Tag Archives: sensors

Predicting a crisis before it happens: Sensors in the water network

The UK has recently experienced a heatwave – London, for example, had the longest stretch of hot weather in almost 60 years. With an increase in temperature, there is an increase in demand for tap water. One area which is affected is the South West Water network, with water shortages …

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Mouser Electronics strengthens sensor line, announces global distribution agreement with Amphenol i2s

Mouser Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with Amphenol i2s, a leader in intelligent sensor solutions for almost 20 years. The Amphenol i2s product line, now available from Mouser, includes the CCT, IPS, IPT and VSP pressure sensors. The Climate Control Pressure Transmitter (CCT) is specially designed for measuring …

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TE Connectivity named one of Fast Company’s 100 Best Workplaces for Innovators

TE Connectivity has been named among the 2020 Best Workplaces for Innovators by Fast Company. The annual honour, developed in collaboration with Accenture, recognises 100 companies that have built a culture that empowers employees at all levels to create new products, improve operations and take risks. This year’s winners represent …

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Robust inductives ‘Turn-over an Old-leaf’

Agriculture is using increasingly complex automation in its machinery and an example is in composting machines. Contrinex’s uniquely robust V4A/ 316L stainless-steel sensors are relied upon for operating reliably in the challenging environment of the inside of the drive rotor. Withstanding dust, humidity and high temperatures, the sensors enable the …

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£6 million award to drive next-generation solar technology into new applications

Researchers at Swansea University, Imperial College London and the University of Oxford have launched a project to drive next-generation solar technology into new applications. The team have been awarded a £6 million Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) programme grant to advance organic and perovskite solar cells into applications …

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Small but powerful photosensors help wrap chocolate

In factories producing fast-moving consumer goods, automated packaging operations are the norm. Confectionery products are no exception; in high-volume production, manufacturers pack sealed bags of candy in cardboard cartons, which are in turn stacked for shrink- wrapping and palletisation. Packed cartons arrive for shrink-wrapping in uniform stacks. A wrapping machine …

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STMicroelectronics enables innovative social-distancing applications with FlightSense time-of-flight proximity sensors

High-accuracy FlightSense proximity and ranging sensors from STMicroelectronics are helping prevent disease transmission in innovative products developed by customers in response to the global pandemic situation. Amsterdam-based startup Aura Aware is using ST’s FlightSense Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology in a smart distance-awareness portable device suitable for use at retail counters and check-in desks. …

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TDK’s smart multi-sensor wireless module for IoT applications relies on Sensirion’s environmental sensor

TDK is using Sensirion’s state-of-the-art humidity and temperature sensor SHTC3 in its smart multi-sensor wireless module “SmartBug”. The module has been designed for IoT (Internet of Things) applications and enables quick and easy access to reliable and smart sensor data. TDK’s SmartBug (MD-42688-P) is a multi-sensor wireless module that leverages …

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Retrofitted inductive sensors watch over dairy’s valves

At a dairy-processing plant, milk products, made from pasteurized or raw milk, require hygienic transportation between successive operations. Process engineers use stainless-steel pipework to transport liquid ingredients from one operation to the next. Fluid flow is managed using control valves fitted with electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic actuators. Multiple rotary-shaft valves …

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HWM supports measurement of unique weather conditions in Philippines

Measuring the unique weather conditions at each of its individual plantations was a real challenge to the Philippines Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA). To solve this problem, the SRA chose to install 40 COMlog data loggers from HWM. COMlog was chosen for its ability to receive sensor information from a variety …

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