Sensors & Transducers
Fibre optic amplifier with 10 microsecond response rate
November 2014, RET Automation Controls
Banner Engineering has enhanced its fibre optic sensors product line with the DF-G2 amplifier, which achieves a 10 microsecond response time with 5 microsecond repeatability.
In addition to quick response
Encoders for dynamic pitch control on wind turbines
November 2014, Countapulse Controls
Hengstler has introduced a range of encoders for sophisticated pitch control applications on wind turbines. Wind energy turbines are not only exposed to fluctuating wind conditions, but have to use these
One sensor measures pH, redox and rH
Endress+Hauser’s Memosens technology guarantees efficient process optimisation.
Reducing collisions on manned forklifts
November 2014, SICK Automation Southern Africa
Laser-based reverse sensing systems minimise costs from damage and downtime.
Fire detection and protection systems from Sperosens
November 2014, Spero Sensors & Instrumentation
Fire suppression and detection is the fastest growing product group in the Sperosens basket of products and systems. The company offers turnkey solutions through the design, manufacture, installation,
Dual-range torque sensor with USB interface
November 2014, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
German-based Burster has introduced a new dual-range torque sensor that sets new standards for measuring static and rotational torques in laboratory testing, production and quality assurance.
Durag’s D-UG 120 control unit
November 2014, OEN Enterprises
The Durag D-UG 120 is a highly reliable self-monitoring and fail-safe control unit for monitoring gas, oil and coal flames in conjunction with the Durag UV, UV+IR or IR flame sensors, primarily in single
Banner Engineering enhances iVu vision sensor series
November 2014, RET Automation Controls
Banner Engineering has announced the release of the iVu Plus TG Gen2 and iVu Plus BCR Gen2 vision sensor series. Designed from the company’s industry-recognised iVu integrated vision sensor family, the
SKF Machine Tool Observer
November 2014, SKF South Africa
SKF has launched the SKF Machine Tool Observer MTx, which offers flexibility by enabling users to connect a range of condition monitoring sensors to one dedicated electronic system that logs all critical
High performance photoelectric sensors for special applications
November 2014, Eaton Electric SA
Eaton has launched its new E75/E76 series of high performance photoelectric sensors with field-adjustable background suppression and considerably extended sensing range. The key is the IntelliView technology
Transparent object detection for the food and beverage industry
November 2014, Omron Electronics
Omron has announced the E3S-DB, a transparent-object sensor specifically designed for the food and beverage industry. Developed in conjunction with customers who produce some of the world’s leading branded
Underground methane monitoring
October 2014, Throughput Technologies
Gateways from ProSoft Technology control the safety in an underground European coal mine.
The light curtain transformed
October 2014, SICK Automation Southern Africa
Using pattern and object recognition for safer material transfer.
SKF Wireless MicroVibe
October 2014, SKF South Africa
The next generation of portable machine vibration assessment tool.
Low cost high resolution IR cameras
October 2014, R & C Instrumentation
Cox has introduced two new low cost imaging cameras with pixel resolutions of 320 x 240 and 640 x 480 respectively. All units are supplied with real-time analysis software with image save functionality
Protection for the environment
October 2014, Pepperl+Fuchs
Sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs monitor the output of oily water separators and generate alarm conditions as required.
Telco Sensors for pulp and paper production
October 2014, Gail Norton Instrumentation
Some of the toughest challenges for sensors are found in the pulp and paper industry. Here, high temperatures and a contaminated environment make it difficult for optical sensors to operate accurately
Intelligent image processing
October 2014, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
In most industry sectors new applications are evolving that require high performance, easy to use image processing solutions. Wenglor’s new VisionSystem+ meets all of these expectations.
Optical fork sensors with high switching frequency
October 2014, ifm Electronic RSA
ifm electronic’s optical fork and angle sensors with robust metal housing resist distortion compared to conventional plastic forks. In comparison to through-beam sensors, their advantage is that the time-consuming
Flare ignition systems from Smitsvonk
October 2014, OEN Enterprises
Flaring systems in a refinery or petro-chemical plant ensure the safe and efficient disposal of released gases. A flare is expected to operate 24 hours a day and must be maintenance-free for several years.
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