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Major sub-categories: Angle, inclination, tilt | Distance | Edge, Alignment | Form, dimension, size, volume | Gap | Length, Displacement | Light barriers, curtains | Limit / position indicators | Presence | Position | Position angular | Position linear | Proximity | Thickness

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Encoders with an SAE J1939 Interface

Encoders with an SAE J1939 Interface

Turck has extended its comprehensive encoder portfolio with new encoders featuring the SAE J1939 interface, which is particularly used in mobile equipment. The encoders are now available in Turck's Industrial and Efficiency Line as single or...

2021-09-24
High resolution depth mapping of organic material

High resolution depth mapping of organic ...

Micro-Epsilon: Laser profile scanners from Micro-Epsilon perform true 3D measurements based on calibrated data. TU-Darmstadt already uses this technology. The powerful 3D sensors of the scanCONTROL 2900 series perform high-resolution measurements...

2021-09-13
3D Inspection of unpopulated PCBs

3D Inspection of unpopulated PCBs

Micro-Epsilon: For fully automated inline inspection of unpopulated PCBs, 3D snapshot sensors from Micro-Epsilon are used. Unlike conventional test systems such as microscopes, they are more cost-efficient and work significantly faster. For...

2021-09-13
High precision 3D inspection of reflecting surfaces

High precision 3D inspection of reflecting ...

Micro-Epsilon: The reflectCONTROL Sensor performs 3D surface inspections of glossy and shiny surfaces. The precise recognition of anomalies enables compliance with the highest quality requirements. Flatness deviations in the range of a few...

2021-09-10
Innovative 3D snapshot sensor for inline inspection of geometry, shapes and surfaces

Innovative 3D snapshot sensor for inline ...

Micro-Epsilon: The innovative surfaceCONTROL 3D 3500 sensor from Micro-Epsilon is used for high-precision inline 3D measurements. With a repeatability of up to 0.4 µm in the z-axis, the sensor reaches a new performance level. The snapshot...

2021-09-09
New Novotechnik RFE-3200 angle sensor perfectly suits mobile machinery and off-highway position measurement

New Novotechnik RFE-3200 angle sensor ...

Variohm EuroSensor: New from the German sensor specialist and available in the UK from Variohm EuroSensor, RFE-3200 series angle sensors are built for precision rotary position sensing tasks in the harsh environments encountered in agricultural...

2021-09-08
Precise positioning with the LMSCA

Precise positioning with the LMSCA

Wachendorff: The German manufacturer Wachendorff Automation is expanding its product portfolio of length measuring systems. The new LMSCA system is extremely compact and yet extremely robust.The system is just 120 mm long and requires very little...

2021-08-31
POSITAL upgrades PROFINET interface for absolute rotary encoders

POSITAL upgrades PROFINET interface for ...

POSITAL has upgraded the performance of the PROFINET communications interface for their IXARC series of absolute encoders. The speed of the interface has been increased, reducing cycle time by a factor of eight (new:125 μs). In addition, new...

2021-08-27
Laser distance sensor LAW - Easy handling of high  precision

Laser distance sensor LAW - Easy handling of ...

Waycon: As the successor to the LAM series, laser distance sensors of the LAW series offer a linearity of 2 µm and a resolution of 0.06 µm with a measuring range of 4 mm. Unlike its predecessor, the LAW series has integrated...

2021-08-24
Pilz: New versions of the safety bolt PSENbolt in conjunction with the mechanical safety gate system PSENmech with guard locking - stopping manipulation

Pilz: New versions of the safety bolt ...

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG: New versions of the safety bolt PSENbolt from Pilz are now available for combination with the mechanical safety gate system PSENmech with guard locking: users can choose between standard versions and versions with a key....

2021-08-23
Safety light curtains PSENopt II from Pilz: world's first UL-certified Type 3 light curtain for USA and Canada - opening the market for Type 3!

Safety light curtains PSENopt II from Pilz: ...

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG: The Type 3 safety light curtains PSENopt II from Pilz are the world’s first light curtain with approval from the global test organisation Underwriters Laboratories (UL), with its headquarters in Northbrook, USA....

2021-08-16
APPLICATION NOTE - Made for harsh environments: Variohm EuroSensor leads the way for motorsport sensors

APPLICATION NOTE - Made for harsh environments:

Variohm EuroSensor: Subjected to large temperature extremes, elevated shock and vibration levels as well as exposure to dirt, oil and corrosive fluids, sensors used in the motorsports industry for monitoring position, pressure and...

2021-08-04
POSITAL kit encoders certified for compliance with BiSS interface standards

POSITAL kit encoders certified for compliance ..

POSITAL has received certificates of compliance for its family of kit encoders that feature BiSS C interfaces. These encoders are designed to be installed in motors or drives, providing the control system with position feedback to over single- or...

2021-07-30
Industrial distance measurements using robust draw-wire sensors

Industrial distance measurements using robust ..

Micro-Epsilon’s wireSENSOR WPS-K draw-wire sensors are designed for industrial displacement and distance measurements. These stand out due to their precision and reliability. Furthermore, they are easy to install. Their price/performance...

2021-07-21
More advantages with Temposonics R-Series V PROFINET

More advantages with Temposonics R-Series V ...

