Sensors and Transducers

ION Science wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation for MiniPID Sensors

ION Science has won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of Innovation, for its pioneering MiniPID sensors. The award is the highest recognition of business excellence across Britain and endorses the commercial success of ION Science’s innovative technology. ION Science’s industry-leading PID (photo-ionisation detection) technology offers unparalleled …

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Combilift’s CSS container loading system uses Variohm EuroSensor supplied cable extension transducers

Combilift, based in Co. Monaghan – Ireland, is the largest global manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts and an innovator and leader in long-load handling solutions. Its recently launched Combi- CSS (Container Slip-Sheet) enables fast and efficient freight container loading for the transportation of timber, flat-packed furniture, panel products and similar goods. …

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Powelectrics has created a range of new brochures on its IIoT solutions

The Powelectrics Marketing Department has been busy! It has created a range of new brochures detailing the company’s IIoT solutions by Solution, Sector and Product. You can access them via the Powelectrics website or using the links below. Powelectrics are NOT a shopfront for third-party IIoT developers. It offers over …

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Contrinex analogue inductives measure bearing wear and improve the OEE of container carriers

Shipping containers revolutionised sea freight and an often unseen element in the handling of these containers are the ‘Straddle Carriers’, the specialist container-handling vehicles which move and stack the containers. The ‘24/7’ operation at these busy container seaports means that the reliability of the straddle carriers is essential. Working in …

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Solutions for emission monitoring and predictive maintenance

With the foundation of the new subsidiary Sensirion Connected Solutions, Sensirion has expanded its technology and product portfolio to cover the whole value chain from sensor technology to data analytics and complete solutions. Sensirion Connected Solutions combines sensor technology know-how with advanced data analytics, connectivity and cloud technology to offer …

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Blistering’ performance of Contrinex’s unique UV transparent-object detection sensors

Transparent plastic packaging is commonly used in the packaging of a wide variety of products. However, it poses a challenge for high-speed automated packaging machinery, which led Contrinex to develop a unique family of transparent-object detection sensors which utilise UV light. Contrinex’s small 30 x 20 x 10mm C23PA transparent-object …

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Gas Sensing Solutions to launch new methane sensor at Sensor+Test 2022

Gas Sensing Solutions – a pioneer in LED based NDIR infra-red gas sensors has announced that it will launch a new range of methane gas sensors to market at Sensor+Test 2022. The methane gas sensors use ultra-bright LEDs and a patent pending internal architecture to deliver unrivalled accuracy and low …

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Contrinex’s sensors ensure safe operation at nuclear power station

The high reliability of Contrinex’s uniquely robust inductive sensors is trusted in a Swiss nuclear power plant. The Pressurised-water reactor utilises fuel rods containing radioactive material to produce energy. During operation, bundles of rods are immersed in water using a custom-built grab. Contrinex stainless-steel ‘700 Series’ inductive sensors, available from …

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Avnet Abacus celebrates fiftieth anniversary of foundation

Avnet Abacus, one of Europe’s leading distributor of interconnect, passive, electromechanical, power supply, energy storage, wireless & sensor products and a regional business unit of Avnet, has announced its 50th year in business, since the setup of its forerunner company Abacus Electronics, which was founded in 1972 with headquarters at …

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Compressor booster performance assured by smart humidity probe

An advanced test cell has been developed to monitor the functionality and performance of a compressor manufacturer’s compression boosters prior to dispatch. Humidity measurement represents a key element of the testing procedure and the company’s engineers have therefore deployed the latest Indigo-compatible, plug-and-play Vaisala humidity and temperature probe HMP4. Developed …

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