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Sensors Features

Joining the Industry 4.0 dots: The IO-Link encoder

IO-Link is a breakthrough technology that has achieved rapid and widespread acceptance over the past five years and helped ‘join the dots’ for many industrial processes working towards Industry 4.0.

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ToF sensor gesture recognition and distance measurement

The competing proximity sensing technologies start with simple infrared and ultrasonic sensors, gradually working up to more complex sensor systems such as stereoscopic video cameras with neural networks.

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Clever level switch helps the brewing process

Whilst many people would probably be familiar with the Carlsberg advertising slogan from earlier days they may not appreciate the history and scale of today’s Carlsberg brewing operation.

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Improved die casting performance with reduced costs

Fairchild, a Rotork Instruments brand, manufactures precision pneumatic and electro-pneumatic industrial control components. In a recent application, the introduction of Fairchild electro-pneumatic transducers has improved the performance of die casting machinery and reduced overall costs.

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    Sensing the way forward to a mobile future(04/02/2019)

    Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and their smaller cousins Automated Guided Carts (AGCs) promise to free more production environments from the slavery of fixed lines, conveyors and linear processes and make workflows more flexible.

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    On track for total RFID solutions(04/02/2019)

    Large global companies demand RFID-based solutions that can be provided by a single source worldwide, across multiple manufacturing or supplier sites. Conversely, there is a multitude of smaller companies that have not adopted RFID due to the complexities of dealing with numerous technology partners.

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    Laser line scanners: the eyes of your robot(04/02/2019)

    Robots are becoming increasingly independent and are able to tackle more complex tasks. Laser profile sensors play a crucial role in ensuring that robots move safely, as well as precisely guiding and locating their positions.

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    Internet of Things and compensated air quality sensors(04/02/2019)

    By adding air quality sensors to smart building systems, engineers can implement early warning of the buildup of hazardous gases and chemicals, but commercial air quality sensors lack the integrated capabilities required to join a smart building network.

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    Torque sensor facilitates prototyping & development stages of electric motor(04/02/2019)

    Ashwoods Electric Motors is a developer and manufacturer of advanced and innovative electric motors, produced on a large scale. In 2017, Ashwoods increased its workforce twofold and secured new premises with a new testing facility, equipped with multiple dynamometers where the motors are tested according to heavy-duty pre-set cycles, which are used for validation and performance testing.

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