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16 April 2019

Condition monitoring is an essential part of predictive maintenance; STEGO’s Smart Sensor CSS 014 measures two important parameters – temperature and humidity

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25 March 2019

SICK has set Automated Guided Vehicles free from the need for reflectors or other physical markers with the all-in-one NAV-LOC localisation solution, enabling them to navigate more reliably and efficiently around shop floor and warehouse environments.

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05 December 2018

With increasingly sophisticated automation systems driving the trend in distance measurement sensors to combine features such as high-accuracy, high speed and micro-millimeter precision, along with all the benefits of IO-Link connectivity, Baumer is is responding with innovative products such as the new AlphaProx inductive distance sensor range with IO-Link interface.

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04 December 2018

With the launch of its Telematic Data Collector (TDC) gateway system, SICK has unlocked the power of data collected by multiple sensors in automated production environments and delivered it to the fingertips of engineers for real-time monitoring, analysis and alarms.

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30 October 2018

Seismic monitoring and protection system specialist Sensonics has enhanced its seismic equipment product range with the development of a new Linux based seismic event recording platform. This development represents an upgrade path for existing legacy systems and provides data acquisition equipment which offers treliability and easy maintenance.

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13 September 2018

one of the recent releases from ifm electronic is simple radio-frequency identification over IO-Link. With the largest offering of IO-Link sensors on the market, founder member ifm electronic has also been supplying RFID systems for several years, so it makes sense to combine the technologies.

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02 October 2018

The Elesa stand at this year’s Advanced Engineering Exhibition will show case the company's new wireless position indicators and hygienic design levelling feet, as well as the ELECOLORS program for matching components to customer colour schemes.

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19 September 2018

Carlo Gavazzi has launched a new range of inductive proximity Sensors with integrated IO Link. The ICS and ICB range offer M8 to M30 barrel sizes, the IO link provides multiple solutions to common factory automation dilemmas.

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09 August 2018

elobau UK will be introducing its new range of ultrasonic sensors at the Engineering Design show. The range includes five types of ultrasonic sensors, which cover a wide range of measuring and monitoring tasks, from distance measurement to object and position detection.

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01 August 2018

Innovative Sensor Technology IST now offers ESCC-qualified thin-film Pt temperature sensors, which will work from -200 to +200 °C in space.

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20 July 2018

Sensor Technology has a new range of transmitters that can add wireless capabilities to any make of strain gauge. The WSG series transmitters allow any manufacturer’s strain gauge to send readings to Sensor Technology’s wide range of displays and readouts, which can be located at a distance from the gauge itself.

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20 July 2018

Balluff's new BOS 21M ADCAP intelligent sensor is designed to form help the basis for information gathering upon which the Industry 4.0 environment is based.

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06 August 2018

At PPMA 2018, visitors to the Sick UK stand will learn how technology developments in smart sensors and machinery safety systems can release latent productivity benefits that help engineers to aggregate ‘marginal gains’ and achieve significant yields in efficiency, throughput and reduced waste.

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06 August 2018

The forward-thinking product design of the R200 and R201 photoelectric sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs enables applications with longer operating distances.

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18 June 2018

In the Smart Factory with its highly flexible production lines sensors play a key role in the system, collecting status information for the machine directly in-place and in real-time to create a virtual representation of the physical world.

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07 June 2018

Sensing specialist Baumer has supplied The Technology Business – a Manchester based provider of integrated automation and inspection systems – with its Verisens VS XC and XF Vision Sensors. Typical uses for The Technology Business systems include quality control and improvement applications in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, automotive, assembly and handling industries.

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18 April 2018

Control and shut-off valves are used for oil and gas transmission in refineries and petrochemical plants. The valve position is regulated using the position measuring systems, because they are extremely reliable, especially in very harsh environments. When explosion protection has the highest priority, the new, certified position measuring system BTL7-T500 from Balluff offers a solution.

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07 March 2018

SICK’s next-generation W16 and W26 smart sensors with “BluePilot” alignment are at the helm of a streamlined portfolio of photoelectric sensors, radically-upgraded to optimise ease-of-use with complete object detection reliability.

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22 February 2018

Balluff is a dedicated partner for industrial automation and offers more than 60 years of experience in sensor technology. The family-run company, which has its headquarters in Neuhausen auf den Fildern, offers a comprehensive portfolio of innovative sensor, identification and network technology as well as software for integrated system solutions.

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19 January 2018

Bernstein will be showcasing the SRF (Safety RFID), a non-contact safety sensor that monitors moveable safety guards such as doors, flaps and hoods.

 With its innovative diagnostic system, the SRF makes safety circuits suitable for Industry 4.0.


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FEATURES

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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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03 January 2015

Automation is at the heart of modern life, with the ability to provide effective use of valuable resources across the globe. Heiko Luckhaupt, category marketing manager, Automation & Control, at RS Components looks at the important role of sensors in this sector

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24 April 2014

Michael Schulz, application engineer, Speed & Position EMEA at Honeywell Sensing and Control looks at Hall-Effect based technology and its use across a wide range of applications

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12 March 2014

With a business model based on technical expertise delivered to a worldwide customer base, Cambridgeshire-based sensors specialist, Zettlex, is finding success following the example of the German Mittelstand. Charlotte Stonestreet spoke to joint owner and general manager, Mark Howard, to find out more

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09 December 2013

When it comes to the development of more innovative, non-contact displacement measurement sensors, the future will see more compact, smarter sensors with integrated electronics that offer new features and increased functionality, says Chris Jones, MD at Micro-Epsilon UK.

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04 September 2013

More capable sensors enable manufacturers to drive significant improvements in process and plant efficiency, product quality and safety. But while organisations recognise the need to implement more sensors, deployment often proves challenging, says Jesse Bonfeld from Sherborne Sensors.

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27 August 2013

At the UK’s 2013 Total Processing and Packaging Trade Fair, Omron showed a 'smile calibrator' designed to measure, compare and even calibrate the smiles of visitors. People were invited to check the quality of their smile and even compare it against that of a friend.

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08 May 2013

The call for energy efficiency and safety is driving improvements in the availability and the efficiency of energy generating systems. Bernhard Hahn and Bryan Hall from Balluff look at how position measuring systems in regenerative energy generation are helping to achieve these goals sustainably

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08 May 2013

Transient Fault Recorders (TFR) are employed to monitor the fast transient processes in high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission systems used to distribute electrical energy. Since 2001, Siemens Energy relies on components developed by iba AG.

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18 March 2013

Angle sensors are generally rated and, just as importantly, priced according to their measurement performance. But performance is stated in a variety of ways and some manufacturers confuse matters by using crafty ‘spec-manship’ says Mark Howard of Zettlex

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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26 October 2017

Unlike fences and doors, opto-electronic protective devices do not disrupt handling or material transport. SICK's comprehensive portfolio is ideal for hazardous point protection, access protection, and hazardous area protection.

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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

SICK’s inductive, capacitive and magnetic proximity sensors offer a long service life, extreme ruggedness and the utmost precision - providing non-contact detection of a wide variety of objects and media.

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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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21 July 2015

Accurate and reliable sensing solutions

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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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