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Smart TFT Displays for HMI Applications

Independent distributor Craft Data are always looking for the latest cutting-edge technology and forward-thinking partners to add to their comprehensive range of displays and embedded systems. Their newest partner DWIN Technology manufacture an extensive range of Embedded Smart TFT modules which are ideal for a host of HMI applications within the industrial, medical, white goods and auto/aero markets.

The Smart display range starts at a 2.4” 320×240 resolution size and goes up to a 21.5” 1920×1080 full HD resolution encompassing all the key display sizes in-between, with bar type or letterbox variants also available. DWIN’s direct partnership with the TFT display manufacturers allows them to offer a strong stable supply plus the ability to bring new displays and display technology to the embedded systems market very quickly and competitively as part of their Smart Display range. The displays can be supplied both with and without touch functionality with both resistive and capacitive technologies being supported on the majority of display sizes.

At the heart of the Smart Display range is DWIN’s own powerful T5L ASIC dual-core 8051 processor and DWIN’s own DGUS II development architecture which allows system designers to develop their graphical user interface (including touch function) using images, fonts and music files created in popular software like photoshop etc.. These can be quickly and simply imported into the Smart Display’s FLASH memory reducing the amount of development time usually associated in creating a dynamic GUI.

Many of the displays within the range utilize the IPS display technology producing wide viewing angles and a free view viewing direction, this enables the displays to be used in both landscape and portrait orientations without the loss of image quality or colour. All the displays feature both FLASH and RAM memory with the standard COB variants also including an SD card slot, communication to peripheral devices is provided by integrated serial interfaces, TTL/RS232/RS485 and CAN plus a Wifi-10 interface is also available on some models. The standard operating temperature range is -20°C to +70°C, however with many applications now requiring operation in harsh environments we can also offer variants that have an ultra-wide operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C as well as high brightness daylight viewing options.

The bulk of the displays are supplied as a display component to be integrated into your own equipment enclosure, however some display sizes can be supplied within their own industrial enclosure which is designed to be dropped into a cut out in a face plate or fascia.

Full and semi customisation is available across the complete range should you have a specific need that is not covered by the standard specification.

www.craftdata.co.uk

ifm delivers quality control without the cost and complications

The new PMD laser line-scan profilers from ifm electronic offer a convenient, cost-effective and easy-to-use solution to the challenge of inline inspection of components and assemblies to detect manufacturing faults. Much more reliable than manual inspection – yet capable of detecting even small and subtle faults – PMD profilers are a fraction of the price of conventional vision systems and can be configured in minutes using just three integrated pushbuttons – no software is required.

The profilers work by scanning a line across a good sample of the object to be inspected and, using laser time-of-flight technology, storing a profile for this line. Subsequent objects are scanned in the same way and the results are compared with the stored version. If the deviation is greater than a user-definable limit, the profiler’s good/bad output changes state. The evaluation of the profile covers a specific ‘region of interest’ which again is user definable.

Key benefits of this method of operation are that results are unaffected by ambient light levels or by changing distance, over a wide range, between the profiler and the object being inspected. In addition, small faults, such as incorrectly tightening fixings, missing seals and defective or missing machining steps, can easily be detected. The profilers are also invaluable aids for applications such as product sorting and orientation.

Currently, ifm’s PMD profilers are offered in two versions. The OPD100 version allows users to set one region of interest and stores a single profile, while the OPD101 supports two regions of interest and stores up to ten profiles. Both versions offer standard switching outputs together with an IO-Link interface. The use of IO-Link in conjunction with the optional ifm Vision Assistant software package provides additional options, including the capture and display of scanned profiles.

https://www.ifm.com/gb/en/shared/product-news/2020/digitale-markteinfuhrung/pmd-profiler

Introducing THE new laboratory humidity reference standard: Michell S8000 -100

The new Michell S8000 –100 is a high-precision, low dew-point hygrometer designed to meet the demands of humidity calibration and standards laboratories. Michell’s engineers have used the latest developments in chilled mirror technology to achieve reliable, repeatable measurements of low dew points down to -100 °C, with an accuracy of ±0.1 °C, without the need for additional cooling.

