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11 June 2021

SENSOR TECHNOLOGY has launched a new range of non-contact torque sensors based on a full four element strain gauge bridge design, complementing its existing non-contact sensors that use surface acoustic wave (SAW) detection.

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10 June 2021

NORDSON EFD introduces UltimusPlus – an industry-leading pneumatic fluid dispenser with time-saving features that amplify production throughput while delivering highly precise, repeatable dispensing results.

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14 May 2021

COLTRACO ULTRASONICS is marking a new step into the process and control applications through the introduction of improved ultrasonic flow measurement technology.

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22 April 2021

A DRAW wire sensor from Micro-Epsilon is performing a vital role in a water turbine control system. The sensor measures the precise position of the control vane in the turbine.

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07 April 2021

ANALYTICAL TECHNOLOGY & Control specialises in viscosity measurement for a range of process industries including paints & coatings, adhesives, resins, pharma and petrochemicals. The company strives for innovation while focusing on real world challenges and the feedback received from customers is essential to continuous product improvement.

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12 February 2021

YOKOGAWA TEST & Measurement has added another new instrument to its ScopeCorder family of portable multi-channel data-acquisition recorders, extending and improving their speed, channel count and data acquisition features.

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12 February 2021

FLUID CONTROL and pneumatics technology expert, Emerson has released its TopWorx Magnetic Target SwitchTM (MTS) to provide ready-to-install, universally-certified position sensing for explosion proof and intrinsically safe applications. The hazardous locations-approved TopWorx MTS joins the TopWorx GO Switch in the Emerson portfolio of position-sensing products, providing a single source for both standard and heavy-duty position sensors.

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22 January 2021

UK MOTION specialist, Trio Motion Technology, is expanding the capability of its motion-based machine solution to integrate with additional sensors, relays and output devices.

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16 February 2021

LAKE SHORE Cryotronics offers an extensive range of cryogenic temperature sensors, with instruments available that can measure down to 14K.

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02 December 2020

Some form of O-ring, seal, bonding, mastic or enclosure is in almost every product and piece of equipment to preserve and protect by keeping out water vapour, hydrocarbons such as greases, CO2 or other contaminants. All seals are affected not just by the materials themselves but also by temperature and pressure.

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26 November 2020

THE ABILITY to perform traceable humidity calibrations of probes in-house is now within the reach of more users – thanks to a package offered by Michell Instruments.

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20 November 2020

LEUZE HAS introduced what is reported to be the world's first combined forked sensor. The GSX combines the advantages of light and ultrasonic sensors and is particularly suitable for labeling machines used in the packaging industry.

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26 November 2020

RARE METAL thermocouples, available from Labfacility, are made from conductors containing platinum and rhodium alloys and are suitable for measuring high temperatures (to 1700°C).

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06 November 2020

REPORTED TO be a game changing innovation driven by decades of experience with speed applications, to broaden the range of rotating machinery eligible for high integrity overspeed detection, and to meet growing demand for SIL-certified solutions, Istec has launched the SpeedSys 200 SIL rated overspeed protection system.

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26 November 2020

A MINIATURE charge amplifier with IO-Link – that is said by Kistler to be a world first – complies with industrial communications networking standard IEC 61131-9 and combines analogue and digital communication technology to pave the way for Industry 4.0.

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29 October 2020

Signal Group has developed a completely detachable screen for its Series IV gas analysers. The new screen connects wirelessly to the analyser via an inbuilt 802.11 wifi which can connect up to 50m, providing users with the ability to view live data in a different location, and even manage data logging, alarms and calibration.

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16 October 2020

OFFERING ENHANCED thermal resolution for more vibrant, easy-to-read images and on-camera routing capability to improve field survey efficiency, FLIR Systems has announced four new additions to its Exx-Series of advanced thermal imaging cameras: the E96, E86, E76 and E54.

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21 October 2020

THE WS Fast series from TOPTICA Photonics features ultra high speed measurement rates, reported to be the fastest commercially available.

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14 October 2020

LEADER IN industrial machine vision, Cognex has introduced the 3D-A1000 Item Detection System. A motion-capable smart camera, the 3D-A1000 can identify the presence or absence of objects with what the company describes as unmatched accuracy on all types of sorters traveling at production line speeds.

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21 October 2020

FOLLOWING THE success of the first Experts Camp back in May, HARTING has organised a second series of webinars to discuss the latest industry innovations and connection technology. Read on to learn more about the topics the company's specialists will present, including cutting-edge products, time-saving solutions and technologies for designing the future.

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FEATURES

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27 May 2021

Reputed for its anti-retroviral drug trials, the University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) has been entrusted with the storage and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in South Africa. Ian Loudon discusses how temperature and humidity monitoring is vital in such applications where small fluctuations could compromise critical assets

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03 March 2021

WITH THE GL-THTeasy system, Glaub Automation & Engineering has developed a robot cell for assembling printed circuit boards using through-hole technology. The core components are a dual-arm collaborative robot and several Cognex cameras

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23 September 2020

In modern processing centers, inductive sensors are the components of choice for monitoring the motor spindle clamping process. Integrated into the spindle, they must be exceptionally small and offer high repeatability to ensure smooth tool changing at all times

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10 October 2019

Advice from Turck Banner on the parameters which matter is is a precision sensor going to the job it is designed for?

