Sensors and Transducers

Temperature, humidity, moisture and differential pressure instrumentation

Rotronic is a leading manufacturer of temperature, humidity, differential pressure and CO2 instrumentation Rotronic products are specified throughout industry for the reliable measurement and control of processes; together with environmental monitoring. They are also installed in buildings of all types, research organisations, test houses and leisure facilities. High accuracy measurement, …

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Method detects defects in 2D materials for future electronics and sensors

To further shrink electronic devices and to lower energy consumption, the semiconductor industry is interested in using 2D materials, but manufacturers need a quick and accurate method for detecting defects in these materials to determine if the material is suitable for device manufacture. Now a team of researchers has developed …

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Making sense of flexible sensor systems

A team of researchers from Osaka University and Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research developed the world’s thinnest and lightest magnetic sensor matrix sheet system that visualises the two-dimensional distribution of magnetism on various surfaces. Conventional magnetic sensor circuits consist of silicon-based hard electronic elements integrated on a …

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First mass-market particulate matter sensor awarded with MCERTS certification

Sensirion‘s SPS30 particulate matter (PM) sensor has achieved MCERTS certification, which proves the sensor performance. In addition, the certification confirms that the SPS30 can be easily integrated into applications that comply with the European Air Quality Standard DIN EN 15267. The SPS30 is also the first mass-market particulate matter sensor …

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Halma agrees strategic partnership with Valencell

Halma has made a strategic investment in Valencell, a leading innovator in wearable sensor technology. Valencell’s biometric sensor technology provides highly accurate measurements of heart rate, blood pressure and other biometrics, which can be used in medical-grade wearables. Valencell has established a strong position at the convergence of the consumer …

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Ultrasonic sensors excel in a meat bin wash-line

A meat-processing plant uses Contrinex’s ultrasonic sensors for non-contact presence checking to increase productivity and eliminate breakdowns when washing empty meat bins. A single ultrasonic sensor, mounted above the conveyor on which the bins travel, checks for meat residues, rejecting any contaminated bins before the automated wash station. Old, contact-based systems …

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Kyocera launches world’s first gyro-based carbohydrate monitoring system

Kyocera has launched the world’s first monitoring system for the precise measurement of carbohydrate metabolism. Thanks to gyro sensors, the tracker is also suitable for the lifestyle and wellness area. Commercial availability in Japan is planned for this year. Smart, innovative and intuitive To determine the user’s carbohydrate balance, the …

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TE Connectivity named among ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ by FORTUNE

TE Connectivity has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s List of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the third year in a row. The annual survey, conducted by FORTUNE and Korn Ferry, is given to top executives, directors and financial analysts to identify the companies that enjoy the strongest reputations among their peers and …

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Awair’s Glow C air quality monitor entrusts Sensirion’s environmental sensors

Awair is using Sensirion’s environmental sensors in their Glow C indoor air quality monitor. Awareness of the importance of good air quality in our living and working environments is becoming increasingly important to individuals and governments. People spend 90% of their time indoors, where concentrations of gaseous pollutants are significantly …

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A wearable gas sensor for health and environmental monitoring

A highly sensitive, wearable gas sensor for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially available, according to researchers at Penn State and Northeastern University. The sensor device is an improvement on existing wearable sensors because it uses a self-heating mechanism that enhances sensitivity. It allows for quick recovery …

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