At the heart of the new instrument is a unique advanced optics system, which detects minute changes in moisture condensed on the mirror surface. This ensures high sensitivity and fast response to changes in frost point, even at low levels of humidity, where measurements are the most challenging. The S8000 -100 high precision chilled mirror hygrometer achieves ±0.25 °C stability @-100 °Cfp in less than six hours, the best speed available from any instrument in its class, and achieves a reproducibility of ±0.15 °Cfp reproducibility at ‑100 °Cfp.

Additionally, the S8000 -100 is the smallest and lightest instrument offering frost-point measurements down to -100 °C. It weighs 22 kg and fits into the 19” rack format or can be used comfortably on a bench.

There is no need for operators to monitor the instrument continuously as it offers complete automation and remote monitoring via software. The wide range of communication protocols includes Modbus RTU over USB, RS232, RS485, Modbus TCP over ethernet. Datalogging to SD card and user-configurable analogue outputs are also available.

Typical applications for the S8000 -100 are as a reference hygrometer in standards laboratories and humidity calibration facilities and precision moisture measurements for research and development.

 

Instrument Panels and Systems Designed and Built to Last

Moore Industries Europe’s Systems Group offers full engineering and design services for instrument panels and systems in the process monitoring and control industries. Moore Industries engineers work as part of your team to deliver dependable solutions to complex applications using exceptionally rugged, reliable, and high-quality Moore Industries products. If your site needs an instrument configuration, wiring advice or a complete enclosure wired down to input and output terminals, Moore Industries can help.

Industrial DIN rail mount multi-channel signal transmitter, datalogger and Ethernet interface

Moore Industries’ NCS Net Concentrator System offers a cost effective and convenient way to bring remote I/O points back to a host monitoring or control system over Ethernet or just a simple twisted pair. The NCS also has built in peer-to-peer capability that allows you to bring in hundreds of remote analogue and discrete signals over one twisted pair, Ethernet, Fibre or wireless link and reproduce those original signals to be sent directly to control room I/O cards. In harsh environments where traditional control room I/O can’t handle the heat, the NCS is an ideal solution with an operating temperature range of -40 to 85C for the entire series of I/O modules. This allows the NCS to be placed in cabinets and enclosures with minimum cooling requirements.

A great example of the scope of Moore Industries capability is an integrated panel system designed and built for an electrolytic copper refinery to monitor voltage more reliably and efficiently on more than 700 electrolytic cells used to produce A grade copper. The refining process in this type of plant begins with copper anodes of 99% pure copper plates produced in a copper smelter. These copper anodes are submerged in an acidic copper sulphate solution, between stainless steel “mother” plates (cathodes) in the electrolytic refinery tank house to remove remaining impurities from the copper.

 

Moore Industries engineered Net Concentrator System (NCS) components to perform Cell Voltage Monitoring. The NCS components included 192 TIM Temperature Input Modulesmeasuring cell voltage drop in millivolts, housed in 12 cabinets. The complete NCS system provided critical real-time

performance monitoring of the cell voltages via Ethernet, improving overall house maintenance and management. This allowed the operations staff to realize significant gains in production quality and the amount of copper produced.

Production at the metallurgical plant. Industrial premises in which copper is cleaned by electrolysis.

Obsolescence solutions – SPA2 units in bespoke rack

The Moore Industries Systems Group also specialises in using versatile and substantiated Moore Industries products to solve issues that site teams encounter with obsolete components. By helping to match the configuration and recommend improvements, the benefits of new technology are maximised. All of this is delivered using standardised, rigorous, and proven quality processes that establish minimum requirements, design approvals, witnessed testing, documentation and certification.

In the example below Moore Industries was able to design a bespoke 23” rack mounted enclosure which held eight SPA2 Limit Alarm Trips.

