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Optimised encoder portfolio
June 2020, Turck Banner
With an optimised encoder portfolio, Turck serves a wide range of customer requirements from price sensitive encoders, right through to particularly robust and wear-free devices. From three product lines, ...

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New entry-level Jumo transmitter
2 May 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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Bright illumination for paint tunnel inspection
May 2020, Turck Banner
The WLB72 Inspection is a high-efficacy task light used for industrial work areas. It is simple to install, can be cascaded, and comes fully assembled. The bright, uniform output of the WLB72 reduces ...

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Torque sensors for every application
May 2020, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
Torque has to be measured in both production and assembly, and again in quality control. Burster, a precision measurement technology specialist, offers a range of sensors for the smallest torques of a ...

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Miniature photoelectric sensor
May 2020, Turck Banner
The DQ12 is a miniature, cost-effective solution for applications in space-constrained environments. The sensor features LED status indicators for power on, signal received, and marginal signal. In addition, ...

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Covid-19 early detection strategy
May 2020, Instrotech
Instrotech would like to make it known that it has a specialised early detection system on offer, that allows for fast, non-contact screening and identification of school learners, tertiary students and ...

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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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A practical guide to loadcell weighing systems
1 April 2020, Abacus Automation
Loadcells are a key component when it comes to ensuring that the manufacture of consumer goods, food and pharmaceuticals, amongst others, remains accurate and delivers consistent product quality and packaging....

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Early detection screening for learners
1 April 2020, Instrotech
Instrotech would like to make it known that it has a specialised early detection system on offer, that allows for fast, non-contact screening and identification of school learners, tertiary students and ...

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SKF takes monitoring to the next level
April 2020, SKF South Africa
SKF’s new optical sensing technology takes monitoring to the next level, providing engineers with new insights into machine performance. SKF Fibre Optic Sensing uses optical fibres to measure forces, ...

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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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