Sensors & Transducers


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Vacuum and overpressure measurement with one sensor
March 2001, Shorrock Automation
The multipurpose PF/PI series of vacuum sensors from IFM Electronic have a measuring range from -100 to +100 kPa (-1 to +1 bar) and are designed for hygienic, pneumatic and hydraulic applications. Only ...

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Sensing temperatures in difficult applications
March 2001, Temperature Controls
The Williamson PRO Series of noncontact temperature sensors from Temperature Controls provide high-performance capabilities in both traditional and difficult applications. With integrated processing ...

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The correct location of gas sensors
March 2001
For effective gas detection, each installation needs to be considered in its own right, with reference to safety authorities and in compliance with mandatory local safety regulations. The sensor must ...

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Electronic alternative to the mechanical pressure switch
March 2001, Shorrock Automation
IFM Electronic's new PP type pressure sensors are suitable for both hydraulic and pneumatic systems. The sensors can be adapted to suit the application requirements by simply adding the programming module, ...

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Versatile range of sensors and temperature controllers
March 2001
Datalogic, a European manufacturer of opto-electronic and laser technology devices, is offering a family of automation products. Datalogic sensors and controllers have been players in automation for 25 ...

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Mounting solutions for position sensors
March 2001, Shorrock Automation
Correctly installing a sensor, especially a photoelectric sensor, is critical to the sensor function and therefore the machine function, yet it can be a technically complex, time-consuming costly process. IFM ...

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Magnetic speed transducers
March 2001, Switches International
Switches International has recently introduced a cost effective range of speed transducers to its product range of sensors. These transducers operate on the principle where mechanical motion is converted ...

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Multifunctional pressure sensors for hygienic areas
March 2001, Shorrock Automation
IFM Electronic has introduced the PF/PI range of multifunctional pressure sensors for use in hygienic areas. Maintenance-free, the stainless steel sensors provide a reliable monitoring of viscous media ...

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Sensing solutions for plastics
March 2001, Shorrock Automation
IFM Electronic produces a range of sensing products that meet the needs of users in the plastics industry. The products include capacitive and inductive proximity sensors, vacuum and pressure sensors, ...

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Telco PA - a new era in PA controllers
March 2001, Gail Norton Instrumentation
The new Telco PA controllers are user friendly, with effective elimination of cross talk and interference from other systems. The recently launched PA01 Series designed for the door and gate industry ...

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Accurate humidity measurements under extreme conditions
February 2001
Testo and Coresci have developed new sensors that make humidity measurements under extreme conditions possible with increased accuracy and reliability

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Proximity sensors that are well-suited for the food and beverage industry
February 2001, Pepperl+Fuchs
Traditional proximity sensors often make use of plastic housings or metal foil construction and while quite practical for many less demanding roles in industry, will often show a shorter working lifetime ...

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Proximity sensors fit for F&B and more
February 2001, Shorrock Automation
The Efector M sensors are available in three families, each of which is optimised for a specific application area as well as for general use. All sensors in the range offer important benefits which include ...

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Self-levelling laser sensors
February 2001, BAMR
BAMR (established 1946) have introduced the new world-class range of Levelite self-levelling, one-man lasers for the construction and installation industries. The company also offers a range of accurate, ...

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Self-contained capacitive proximity sensor
February 2001, Gail Norton Instrumentation
The SK1-25-50/10-X-b-X sensor is 50 mm in diameter and only 10 mm high. This self-contained unit operates at 10-35 V d.c. the output is easily switchable from PNP/NPN, normally open or normally closed ...

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Flexible stick-on level sensor
February 2001, Gail Norton Instrumentation
By incorporating the active area, including the preamplifier, in a special base material, Sensorik has succeeded in creating a versatile capacitive stick-on level sensor. This means precise switching ...

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Programmable inductive analog sensor
February 2001
Inductive analog sensors have traditionally been used in combination with an analog switch box for programming and providing the switching functions. Balluff has now developed an analog sensor with switching ...

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Ultraminiature convergent-mode sensors
February 2001, Turck Banner
The VS2 series convergent-mode sensors from Banner are self-contained miniature sensors featuring a low profile that enables them to fit and function in confined areas previously accessible only to remote ...

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Monitoring in hazardous areas
February 2001
Monitoring processes and plant equipment in hazardous areas invariably introduces many additional factors when designing, installing and commissioning. The wide choice of certified sensors, barriers, ...

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Through-beam optical sensor
February 2001, Temperature Controls
The problem-solving Baumer Electric series 16 housing is now also available locally as a through-beam sensor from Temperature Controls. The transmitter unit operates with visible red light which aids ...

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