Sensors

Save energy and costs, accelerate decarbonisation, prevent damage, check terrain: Seek Thermal's Compact and Reveal models can be used in many ways. The thermal imaging cameras of the Compact and Reveal series from the Californian company Seek Thermal combine a multitude of functions in a very small space. The Compact, Compact XR and CompactPro models are about the size of a USB stick and are available for iOS and Android devices.

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Turck has added the world's first inductive sensors for detecting Carbon fiber reinforced polymer to its portfolio. Turck has developed the world's first inductive sensors for detecting carbon fibers. The sensor series detects both carbon fibers as well as pressed CFRP parts.

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Capacitive silicone force sensor SXTSC1 by Sateco. Through its subsidiary, Sateco XT AG, Sateco is breaking new ground and adding the capacitive silicone sensor SXTSC1 to its portfolio of established keypad systems. The elastomer sensor works according to the capacitive operating principle and can continuously measure both touch and compressive force.

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Compact 29×29 mm industrial cameras with Sony Pregius S sensors up to 24 MP. Baumer is expanding its CX series with the 4th Sony CMOS sensor generation Pregius S with up to 24 megapixel resolution. Thanks to a pixel size of mere 2.74 µm and backside illumination pixel architecture, the camera has a very compact design (29 × 29 mm) and offers very high resolutions with excellent image quality and improved sensitivity for stable image evaluations.

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Push­ing the per­for­mance en­ve­lope with ad­vanced edge-based hard­ware, Sfera Labs has in­tro­duced its lat­est multi-sen­sor mod­ule. The Exo Sense Pi lever­ages Rasp­berry Pi 4 com­put­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties. This com­pact wall-mount unit fea­tures a 64-bit quad-core ARM Cor­tex-A72 proces­sor run­ning at up to 1.5 GHz, which is way be­yond what other sen­sor mod­ules on the mar­ket can de­liver.

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The leading trade fair for sensor and measurement technology SENSOR+TEST will take place digitally from 4-6 May 2021. On the three days of the trade fair, participants can expect a plethora of exciting topics dealing with the entire spectrum of measuring technology.

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Smart data through decentralized pre-processing, IO-Link and cloud services – with this integrated concept Turck enables efficient solutions for Industry 4.0 and IIoT. End-to-end bidirectional communication down to the sensor/actuator level and with access to additional data – IO-Link increases the potential of industrial cloud services. Turck is combining both technologies and is thus opening up different possibilities of process optimization for users. For example, the simplification of...

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There are many reasons for the excessive build-up of heat in control cabinets. Designers can often minimize the dangers resulting from incorrectly arranged devices or poor ventilation in advance. However, specific condition monitoring is needed for external factors and device anomalies. Turck‘s IM18-CCM cabinet guard now provides a smart solution for processing sensor data via Ethernet in the IIoT.

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Turck's IO-Link system box, consisting of I/O module, sensors and indicator light enables users to discover the benefits of the communication standard.

Turck is now offering a compact starter kit for users wishing to discover the benefits of the IO-Link digital communication protocol. The IO-Link devices contained in the box enable interested users to set up their own system and thus gain hands-on experience in the technology.

 

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Wherever additional safety is required in an application or machine availability and technical function security need to be significantly increased, redundant systems offer significant advantages. This applies as well to the BTL7 multiple redundant magnetostrictive linear position sensors from Balluff. These are available with the two digital interfaces SSI and start/top.

 

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dSPACE and Velodyne Lidar Inc. have entered into a partnership to accelerate future developments of lidar technologies for autonomous driving. To this end, dSPACE, a leader and partner for simulation and validation in the automotive industry, has joined the Velodyne program ‘Automated with Velodyne.’ The program aims to accelerate ecosystem interactions and rapidly integrate lidar innovations into a range of autonomous solutions including autonomous driving.

 

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IO-Link capable sensors for hydraulics, coolant and lubricant and pneumatics monitoring are the future. They are simple to install and configure. Balluff now introduces a new generation of their pressure sensors with display.

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Climate change requires a rapid rethinking of energy policy worldwide. Renewable energy plays an important role in this context. In Germany, power generation with wind turbines is a key component of the turnaround in energy policy. However, critics fear that the expansion of wind farms will be at the expense of nature. With a solution based on embedded computing technology from Kontron, Fleximaus GmbH is building a bridge between wind power and species conservation.

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Deep Learning is a new approach to machine vision and uses example-based learning and neural networks to analyse defects, locate and classify objects and read printed markers. In this article, Cognex describes what should be considered in deep learning projects for automated production and quality assurance.

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The multi-function BCM condition monitoring sensor from Balluff sets new benchmarks. For an attractive price systems and machine operators get a compact and easy to retrofit solution for continuous condition monitoring and automated monitoring of limits.

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Touchless and thus hygienic operation of machines and measuring equipment to ensure social distance as well as the control of autonomous robots requires powerful sensors. The 3D ToF sensor from Hamamatsu measures the distance to an object using the indirect ToF method (Time of Flight).

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The DATAEAGLE Condition Monitoring System (CMS) from Schildknecht records and visualizes sensitive motor data at Murrelektronik, thus contributing to a reliable delivery.

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"Sensor No. 3412, x-axis end position, detected a constantly approaching axis. Please check the bump stop!" This is something like how messages from the machines to the maintenance crews could look in the future. The ingenious part of it: the components detect changing conditions and report them automatically – without any additional programming effort. Simple IIoT! The prerequisite are open standards and platforms that Balluff is actively engaged in developing right now.

