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Advanced monitoring for process variables
Technews Industry Guide: Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2019, Loadtech Loadcells
The LT1200 panel mount process indicator is a precision digital indicator for interfacing to and measuring most process variables. The instrument is capable of measuring and processing variables such ...

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Manoeuvring agricultural robots with 2D laser scanners
March 2019, SICK Automation Southern Africa
The problem: how do you navigate agricultural robots through a field? The challenge of this application can be found not only in the wide variety of crops out there, but also in the fact that crop rows ...

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Sensors for motion control
March 2019, ifm - South Africa
The range of stainless steel housed incremental encoders from ifm electronic is ideal for applications such as conveyor belt synchronisation because of the long maintenance intervals, even when deployed ...

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Background suppression laser sensor
March 2019, Turck Banner
Turck’s Q5X laser sensor solves the most difficult distance-based applications, even at acute angles. The high-power laser sensor features excess gain, which enables the sensor to detect dark objects ...

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Leuze camera looks around the corner
March 2019, Countapulse Controls
Manufacturing plants, packaging facilities and warehouse operations often have areas where visibility is not what it should be, and not only can these prove hazardous to both vehicles and pedestrians ...

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Relative humidity probe hands control to the user
March 2019, Instrotech
The Michell HygroSmart HS3 advanced interchangeable relative humidity and temperature probe is 100% configurable to give users maximum flexibility. It also allows for alterations to RH measurements, to ...

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Factor 1 sensors in a plastic barrel
March 2019, Turck Banner
Inductive sensors in a plastic threaded barrel design and with an antivalent output have been added to Turck’s uprox series of factor 1 sensors, which offer the same large switching distance to all metals. ...

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Yokogawa to release compact new IIoT sensors outside Japan
March 2019, Yokogawa South Africa
Yokogawa has announced that it will release the Sushi Sensor, an OpreX brand wireless solution, in markets other than Japan, starting with Europe (shipping in March 2019). Already available in Japan, ...

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Large German fertiliser manufacturer reduces costs thanks to SICK Automation
February 2019, SICK Automation Southern Africa
Available agricultural land in Europe is limited. As a result, large quantities of fertiliser are used in order to increase yields. Producing fertiliser, however, is an energy-intensive process which ...

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Traceability for tobacco manufacturer
February 2019, 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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Hygienic limit switches for processes
February 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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A new standard for digital ­inclination measurement
February 2019
A new standard for digital inclination measurement has been set with the latest digital protractors from Stabila. Both the Tech 500 DP and Tech 1000 DP are manufactured exclusively in Germany, the main ...

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Bromide sensor for water disinfection
February 2019, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
With the expansion of its product range of membrane-covered amperometric digital sensors for liquid analysis, ASSTech now has available the Jumo tec-Line Br bromide sensor for general water disinfection ...

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Wenglor expands optical sensor range
February 2019, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
Wenglor’s PNG/smart generation of photoelectronic sensors is distinguished by a combination of performance and communication. An aligned optical axis and a balanced switching point, as well as large switching ...

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Four questions to ask when ­choosing a vision solution
February 2019, Turck Banner
Many users find vision systems challenging and it can be difficult to know where to start, but there are some simple steps that can help to match the right vision solution to an application. This article ...

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Intelligent valve sensor
February 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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Fast optical data transmission
February 2019, Countapulse Controls
The Leuze DDLS 500 optical data transceiver has a high optical transmission rate of 100 Mbit/s. This photoelectric sensor allows data transmission without cabling and without interference. Gerry Bryant, ...

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Speed sensor with IO-Link
February 2019, ifm - South Africa
The new range of speed sensors from ifm electronic has the evaluation electronics integrated into the sensor housing. This allows for low cost and easy monitoring or rotating, as well as linear movements ...

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Collision avoidance in reverse gear
January 2019, ifm - South Africa
To avoid collisions during manoeuvring, ifm electronic offers an automatic collision avoidance system: a 3D camera mounted at the back of a vehicle monitors the rear area, detects objects in the travel ...

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Telco sensors in conveyor belt monitoring
January 2019, Gail Norton Instrumentation
Ordinary belt monitoring units can detect belt failure, but many require frequent maintenance for reliable operation. This is why Telco designed a system that ensures peace of mind for the plant owner. The ...

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