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Sensors & Transducers
Automated 3D object detection and measurement
February 2016, Countapulse Controls

Due to the size and shape of items on many automated packaging lines, it is necessary to measure boxes and components in a 3D format as they progress through the system. According to Gerry Bryant, managing ...

Laser sensor ideal for fill level applications
February 2016, RET Automation Controls

The Q4X laser distance sensor from Banner Engineering is now available with dual discrete outputs and IO-Link configuration. Dual discrete outputs enable the Q4X to solve challenging fill level, high/low ...

Robust two-axis tilt angle sensors with enhanced shock compensation
February 2016, Mecosa

Sensor specialist FSG has developed a tilt angle sensor based on MEMS technology (micro-electromechanical measuring systems) that monitors the inclination of construction machinery in rugged environments. ...

A smarter 3D sensor
February 2016, ifm Electronic RSA

The mining environment presents some of the harshest working conditions, from extreme temperatures to dust, wind, rain, floods and exposure to sunlight. However, with mobile machines and vehicles playing ...

Radar dual-zone sensor provides superior detection of moving and stationary targets
February 2016, RET Automation Controls

Banner Engineering’s new frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar sensor provides reliable detection of moving or stationary objects. Featuring a very narrow 11 by 13 degree beam pattern, the ...

Discrete fibre amplifier with ­extended range sensing capability
February 2016, RET Automation Controls

Banner Engineering has introduced its DF-G3 discrete long-range fibre amplifier with dual digital displays for use with plastic and glass fibre optic assemblies. Featuring increased sensing power, the ...

Banner Engineering’s rugged LED strip lights solve tough lighting applications in harsh environments
February 2016, RET Automation Controls

Banner Engineering has released the WLS27 LED strip light. Featuring a durable aluminium internal structure and shatterproof, UV-stabilised, polycarbonate shell, the lights are ideal for harsh indoor ...

IO-Link capable uprox3 sensors
February 2016, RET Automation Controls

Turck has introduced its flagship uprox3 sensor in an IO-Link-capable version. The intelligent interface makes the factor 1 inductive proximity switch a universal sensor that can be parameterised to suit ...

Latest vision sensors for process inspection and quality control
February 2016, Actum Electronics

An example of this technology is the IV series vision sensor from Keyence of Japan. The series is programmed with customised parameters that correlate, for example, with the material thickness or the ...

Contactless IO-Link encoder
February 2016, RET Automation Controls

At the SPS IPC Drives fair, Turck showcased its first fully contactless encoder which outputs its measured value via IO-Link. This makes the QR24-IOL an inexpensive alternative to encoders with an analog ...

Photoelectric sensors – now even more powerful
February 2016, ifm Electronic RSA

In applications where space is limited and high precision is required, the new generation of compact O7 photoelectric sensors from ifm electronic come into play. The precise background suppression is ...

More than just an encoder
January 2016, ifm Electronic RSA

The new encoders from ifm electronic offer a real alternative to traditional photoelectric encoders. This is a result of their magnetic operating principle, in combination with unique signal evaluation ...

Sensing made easy with ESI Smart Sensor and Sentient
January 2016, Booyco Electronics

Accurate measurement of gases is made simple with the locally manufactured ESI Smart Sensor from Booyco Electronics. Significantly, this compact sensing unit, weighing only 1,8 kg, has the ability to ...

Axis introduces explosion protected network cameras for hazardous areas
December 2015, Axis Communications SA

Axis Communications has introduced its first explosion protected network cameras. XF40-Q1765 and XP40-Q1765 cameras both feature a 316L stainless steel housing certified for hazardous areas according ...

Intelligent incremental encoder with display and IO-Link
December 2015, ifm Electronic RSA

The intelligent PerformanceLine encoders from ifm are extremely versatile due to their programmable resolution, selectable output signal and IO-Link compatibility. The encoders use magnetic technology, ...

Moxa launches rugged outdoor IP camera
December 2015, RJ Connect

Moxa has launched its new VPort 66-2MP series of rugged IP cameras. The cameras feature 1080p Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) at 60 FPS and an H.264 PTZ dome designed for mission-critical video surveillance ...

Photoelectric sensors now available in fixed-field sensing mode
December 2015, RET Automation Controls

RET Automation now stocks the S18-2 compact photo-electric sensor series with fixed-field background suppression mode configurations. The compact, self-contained sensors provide up to six detection ranges ...

Jumo’s tecLine HD sensor family
December 2015, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation

The latest variant in Jumo’s tecLine HD range of sensors has a pinhole diaphragm, specifically designed for processes with high solids content. The tecLine HD sensor family measures pH, pH and temperature, ...

A new generation of Ex barriers and analog signal isolators
December 2015, RET Automation Controls

Turck has released the IMX12 device series, a new generation of Ex isolated barriers and Ex analog signal isolators. With its compact and slim 12.5 mm housing, the device series offers maximum signal ...

Smartpat conductivity ­sensors for water ­applications
December 2015, Krohne

Extending its portfolio of process analysis sensors and systems, Krohne has introduced three new Smartpat sensors for conductivity measurement in liquids: Smartpat Cond 1200, 3200 and 5200. Introduced ...

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