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Suspended solids sensor
April 2020, Morton Controls
Morton Controls, in partnership with Quadbeam, has introduced the Stormwater and Wastewater sensor, the SWW, the newest suspended solids sensor/turbidity meter available. Quadbeam has created an incredibly ...

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Modular image processing solution
April 2020, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
ASSTech offers the latest VisionSystem2D from Wenglor. This is a modular image processing system developed for all vision applications. The system consists of up to 16 digital cameras, lenses with various ...

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3D sensors for automation of robot grippers
April 2020, ifm - South Africa
Gripper navigation The 3D sensor detects the object position, even when objects are moving and transmits it to the robot control. The system can detect rectangular, round and irregular shapes and transmit ...

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4-wire performance in a compact housing
April 2020, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
Randburg instrumentation specialist, ASSTech, now includes in its product range the new Jumo dTrans T06 Junior multifunction 4-wire transmitter that offers great performance for a wide range of applications. The ...

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Modular LED signal towers
April 2020, RS Components SA
RS Components has launched the RS PRO range of preassembled, prewired and modular LED signal towers, providing OEM automation engineers and maintenance buyers with a cost effective means of visually signalling ...

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Turbidity sensor with IO-Link
March 2020, Morton Controls
Digitisation has branched into industry under the keyword Industry 4.0. IO-Link offers significant advantages when it comes to reliably controlling the entire system technology in process control with ...

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Expert opposed-mode sensor
March 2020, Turck Banner
The new QS18E offers superior ambient light immunity to prevent unintentional triggering and prevents the sensor from being tricked by ambient light sources, such as a lightbulb, flashlight, or other ...

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Using infrared to detect the invisible
March 2020, R&C Instrumentation
Both preventive and predictive maintenance programmes rely on regular inspections of the critical assets that comprise a plant or facility. These inspections range from visual inspections to non-destructive ...

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Wenglor’s light band technology
March 2020, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
Based on a continuous, homogenous light band, Wenglor’s new retro-reflex sensors can reliably detect objects with irregular or asymmetrical shapes, for example in the field of intralogistics. With three ...

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Contour detection for inline quality checks
March 2020, ifm - South Africa
In assembly and handling applications, the PMD profiler from ifm electronic does not only verify the presence of an object, but it checks whether the correct component has been used and properly installed. ...

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Washdown protected photoelectric sensors
February 2020, 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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Precise position measurement in packaging
February 2020, 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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Increased traceability for tobacco manufacturer
February 2020, SICK Automation Southern Africa
SICK Automation South Africa recently installed 120 image-based 2D barcode readers across multiple scanning stations in a South African tobacco manufacturing plant. The cigarette manufacturer was looking ...

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Collision avoidance and navigation support
February 2020, SICK Automation Southern Africa
From electric lifting trucks and order pickers to tugs and mobile transport platforms, warehouses are benefitting from SICK Automation’s 2D LiDAR sensors. These sensors from the TiM series ensure collision-free ...

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Software platform for vision systems
February 2020, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
With ASSTech’s new product offering from Wenglor, two and three dimensional data from smart cameras, vision systems and control units with 2D/3D profile sensors can now be evaluated via a central software ...

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Direct mounting absolute encoder with Profibus interface
February 2020, Instrotech
Instrotech has announced Scancon’s Model: SCH88BEX, a new ATEX absolute encoder with Profibus Interface. It is a strong, compact (89 mm footprint), cost-effective hollow-bore encoder engineered for rugged ...

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Point and shoot laser distance meter
February 2020, Comtest
Comtest has announced Fluke’s new 417D, an accurate, durable, point and shoot laser distance meter, designed for indoor and outdoor, dusty and wet conditions. The easy, one-button operation means users ...

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New scanner expands barcoding capabilities
February 2020, Turck Banner
The iVu BCR series adds the Code 93, GS1 DataBar, and PDF417 barcode types to the broad spectrum of supported barcodes. This opens up new opportunities for iVu BCR Series barcode readers to solve applications ...

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Conductivity measurement in CIP processes
January 2020, Morton Controls
CIP cleaning facilities are primarily used in those installations where hygiene and product safety are paramount, for instance breweries and food production. Throughout the process the complete production ...

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Inline measurement in chemical process monitoring and control
December 2019
For reasons of quality and safety, the control of processes in the chemical industry is essential. The monitoring should be done directly in the process, continuously, and on a real-time basis. Modern ...

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