An over temperature detection voting system was relying on eight panel mounted temperature trip amplifiers installed in the 1980s. The stores had run out of spares and the original manufacturer had stopped producing that model. It was clear that the best instrument to replace the trip amps was the versatile SPA2 with its exceptional temperature input processing (Moore Industries STA  units would be selected if this panel required a Safety Instrumented System). Since the site needed to view unit displays at all times, the original 23” mounting plate was swapped out for a 23” sub rack containing the SPA2 units. Wiring to terminals on the rear of the sub rack made this a perfect form and fit replacement for the original design and will be long lasting with its DIN Rail mount options. The installation was rapid for the site team and this project has led to several other 19-inch and 23-inch variants as well as unusual panel shapes from other obsolete panels. Moore Industries was also able to provide new features not available with the original transmitters, such as fault indicators and analogue repeats, great for hooking up to dataloggers or NCS Systems to use the temperatures elsewhere.

Moore Industries has been in business for more than 50 years and is an expert in designing and building solutions with high performance instrumentation and components used to control and monitor temperature, pressure, level, flow, and Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS). Their customised electrical interface and control panels eliminate the need to specify, procure, and assemble multi-vendor instrumentation and hardware. Let Moore Industries integrate all your components into a ready-to-install instrument sub-system. Instrumentation, cabinets, wiring, tubing, relays, power supplies—whatever is required—the Moore Industries Systems Group can supply and assemble what you need.

Download a copy of the Instrument Panels and Systems line card from the Download Centre, or visit the Instrument Panels and Systems catalog page.

Call Moore Industries today: 44 (0) 1293-514488

SICK Switches up to Smart Versatility with Next-Generation SLG-2 Light Grids

SICK has developed its next-generation SLG-2 light grids to combine higher levels of optical performance with smart sensor capability in an ultra-slim housing. The SICK SLG-2 extends integration versatility beyond switched outputs to incorporate measurement, classification, and Smart Tasks, while also providing data for diagnostic evaluation.

The SICK SLG-2 family offers a choice of resolutions and includes a crossbeam version for detection of very thin or flat objects. The addition of an IO-link interface adds extra value for machine-builders and end users, opening up new opportunities to automate factory and materials handling applications.

Just 12mm x 24mm in size, the SICK SLG-2 light grids come in Slim or Flat variants, so they can be configured horizontally or vertically to fit snugly into machines or conveyors. They enable versatile machine and robotic integration with rapid response times that ensure completely reliable performance even at high production speeds. The SICK SLG-2 can also be integrated neatly into mechanical doors, gates and lifts.

The SICK SLG-2 is therefore ideal for duties such as overhang or leading-edge detection, classifying products of multiple heights, or loop and sagging control of sheet materials.

The addition of IO-Link extends the SICK SLG-2’s capabilities to include height, width, and length measurement. It enables individual beams to be controlled or blanked, as well as the feedback of diagnostic information for condition monitoring. A Smart Task is available to set zones to solve product classification and quality applications. Zoning also avoids the costly cabling needed to configure multiple photocells, an advantage for example in entry and exit applications such as industrial doors and gates.

“Whether you are designing a new machine or want to replace an existing light grid to take advantage of IO-Link functionality, the SICK SLG-2 offers exceptional versatility at this price/performance level,” says David Hannaby, SICK’s UK Product Manager for Presence Detection.

“With IO-Link, the SLG-2 can not only provide height, length and width values, it can also detect an object’s position in the light grid. It can output information on the status of every single beam and offers all the benefits of real-time diagnostics to monitor operational status and quality of run.”

The SICK SLG-2 Slim and Flat come with 10mm, 25mm or 50mm beam spacing and can detect objects with a height of between 100mm and 2400mm. SICK’s patented new optical technology ensures the SLG’s operation is immune to interference from cross talk, reflections, or ambient light conditions. The SLG-2 achieves response times as fast as 2.1ms depending on the number of beams.

