Sensors and Transducers

Permark Pumps delivers Powelectrics’ IIoT solution to Ireland’s BD Flood to keep their fleet on the road

Powelectrics has been proud to work with Permark Pumps for several years. Permark supplies fuel management systems, pump units, fuel storage and dispensing technology and offer maintenance, refurbishment and installation services to the Irish market. More on Permark here. Established over 80 years, BD Flood is a major supplier of …

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TE Connectivity’s patent prowess earns Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovator ranking

TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectors and sensors, has been named a Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovator 2021, showcasing its long-standing dedication to creating a culture that fosters creativity and ingenuity. The 10th edition of the annual report from Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights …

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Contrinex’s miniature inductive sensors help prevent robot grippers from damaging fragile silicon wafers

Compact multi-finger robot grippers are an essential element of the automated production of electronic equipment, transporting parts between operations. It is critical that in the event of an unplanned human intervention or a machine malfunction, there is not a collision hazard. Therefore machine designers insist on an anti-collision system. Miniature …

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TE Connectivity named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for seventh year

As a sign of its longstanding commitment to ethical business practices, TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectors and sensors, has been named as one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere. TE has been recognised for seven years in a row and is one of only two 2021 honourees …

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FMI and Vaisala’s scientific measurement instruments onboard Mars rover are ready for action

NASA’s Perseverance rover, launched in July 2020, landed on Mars yesterday. The Perseverance is carrying several scientific instruments on board, including Finnish-made humidity and pressure instrumentation. The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) has provided Perseverance with measurement instrumentation. Equipped with Vaisala’s sensors, FMI’s instrumentation will be used to provide accurate and …

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Contrinex Smart Inductives provide affordable high-precision position control

Automation engineers often face a three-way balancing act when designing equipment, trying to maximise speed and accuracy while keeping cost at acceptable levels. Position control is no exception – high-performance systems typically rely on linear or rotary encoders to deliver the required positional accuracy, and these can be expensive, particularly …

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Formaldehyde sensing made easy

Sensirion has launched its new formaldehyde sensor module, the SFA30. The SFA30’s innovative electrochemical cell design, dedicated electronics including an onboard Sensirion humidity and temperature sensor, and advanced algorithms, enables highly reliable and selective formaldehyde detection at very low concentrations. This new sensor thus targets the appliance market focusing on …

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‘Was there life on Mars?’ UK scientists play key part in NASA mission to red planet

This evening after a seven-month journey, NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover, a scientific laboratory the size of a car, will make its final descent to the Red Planet to begin its search for traces of life. The rover’s mission – backed by the UK government – is to explore and collect …

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Analog Devices at embedded world 2021 Digital

From 1st to 5th March, Analog Devices (ADI) will participate in embedded world 2021 DIGITAL.  Taking place this year as a completely digital event, the trade fair together with its associated conferences will be held in a virtual format. Analog Devices will employ its virtual exhibition stand to showcase its …

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