Tag Archives: sensors

How do you power billions of sensors?

Interconnected healthcare and many other future applications will require internet connectivity between billions of sensors. The devices that will enable these applications must be small, flexible, reliable, and environmentally sustainable. Researchers must develop new tools beyond batteries to power these devices, because continually replacing batteries is difficult and expensive. In …

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Laser triangulation sensors measure lateral position of rail bogie wheels relative to the track in groundbreaking ActiWheel project

Laser triangulation sensors from Micro-Epsilon are being used to measure the lateral position of rail bogie wheels relative to the rail head in a groundbreaking rail traction technology project by Derby-based company, SET Limited. ActiWheel is an innovative traction system that uses artificial intelligence to guide trains along the tracks, …

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Wearable strain sensor using light transmittance helps measure physical signals better

KAIST researchers have developed a novel wearable strain sensor based on the modulation of optical transmittance of a carbon nanotube (CNT)-embedded elastomer. The sensor is capable of sensitive, stable, and continuous measurement of physical signals. This technology, featured in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, shows great potential for the detection …

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Peppered with gold

Terahertz waves are becoming ever more important in science and technology. They enable us to unravel the properties of future materials, test the quality of automotive paint and screen envelopes. But generating these waves is still a challenge. A team at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), TU Dresden and the University of …

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Photoelectrics ensure cheese packaging is no joke

No matter how appealing ‘cheesy jokes’ are, the production of individually packaged cheese portions is no joke. Contrinex’s small, but powerful C23PA photoelectric sensors are trusted to ensure conveyors deliver cheese portions to packaging stations, with in-line buffering stations regulating their flow to match packaging throughput. The miniature Ecolab-certified sensors …

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Repair and calibration

Products manufactured by Sherborne Sensors are highly precise, accurate and robust, and are found in very demanding applications. As part of any preventative maintenance program, sensors should be recalibrated on a regular basis. Sherborne Sensors’ manufacturing facility is fully capable of confirming performance of field units to original manufacturer’s specifications, …

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Contrinex’s inductive sensors help ensure wind turbine reliability

Modern wind turbines operate continuously in remote, highly demanding environments. Exceptional reliability is essential as opportunities for maintenance are limited. Turbine rotation velocity is a key operating parameter and manufacturers require robust sensor systems that provide accurate measurement in real-time. Contrinex’s rugged inductive sensors provide presence-sensing systems which withstand harsh …

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Calculating robot ROI

Google Trends data demonstrates that web searches for the phrase, “how much does a robot cost?” have doubled since 2009. Determining the total cost and return on investment (ROI) of a robot isn’t straightforward, as Nigel Smith, managing director of industrial robot supplier TM Robotics, explains. When you factor in the robot’s …

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Heraeus Platinum Sensors joins ATC Semitec line-up

ATC Semitec, the UK’s leading distributor of temperature sensors, has announced that the Heraeus Nexensos’ range of platinum sensors has joined their line -up of precision thermal components. Heraeus are the worldwide market and technology leaders in platinum thin film technology. Robin Savin ATC Semitec’s MD commented “We are delighted to include …

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