The compact SICK SLG-2 Slim and Flat make mounting simple, using either sliding nuts or quick-mounting accessories, with options for M8 or M12 4-pin cable connections. Set up is easy via with the option to use an external teach-in button on the device.

For more information, please contact Andrea Hornby on 01727 831121 or email andrea.hornby@sick.co.uk.

www.sick.co.uk

Youngs Launch UKAS Temperature Calibration Services

Expanding on the enhancements added during the COVID-19 restrictions, the Young Calibration Laboratory (Lab 0604) has invested a further £200,000 in reference instrumentation for the calibration of temperature and humidity sensors. Having successfully extended the UKAS scope of accreditation in the previous year, the company has further invested in both dry block and stirred liquid bath calibration systems, along with a range Fluke SPRT’s which will see continued improvements to the available CMC measurement uncertainty. Customers can expect to see improved turnaround times and extended capabilities for all temperature probes, loggers and bath calibrations in the -40 to 200°C temperature range over the coming months.

ISO 17025 Temperature Calibration within the laboratory covers the calibration of thermocouples, thermistors and platinum resistance probes using a range of leading manufacturer stirred liquid baths and SPRTs across a temperature range of -40 to 200°C with a CMC from ± 0.05°C. The reference SPRT’s provide a comparative measurement technique whilst held in stable isothermal states for optimum calibration periods offering cost effective calibrations.

Dry or air probe calibrations for system temperature measurements in HVAC probes, anemometers, IAQ sensors, data loggers, RH probes and weather stations can also be calibrated within a controlled environmental chamber across a 0 to 60°C range with a CMC from ± 0.19°C. For the user undertaking their own internal calibration work the laboratory is accredited for the calibration of dry block calibrators and stirred liquid baths using single and multipoint time dependent temperature profiling, also referred to as spatial temperature surveying or mapping with a CMC from ± 0.045°C. The company is also able to offer accredited calibration of standalone displays and readouts of temperature indic

ators using an electrical simulation for thermocouples and platinum resistance thermometers.

UKAS ISO 17025 Humidity Calibration Services

Complimenting the Temperature Calibration Laboratory is another of the company’s latest investments for its’ UKAS accredited relative humidity and dew point calibration services. The UKAS (Lab 0604) schedule now covers dew point calibration from -32 to 60°C, relative humidity calibration from 5 to 95% and all across a temperature range of 0 to 60°C. Utilising both controlled environment chambers with reference SPRT’s, chilled mirrors and comparative RH probes, the facility can achieve a Relative Humidity uncertainty CMC of ± 0.2% to 1.9% across the full temperature range of 0-60°C whilst achieving a ± 0.31°C CMC for dew point measurement. Customers can now benefit from complete system calibrations for their indoor air quality meters (IQA), ventilator analysers, thermo-

hygrometers, weather stations and data logging systems, helping to gain confidence for a range of regulatory good practice requirements.

UKAS Air Velocity Calibration for the accredited calibration of anemometers, L type and S type pitot probes, wind speed devices, kiel probes and isokinetic probes. All standard and UKAS certificates for pitot probes come with the derivation of the pitot tube coefficients, gamma and/or K factors. The facility has both open and closed jet systems allowing detailed research studies and the ability to quickly determine blockage corrections for air velocity devices. UKAS accredited air velocity calibration can be completed across a range of 0.05 to 80 m/s providing world leading anemometer services for transfer standard anemometers and air velocity probes. The SOPs’ cover the requirements for emissions sampling to ISO 10780 and ISO 3966 and the requirements of the Source Testing Association (STA). The facility is highly adapted towards the reference meter and master meter range of air velocity sensors with an available CMC from ± 0.15% + 0.0002 m/s for pitot probes and ± 0.16% + 0.0003 m/s for thermal and ultrasonic anemometers.

