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Sensors Features

Improving the efficiency and reliability of water systems

Distributing water on a large scale is a particular challenge in high-rise buildings, and with a trend for designers to build up in urban areas, rather than out, it is an issue that has become a new focus for design engineers.

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Five tips to get started with smart devices on the factory floor

The discussion around implementing IIoT and Industry 4.0, from smart devices up to artificial intelligence in the factory is picking up speed, especially as a result of increased computing power and the availability of growing amounts of data, and further accelerated by the increased use of sensors with IoT features.

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Non-contact colour sensor counts bogie wheel pulses in rail research project

Micro-Epsilon has supplied a CFO200 non-contact colour recognition sensor to The Institute of Railway Research (IRR) at The University of Huddersfield. In conjunction with an encoder, the sensor is being used to monitor the rotational speed of a bogie wheelset in a train wheel simulation test rig (HAROLD).

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MEMS sensors for smart infrastructures

Tablets, smartphones, video game consoles, camcorders, and cameras have revolutionised the world of sensors. This includes MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes. Their ability to measure movement has led to improved performance and increased the functionality in many of the devices in which they are used.

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