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22 July 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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24 February 2020

ABB’s TSP341-N non-invasive temperature sensor offers a simpler and safer way of measuring process temperature without the need to shut down a pipeline, drill a hole, or install a thermowell.

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20 February 2020

The Keller website has undergone a revamp and features a new look – fresh and user-friendly, the site is also fully accessible on the go too thanks to its responsive design, presenting industrial products in a contemporary and multifaceted way.

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24 February 2020

The latest range of OM70 laser distance sensors from Baumer is designed to provide reliable, precise inline measurements, even on challenging surfaces and materials. They also include the latest connectivity options and fast analysis for quick and easy adjustment via the intuitive Baumer web interface feature.

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FEATURES

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20 July 2022

IT IS difficult to open an engineering magazine and not read about IIoT, Industry 4.0 or Machine-to-Machine Communications. But all the hype and predictions will come to naught if sensor manufacturers don’t rise to the challenges before them, says Tony Ingham

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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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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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SPONSORED CONTENT

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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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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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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

No matter how simple or complex your requirements, SICK photoelectric sensors are the reliable solution for a wide and demanding range of applications.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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

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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