Sensors and Transducers

Emerson and PureCycle Technologies sign multi-year global agreement for digital technologies and services

Global industrial software and technology leader Emerson has signed a multi-year agreement with PureCycle Technologies to provide advanced digital technologies and automation for a network of global facilities enabling large-scale recycling of a common – but rarely recycled – plastic. Emerson’s Plantweb digital ecosystem was chosen for its breadth of …

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Overcoming the pilot purgatory

Automation has always been considered as a key element for profitable, sustainable and cost-effective manufacturing, but there is a misconception that only big manufacturers may have the financial and technical resources to implement it. At the same time, those who do implement it often find themselves stuck in a transition …

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Another ‘sweet’ solution from Contrinex contrast sensors

Modern shopping and logistics operations rely upon clear and reliable product labelling and perhaps one of the most important examples is ensuring that boxes of sweets reach the shops on time. Therefore Contrinex’s versatile and high-performance, RGB light-based photoelectric contrast sensors, available from PLUS Automation, are trusted to ensure packing …

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Sensirion Inside: Humidity and temperature monitoring devices from Govee

Sensirion, the expert in environmental sensing, has announced that Govee is using Sensirion’s best-in-class SHTC3 humidity and temperature sensor in their air quality monitoring systems. Do you find it hard to breathe in your home some days? Are you more prone to headaches and asthma attacks during the summer months? …

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STMicroelectronics and Politecnico di Milano announce agreement on research centre for advanced sensors

STMicroelectronics and Politecnico di Milano, a scientific-technological university, which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers, have announced a five-year collaboration agreement in the presence of Italy’s Minister of Economic Development Giancarlo Giorgetti. At the heart of the agreement is the establishment of a joint research centre on advanced materials for …

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Contrinex inductives can help protect your press from double blanks

A manufacturer of metal cans needs to ensure that the press that applies and crimps the bottom onto the can body is fed with only one bottom. Therefore a fast, non-contact and robust checking mechanism is required. Customer Application A conveyor with a stainless-steel glide plate backed by a permanent …

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SensoPart awarded outstanding score in Vision Systems Design 2021 Innovators Awards Program

Sensor manufacturer SensoPart’s “Target Mark 3D” vision sensor detection principle was recognised among the best in machine vision today by the judges of the Vision Systems Design 2021 Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of esteemed experts from system integrator and end-user companies. “Target Mark 3D” is the all-new function …

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ABB and Axpo partner on project aimed at making green hydrogen more accessible and affordable

ABB has joined forces with Swiss utility Axpo to develop modular green hydrogen production plants in Italy, that aim at creating an optimum operating model to produce affordable, green hydrogen. The two companies will apply their complementary skills to achieve their joint vision of more affordable green hydrogen, with ABB …

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Contrinex pressure resistant inductives give concrete advantages

Manufacturers of mobile concrete pumping trucks trust Contrinex’s High-Pressure sensors to monitor the piston position in the hydraulic drive cylinder. These sensors provide exceptional reliability despite the challenges of pressure cycles and high-pressure peaks, increasing longevity and efficiency and reducing maintenance costs for these concrete pump. An additional benefit is …

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Farnell shipping expanded range of education kits from DFRobot

Farnell has expanded its range of educational devices from DFRobot. DF Robot’s user-friendly open-source hardware and software tools are designed to inspire future creators by offering an introduction to electronic project design. Farnell now stocks more than 140 products from DFRobot including a series of robotics kits and the popular …

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