Sensors and Transducers

TE Connectivity named a ‘Top 100 Global Innovator’ for ninth consecutive year

TE Connectivity has again been named a Derwent Top 100 Global Innovator 2020 by Clarivate Analytics. The annual report identifies the world’s most innovative organisations which successfully develop valuable patented inventions that also have strong commercialisation potential based on market reach and impact on other downstream inventions. TE has been …

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Powelectrics partner Bonner incorporate Metron IoT technology into a chemical industry compliance solution

Powelectrics‘ Metron telemetry is being deployed by one of Ireland’s leading instrumentation specialists, to ensure that their chemical industry customer can meet stringent environmental commitments and maintain their operating licence. For over 40 years, Bonner have designed, installed and maintained instrumentation solutions, enabling a wide range of businesses to comply …

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New air-pressure sensor could improve everyday devices

A team of mechanical engineers at Binghamton University, State University of New York investigating a revolutionary kind of micro-switch has found another application for its ongoing research. After finding a new type of MEMS (microelectromechanical system) that allows better control, the researchers have used that knowledge to build an air-pressure sensor …

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Sensor City launch ‘discovery’ programme to help SMEs adopt digital technologies

Liverpool-based global innovation hub Sensor City is launching a programme of ‘Discovery Days’, designed to support manufacturing and engineering companies looking to scale-up or integrate digital technologies into their products or processes. Bringing businesses in the manufacturing industry together with experts to discuss their bespoke support requirements and challenges, the Discovery Days …

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2020 marks fifth year of partnership between WEINMANN and Sensirion

Sensirion’s flow sensors have been included in WEINMANN’s MEDUMAT Standard² since 2015. Thanks to their accuracy, fast response time and robustness, the proximal flow sensors offer maximum safety. They ideally complement the intuitive and robust design of the MEDUMAT Standard² ventilator. Therefore, the device is a reliable partner for the …

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Sensors help keep ketchup fresh

A food-processing plant trusts Contrinex’s sensors to help it ensure plastic bottles, filled with liquid food products, are hermetically sealed and its customers kept safe. Prior to the containers being capped, a long-distance inductive sensor, positioned directly over the packaging line confirms the presence of an aluminium-foil seal over the top …

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Bats inspire detectors to help prevent oil and gas pipe leaks

Engineers have developed a new scanning technique inspired by the natural world that can detect corroding metals in oil and gas pipelines. By mimicking how bats use differing wavelengths of ultrasound to detect objects, hunt, and avoid predators, engineers have developed a new system that combines two separate types of …

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Research zeroing in on electronic nose for monitoring air quality

Research at Oregon State University has pushed science closer to developing an electronic nose for monitoring air quality, detecting safety threats and diagnosing diseases by measuring gases in a patient’s breath. Recently published research led by Cory Simon, assistant professor of chemical engineering in the OSU College of Engineering, in …

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UK engineers to bloom at first post-Brexit Hanover

Hanover Fair will be the first major indicator of the post-Brexit export environment for the UK’s technology exporters, and should be a welcome relief after the four-year hiatus created by the referendum. Mark Ingham of Banbury-based Sensor Technology has been a regular exhibitor at the keynote German event for many years …

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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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