Sensors & Transducers


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Barcode reader for complex ­applications
January 2019, Westplex
Cognex recently launched its new Dataman 470 barcode series. Most manufactured products use a 1-D or 2-D barcode to automate and simplify identification and capturing of data, but users must be able to ...

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Multifunction counter is simple and reliable
January 2019, Countapulse Controls
Suitable for a wide range of applications such as time control, position indication, control of rotation speed and batch counting, the Hengstler Tico 772 multifunctional counter is extremely easy to use. ...

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Humidity measurement in poultry farms
December 2018, Instrotech
Methods of farming chickens vary from country to country, however the general temperature and humidity conditions required for the three stages of chicken lifecycle are always similar. Temperature and ...

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Anemometers for accurate wind measurements
December 2018, GHM Messtechnik SA
Delta Ohm, part of the GHM Messtechnik Group of Companies, recently launched a range of anemometers that offer wind speed measurement of superior accuracy and that are particularly suited for installation ...

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Torque transducers for powertrains
December 2018, Instrotech
Climate change, urban air quality and the rising cost of energy have become the defining issues of the 21st century. With energy consumption and exhaust emissions from vehicles being significant contributors ...

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Pressure measuring cell with ISP
December 2018, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
A new addition to Jumo’s automation products is the Ceros S01 M pressure sensor with integrated signal processing (ISP), which is an active component that delivers a temperature-compensated and calibrated ...

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Adjustable background suppression sensor
December 2018, Turck Banner
Banner Engineering’s newest addition to the popular QS18 Series product family is an electronic adjustable field background suppression sensor with barrel mount. Electronic adjustment provides a more ...

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Vision sensor for colour inspections
December 2018, Turck Banner
Banner Engineering’s iVu series vision sensors are now available in models capable of colour inspections. iVu Colour sensors build on the inspection capabilities offered by other iVu vision sensors by ...

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Food safety hazards and how to choose sensor solutions
November 2018, Turck Banner
This article outlines three of the most common food hazards that can result in recall and describes several sensor technologies that can help ensure food safety in each scenario.

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Steam turbine control
November 2018, WIKA Instruments
In coal-fired power plants, steam is produced by pumping highly purified water through boiler tubes. The water is heated to a high temperature and pressure, and then flows through several orifices into ...

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Transducers for traction power ­substations
November 2018, Mecosa
Smooth-running services as well as passenger and employee safety in railway operations depend on functions such as emergency shutdown in the event of short circuits, the detection of delayed potentials ...

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Yokogawa’s fibre optic heat detector
November 2018, Yokogawa South Africa
Yokogawa has announced the DTSX1 fibre optic heat detector, an OpreXTM Field Instruments heat sensing and fire detection solution. Housed in an enclosure and suitable for use with specified fibre optic ...

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Fast image processing with UniVision software
November 2018, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
New to sensor specialist ASSTech is Wenglor’s latest software solution to simplify implementation of intelligent image processing applications for the range of weQube smart cameras. Sensors can easily ...

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Ultrasonic sensors for switching and measuring
November 2018, Countapulse Controls
Longer operating ranges and broader areas of application are only two of the features offered by the Leuze HTU 418B and Leuze DMU 418B ultrasonic sensors. Suitable for switching and measuring applications, ...

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Cylinder sensors for robust fixing
November 2018, ifm Electronic RSA
The new cylinder sensor from ifm electronic can be used for common C-slot cylinders such as from SMC. Its height of only 5 mm allows flush mounting. Especially this cylinder manufacturer requires slot-mounting ...

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Self-contained photoelectric barrel-mount sensors
November 2018, Turck Banner
Banner’s 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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Reliable object detection
November 2018, Countapulse Controls
Leuze has expanded its portfolio of optoelectronic and inductive switches with the introduction of a range of capacitive proximity switches, which make it possible for users to procure complete solutions ...

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Telco sensors for stockyard control
October 2018, 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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Digital conductivity sensor with IO-Link
October 2018, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
Jumo digiLine is the bus-compatible connection system for digital sensors in liquid analysis. The digiLine sensors for conductive (CR) and inductive (Ci) measurement of electrolytic conductivity are new ...

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New infrared sensor for online thickness gauges
October 2018, Yokogawa South Africa
Yokogawa has announced the WG51S2 infrared sensor for the Webfrex NV online thickness gauge to measure and control the thickness of films and sheets with greater accuracy than before. Thickness gauges ...

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