Sensors and Transducers

Contrinex’s blistering transparent-object detection photoelectrics

Clear plastic thermoformed tray bases are increasingly commonly used in the packaging of a wide variety of products. However, they pose a challenge for the high-speed automated packaging leading Contrinex to develop a unique family. of sensors. Contrinex’s small C23PA transparent-object sensors with their patented UV technology easily detect each …

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Contrinex inductives for hydrualic press tool presence and position checking

Automated presence and position checking of tools reduces the setup times for hydraulic presses, improving machine availability and utilisation. Customer application The automotive industry uses automation extensively and an automobile manufacturer wanted to automate the presence and position checking of tools within their hydraulic presses. The conventional downward-acting hydraulic presses …

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HENSOLDT completes GALA laser altimeter for mission to Jupiter

In September 2022, the Ariane 5 launcher will take off from the Kourou spaceport, marking the start of ESA’s JUICE mission for the exploration of Jupiter’s moons. The equipment also includes the Ganymede Laser Altimeter (GALA), for which HENSOLDT supplies essential elements, such as the laser transmit and receive unit …

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Mouser Electronics honoured as recipient of the European Distribution Award from TDK

Mouser Electronics has received the TDK European Distribution Award for the third time from TDK, a world leader in electronic components and solutions. The Gold distribution award recognises Mouser’s 2020 performance based on inventory management, operational excellence, terms and business performance. Mouser previously won the award in 2019 and 2017. TDK’s …

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Contrinex inductives trusted on PCB reflow ovens

An electronic equipment manufacturer needed to improve the reliability of the detection system fitted to their Printed Circuit Board reflow oven. Long-distance inductive sensors from Contrinex provided a simple solution that reliably detected PCB’s leaving a reflow oven to trigger transfer equipment that moves the board automatically to the next …

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ACEINNA names Wade Appelman as president & COO

ACEINNA, a market leading, inertial sensor company, has named Wade Appelman as the company’s President & COO, responsible for developing and implementing strategy for the company’s worldwide operations. “ACEINNA is part of two exciting market trends, autonomous driving and vehicle electrification. Used in autonomous vehicles to ensure both accuracy and …

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Global distributor Mouser Electronics adds record 62 new manufacturers in first half of 2021

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor, continues to expand its line card by adding 62 new manufacturers to date in 2021. With more than 1,100 manufacturer brands, Mouser now offers an even wider range of product options for its global customer base of design engineers, …

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Tractors can ‘Plough On’ ahead thanks to Contrinex’s Inductive sensors

Modern tractors are complex, very flexible and capable machines which are constantly being developed over the century since they replaced the traction engine. Contrinex’s rugged inductive sensors, available from PLUS Automation, are utilised by a family of tractors that offer their drivers the choice between all-wheel steering for example on …

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Contrinex photoelectrics detect blood vials orientation

A manufacturer of automated laboratory equipment for in-vitro diagnostics trusts the long operating distance and high resolution of Contrinex’s reflex photoelectric sensors, available from PLUS Automation, to detect which end a cap is fitted on a blood testing vial which is a small glass test tube. Customer application To automate …

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Sensors and instrumentation industry growth expert Molly Bakewell Chamberlin joins New York State Mentoring Program

The Buffalo, New York, USA-based Embassy Global, LLC, a 100% woman-owned New York State small business and a worldwide strategic technical marketing, PR, business development and management consulting firm for the business-to-business high-tech manufacturing, engineering, science and related communities, today announced that its company founder and president, Molly Bakewell Chamberlin, …

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