Sensors and Transducers

#empowerthefield: The Industry 4.0 program from Endress+Hauser

Plant downtime and unplanned maintenance activities are major challenges in the chemical industry. Connecting field instruments unleashes enormous potential to improve plant performance. #empowerthefield, the Industry 4.0 program from Endress+Hauser, raises digitalisation projects to a new level. During the 2022 ACHEMA trade fair – exhibit booth C27/hall 11.1 – visitors …

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New light-intensive confocal controllers measure at high speed, even on dark or rough surfaces

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has expanded its confocalDT range of confocal controllers with two new industrial-grade controllers for distance and thickness measurements on a variety of materials, including dark or rough surfaces. The confocalDT 2465 single channel controller and the confocalDT 2466 dual channel controller offer extremely high light intensity …

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Solve machine setting issues using the latest cylinder sensor technology

The latest technological advances in solid-state cylinder technology enable maintenance or service engineers to solve multiple pneumatic or electric drive issues with a single device, according to industrial automation specialists Festo. Modern automation machinery uses positional feedback to trigger sequential movements. In pneumatic applications, this takes the form of cylinder …

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Renesas completes acquisition of Reality AI

Renesas has completed the acquisition of Reality Analytics, Inc. (Reality AI), a leading provider of embedded AI solutions. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, U.S., Reality AI offers a wide range of embedded AI and Tiny Machine Learning (TinyML) solutions for advanced non-visual sensing in automotive, industrial and commercial products. Combining Reality AI’s best-in-class …

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Smart sensors keep the pressure off

Real-time sensor data is enabling smart factories to better understand their own processes, allowing more efficient operations. One of the most diverse and widely deployed type of sensor in the industrial internet of things (IIoT) is the pressure sensor. Here, Richard Mount, Director of Sales at ASIC design and supply …

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Luminary ROLI chooses laser triangulation sensor from Micro-Epsilon to measure displacement of keys and finger movements in musical touch technology

Luminary ROLI Limited, a pioneering designer and developer of musical touch technology, has chosen to use an optoNCDT 1320 laser triangulation sensor from Micro-Epsilon in its R&D process to precisely measure displacements of musical device keys and finger movements. By integrating the laser sensor with an Arduino board, Luminary ROLI …

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Agile Analog announces IR Drop Sensor IP

Agile Analog, the analogue IP innovators, has designed an IR Drop Sensor for its growing library of analogue IP. This is an important safety feature for designers as it monitors for voltage drops when current flows through a resistor, which is called IR drop and can affect the timing of …

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Contrinex’s pressure rated inductives pack a punch

Cold-forming is a popular low-cost method for joining sheet metal using a punch-riveting press. To ensure reliable and fast bonding, a high-pressure rated Contrinex inductive sensor is trusted to control the press. The inductive sensor is mounted directly in the wall of a small pneumo-hydraulic cylinder where it detects the …

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Danisense signs global distribution agreement with Farnell

Danisense, the leader in high-accuracy current sense transducers for demanding applications, has announced that it has signed a global franchise agreement with high-service electronics components distributor Farnell. Farnell is stocking twenty-three of Danisense’s most popular current sense transducers plus accessories. Included on the Farnell line-card are current transducers that span …

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Farnell marks 25 years of success with Bourns as they celebrate their 75th anniversary in 2022

Farnell, an Avnet Company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions, celebrates a 25-year long partnership with Bourns, during which they have created a growing demand for Bourns’ products that continue to meet the design requirements of their mutual customers. Bourns, Inc., is a leading manufacturer and supplier of …

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