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29 May 2019

Sensor technologies enable robot measurement tasks where there is a growing need for high precision measurements over wide surface areas and where there are requirements for increased flexibility, says Chris Jones, Managing Director of Micro-Epsilon UK.

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16 November 2018

Power grids are becoming digital jungles. Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, smart meters and integrated cloud services are bringing new considerations for organisations in relation to hackers, cyber security and data protection. Here, Martyn Williams, managing director of energy software expert Copa-Data UK, explains how software is playing an important role in securing networks of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) in the energy industry.

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03 May 2018

Choosing a suitable flowmeter can be a tricky process. Here, Alan Hunt, electromagnetic flow product manager for ABB Measurement & Analytics in the UK & Ireland, explains why he believes electromagnetic flowmeters can offer the best solution for keeping track of industrial water flows

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20 July 2017

Sensors & Instrumentation, the UK’s only national sensors show sponsored by Mouser, is creating an early buzz with hundreds having already registered to attend this year’s event at the NEC, Birmingham, on 26th & 27th September.

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22 May 2017

To meet the need for improved productivity, the trend for off-highway vehicles has been to move away from discrete hydraulic controls to fully-electronic operator controls. These trends, together with customer requirements, have changed Curtiss-Wright Industrial division’s approach to design and manufacturing

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20 January 2017

Accurately assessing biofuel content using innovative sensor technology is a fundamental preventative maintenance requirement of assessing fuel quality, explains Alan Finlay of industrial monitoring specialist Salunda

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12 October 2016

An expert in the production of optoelectronics, Banner Engineering has an in-depth understanding both of the capabilities and the limitations of standard photo-electric sensors. Its expertise, however, is not limited to this type of sensor and here the company considers when it might be better to use a laser device over a standard LED photoelectric unit

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05 October 2016

Tony Ingham of Sensor Technology explains how monitoring the work rate of cranes, loaders and unloaders means their performance can be optimised, and downtime for maintenance can be scheduled for minimum disruption to operational requirements

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05 September 2016

Infrared temperature measurement can help improve efficiency and optimise quality within production processes, as Richard Gagg, global product manager (IR) at AMETEK Land, explains

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09 May 2016

Since 1866, at the Dufftown Distillery in the Highlands of Scotland, William Grant & Sons, producer of Glenfiddich, has perfected the art and science of whisky making, by using quality ingredients and employing careful process monitoring. The distiller recently turned to Siemens to inject some modern technology into the operation 

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17 August 2015

As an integral part of most production machinery, sensor systems will require a number of enabling technologies to provide the necessary functionality to realise the demands of an Industry 4.0 'ready' machine. Dan Rossek, marketing manager, Omron, explains more

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11 May 2015

Ever-changing and more exacting operating conditions in the food and beverage processing sector are placing greater demands on the sensors that take the measurements that are vital to safe and effective operation, as Charles Dowling of Morgan Advanced Materials explains

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05 January 2015

Today’s smart instrumentation and asset management systems offer a raft of new opportunities for today’s process operators, as Les Slocombe of ABB UK Measurement Products explains

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08 September 2014

Test and calibration in the instrumentation sector are sometimes confused. However, test is not calibration (although, for low spec instruments, it can be) and calibration involves more than mere connection to a sensor or instrument, as Mike Shelton, GE Measurement & Control, explains

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14 July 2014

The costs of generating compressed air can be reduced in many companies by as much as 20 to 50%, according to VPInstruments, a Dutch producer of ‘state-of-the-art’ measurement and analysis equipment. It believes companies can easily save tens of thousands of Euros a year and, in many cases, much more

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08 May 2014

Dazzling reflectivity, matt-black surfaces or total transparency of packaging design need no longer make factory automation systems ‘blind’ to hard-to-see objects. According to Phil Dyas, industrial sensor specialist with Sick UK, today's smarter technologies mean sensors can ‘see the light’

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SPONSORED CONTENT

26 November 2015

Criterion Temperature & Humidity Benchtop

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26 November 2015

These are picture of a Custom built Walk-in Room for UCL Warwick, for Bio medical research

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31 July 2019

FLIR Thermal Studio is a thermal image analysis and reporting software designed to manage large sets of thermal images and videos.

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08 November 2016

When you buy a product from ROTRONIC, you do not simply opt for a partner that sells you the measuring instrument, but also for a company that wants you to use the measuring instruments in such a way that they afford you maximum benefits and are a reliable companion to you in your everyday work.

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08 November 2016

With our HW4 software, we are offering a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use, monitoring solution for all the current and planned products.

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08 November 2016

Rotronic products are specified throughout industries of all types from pharmaceutical to food companies; brickworks to art galleries.

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