Sensors and Transducers

Precision matters: core sensing relies on HBK’s expertise in smart sensory drive shafts

The drive shaft as a key component of the drive units of plants, machines and commercial vehicles is subjected to high loads, especially when used in harsh environments. Companies perform maintenance work at regular intervals to ensure full operability. The current state of the devices that require maintenance and, thus, …

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O’Neill Industrial collaborates with Analog Devices to accelerate growth in smart motor sensor market

O’Neill Industrial has signed a Channel Partner Agreement with Analog Devices, Inc (ADI).  Through the agreement, O’Neill Industrial will drive sales and enhance support initiatives for ADI OtoSense SMS, Analog Devices’ Predictive Maintenance Smart Motor Sensor (SMS), in Ireland and Northern Ireland.  ADI OtoSense SMS is an AI-based, full turnkey …

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UK-based gas-detection industry leaders ION Science to attend US tech event Sensors Expo

One of the world’s leading PID (photoionisation detection) sensor manufacturers, ION Science, are pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at US-based technology event Sensors Expo. ION Science will be showcasing products including their industry-leading MiniPID2 Sensor, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Attendees can visit, trial …

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Mills CNC chooses laser triangulation sensor from Micro-Epsilon to position and measure railway fishplates in automated machine tool inspection system

Mills CNC, a machine tool supplier based in Leamington Spa, has chosen to use a laser triangulation sensor from Micro-Epsilon in one of its bespoke machine tool automation cells (SYNERGi) with a primary focus on inspecting large, hot rolled steel railway fishplates. The triangulation sensor, which is mounted on a …

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Upgrading or replacing hard to source optics

Resolve Optics offers an OEM design, develop and supply service for camera, instrument and sensor manufacturers looking to upgrade or replace hard to source or obsolete optical components. To prolong the lifetime of a profitable product where key optical components are becoming hard to source – organisations are often faced …

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“Yes we can” check cans inside a box using Contrinex long-range analogue inductives

To ensure that sealed cardboard cartons have the required number of tinned food cans inside them, a packaging company trusts Contrinex’s analogue inductive sensors. Using an analogue sensor enables this final pre-shipment quality check to process different sizes of can as well as manage with different material grades of can. …

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New eBook from Mouser Electronics and Amphenol explores the interconnects, sensors, and antennas required for IIoT

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorised global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announces a new eBook in collaboration with Amphenol Corporation, highlighting the many applications of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as well as the technical challenges in developing IIoT solutions. In Enabling the Industrial IoT Revolution, subject matter experts from …

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Woking-based Overview wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

Overview, the leading innovator in the design and manufacture of precision sensor systems was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation at a ceremony on 7th September 2021. The company won the award in 2020, when ceremonies were cancelled because of the pandemic. The company, which employs 45 people, …

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Contrinex background suppression photoelectrics keep it spinning

Cotton spinning machines use a robotic vacuum cleaning system to prevent lint build-up on machinery and product. To ensure the vacuum cleaning robot does not collide with the spinning machine, a Contrinex Background Suppression photoelectric sensor detects their presence. Customer Application Lint is generated from the process of spinning cotton …

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