Sensors and Transducers

Black silicon can help detect explosives

Scientists from Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, and Melbourne Center for Nanofabrication developed an ultrasensitive detector based on black silicon. The device is able to detect trace amounts of nitroaromatic compounds and can be applied to identify …

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Load sensing bearings with fibre optic sensors designed to speed up product development

SKF has released the world’s first commercial load sensing bearing based on its proprietary fibre optic sensing technology. A technology, as earlier announced, being part of a long term strategic technical product development. The first product streamlines the creation of rotating products such as pumps, using angular contact ball bearings. In it …

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Total organic carbon content for assessing water quality

Methods for checking water quality are an incredibly important part of the many processes involved in ensuring we have access to safe drinking water. However, as contaminants can come from many different sources, finding a general solution for contaminant identification and removal can be difficult. Purification processes for water treatment …

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Mouser Electronics and Amphenol SSI sign global distribution agreement

Mouser Electronics has announced a global distribution agreement with Amphenol SSI, a leading designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensing solutions for the global automotive and industrial markets. Through the agreement, Mouser now stocks a broad line of Amphenol SSI products, including pressure sensors and gauges, drum liquid level gauges, and …

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Horizon2020-supported Highly Integrated Optical Sensors project successfully completed

ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions and coordinator of the Highly Integrated Optical Sensors (HIOS) consortium, has announced the successful completion of this project. Funded EUR 3 million under the Horizon2020 Grant Agreement nr. 720531 (Fast Track to Innovation), the EUR 4.3 million HIOS project enables ams and …

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Drexel’s MXene materials help photodetectors see the light

Photodetectors are the devices that convert information carried by light into an electric signal that can be processed by electronic circuits and computers. They are found in everyday devices, such as television remotes and motion sensors, and they are a key component in many artificial intelligence and Internet of Things …

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Omron Evaluation Board fast tracks IoT sensor system development

A new Sensor Evaluation Board from Omron Electronic Components Europe gives developers working on sensor systems for the IoT a fast track to a ‘proof of concept’ prototype hosted on Raspberry Pi, Arduino or Adafruit Feather. The board comes equipped with sensors for six popular environmental parameters, is supported by …

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Sensor City launches new initiative to ignite growth in IoT-based businesses

Sensor City, a global hub for the development of sensor technology and rapid prototyping, has launched a new initiative to support businesses with challenges relating to IoT implementation. The initiative is aimed at UK businesses and will support them to successfully design, develop, and implement sensor based and IoT technologies across …

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Diodes Incorporated wins prestigious Manufacturing Site of the Year award

Diodes Incorporated‘s manufacturing facilities in Oldham have been declared the UK electronic systems industry’s best in 2019 at the TechWorks Awards. Testament to Diodes’ manufacturing prowess, the three-strong shortlist also featured a second Diodes site. The awards celebrate the year’s key electronics innovations, people and companies from across the UK and …

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LMI Technologies acquires Finnish optical metrology company FocalSpec

LMI Technologies (LMI), a global leader in 3D inline scanning and inspection, has acquired FocalSpec, an innovative optical metrology company based in Finland that designs and manufactures patented Line Confocal Imaging (LCI) products. LMI’s parent company – The TKH Group – will acquire 100 per cent of the shares of …

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