demands on safety concepts. Classic concepts such as muting, for example, are often pushed to their limits. The intelligent safety solutions from Leuze enable complete safety,...

2020-10-15
Two in one: Leuze presents the GSX, the world's first combined forked sensor

Two in one: Leuze presents the GSX, the ...

Leuze electronic: With the new GSX combined forked sensor, Leuze is once again presenting a worldwide innovation. The device combines the advantages of light and ultrasonic sensors. The new GSX rounds of Leuze's range of forked sensors. The device...

2020-10-02
One for everything - DRT 25C dynamic reference diffuse sensor with innovative CAT technology

One for everything - DRT 25C dynamic ...

Leuze electronic: With the DRT 25C dynamic reference diffuse sensor, Leuze has brought a new operating principle to the market in the area of optical sensors. At the heart of the invention is the innovative CAT technology, which transforms a...

2020-09-24
ams introduces ultra-thin sensor bringing new blood-oxygen monitoring capability to earbuds, patches, and other wearable devices

ams introduces ultra-thin sensor bringing ...

ams Sensors Germany GmbH: ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, today introduces the industry’s thinnest dedicated sensor for blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) measurement, bringing the capability to remotely...

2020-09-17
ams introduces world’s first ambient light, proximity and flicker sensing module optimized for ‘Behind OLED’ display operation for bezel-less smartphones

ams introduces world’s first ambient light, ...

ams Sensors Germany GmbH: ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, today launches the industry’s first optical sensor which integrates ambient light sensing, proximity detection, and flicker detection sensing...

2020-09-16
ams and Ibeo progress in bringing solid-state LiDAR technology to the automotive market

ams and Ibeo progress in bringing solid-state ..

ams Sensors Germany GmbH: ams, a eading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, and Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH, the German specialist and the global technology leader for automotive LiDAR sensor technology and the associated...

2020-08-27
The specialist for confectionery and baked goods packaging machines: The new DRT 25C from Leuze

The specialist for confectionery and baked ...

Leuze electronic: The primary and secondary packaging of confectionery and baked goods can be challenging: The new DRT 25C dynamic reference diffuse sensor from Leuze solves precisely this problem in an innovative and reliable way: with unique...

2020-07-24
Kanban 4.0

Kanban 4.0

Pepperl+Fuchs: Kanban-controlled production and material flows are taken to a completely digital level with an intelligent combination of optical sensors, identification systems, and modern, process-oriented cloud software. The associated...

2020-07-23
The Professional Motion Reference Unit: A Motion, Heading and Position Sensor  for Marine Applications

The Professional Motion Reference Unit ...

Inertial Labs, Inc.: Bathymetric or Hydrographic surveys are survey methods used for submarine topography that have been implemented for observation of marine landscapes and structures for several decades. With the technology for executing a survey becoming...

2020-07-21
Using Optics to Stabilize and Simulate Indirect Fire Control

Using Optics to Stabilize and Simulate Indirect

Inertial Labs, Inc.: The main limitation for many microelectromechanical (MEMS) based inertial measurement units (IMUs) is the realization that drift will always be a factor when left uncompensated for. In todays market many solutions have been developed...

2020-07-17
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
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
Perfect Gloss for Metal Plates!

Perfect Gloss for Metal Plates!

Sensor Instruments GmbH: When metal plates are painted, both their color and their gloss factor must be measured after the painting process. Gloss measurement is performed inline and immediately after the painting process to allow a quick response...

2020-06-23
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
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