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Large German fertiliser manufacturer reduces costs thanks to SICK Automation
February 2019, SICK Automation Southern Africa
Available agricultural land in Europe is limited. As a result, large quantities of fertiliser are used in order to increase yields. Producing fertiliser, however, is an energy-intensive process which ...

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Traceability for tobacco manufacturer
February 2019, SICK Automation Southern Africa
SICK Automation South Africa recently installed 120 image-based 2D barcode readers across multiple scanning stations in a South African tobacco manufacturing plant. The cigarette manufacturer was looking ...

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Hygienic limit switches for processes
February 2019, Morton Controls
Process and storage vessels incorporate limit switches to prevent overfilling of a tank or vessel (full indicator) or dry running of a pump (empty indicator). Anderson-Negele’s NCS series are ideally ...

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A new standard for digital ­inclination measurement
February 2019
A new standard for digital inclination measurement has been set with the latest digital protractors from Stabila. Both the Tech 500 DP and Tech 1000 DP are manufactured exclusively in Germany, the main ...

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Bromide sensor for water disinfection
February 2019, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
With the expansion of its product range of membrane-covered amperometric digital sensors for liquid analysis, ASSTech now has available the Jumo tec-Line Br bromide sensor for general water disinfection ...

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Wenglor expands optical sensor range
February 2019, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
Wenglor’s PNG/smart generation of photoelectronic sensors is distinguished by a combination of performance and communication. An aligned optical axis and a balanced switching point, as well as large switching ...

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Four questions to ask when ­choosing a vision solution
February 2019, Turck Banner
Many users find vision systems challenging and it can be difficult to know where to start, but there are some simple steps that can help to match the right vision solution to an application. This article ...

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Intelligent valve sensor
February 2019, ifm Electronic RSA
The intelligent valve sensor for pneumatic quarter-turn actuators from ifm electronic features 360° position monitoring to allow precise and continuous scrutiny of the valve condition. Problems such as ...

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Fast optical data transmission
February 2019, Countapulse Controls
The Leuze DDLS 500 optical data transceiver has a high optical transmission rate of 100 Mbit/s. This photoelectric sensor allows data transmission without cabling and without interference. Gerry Bryant, ...

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Speed sensor with IO-Link
February 2019, ifm Electronic RSA
The new range of speed sensors from ifm electronic has the evaluation electronics integrated into the sensor housing. This allows for low cost and easy monitoring or rotating, as well as linear movements ...

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Collision avoidance in reverse gear
January 2019, ifm Electronic RSA
To avoid collisions during manoeuvring, ifm electronic offers an automatic collision avoidance system: a 3D camera mounted at the back of a vehicle monitors the rear area, detects objects in the travel ...

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Telco sensors in conveyor belt monitoring
January 2019, Gail Norton Instrumentation
Ordinary belt monitoring units can detect belt failure, but many require frequent maintenance for reliable operation. This is why Telco designed a system that ensures peace of mind for the plant owner. The ...

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Compact encoder with EtherCAT
January 2019, Vepac Electronics
Wachendorff Automation has extended its absolute encoder series WDGA with the addition of an EtherCAT interface. The WDGA58F is a miniature encoder with bus cover for the EtherCAT interface. Due to its ...

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Barcode reader for complex ­applications
January 2019, Westplex
Cognex recently launched its new Dataman 470 barcode series. Most manufactured products use a 1-D or 2-D barcode to automate and simplify identification and capturing of data, but users must be able to ...

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Multifunction counter is simple and reliable
January 2019, Countapulse Controls
Suitable for a wide range of applications such as time control, position indication, control of rotation speed and batch counting, the Hengstler Tico 772 multifunctional counter is extremely easy to use. ...

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Humidity measurement in poultry farms
December 2018, Instrotech
Methods of farming chickens vary from country to country, however the general temperature and humidity conditions required for the three stages of chicken lifecycle are always similar. Temperature and ...

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Anemometers for accurate wind measurements
December 2018, GHM Messtechnik SA
Delta Ohm, part of the GHM Messtechnik Group of Companies, recently launched a range of anemometers that offer wind speed measurement of superior accuracy and that are particularly suited for installation ...

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Torque transducers for powertrains
December 2018, Instrotech
Climate change, urban air quality and the rising cost of energy have become the defining issues of the 21st century. With energy consumption and exhaust emissions from vehicles being significant contributors ...

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Pressure measuring cell with ISP
December 2018, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
A new addition to Jumo’s automation products is the Ceros S01 M pressure sensor with integrated signal processing (ISP), which is an active component that delivers a temperature-compensated and calibrated ...

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Adjustable background suppression sensor
December 2018, Turck Banner
Banner Engineering’s newest addition to the popular QS18 Series product family is an electronic adjustable field background suppression sensor with barrel mount. Electronic adjustment provides a more ...

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