Tag Archives: sensors

Sensirion and s-peers: using environmental sensors to develop a concept for automated air quality assurance

s-peers has developed an innovative concept with the help of Sensirion to store, analyse and forecast air-quality data. Air quality and regular ventilation have become highly relevant in pandemic times. Minute droplets (known as aerosols) are emitted not only when coughing or sneezing, but also during normal breathing and when …

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IO-Link Safety Webinar – 20 & 27 April

IO-Link is the first standardised IO technology (IEC 61131-9) for communication with sensors and actuators. The powerful point-to-point communication is based on the long-established 3-wire sensor and actuator connection without additional requirements regarding the cable material. So, IO-Link is not a fieldbus but further development of the existing, tried-and-tested connection …

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Rapid deployment of vision-enabled Edge AI applications now a reality with new FRAMOS and Connect Tech partnership

FRAMOS and Connect Tech have announced their inaugural product resulting from their partnership, the Connect Tech Boson for FRAMOS carrier board. Designed specifically for NVIDIA Jetson Nano and Jetson Xavier NX edge AI applications, Boson for FRAMOS is an all-in-one board-level solution that integrates the FRAMOS Sensor Module Ecosystem directly …

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‘Was there life on Mars?’ UK scientists play key part in NASA mission to red planet

This evening after a seven-month journey, NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover, a scientific laboratory the size of a car, will make its final descent to the Red Planet to begin its search for traces of life. The rover’s mission – backed by the UK government – is to explore and collect …

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Contrinex UV Transparent-object Detection Photoelectric sensors give ‘Blistering’ performance on clear blister packaging

A manufacturer of packaging machines for the medical industry produces automated blister-packaging lines for pharmaceutical and surgical products. Medical blister-packs comprise a recessed, semi-rigid tray base, vacuum-formed in-line from clear thermoplastic material and sealed with a metal or plastic film after the desired products are loaded. Typically, blister-packaging lines for …

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Dave Oakes celebrates 20 years at Powelectrics

Congratulations to Dave Oakes, who is celebrating 20 years at Powelectrics! Dave merged Oakes & Co with Powelectrics in February 2001, becoming the company’s Sales and Technical Director. For those of you who can remember February 2001 …  Atomic Kitten were Number One in the charts with ‘Whole Again’ and …

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New miniature press force sensor features high sensitivity to capture very small forces

Kistler‘s new press force sensor measures very small forces. The centrepiece of the product is a newly developed, highly sensitive crystal that guarantees extremely precise measuring results. This makes the 9323AAA ideal for use in challenging industrial environments. The trend toward miniaturisation is unstoppable. Automotive parts, semiconductors, electrical components and …

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element14 launches time of flight sensors essentials course

element14, an Avnet community, has launched an essentials course for engineers interested in Time of Flight (ToF) sensors. Distance measurement and range detection methods have been used for decades in almost every engineering field, including robotics, presence detection, optical navigation, medical tech, and automotive applications. Distance sensors incorporate diverse technologies …

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Powelectrics launch new and improved MetronView

Powelectrics has announced the launch of its ‘new, improved’ MetronView. For the last decade, MetronView has provided customers with a reliable, secure IIoT platform to receive remote sensor data and provide both data and alerts can to unlimited users on any web-enabled device. Whilst new features were continuously incorporated in …

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