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SA Instrumentation & Control Buyers' Guide

Sensors & Transducers
Low power pressure sensors optimised for IoT
September 2017, Instrotech

Keller, a leading manufacturer of pressure sensors, is at the forefront when it comes to implementing IoT solutions. IoT processes are highly customised and require continuous development. Keller has ...

Reliable condition monitoring for factory automation
September 2017, RET Automation Controls

Turck’s IM12-CCM cabinet guard continuously monitors the relevant ambient variables inside control cabinets and protective enclosures. The device detects incorrectly closed doors as well as the exceeding ...

Telco optical fork sensors for packaging applications
August 2017, Gail Norton Instrumentation

Telco’s OFS series consists of self-contained optical fork sensors that are housed in a durable, U-shaped aluminium housing which operates in thru-beam mode. The series is available with a wide variety ...

Why use image-based barcode readers?
August 2017, Westplex

Image-based barcode readers are rapidly replacing laser scanners in a wide range of industries including food, beverage, consumer goods, pharmaceutical, and logistics, but when considering a transition ...

Time of flight technology as standard sensor
August 2017, ifm Electronic RSA

Ifm electronic’s O5D with time of flight technology (photonic mixer device) combines the following advantages: long range, reliable background suppression, visible laser light and high excess gain. In ...

Sensor and RFID Tag in one
August 2017, RET Automation Controls

Turck’s HF-RFID/sensor tag records and stores measured values such as temperature and pressure and can be read without contact controls. The sensor tags record and store process values such as temperature ...

Being sensible with sensors in intralogistics
August 2017, Countapulse Controls

There has been much debate in the field of intralogistics around whether classic high bay storage devices or self-driven shuttle systems are the future. Gerry Bryant, managing director of Countapulse ...

Humidity measurement in poultry farms
August 2017, Instrotech

Temperature and humidity measurement are required for each stage of the chicken lifecycle.

Foxboro pH sensors reduce costs and maintenance
August 2017, EOH Process Automation Solutions

Traditionally, pH sensors require replacement and are sometimes seen as consumables due to the frequency of change-out in certain applications. Therefore, suppliers are constantly working on developments ...

Smooth speed regulation with high precision
August 2017, Countapulse Controls

The new Hengstler Acuro AX73 is a class-leading optical encoder that offers smooth speed regulation with high levels of precision. Its compact dimensions make it suitable for installation in areas where ...

Precise object detection under extreme conditions
August 2017, ifm Electronic RSA

Ultrasonic sensors transmit and receive sound waves in the ultrasonic range. The object to be detected reflects the sound waves and the distance information is determined via time of flight measurement. ...

Ultrasonic sensor with analog and switching output
August 2017, RET Automation Controls

Besides the ‘high-end’ line, Turck’s ‘standard’ line of RU ultrasonic sensors is now also available with an analog output. In addition, the new sensor also offers a special switching output with a switching ...

Mobile 3D smart camera with overlay function
July 2017, ifm Electronic RSA

The 3D smart camera is the first 3D sensor system with integrated 2D camera. The video image is displayed with real-time graphics, symbols or texts. They are either triggered by the integrated driver ...

Smart camera with pattern matching
July 2017, ASSTech Process Electronics & Instrumentation

ASSTech’s Wenglor weQubeVision smart camera now has a new software pattern matching module that allows complex image processing applications to be implemented in just three simple steps. No expert know-how ...

Compact ultrasonic sensor with IO-Link
July 2017, RET Automation Controls

Turck has added a variant with an IO-Link output to its basic Compact series of ultrasonic sensors. Users can use IO-Link for the process values or continue to use the switching output of the sensor. ...

Sensors for safety applications
July 2017, RET Automation Controls

Turck’s safety proximity switches can now also be used for applications with a high demand mode, with redundancy up to even SIL3 and PL e. More than 350 SIL2 certified inductive, capacitive and magnetic ...

Two temperature sensors in one
July 2017, ifm Electronic RSA

The new TV temperature sensor from ifm electronic has impressive functionality. Due to its extremely compact design it can be installed where space is at a premium. The device has two switch points, operates ...

Colour mark sensor with RGB technology
July 2017, RET Automation Controls

Registration marks identify packaging material and are used for position control and to coordinate the separation and cutting of webs of packaging material. The webs are processed at high speeds and product ...

CorDEX TC series intrinsically safe thermal imaging cameras
June 2017, Extech Safety Systems

For troubleshooting tools that are rugged, reliable, efficient and accurate, which can help detect problems fast and communicate them to the maintenance team, the CorDEX TC series intrinsically safe cameras ...

Miniature encoder for mobile equipment
June 2017, RET Automation Controls

Turck’s compact and wear-free Ri360-QR20 miniature encoder is especially designed for use in mobile machinery. The new encoder series with IP68/IP69K protection exceeds the e1/E1 requirements and comes ...

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