Pressure Calibration services covering gauge, differential and absolute ranges are available from absolute of 1 torr to a gauge of 10,000 bar. Pressure reference instrumentation comes from leading manufactures such as Desgranges et Huot, Mensor, Budenberg, HBM, Furness Controls and Fluke for gauge and differential measurements and GE/Druck and MKS Baratron for vacuum and differential measurements. With the latest edition of the company’s high-pressure comparator and reference strain gauge sensors, pressure calibration capabilities now reach up to 10,000 bar, helping the UK supply base customers in the water jet cutting, hydraulic and diesel injector testing sectors. With the COVID-19 pandemic support now subsiding for our oxygen clean service support to the medical and NHS Trusts, the company is now able to offer all customers our Oxygen Clean Pressure Calibration facilities.

www.youngcalibration.co.uk

New – UKAS Humidity Calibration Services

Young Calibration continues to expand its’ UKAS accredited calibration services with an emphasis towards the medical, pharmaceutical, and environmental instrumentation sectors. Recent upgrades to schedule have included the addition of relative humidity, dew point and temperature calibration services.

ISO 17025 Accredited Relative Humidity Calibration and Dew Point Calibration

To further support the pharmaceutical and environmental monitoring sectors the company was recently approved for its extension to scope for dew point calibration across -32 to 60°C and relative humidity from 5 to 95% across a temperature range of 0 to 60°C. Utilising both controlled environment chambers with reference high precision probes and a MBW chilled mirror the facility can achieve an uncertainty CMC of 0.2% to 1.9% across the full temperature range of 0-60°C whilst achieving a 0.31°C CMC for dew point measurement. Further accreditation has been granted for the onsite calibration of relative humidity probes for customers requiring reduced downtimes and complete flexibility of service. Customers can now benefit from complete system calibrations for their indoor air quality meters (IQA), Ventilator analysers, thermo-hygrometers and weather stations. Full UKAS accreditation of the instrument maintains good regulatory practice and complies with ISO 9001, GMP, GLP and 21 CFR Part 11 requirements.

UKAS Anemometer Calibration complete with system parameter accreditation for temperature, barometric pressure, differential pressure, and humidity is available for all anemometer types, including ultrasonic, thermal, vane, rotating cup, pitot tube and isokinetic probes across 0.05 to 80 m/s. With both open and closed jet wind tunnels offering ISO 17025 accredited calibrations, cross correlation comparisons and blockage corrections can be conducted for a rage of air speed devices. Air velocity calibrations of stack emissions isokinetic sampling probes, L pitot tubes, S Pitot tubes and the generation of pitot tube coefficients, gamma and/or K factors up to an air velocity of 80 m/s. The internal laboratory procedures cover the requirements for emissions sampling to ISO 10780 and ISO 3966 and the requirements of the Source Testing Association (STA). The facility is highly adapted towards the reference meter and master range of air velocity sensors with an available CMC from ± 0.15% + 0.0002 m/s for pitot probes and ± 0.16% + 0.0003 m/s for thermal and ultrasonic anemometers.

UKAS Air Flow Calibration for all volume and mass flowmeters, including the popular VA or rotameter tube and float style meters, turbine meters, duct flow grids, MFM and MFC, laminar and viscous flowmeters, vortex, thermal, piston and bubble flowmeters. The accredited air flow laboratory has a range of 1 cc/min to 1.25 m3/s and is one the UK’s leading versatile flow facilities. Options are available for suction, blown and pressurised calibrations with a CMC from ± 0.52% of reading. Industry sector flow calibrations are conducted for HVAC duct meters, automotive air intake, compressed air flowmeters, balometers, fume hoods and environmental air samplers.

UKAS Temperature Calibration, now available for the calibration of temperature probes thermocouples, liquid bath and dry block calibrators across a range of -40 to 200°C. System measurements are derived from multiple secondary reference probes and stirred liquid baths, with a CMC available from ± 0.05°C across the 0 to 200°C temperature range. Additional air probe calibrations can be undertaken in a controlled environment air chamber across 0 to 60°C with a CMC from 0.19°C. The facility is available to calibrate a wide range of thermal sensing probes, indicators and dataloggers along with our previous UKAS accreditation for temperature simulation calibration of controllers, readouts and indicators. A range of these accredited services are also available for onsite calibration.

