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23 April 2024

SICK HAS unveiled what is reported to be the world’s first photoelectric sensor with a touchscreen display. The SICK W10 is a versatile all-in-one sensor that represents a major step forward in precise detection technology, adaptable for countless industrial automation applications.

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17 January 2024

WITH ITS new miniature sensors in stainless steel housings, Leuze aims to fulfill all the important requirements of the food industry: chemical and thermal resistance, leak tightness and a hygienic product design.

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18 August 2023

SICK HAS announced a major advance in its colour sensor portfolio, with the launch of its CSS and CSX high resolution and high-speed devices.

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31 August 2022

MUNICH-BASED high-tech startup Toposens has announced the market launch of its first commercial Toposens 3D collision avoidance system for mobile robots based on the proprietary Toposens 3D ultrasonic echolocation technology.

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08 March 2022

Sensing and Instrumentation specialist Baumer will be promoting its expanding range of IO-Link devices and supporting software at the upcoming Drives & Control show.

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24 February 2022

CLIMATE CHANGE and demand for sustainability is driving development of alternative energy sources and fuels, including hydrogen. Manuel Boller-Berger from Keller looks at the technical challenges involved.

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17 January 2022

PRECISION SENSOR manufacturer, Micro-Epsilon, has introduced a thermal imaging camera with Ethernet interface and automatic hotspot finder function, enabling the camera to be operated autonomously without a PC for automatic monitoring of hot and cold spots in a wide range of applications.

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29 October 2021

REPORTED TO enable powerful automation, the MD7 system from Leuze is easy to integrate with IO-Link hubs providing cost-effective way for users to integrate additional digital sensors into the system as required and extend the system in a flexible and economical manner. This helps ensure that users benefit from consistently transparent data and processes.

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12 October 2021

DESIGNED TO monitor temperatures in a wide range of applications, the EL-IOT-1 is the latest low-cost addition to the EasyLog range of data loggers. Easier to use than ever, the EL-IOT-1 has an improved user interface, allowing users to view alarms, battery levels and WiFi connection strength at a glance, thanks to its new on board status indicators and sounder alert.

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29 October 2021

SICK’s TIM1 and Tim2 2D LiDAR sensors have been developed with simplicity and economy in mind to enable rapid set-up of area monitoring, presence detection and collision avoidance even in the smallest of machine spaces.

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11 November 2021

SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES will feature its broad range of IoT sensor-based solutions that enable smart factories and machine health monitoring applications at the Smart Production Solutions trade show in Nuremberg, Germany from November 23 to 25, 2021.

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14 January 2021

HAVE YOU ever wanted to know where the nearest white shark is lurking, where the most dolphins swim or which routes the turtles take? Scientists are studying exactly this. Thanks to tracking devices, the movements of a number of species can be followed.

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15 January 2021

PROVIDING THE right vision sensor for robotic applications which provide maximum functional and operational flexibility combined with easy process integration has become an increasingly important focus for sensing and instrumentation specialist, Baumer.

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06 July 2020

Condition Monitoring specialist Sensonics has been developing industrial accelerometers for over 40 years and has earned a reputation for high performance. Specifically, on applications where low noise is crucial, Sensonics accelerometers have proven to excel.

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06 July 2020

Today’s process and control sensors are benefitting from technical advances enabling users to develop new control concepts, especially for automation applications. IO-Link is a key example of this and the introduction of a new range of IO-Link sensors with Dual Channel capability is an important development from BAUMER.

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24 April 2020

Cynergy3, a Sensata Technologies company, has launched a new range of wireless-based pressure transmitter and receivers.

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24 April 2020

ABB has launched a new range of colour-coded sensors that makes it easy to choose and manage the optimal pH measurement solution.

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23 March 2020

With the help of machine learning, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a novel yet low-​cost tactile sensor. The sensor measures force distribution at high resolution and with great accuracy, enabling robot arms to grasp sensitive or fragile objects.

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24 April 2020

The extensive range of proximity sensors available from condition monitoring specialists Sensonics now includes the fully integrated PRI Series. Building on the established Senturion proximity probe range, the PRI Series offers a single probe assembly solution with direct processed outputs which eliminates the need for a separate driver.

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24 April 2020

New from Sick, the SIG200 PROFINET Sensor Integration Gateway is the first in a family of intelligent Industry 4.0 gateways designed to work as both IO-Link Masters and small, distributed control systems in one.

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FEATURES

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27 June 2024

Recognised by Sport Positive as the Premier League’s greenest club for four years running, Tottenham Hotspur's stadium has sustainability at its heart. Charlotte Stonestreet visited the facility to find out about the role that the Club's relationship with Schneider Electric has to play in this achievement

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18 April 2024

From circuit board assembly to healthcare applications, the ability of cobots to co-exist safely with humans on the same fenceless factory floor comes with its own stringent safety requirements. Fabrizio Petris explores the sensing technologies enabling such applications

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29 February 2024

Everybody is talking about digitalisation – and sometimes it is the simplest applications that demonstrate its power to transform. By opening a window to locate and calculate compressed air energy wastage in real time, production teams are saving up to 30% of their electricity costs, reports Charlie Walker

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02 March 2023

Modern optical sensors such as laser triangulation sensors, laser scanners and confocal sensors are particularly suitable for use in coordinate measuring machines, says Glenn Wedgbrow

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24 October 2022

Operating personnel at all levels are gaining revealing, and sometimes unexpected, insights into the health of machinery by viewing and interpreting visual representations of data from sensors, writes David Hannaby

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21 October 2022

BASF Leuna uses a colorSENSOR CFO200 non-contact colour recognition sensor from Micro-Epsilon to detect fluctuating colour values of plastic pellets on its extruder line

