Sensors and Transducers

TE Connectivity sets new sustainability, charitable goals for 2030

TE Connectivity has unveiled a long-term sustainability and corporate responsibility strategy to better focus on the company’s vision for the future. TE’s One Connected World strategy details a series of goals to make the world a better place as the company serves its employees, customers and shareholders. “At TE, we have had an …

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Sensors help ‘lift the lid’

Containers are often used when transporting bulk cargo, including wood chip and biomass, by rail. A manufacturer of bulk-cargo containers has developed an innovative unloading system that uses only a modified forklift, eliminating the need for specialist handling equipment. The forklift has two pairs of lifting forks. The main forks, …

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Mouser Electronics strengthens sensor line, announces global distribution agreement with Amphenol i2s

Mouser Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with Amphenol i2s, a leader in intelligent sensor solutions for almost 20 years. The Amphenol i2s product line, now available from Mouser, includes the CCT, IPS, IPT and VSP pressure sensors. The Climate Control Pressure Transmitter (CCT) is specially designed for measuring …

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£2.8m innovation funding to boost detection of explosives, weapons and illicit drugs

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching a £2.8 million competition to find state of the art and technological solutions for the improved detection of explosives, weapons and illicit drugs. The Innovative Research Call (IRC) 2020 for Explosives and Weapons Detection is a cross-governmental programme that seeks proposals from …

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Endress+Hauser recognised with Frost & Sullivan’s 2020 Global Liquid Analyzer Company of the Year Award

Based on its recent analysis of the global liquid analyzer market, the market research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan honored Endress+Hauser as the 2020 Global Company of the Year. The Group impressed the jury with its robust product line, customer-oriented approach and industry-leading knowledge of liquid analysis. The global …

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TE Connectivity named one of Fast Company’s 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators

TE Connectivity has been named among the 2020 Best Workplaces for Innovators by Fast Company. The annual honour, developed in collaboration with Accenture, recognises 100 companies that have built a culture that empowers employees at all levels to create new products, improve operations and take risks. This year’s winners represent …

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Robust inductives ‘Turn-over an Old-leaf’

Agriculture is using increasingly complex automation in its machinery and an example is in composting machines. Contrinex’s uniquely robust V4A/ 316L stainless-steel sensors are relied upon for operating reliably in the challenging environment of the inside of the drive rotor. Withstanding dust, humidity and high temperatures, the sensors enable the …

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£6 million award to drive next-generation solar technology into new applications

Researchers at Swansea University, Imperial College London and the University of Oxford have launched a project to drive next-generation solar technology into new applications. The team have been awarded a £6 million Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) programme grant to advance organic and perovskite solar cells into applications …

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Small but powerful photosensors help wrap chocolate

In factories producing fast-moving consumer goods, automated packaging operations are the norm. Confectionery products are no exception; in high-volume production, manufacturers pack sealed bags of candy in cardboard cartons, which are in turn stacked for shrink- wrapping and palletisation. Packed cartons arrive for shrink-wrapping in uniform stacks. A wrapping machine …

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STMicroelectronics enables innovative social-distancing applications with FlightSense time-of-flight proximity sensors

High-accuracy FlightSense proximity and ranging sensors from STMicroelectronics are helping prevent disease transmission in innovative products developed by customers in response to the global pandemic situation. Amsterdam-based startup Aura Aware is using ST’s FlightSense Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology in a smart distance-awareness portable device suitable for use at retail counters and check-in desks. …

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