Hydraulic Oil Flowmeter Calibration covering 0.01 to 700 l/min on mineral oil with a viscosity range of 1 – 40 cSt for the calibration of all hydraulic flowmeters, including turbines, positive displacement, gear, helical and coriolis flowmeters. Alternative fluids are available for flow calibrations on ISO 4113, IPA, JET-A1, AVGAS and dielectric fluids. A comprehensive range of aviation fuels and oils are available locally for quick turnaround calibrations. Having a complete range of transfer standard flowmeters backed up with gravimetric primary standard the Youngs’ laboratory is one the UK’s most versatile facilities offering quick, reliable and cost-effective meter calibration.

UKAS Onsite Calibration covering mainland, offshore and remote outposts throughout the world, calibrations are available for absolute pressure, gauge pressure, relative humidity, temperature, frequency, resistance, voltage, current and temperature simulation. All Calibration Engineers are experienced in a range of instruments installed within production lines, manufacturing plants, medical service centres and test houses.

Contact Details

Young Calibration Ltd

5 Cecil Pashley Way, Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5FF

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1273 455572

Email: ay@youngcalibration.co.uk

Web: www.youngcalibration.co.uk

Delivering superior air quality monitoring solutions for improved public health with ION Science’s range of OEM gas sensors

The impact of air quality on health and wellbeing has been rising on the agenda of governments and private sectors. Sick Building Syndrome has been a recognised cause of illness amongst office workers for almost four decades, caused by poor indoor air quality. WHO estimates that poor urban air quality accounts for up to 7 million deaths each year. In 2014 alone, it was responsible for approximately 1 in 8 deaths globally. ION Science is tackling this health crisis with its range of high-quality gas sensors and monitors, designed to help control and improve air quality for health, wellbeing and the environment.

As an industry leader and OEM producer of gas sensors, detectors and monitors of volatile organic compound (VOC) using photoionisation detection (PID), ION Science is dedicated to improving air quality, health, and reducing harmful emissions. As a key part of their work, they have developed a range of sensitive and widely applicable sensors capable of detecting even the smallest levels of VOCs or other harmful compounds.

In 2020, COVID-19 had one unintended outcome; it caused a global dip in carbon emissions and resulted in much-improved air quality, particularly in urban areas. As people have seen the reality and health benefits of having cleaner air, both inside and outside, the focus to make this a permanent fixture has taken on greater importance. Using gas sensors is a realistic and achievable way to monitor and improve air quality in all environments, workplaces, homes, and outdoor spaces.

ION Science is dedicated to improving air quality at every level, and they manufacture a range of sensors to make this possible. With various levels of sensitivity, size and application, it’s possible to install gas and VOC sensors almost anywhere. Sensors can be installed individually or incorporated into other machines and sites, for fixed or portable use.

The MiniPID 2 range is able to deliver high sensitivity VOC readings in even the harshest conditions. Able to withstand humidity between 0-99% temperatures of -40 to +65 °C, and with an anti-contamination design, the MiniPID range offers 10,000 hours of lamp life, ideal for long term monitoring in any location. Options include the MiniPID 2, PPM, PPM WR, PPB and PPB WR. For whatever sensitivity you need to be detecting, whether it’s in ppm or ppb, over a wide or narrow dynamic range , the MiniPID range is able to help monitor and control air quality indoors and out.

For the highest level of air quality control and monitoring, ION Science offers the High Sensitivity (MiniPID 2 HS) VOC Gas Sensor. Fifteen times more sensitive than other leading market products, the HS VOC Gas Sensor can detect sub ppb VOC levels. This makes it particularly suitable for use indoor air quality measurement, where early detection of rising VOCs levels can allow action to be taken before dangerous levels are reached.

