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Sensors Features

Robotics and Vision: Liberated and demystified

Robotics and Vision – as the song goes, you can’t have one without the other. Advances in both technologies have surged to make many new processes ripe for automation. Yet, even the more experienced engineers sometimes can still be nervous about the prospect of integrating a robot vision system.

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Choosing angle sensors for power steering, motors and robotics

As factories and vehicles become more automated, accurate and low-latency sensing of motor shaft speed and position is critical for process control, system reliability, and safety. To address these needs, designers require angular rotation sensors that are fast and precise, with the flexibility to address magnetic field variations and axial misalignment.

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Joining the dots with sensor integration devices

There was a time when sensors were simple switches, and their manufacturers just hardware suppliers. All that has changed. Sensors are the ‘eyes and ears’ that collect data on the front line of production and logistics operations. Equipped with ever-smaller microprocessors, they have become intelligent.

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Laser triangulation sensors measure lateral position of rail bogie wheels

Laser triangulation sensors from Micro-Epsilon are being used to measure the lateral position of rail bogie wheels relative to the railhead in a rail traction technology project by SET Limited.

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