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Sensors Features

Wireless sensor essential for keeping drones going on long flights

High performance drones that can stay aloft for extended periods need super-reliable controls or risk being lost mid-flight. A test rig for developing the next generation of long-mission drones uses a wireless torque sensor that allows rapid set up and rapid testing.

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Innovative sensor technologies enable more complex robot inspection measurements

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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Innovative sensor solutions help food manufacturers achieve process optimisation

Achieving process optimisation while controlling (cutting) costs is a constant challenge for all manufacturers, especially in the food manufacturing sector. For example, frequently varying recipes, a huge diversity of ingredients, different textures and specific filling levels places high demands on process systems, in some cases pushing conventional instruments and components to their limits.

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MEMS accelerometer performance comes of age

In the June/July 2016 Uptime article, “Condition Monitoring and MEMS Accelerometers: What You Need to Know,” several attributes of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) accelerometers were presented that make the technology compelling for condition monitoring applications.

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