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Inspecting the sharpness of band knives

Inspecting the sharpness of band knives

Micro-Epsilon: Foam cutting machines must ensure a constant cutting quality, which requires among other things a perfect condition of the cutting blades. Laser profile scanners from Micro-Epsilon are used to test the knife sharpness. Foam cutting...

2022-02-14
Smart sensor family for mobile machines

Smart sensor family for mobile machines

SIKO GmbH: Whether mobile elevating work platforms, mobile cranes or truck-mounted concrete pumps – mobile machines have to consistently function as smoothly, precisely and efficiently as possible. This requires smart sensors that can...

2022-02-11
Inductive sensor LVDT LV-G - self-orienting rod end  bearings for perfect adjustment

Inductive sensor LVDT LV-G - self-orienting ...

Waycon:The tried-and-tested LVDT series LV by WayCon is being expanded with the LV-G, which is equipped with rod end bearings. Thanks to the rod end bearings, the inductive sensors can be directly attached to the object to be measured. Here, the...

2022-02-10
Robust 36 mm encoder from Wachendorff

Robust 36 mm encoder from Wachendorff

Wachendorff: Wachendorff Automation now also has a heavy-duty variant in the very compact 36 mm design in its range of incremental encoders in the WDGP series, as well as absolute encoders in the WDGA series. This version is characterized by a...

2022-02-09
Capacitive sensors for subnanometer thickness measurements

Capacitive sensors for subnanometer thickness ..

Micro-Epsilon: Capacitive sensors from Micro-Epsilon are used for precise displacement measurements as well as non-contact thickness measurements. They achieve submicron accuracy even in industrial environments. Therefore, they are used for...

2022-02-09
Robust magnetic encoders offer increased application flexibility: Wachendorff’s WDGP incremental encoders have freely definable pulse number

Robust magnetic encoders offer increased ...

Variohm EuroSensor: Wachendorff Automation, the encoder and measurement systems manufacturer, has launched a new variant of its well-proven industrial grade rotary encoders that feature a freely definable pulse count. The new WDGP series,...

2022-02-07
Eddy current sensors with clamping for special installation conditions and small measuring ranges

Eddy current sensors with clamping for ...

Micro-Epsilon: The eddyNCDT ES-U1-T and ES-U3-T displacement sensors are new to the Micro-Epsilon portfolio. Both sensor types can be fastened via clamping. This offers several advantages: the sensors are not subject to torsional stress, the...

2022-02-04
Safe monitoring of crane positions

Safe monitoring of crane positions

Micro-Epsilon: Automated crane systems must be controlled reliably and extremely precisely. This is the only way to achieve a fast, safe and efficient material flow. Modern control units frequently use measurement values obtained from...

2022-02-03
Bourns Introduces 12mm Dual Concentric Rotary Encoder Series Featuring Two Encoders in a Single Package

Bourns Introduces 12mm Dual Concentric Rotary ..

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, introduced a new 12mm dual concentric rotary encoder series that features two encoders in a single package. Bourns® Model PEC11D allows designers to specify a single...

2022-01-25
Further product and manufacturing expansion for the Variohm Group through CPI™ acquisition – harsh duty position sensing and switching technologies

Further product and manufacturing expansion ...

Variohm EuroSensor: Variohm Holdings Ltd (aka The Variohm Group), part of the LSE-listed discoverIE (LSE: DSCV), has further advanced its strategic product offering and manufacturing competency through the acquisition of the USA based precision...

2022-01-24
The big screen: special effects with the aid of absolute draw-wire encoders

The big screen: special effects with the ...

SIKO GmbH: Draw-wire encoders are not the kind of component that is normally associated with motion picture production. But what distinguishes the draw-wire encoders from SIKO GmbH, a leading manufacturer of sensors and positioning systems, and...

2022-01-24
Safe with only one sensor

Safe with only one sensor

Leuze electronic: In the past, system manufacturers had to use two sensors and two different technologies for position detection. But not anymore: The new FBPS 600i safety bar code positioning system from Leuze enables position detection with a...

2022-01-21
Smart, simple and precise – OXM profile sensors for efficient profile measurements

Smart, simple and precise – OXM profile sensors

Baumer: The smart multi-tool profile sensors OXM from Baumer enable fast solutions for individual measurement tasks thanks to measurement functions directly integrated in the sensor and their simplest usability. For even more precision, the OXM200 is now...

2022-01-17
P3003 & P3004 - 30mm Inductive Proximity Sensor

P3003 & P3004 - 30mm Inductive Proximity Sensor

4B BRAIME Components LTD: An inductive sensor designed to detect shaft speed, shaft position, gate position, or object presence. No contact is made between the sensor and the object being monitored. Maximum range of ferrous targets is 8 mm...

2022-01-14
Smart encoders: Cost-efficient connection and parameterization flexibility

Smart encoders: Cost-efficient connection ...

