Sensors & Transducers


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Wire-actuated encoder for crane arms and lifting platforms
May 2022, Instrotech
Siko has solved the challenges presented by such applications with the SG 30 and its very compact, yet robust, design.

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Ultrasonic distance sensor
May 2022, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
Wenglor’s new ultrasonic distance sensors combine low installation depth and easy integration of the sensor with tried and tested ultrasonic technology, setting new standards in terms of range and integration options.

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Grist for the mill
May 2022, Turck Banner, Editor's Choice
To meet the requirements of Swiss company Bühler with regard to its MHSA grain huller, Turck certified its contactless Li linear position sensor for use in the Ex area. Thanks to its contactless operating principle, the robust sensors are both maintenance-free and wear-free. They offer an impressive performance due to their optimum reproducibility, resolution and linearity over a large temperature range.

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Ex-rated strain gauge transducer
May 2022, Turck Banner
Turck Banner's IMX12-SG for force measurement applications in hazardous areas achieves response times below 10 ms and can be used as a repeater or signal converter.

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Concentration measurement with process sensors
April 2022
To run chemical reactions in an optimal range and to control product quality, online concentration measurement is required. This ensures a fast intervention in case of concentration variation during ...

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Sensors for pulp and paper applications
April 2022, Gail Norton Instrumentation
Some of the toughest challenges for sensors are found in the pulp and paper industry. Here, high temperatures and a contaminated environment make it difficult for optical sensors to operate accurately ...

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Universal code reader for optimal reliability
April 2022, Pepperl+Fuchs
Camera-based code readers have already proven their worth in reading detailed data for automated processes, with the adaptability to suit many tasks.

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Working hand in hand to meet automotive OEMs’ strict requirements
April 2022, Turck Banner, System Integration & Control Systems Design
The LASE Group, producer of machines and assembly cells for the automotive industry, places trust in its close collaboration with Turck Multiprox.

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2D vision sensor
April 2022, ifm - South Africa
Thanks to its integrated daylight filter, ifm’s new Dualis is highly resistant to extraneous light and boasts powerful algorithms to meet demanding requirements.

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3D machine vision camera gives robots human eyesight
March 2022, SICK Automation Southern Africa
The camera integrates easily into existing systems using system integration software, and features easily configurable input and output functionality.

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Draw-wire mechanisms for encoders
March 2022, ifm - South Africa
Adverse effects on distance detection, for example those caused by dirt in the case of optical distance measurement, are mostly eliminated.

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Position sensor for hydraulic cylinders
March 2022, Instrotech
SIKO’s SGH10 draw-wire encoder measures cylinder stroke precisely using Bowden cable sensor technology installed directly in the cylinder.

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Load sensor for weighing, level control, stress and fatigue monitoring
March 2022, Instrotech
Vishay’s Model 178 extensometer is a load sensor designed for force measurement on any load-bearing structure, comprising a total solution for weighing, level control, stress and fatigue monitoring. The ...

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Measuring light grids
March 2022, ifm - South Africa
An evaluation of how many light beams are obstructed, and which ones, is provided and can be used to detect whether the conveyed objects are in the correct and safe transport position.

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Heavy-duty incremental and absolute encoders
February 2022, Vepac Electronics
Wachendorff Automation now offers a heavy-duty variant as part of its range of incremental and absolute encoders.

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Miniature inductive sensors with long switching distances
February 2022, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
No larger than a pinhead, the robust sensors come in a V2A stainless steel housing and demonstrate their strengths where space is most limited.

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Inductive M8 sensor for limited-space applications
February 2022, ifm - South Africa
ifm has introduced the M8 inductive sensor for applications in factory automation, machine tool equipment and fast-moving robotic arms.

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New technology caps pharma bottling process
February 2022
A regular customer of Sensor Technology has switched to its latest range of torque sensors, which are drop-in replacements for their predecessors.

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Modbus sensor guards against costly water damage
February 2022, RF Design, Flow Measurement & Control
Bus Probe #05 (BP#05) is the newest member of Tibbo's RS-485 Modbus sensor family. BP#05 implements a cost-effective, low-power flood/leak detector that is ideally suited for building management systems ...

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Smart radar sensors for rugged environments
January 2022, Turck Banner
With protection to IP69K and a shock-resistance of 100 G, the IO-Link devices are also suitable for rugged outdoor applications.

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