Tag Archives: sensors

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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Inductive sensors ensure hook loader truck safety

Hook loader trucks utilise a hydraulic system for loading and unloading a demountable container. Once the container is correctly positioned on the vehicle’s load bed, interlocks engage with its base, securing it in position. Contrinex’s rugged sensor systems detect full engagement of the interlocks, ensuring the truck is safely loaded …

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New air-pressure sensor could improve everyday devices

A team of mechanical engineers at Binghamton University, State University of New York investigating a revolutionary kind of micro-switch has found another application for its ongoing research. After finding a new type of MEMS (microelectromechanical system) that allows better control, the researchers have used that knowledge to build an air-pressure sensor …

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Sensors help keep ketchup fresh

A food-processing plant trusts Contrinex’s sensors to help it ensure plastic bottles, filled with liquid food products, are hermetically sealed and its customers kept safe. Prior to the containers being capped, a long-distance inductive sensor, positioned directly over the packaging line confirms the presence of an aluminium-foil seal over the top …

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Research zeroing in on electronic nose for monitoring air quality

Research at Oregon State University has pushed science closer to developing an electronic nose for monitoring air quality, detecting safety threats and diagnosing diseases by measuring gases in a patient’s breath. Recently published research led by Cory Simon, assistant professor of chemical engineering in the OSU College of Engineering, in …

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