Sensors & Transducers


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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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Sensors for predictive maintenance solutions
December 2019, Turck Banner
Banner Engineering’s QM30VT series sensors build on the capabilities offered by the QM42VT Series sensors they replace. They maintain all the same functionality, registers, and scaling, however, their ...

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On safe paths with Leuze
December 2019, Countapulse Controls
When using the principle of triangulation for navigating automated guided vehicles (AGVs), vehicles are often equipped with two different scanners – one for safety and one for navigation. Now there is ...

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Electronic position indicator with Ethernet interface
December 2019, Instrotech
Instrotech now offers the Siko AP20 position indicator, equipped to detect the position of spindle adjustments in machines. It displays the corresponding positional data to the operator and passes it ...

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Setting the future standard for 3D image processing
November 2019, SICK Automation Southern Africa
SICK Automation has set the future standard for 3D image processing with regard to technology, speed, resolution and ease of integration. The company’s Ranger3 3D vision camera is capable of taking high ...

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Millimetre perfect from ifm electronic
November 2019, ifm - South Africa
Precise ToF distance sensor for demanding applications Thanks to the innovative on-chip time-of-flight principle with PMD technology (photonic mixer device), the new OGD precision sensor from ifm electronic, ...

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Bright, versatile illumination
November 2019, Turck Banner
The bright, uniform output of the WLB72 reduces shadows, improves visibility and gives workers the light they need to work efficiently and without making mistakes. A diffuse window minimises eye strain ...

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Time synchronise your key remote sites
November 2019, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
Managing processes where root cause identification is rapidly identified can generate substantial savings though improved productivity and implementation of planned preventive maintenance schedules. Knowing ...

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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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