Baumer: Electrical and mechanical integration of encoders has become much easier and more economically viable. The new bearingless encoder EB200E from Baumer is proving this right. It can be compactly integrated on any axis without complex...

2022-01-11
Three in one –  Draw-wire encoders with integrated inclinometer for position, speed and inclination

Three in one – Draw-wire encoders with ...

SIKO GmbH: Mobile machines such as mobile cranes or mobile elevating work platforms are exposed to harsh environmental conditions that their components must withstand at all times. At the same time, installation space is at a premium, so the more...

2021-12-15
Factor 1 Sensor for Logistics Applications

Factor 1 Sensor for Logistics Applications

Turck is expanding the proven uprox series with the NI40UE-QV40 inductive proximity switch. This is a rectangular Efficiency Line variant that has been optimized with a focus on flexibility, short commissioning times and price-sensitive...

2021-12-14
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...

2021-12-08
Precise thickness measurements of flat glass and film

Precise thickness measurements of flat glass ...

Micro-Epsilon: The IMP-TH70 sensor for the IMS5400 white light interferometer measures the thickness of glass and film with a resolution of < 1 nm. With 70 mm, this sensor offers a working distance of around twice as much as before, as well as...

2021-12-07
Future ready: Compact absolute Rotary Encoder for Industry 4.0

Future ready: Compact absolute Rotary Encoder ..

SIKO GmbH: For decades absolute rotary encoders have been the „Go To” sensor in machines where exact position and/or speed feedback are required. Nowadays encoders provide much more than simple process data. They are key components in...

2021-12-03
World’s largest confocal sensor range to be expanded again

World’s largest confocal sensor range to be ...

Micro-Epsilon: Confocal chromatic sensors are used for distance and thickness measurements where the highest accuracy and signal stability are required. They offer state-of-the-art technology allied with high speed and maximum precision. Now there...

2021-12-02
Pharma 4.0 with intelligent size changeover

Pharma 4.0 with intelligent size changeover

SIKO GmbH: “Size changeover" is not necessarily a term that immediately makes people stop and pay attention in the pharmaceutical industry. However, considering the challenges in pharmaceutical manufacturing, which are characterized by cost...

2021-12-01
Laser distance sensors now also with IO-Link

Laser distance sensors now also with IO-Link

Micro-Epsilon: The optoNCDT ILR2250 laser distance sensors from Micro-Epsilon can now also be integrated in automation systems via IO-Link. The advantages are easy handling and high flexibility. The sensors ensure gapless communication from the...

2021-11-30
Smart Radar Sensors for Rugged Environments

Smart Radar Sensors for Rugged Environments

Turck is presenting robust radar sensors for distance measurement up to 15 meters for rugged application areas in factory automation as well as in outdoor or mobile applications. The rugged 122 GHz devices with protection to IP67/69K are shock...

2021-11-29
Absolute position and speed data for automation and drive technology

Absolute position and speed data for ...

SIKO GmbH: The requirements for sensors used for position detection in automation and drive technology increase with the complexity and performance of the associated machines and systems. The high-resolution, non-contact absolute encoder MSA213K...

2021-11-29
Inductive Measuring Sensors with IO-Link

Inductive Measuring Sensors with IO-Link

Turck: Besides offering flush inductive measuring sensors with an IO-Link output, Turck is now also offering three non-flush variants. The NI4-M12, NI7-M18 and NI12-M30 models supply a signal proportional to distance over a 12 millimeter range as...

2021-11-25
Rugged, Compact, Safe

Rugged, Compact, Safe

Pepperl+Fuchs: Reliable protection is required wherever people and machines interact. The USi®-safety system guarantees protection based on the design-related robustness of the ultrasonic sensors. The separation of the actual sensor component...

2021-11-16
One Platform for Numerous Tasks

One Platform for Numerous Tasks

Pepperl+Fuchs: Vision sensors are usually designed for individual, specific tasks. By contrast, the new SmartRunner Explorer 3-D product family offers high-precision solutions that can be used in a wide variety of areas. This technology allows for...

2021-11-12
Shock-Resistant Linear Position Sensors with IO-Link

Shock-Resistant Linear Position Sensors with ...

Turck has further developed its Li-Q25 inductive positioning systems and equipped the contactless linear position sensors with IO-Link. COM3 of the new Li-Q25L enables it to support the latest and fastest IO-Link interface. Its inductive measuring...

2021-11-05
Sensata Technologies Presents its Industrial Sensing Solutions that Enable More Productive Factories at SPS 2021

Sensata Technologies Presents its Industrial ...

Sensata Technologies, an industrial technology company and a leading provider of sensor-based solutions, today announced that it will exhibit at the Smart Production Solutions (SPS) 2021 show in Nuremberg, Germany from November 23 to 25. Sensata...

2021-11-04
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