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Multi-colour touch sensors with ­IO-Link
June 2019, ifm - South Africa
The new multi-colour touch sensors from ifm bring flexible adaptation to any application. Where many different sensors were required before, one individually adjustable sensor is sufficient today. The ...

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Static and rotational torque sensors
June 2019, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
With the new compact 8661 series of torque sensors, Burster has extended its portfolio to include static and rotating torques over the range from 0,05 to 200 Nm. In addition to the highly accurate measurements, ...

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Handheld control valve tester
June 2019, Comtest
In the past, control valve testing meant using complicated testers that required extensive training, the removal of the valve, and often one-to-two hours of test time on the bench. Comtest is therefore ...

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Magnetic sensors for C-groove cylinders from SMC
June 2019, Turck Banner
Turck’s portfolio of magnetic field sensors is being expanded: The BIM-UNC product series was specially optimised for perfect mounting in the C-groove pneumatic cylinder of SMC. The sensors can be inserted ...

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Photoelectric sensor for demanding applications
June 2019, Rockwell Automation
The new Allen-Bradley 42AF RightSight M30 photoelectric sensor from Rockwell Automation is the latest addition to the company’s smart sensing portfolio. Built with improved environmental resistance and ...

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Vision sensors
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview
The VG series vision sensors utilise images captured by integrated industrial camera lenses to determine a target object’s presence, colour, size, shape, orientation, patterns and more. On show at Stand ...

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Radiometric density system
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Mecosa
On show at Stand D08 is the new DuoSeries LB 475 radiometric density system from Berthold, which is designed for the cementing and hydraulic fracturing industries. The density transmitter is a state-of-the-art ...

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IO-Link infrastructure components
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Pepperl+Fuchs
Pepperl+Fuchs has on show a range of IO-Link infrastructure components. As a globally established communication standard that is system- and fieldbus-independent, IO-Link offers many advantages. The universal ...

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High performance sensors
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview
The LE46C sensors from Leuze electronic are reliable and cost-effective, with high performance reserves and large ranges. On exhibit at Stand J13, these sensors are ideal for use in conveyor and storage ...

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Leak detection in coal-fired power stations
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Instrotech
Instrotech’s advanced acoustic leak detection system, Inspecta FFT, can detect boiler tube leaks in coal-fired utilities and in oxygen plants and gasifiers. The technology and equipment is in use in power ...

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Load sensing by light
May 2019, SKF South Africa
SKF’s new optical sensing technology takes monitoring to the next level, providing engineers with new insights into machine performance. SKF Fibre Optic Sensing uses optical fibres to measure forces, ...

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Contact-free optical communication
May 2019, Countapulse Controls
Optical data transceivers are the appropriate choice for any application where data needs to be transmitted without cables and without interference. The Leuze DDLS 500 data transceiver makes contact-free ...

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Get your sensor data faster
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, VEGA Controls SA
VEGA’s Tools App enables sensor parameters and configuration settings to be read and adjusted via Bluetooth on any smartphone or tablet. They are easy to operate and all data is permanently available ...

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Indoor air quality management
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Atlas Industrial Systems
Atlas Industrial Systems (AIS) is the sole supplier of the Honeywell, a first in mobile-supported, indoor air quality management. Regulated by ICASA, this system is user-friendly and has proven valuable ...

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Ultrasonic sensors for level measurement and object ­detection
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, ifm - South Africa
ifm – South Africa’s new M30 ultrasonic sensors for continuous level measurement and object detection are distinguished by their long range of up to eight metres. This makes them particularly suited for ...

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Machine vision solutions
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Westplex
Westplex specialises in machine vision products and systems for visual inspection, and is a country-wide, one-stop source for a wide range of industrial machine vision products. Westplex represents world ...

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Shock-proof linear position sensors
April 2019, Turck Banner
Turck’s enhanced Li linear position sensors measure position values at a frequency of 5 kHz at measuring lengths of up to 2 metres. Turck has updated its contactless Li Q25 positioning systems and has ...

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Inductive sensors with Teflon coating
April 2019, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
With switching distances of up to 50 mm and magnetic field resistance of 200 mT, Wenglor’s inductive sensors with correction factor 1 come in a total of eight new welding-field resistant models, with ...

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2D barcode reader increases traceability
April 2019, SICK Automation Southern Africa
SICK Automation South Africa, one of the country’s leading sensor solution suppliers for industrial applications, recently installed 120 image-based 2D barcode readers across multiple scanning stations ...

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Setting standards for monitoring and safety in the radiation detection industry
Technews Industry Guide: Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2019, OEN Enterprises
Exposure to harmful levels of radiation can easily be prevented with a new generation of ultra-small, wearable dosimeters. Less expensive, simpler to use, and portable, Thermo Scientific’s EPDs (electronic ...

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