Sensors and Transducers

Paragraf, Rolls-Royce, TT Electronics and CSA Catapult drive electric transport revolution with first-ever supply chain for graphene Hall Effect sensors

Paragraf is helping to realise an industry first by implementing a supply chain for graphene Hall-Effect sensors used in high-temperature Power Electronics, Electric Machines and Drives (PEMD) within the aerospace sector. Named High-T Hall, the project stems from the UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) ‘Driving the Electric Revolution’ challenge and …

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Sensirion supports Swiss schools with free CO2 monitoring sensors

Sensirion‘s internally developed CO2 monitoring system will be installed for free in 2,500 classrooms in the canton of Zurich. The system will reduce the viral transmission risk by supporting regular, effective ventilation. The COVID-19 pandemic has created huge demand for measuring air quality and viral loads in indoor spaces. Increasing numbers …

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Contrinex inductives help bridge construction

Modern road bridges are typically constructed using mobile cranes to lift prefabricated bridge beam onto support columns. Heavy-duty hydraulic cylinder jacks support the ends of each bridge section to enable accurate height adjustment prior to final positioning. Engineers require rugged sensor systems that detect the position of each cylinder accurately. …

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Powelectrics partners with Reynolds Contamination Control to deliver bespoke IIoT solutions

Powelectrics offers 30 years’ experience in sensing and instrumentation, empowering the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by connecting sensors to the cloud. The company’s technology, combined with the highest quality third party instrumentation and software, is deployed across the world in many industry sectors. Powelectrics strives to develop intuitive, ‘plug …

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Baumer wins inspect award 2021: Making robots “see”

The automated coordinate alignment of the robot-compatible VeriSens XF/XC900 vision sensors from Baumer convinced the expert jury of the inspect award 2021. Out of nine finalist products in the online voting, the sensors were awarded first place in the category Vision. The award granted by the publisher Wiley-VCH every year …

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Animal Husbandry: Sensors for monitoring emissions

Stunning methods are used to cause unconsciousness in animals prior to slaughter. Ideally, stunning will leave an animal insensible to pain and distress during the slaughtering process, while causing minimal distress in itself. Of the available stunning methods, percussive or electrical methods are the most widely used but gas stunning …

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Contrinex smart inductive sensors improve metal recycling yields

The global recycling industry relies upon advances in technology to automate waste-recovery operations. These make it economic to recover an ever larger proportion of domestic and industrial waste. Waste-management companies are always looking for more affordable alternatives for sorting and separating mixed-metal scrap as some of the existing processes, while …

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ifm has encoders that work in the wet

With an IP67 ingress protection rating, the new Rx3000-series incremental shaft encoders from ifm electronic can be used even in the wet environments that are often encountered in the process, pharmaceutical and food manufacturing sectors. In addition, they offer a superb price/performance ratio and feature a design based on advanced …

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STMicroelectronics collaborates with Qualcomm on unique sensor solutions

STMicroelectronics is developing innovative software solutions using technology from Qualcomm Technologies through the Qualcomm Platform Solutions Ecosystem program. In this program, ST is contributing pre-validated software to OEMs for its MEMS and other sensing devices to deliver advanced features to the next generation of smartphones, connected PCs, IoT, and wearables. …

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PCI Instruments goes from strength to strength

PCI Instruments, based in Southport, is a British success story. Initially set up to look for hygienic and chemical resistant instruments, the family-run business now manufactures high quality process instrumentation and diaphragm seals and supplies products to the pharmaceutical, food processing, dairy, chemical, petrochemical and nuclear industries. PCI Instruments strives …

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