Sensors and Transducers

Contrinex photoelectrics are a ‘sweet’ solution for detection in packaging

During confectionery packaging operations, conveyor lines deliver preformed cardboard cartons to packing stations. At each station, a pick-and-place packing robot packs layers of bagged candy in cartons. Once filled, cartons are conveyed to case-sealing stations. A highly reliable retro-reflex photoelectric sensor, mounted beside the line, senses each carton as it …

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1NCE increases bandwidth for IoT device communication

1NCE, the world’s first full-fledged operator of IoT network services, is increasing the maximum available data rates for cellular device communication in the Internet of Things for new and existing customers from 128 kbit/s to up to 1 Mbit/s. All customers benefit immediately from the new bandwidth, benefitting especially those …

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Breaking the size barrier in CO2 sensing

Sensirion has announced the global availability of its drastically miniaturised CO2 sensor through Sensirion’s distribution network. Compared to its predecessor, the SCD4x CO2 sensor is seven times smaller and offers many more disruptive features. High levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) compromise humans’ cognitive performance and well-being. Thanks to new energy …

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HENSOLDT delivers core components to Eurofighter/Typhoon self-protection system

In the frame of the German ‘Quadriga’ fighter replacement programme sensor solution specialist HENSOLDT will deliver core components of the Eurofighter/Typhoon’s self-protection system ‘PRAETORIAN’. As part of the EuroDASS consortium comprising Leonardo UK, Elettronica and Indra, HENSOLDT has received a contract valued at circa 90 Million Euros for the delivery …

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Major order for HENSOLDT Optronics

Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT has received an order from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) worth nearly 75 million euros to equip the Royal Netherlands Army’s “Fennek” armoured reconnaissance vehicles with visual systems. The scope of the order includes 188 BAA II NL observation and reconnaissance systems as well as a number of …

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Silixa wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Silixa, a driving force in fibre-powered data solutions, has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2021 for the commercialisation of its ground-breaking Carina Sensing System. The system takes the high-density coverage of distributed sensors beyond that which can be achieved by point sensors, redefining the possibility for such systems …

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HENSOLDT to deliver radars for Quadriga Eurofighters

Sensor systems supplier HENSOLDT has been awarded a contract worth approximately 200 million euros in the frame of ‘Quadriga’ procurement programme of 38 Eurofighter/Typhoon combat aircraft by the German Air Force. The contract placed by Airbus Defence and Space comprises production and delivery of radar systems and core electronics components …

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SENSOR+TEST Digital 2021 is at the ready

Preparations for Digital SENSOR+TEST, taking place from 4 to 6 May 2021, are running at full speed. More than 160 exhibitors are to present their latest achievements in sensor and measuring technologies during and after the trade fair. The participants can expect a comprehensive presentation program with exciting and in-depth …

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HENSOLDT joins UN Global Compact

Sensor solution provider HENSOLDT is now a member of the United Nations Global Compact. The company is thus committed to the ten universal sustainability principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. By signing the Global Compact, HENSOLDT is making visible how important sustainable business practices …

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Senseye forms new steering group

Senseye, the Machine Health Management company, has launched a product steering committee with expert input from a wide range of blue-chip clients. This select group of senior operational managers has come together to improve the art of maintenance, share best practice, and contribute to the longer term roadmap and vision of Senseye. …

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