Sensors and Transducers

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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Selwood uses Powelectrics’ IIoT technology to help the Canal & River Trust keep Britain’s waterways safe and scenic!

Selwood is a world leader in pump manufacturing, the leading pump rental solutions company in the UK and a renowned supplier of plant and construction equipment for hire and sale. For over 70 years the company has been “Proud to Deliver’ and now does so via a network of branches …

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Contrinex UV Transparent-object Detection Photoelectric sensors give ‘Blistering’ performance on clear blister packaging

A manufacturer of packaging machines for the medical industry produces automated blister-packaging lines for pharmaceutical and surgical products. Medical blister-packs comprise a recessed, semi-rigid tray base, vacuum-formed in-line from clear thermoplastic material and sealed with a metal or plastic film after the desired products are loaded. Typically, blister-packaging lines for …

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Sensirion strengthens its portfolio by acquiring micro gas-analyser specialist Qmicro

Sensirion has completed the acquisition of Qmicro, an innovative OEM supplier of miniaturised gas-analysis technologies. Qmicro, based in Enschede, The Netherlands, develops, manufactures, and supplies micro gas analysers based on microelectromechanical (MEMS) gas chromatography (GC) technology. Qmicro’s most important application areas include industrial process control as well as natural and …

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Sensirion and Anglia Components establish distribution agreement

Sensirion, an expert in environmental and flow sensor solutions, is proud to announce its new partnership with Anglia Components. Under the distribution agreement, Anglia is franchised to sell Sensirion products to its customers. With Anglia on board, Sensirion strengthens its distribution network in the UK and Ireland. As a leading …

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