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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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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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