Sensors & Transducers


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Infrared sensors for stock control
October 2019, Gail Norton Instrumentation
Telco’s high performance, self-contained infrared sensor series provides a total solution for pulp and paper applications. This industry poses serious problems for photoelectric sensors as the highly ...

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Positioning sensor achieves high accuracy
October 2019, SICK Automation Southern Africa
SICK Automation’s next-generation laser distance measurement sensor, DL100Hi, achieves higher levels of accuracy over greater distances for positioning and control in fast-moving environments. This high ...

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LM sensor for precise applications
October 2019, Turck Banner
Banner’s LM series of precision measurement sensors is now available in an even more precise model that features a 0,002 mm analog resolution at a range of 40-80 mm. The new LM80 model also features a ...

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Deep learning sensor application
October 2019, SICK Automation Southern Africa
SICK Automation has developed a sensor solution that operates on the basis of deep learning algorithms. Following the AppSpace eco-system that permits realisation of flexible solutions for automation ...

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Rosemount food and beverage leak detection system
October 2019, Emerson Automation Solutions
In response to industry demand for increased quality in food and beverages at every level, Emerson has introduced the Rosemount CT4215 food and beverage leak detection system. The CT4215 is a quantum ...

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Compact IR camera with industrial accessories
October 2019, Instrotech
Optris has announced additions to the Compact Line, the Xi 80 and Xi 400, now with new industrial accessories for use in rough conditions. The system has a modular design and as a result, the water cooled ...

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3D sensors for robot grippers
October 2019, ifm - South Africa
The 3D sensor detects the object position, even when objects are moving, and transmits it to the robot control which activates the gripper. The system can detect rectangular, round and irregular shapes ...

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Radar sensors: frequently asked questions
September 2019, Turck Banner
Radar sensors are commonly used for a wide variety of vehicle detection and collision avoidance applications, and they are a particularly good choice for outdoor deployments.

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All codes at a glance
September 2019, ifm - South Africa
The new O2I multi-code reader from ifm electronic convinces with its high resolution, short evaluation time and quick set-up, all of which fulfil the requirements placed on modern components for high-performing ...

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Robotic platform relies on LiDAR
September 2019, SICK Automation Southern Africa
A SICK Automation LiDAR sensor was used to build a winning robotic platform in the prestigious Drexel University’s annual College of Engineering senior project design competition. For the Swerve team, ...

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Powerful multicode reader
September 2019, ifm - South Africa
The new multicode reader from ifm electronic reliably detects 1D and 2D codes. It ensures reliable identification even under difficult conditions, e.g. in case of changing extraneous light or shiny surfaces. ...

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Compact conductivity monitoring solution
August 2019, GHM Messtechnik SA
Condix is a low maintenance, easy to install measuring transducer that saves time and money. This solution for monitoring of conductivity in liquids does not require a separate measuring transducer nor ...

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Sensor technologies help wine growers to vintage success
August 2019, Instrotech
As English wine grows in popularity, more and more people recognise its award winning qualities and production is growing by the year. A generation ago, it was wise to steer clear of British wine, blends ...

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Photoelectric sensors for washdown applications
August 2019, Turck Banner
Banners new T18-2 photoelectric sensors have an FDA-grade shatterproof plastic housing and are IP69K rated and Ecolab certified to protect against water ingress and chemical washdown. IP69K and epoxy ...

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Ultrasonic sensors in agricultural automation
August 2019, Instrotech
German manufacturer Dallmeier has announced a development partnership with AnyVision, a pioneer in AI-based facial, body, and object recognition. The aim of the cooperation is to integrate AnyVision’s ...

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Limit switches for hygienic processes
August 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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Precise position measurement in packaging
August 2019, Countapulse Controls
Precision monitoring and accurate measurement of distances is essential for smooth running in both production and intralogistics operations. Optical distance sensors are generally used for this purpose ...

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Valve sensor with IO-Link
August 2019, ifm - South Africa
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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HellermannTyton launches Mercury
August 2019, HellermannTyton
HellermannTyton recently launched the Mercury, which combines the functionality usually performed by multimeters and IR cameras into a single compact, portable device. The built-in IR camera detects hot ...

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Radar sensor for vehicle applications
August 2019, Turck Banner
The new Q130R radar sensor is configured using free software that allows easy setup, including defining the sensing distance, sensitivity and output configuration. Because of the wide field of view and ...

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