ION Science’s PID sensor offers world leading humidity resistance and long-term stability. For individuals working in high-risk fields such as nuclear, oil and gas, mining or other dangerous environments, ION Science offers three energy sensors, 11.7, 10.6 and 10.0 eV VOC Gas Sensors. The 11.7 sensor detects the most chemicals, but to detect VOCs with a lower ionization energy, a lower energy level sensor often provides a better solution, as it will detect common aromatics such as Benzene.

ION Science is dedicated to producing products that protect and enhance human life, at work, at home, and while on the move. By highlighting how it’s possible to monitor and control VOCs and manage clean air effectively, ION Science gas sensors enable government policies to be enacted faster, health impacts to be seen quicker and communities can benefit from enhanced air quality in all spaces.

To ensure the continued improvement of air quality and enhanced monitoring of VOCs visit: ionscience.com

ifm’s new longer-tip conductivity sensors simplify CIP

Particularly suited for use in CIP (cleaning-in-place) applications in the food and beverage industries, the new LDL201 conductivity sensors from ifm electronic have a 77mm long sensing tip which makes them versatile and easy to install in a variety of hygienic process connections. In addition, the tip features solid PEEK construction which virtually eliminates the risk of breakage even if the sensor is subjected to high levels of stress.

Typical applications for the new LDL201 sensors include monitoring/control of cleaning agents, checking rinse water for residues and product validation. Since the sensors allow improved process control to be achieved, they typically enable users to cut costs by reducing energy usage during CIP cycles, along with the consumption of water and cleaning agents.

LDL201 sensors have a conductivity measuring range of 100 µS/cm to 1000 mS/cm and feature an integrated temperature sensor. They have a continuous operating temperature of -25 to +100 ºC and a maximum of 150 ºC < 1 hr. They are provided with an IO-Link interface which provides loss- and error-free transmission of measured conductivity and temperature values. IO-Link also allows easy parameterisation, which not only aids initial set up but also makes it quick and easy to adjust settings to accommodate recipe changes.

With food-grade material used for all parts exposed to the media in which they are being used, ifm’s new conductivity sensors meet EHEDG, FDA and 3-A standards. They are available for fast delivery and are complemented by a wide range of accessories. These include welding adapters, clamps, hygienic pipe fittings and pre-terminated connecting cables.

https://www.ifm.com/gb/en/shared/product-news/2020/sps/conductivity-sensor-for-clamp-and-hygienic-pipe-fittings

New MTE EFFICIENCY Pressure Transmitter Platform from First Sensor: Efficiency Miracle for Precision Applications

  • Modular platform for customized changes in a very short space of time
  • High accuracy and stability at a low price

With the new MTE EFFICIENCY modular pressure transmitter platform, First Sensor AG, a developer and manufacturer of standard products and customer-specific sensor solutions in the growth market of sensor technology, is offering high measuring accuracy and stability for demanding applications combined with great cost efficiency.

The platform comprises the MTE7000, MTE8000 and MTE9000 transmitter series and, thanks to the extensive expertise gained by First Sensor over more than 25 years, offers enormous possibilities for customization together with short lead times. The previous standard platform has been decisively optimized and, thanks to new production processes and a more compact design, now allows for significantly lower costs whilst maintaining the familiar high quality of First Sensor products made in Germany.

With the new platform, the provider is introducing three new series of pressure transmitters. The MTE7000 series is based on piezoresistive pressure sensors and is suitable in particular for measuring dry, non-corrosive gases from as little as 10 mbar.

The MTE8000 series of pressure transmitters based on piezoresistive ceramic pressure sensor elements and equipped with a stainless steel housing offer high media compatibility for corrosive liquids and gases.

The MTE9000 series can also boast high media compatibility and is suitable for corrosive liquids and gases. Fully welded stainless steel pressure sensor elements without internal elastomer seals are used in the stainless steel housing.

All three series are calibrated and temperature-compensated and offer different amplified analog output signals.

Like other solutions from First Sensor, the pressure transmitters from the new platform can be adapted for specific customer requirements.

First Sensor Technics Ltd.

T +44 1509 503451

uk@first-sensor.com

www.first-sensor.com