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01 March 2022

The food industry presents challenging environments for sensors and, in addition, users’ expectations of sensor technology are continually increasing. This means the future belongs to smart sensors that deliver substantial added value, says Andy Walker

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01 March 2022

The dairy processing industry treads a thin line between food safety and equipment efficiency – and sensors are now playing an increasingly important role

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26 February 2021

Recent developments in Industry 4.0 and the impact of Covid-19 have quickened the pace of adoption in industrial automation, with greater networking and higher sensor numbers facilitating ever-closer process monitoring. However, these trends do not necessarily need to lead to greater system complexity in signal acquisition, connection technology and cabling report Stefan Schumacher and Dominik Grzesiak

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08 February 2021

IN CONTRAST to conventional technology, smart sensors can do more than just reliably monitor and send measurement values; they also provide relevant data that can be used to set process optimisation and efficiency gains in motion, asserts Peter Dietrich

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01 July 2020

Tracking down and fixing leaks can be hit and miss; for some it's only a matter of 'listen, look and detect'. Even with a modern energy management system, a maintenance team may only survey the plant every three or six months. In the meantime, energy waste continues imperceptibly, observes Darren Pratt

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03 March 2020

Water supply systems need to be managed professionally if sufficient pressure is to be maintained and damage caused by defective components is to be prevented. Continuous maintenance and the hydraulic analysis of current or potential future problems are effective management instruments in this regard.

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16 April 2019

Design engineers are being challenged to cram more into ever-shrinking design space. Printed force sensor technologies – like FlexiForce sensors – are an attractive option to integrate force-feedback capabilities into their devices

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04 April 2019

Sensing and instrumentation specialist Baumer has helped food manufacturer Homann in achieving its goal of maximising process optimisation in production processes, using of CleverLevel, CombiPress and CombiLyz sensors

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19 February 2019

Venturing into the great outdoors has always been a frontier too far when it comes to agreeing an internationally-recognised Technical Standard for safety solutions that use sensors and sensor systems to detect people in the open air, writes Dr Martin Kidman

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11 December 2018

Today’s smart wireless communication devices are increasingly being used in a wide variety of industrial applications where the potential productivity gains are huge, writes Martin Walder, VP Schneider Electric Industry

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23 August 2016

Do you know an RTD from an ICTD, and when you should use one or the other? Opto 22’s short primer provides valuable guidance on the primary types of sensors used for temperature monitoring and data acquisition

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14 December 2015

SICK has launched its first ‘plug-and-play’ 3D vision sensor in the UK, the TriSpector 1000, delivering real-time 3D quality inspection in a self-contained unit that is simple to install and use

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25 August 2015

Western society’s love affair with sourcing and enjoying food at any time of year, from any part of the globe, has transformed the food processing and packaging industries over past decades, and sensors can play a vital role as this article by Glynn Edwards, SICK UK’s FMCG segment manager, outlines

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27 April 2015

Speed and cleanliness are determining factors in the food and beverage industry. Short cycle times and minimum machine and plant downtimes are of particular importance, while hygiene requirements must not be ignored – strict regulations and certifications are necessary in order to create high-quality end products

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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16 July 2015

The POSIROT® range of PRAS (Analogue) and PRDS (Digital) Rotary Sensors are based around a contact free,
magnetically coupled encoder device which has been developed to work in rugged and harsh environments.

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26 October 2017

SICK offer all the choices for identification solutions – RFID, Laser-based bar code scanners and image-based code readers – so you can pick the best solution for you.

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26 October 2017

Whether it's pressure measurement, temperature measurement, level control or flow metering – SICK offers a wide range of solutions for measuring liquids, gases and bulk solids.

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26 October 2017

Industry 4.0 is the digitisation of production and logistics - intelligent sensors are a crucial element. SICK provide dynamic and real-time-optimised processes now, for the future.

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11 August 2017

From the simple and compact TNC 320 to the sophisticated TNC 640, there’s a HEIDENHAIN machine tool control for any application.

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16 July 2015

The NEW POSITAPE® range of rugged Tape Extension Sensors offers up to 20000mm of linear measurement
for the harshest environments, particularly MOBILE WORKING MACHINE & OFF-HIGHWAY vehicle applications.

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26 October 2017

SICK’s 2D and 3D vision cameras can be used to solve a wide range of applications where there is a need to measure, locate, inspect and identify.

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13 October 2014

Our industrial accelerometers or vibration sensors play a key role in predictive maintenance programmes, helping you improve machine reliability, uptime and operating margins.

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16 July 2015

The POSITILT® range of PTAM (Analogue) and PTDM (Digital) inclinometers use MEMS technology as the operating principle for the Tilt Sensors which are available in a wide range of housings offering either single or dual axis outputs.

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26 October 2017

SICK’s magnetic cylinder sensors offer the highest level of accuracy and control for pneumatic and hydraulic cylinder position monitoring.

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11 March 2013

Solid-state Ultrasonic Fuel Flow Sensor capable of monitoring bi-directional fuel flow rate up to 8l/min. Compact, lightweight and extremely accurate

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16 July 2015

The POSICHRON® product family offers a wide range of non-contact linear sensors in various profile styles to suit many different applications. Units are available up to a stroke length of 5750mm for all profile types including “In-Cylinder” solutions.

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10 November 2017

SICK Encoders and inclination sensors enable precise and effective speed measurement and position detection –turning received signals into data and sending to a process controller/cloud.

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26 October 2017

Linear and rotary motor feedback systems with interfaces for the future provide commutation, position and speed measurement in a single device.

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11 March 2013

Solid-state inductive position sensor with a 20mm measurement zone, with a 0.5 - 10V output. Capable of monitoring linear and shallow-arc movement.

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