Temposonics: With functions such as machine monitoring and predictive maintenance, the focus of the new sensor generation is Industry 4.0. With the update, this output option will take on an even more important role in optimizing productivity in...

2021-07-21
Laser scanners enable fast and efficient analyses of drill core and mineral samples

Laser scanners enable fast and efficient ...

Micro-Epsilon: Laser scanners from Micro-Epsilon are used for the geological analysis of drill core and mineral samples. With its special x-ray analysis equpiment (XRF scanners), the company Cox Analytical Systems relies on the sensor technology...

2021-07-20
Safety laser scanner PSENscan from Pilz with up to three separate safety zones and up to 70 switchable configurations - More flexible and productive monitoring of mobile and stationary applications!

Safety laser scanner PSENscan from Pilz with ...

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG: Additional digital inputs and outputs are now available for the safety laser scanner PSENscan: Up to 70 switchable configurations can now be implemented and up to three separate safety zones can be monitored simultaneously...

2021-07-16
Optimized laser sensors for structured and metallic surfaces

Optimized laser sensors for structured and ...

Micro-Epsilon’s optoNCDT 1900LL sensors are designed for distance measurements on metallic and structured surfaces. These sensors use a small laser line in order to achieve precise measurements on inhomogeneous surfaces. optoNCDT 1900LL...

2021-07-15
All-in-one system for precise inline thickness measurements

All-in-one system for precise inline ...

Micro-Epsilon: The thicknessGAUGE system measures the thickness of strip and plate materials reliably and with the highest precision. Depending on the measurement task, different variants with different sensor technologies are available. In...

2021-07-14
Position monitoring in free fall

Position monitoring in free fall

SIKO GmbH: Heavy machinery in specialist civil engineering requires precise and reliable components in order to be able to perform the respective functions reliably. The absolute rotary encoders WV58MR from SIKO GmbH, manufacturer of sensors and...

2021-07-13
Automated monitoring of a coil diameter

Automated monitoring of a coil diameter

Micro-Epsilon: In order to precisely determine the changeover time of coils, optoNCDT ILR2250-100 laser distance sensors from Micro-Epsilon continuously detect the coil diameter with highest precision. They can also be used in harsh industrial...

2021-07-12
Laser Displacement Sensor LAS2-TM - Powerful  sensors in a compact design

Laser Displacement Sensor LAS2-TM - Powerful ...

Waycon: Laser distance sensors of the LAS2-TM series impress with their high precision and their miniature housing. The optical sensors measure precisely at distances of up to 500 mm and achieve a linearity of ±0.13 % in addition to a...

2021-07-07
More than DNV-GL: Rotary encoder for robust offshore applications

More than DNV-GL: Rotary encoder for robust ...

Baumer: For ships out in rough seas, the failure of machinery on deck means an end to the journey or considerably slowed maneuvers, including the associated high financial costs. For this reason, some components are often replaced every time the...

2021-07-02
Powerful laser scanner for large measuring ranges

Powerful laser scanner for large measuring range

Micro-Epsilon: The new scanCONTROL 30xx laser scanners from Micro-Epsilon now offer large measuring ranges up to 200 mm. The high performance scanners are used for 2D/3D profile measurements in industrial production processes. Precision and high...

2021-06-28
High-performance laser distance sensor for large measurement distances in industrial applications

High-performance laser distance sensor for ...

Micro-Epsilon: The high-performance optoNCDT ILR2250 laser distance sensor is used whenever large measuring ranges and high accuracy are required. The optoNCDT ILR2250 can be installed at distances up to 100 m, and even up to 150 m with a...

2021-06-23
Filling level monitoring on barrel pumps

Filling level monitoring on barrel pumps

Micro-Epsilon: Consumable components such as greases, silicones and pastes are supplied by barrel pumps. In order to keep the production processes running, these components must be permanently available. This requires accurate filling level...

2021-06-22
Inductive eddyNCDT 3060 displacement measuring system now offers even more application possibilities

Inductive eddyNCDT 3060 displacement ...

Micro-Epsilon: The powerful eddyNCDT 3060 displacement measuring system is now even more flexible than before. The sensor portfolio has been supplemented by measuring ranges of 6 and 8 mm. This opens up new fields of application in almost every...

2021-06-22
Compact laser sensor for industrial series applications

Compact laser sensor for industrial series ...

Micro-Epsilon: The new optoNCDT 1220 laser sensor series from Micro-Epsilon represents distance measuring sensors with integrated controller. Measuring rates up to 1 kHz and a repeatability from 1 µm ensure reliable measurements. These laser...

2021-06-18
New video from Novotechnik: Rotary position sensors for mobile machinery

New video from Novotechnik: Rotary position ...

Variohm EuroSensor: As mechanisation and automation systems for mobile machinery used in construction, agriculture, municipal and related industries become progressively more sophisticated, the need for fit for purpose position sensor technology...

2021-06-08
New Encoder Portfolio

New Encoder Portfolio

Balluff: In industrial applications, process cycles are precisely timed. In order to meet them, the control of rotational and conveyor speeds as well as the exact positioning of workpieces is essential. The new rotary encoders from Balluff...

2021-06-07
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