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With its sen­sor sys­tem com­pletely in­te­grated in the ball run­ner block, the new IM­Scom­pact in­te­grated mea­sur­ing sys­tem from Bosch Rexroth de­ter­mines the exact po­si­tion with a high rep­e­ti­tion ac­cu­racy of ± 1 μm. IM­Scom­pact en­hances the range of lin­ear guides with in­te­grated mea­sur­ing sys­tems from size 15, mak­ing the mea­sur­ing sys­tem for ball rail sys­tems a com­pact and cost-ef­fec­tive ex­ten­sion for smaller ma­chines.

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LT Automation and Intelligent Systems have developed a robotic system with transport boxes for automatically checking and sorting blood samples at Aalborg University Hospital.

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Tool identification using Balluff Industrial RFID increases production efficiency, as it makes incorrect tool allocation or missing tools a thing of the past. This enables optimizing the service time utilization of the tools. In addition, scrap and rework due to excessive use of tools are virtually eliminated.

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The ProGlove smart glove scanner has been in use for a number of years at TTI Europe, based in Maisach near Munich. Since deploying the ProGlove barcode scanners, the electronics distributor has unlocked multiple productivity efficiencies through its ergonomic handling, reliability and robust industrial design. Overall, the time saved due to the introduction of streamlined barcode scanning exceeds ten hours per day.

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KINEXON implements intelligent navigation for driverless vehicles with the Kontron KBox. Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things are changing production and logistics processes in the long term. In the future, objects will be networked and interact automatically in all areas. In order to guarantee smooth processes, detailed position and status data must be generated and analyzed. KINEXON, located in Munich, Germany, has developed KINEXON Brain, an intelligent solution based on an IoT...

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The BML absolute magnetic encoder in the SGA series stands out in any application where high absolute accuracy of position and end-of-travel is required. Comprehensive diagnostics functions ensure reliable operation and more efficient maintenance. With its Drive-Cliq interface the Balluff measuring system can also be perfectly integrated into Siemens controller environments. Siemens has certified the system accordingly.

 

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New automation solutions including servo drives, operating terminals and communication modules for a wide range of industries. Panasonic Industry Europe presented its technology portfolio for the automation sector at the SPS 2019 in Nuremberg. From 26 to 28 November, the Panasonic Industry Stand in Hall 4A showcased 341 products and solutions for a wide range of industries. From high-precision sensors to control technology, drives and operating terminals, Panasonic is the partner of choice when...

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With their BMP series Balluff has added a new intelligent displacement sensor which provides not only the absolute position signal for the stroke travel of a piston via IO-Link but also information about the sensor status and the current ambient conditions.

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Turck is developing a platform concept with the new product portfolio in the fluid sensors. The devices offer a wide range of variants and combinations while having common key features at the same time. The compact FS+ flow sensor with IO-Link now follows the April market launch of the PS+ pressure sensor. This monitors both flow as well as temperature and features practical Teach functions.

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Interchangeable parts are frequently used to quickly convert packaging machines or bottling plants to a new format. They make it possible to adapt machines for new recipes, package sizes and materials without time-consuming manual configuration and adjustment work. Industrial identification solutions using RFID from Balluff provide automatic and reliable interchangeable part detection.

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Generating, transporting and processing information are central tasks in the Industry 4.0 environment. The basis for all the information is intelligent sensors which provide the required input. With their BOS 21M ADCAP Balluff offers a newly developed optical multifunction sensor, the BOS 21M series.

 

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Wilhelm Niemann Maschinenfabrik guarantees the reliable operation of their machines with safe and efficient Ex protection solutions from Turck, consisting of accurate sensors and fast compact interface devices. The manufacturer installs space saving isolating switching amplifiers and temperature measuring amplifiers from Turck's IMX12 interface series in the control cabinet. These send the signals of the operator buttons to the field and transfer intrinsically safe digital and analog input...

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Siemens is extending its Simatic RF600 ultra-high frequency (UHF) family in the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) portfolio to include the new Simatic RF610R reader, which becomes the second compact reader available on the market.

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In­duc­tive cou­pling sys­tems are the ideal choice wher­ever fixed wiring of sen­sors and ac­tu­a­tors gets in the way or is sub­ject to pre­ma­ture wear due to fa­tigue. With their new BIC Q40 in­duc­tive cou­plers, Bal­luff now of­fers a so­lu­tion for ap­pli­ca­tions where the max­i­mum trans­mit­table power plays a cen­tral role.

 

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In Bäretswil in the Swiss canton of Zurich Combitool AG – a division of PackSys Global – develops and produces innovative solutions for manufacturing plastic and laminate tubes. To realize the new machine generation of the BLM Laminat Body Maker, the development engineers at Combitool set ambitious goals for themselves. The system should not only be resource friendly, but also significantly increase machine availability and productivity by drastically reducing setup and startup time. The use of...

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The leading international trade fair for sensor, measuring, and testing technology – SENSOR+TEST – will be held from 25 - 27 June 2019 at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center.

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Infineon Technologies launches the XENSIVTM DPS368. The miniaturized digital barometric pressure sensor is capable of measuring both pressure and temperature. It offers an ultra‑high precision of ±2 cm and a low current consumption for precise measurement of altitude, air flow and body movements.

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Spectrophotometry, which examines the light spectrum emitted or absorbed by materials and analyzes their composition, is used in a wide variety of fields including food, agriculture and medicine. Up until now, spectrophotometry was typically performed in a chemical laboratory using large benchtop spectrometers. This SMD series spectrometer is expected to be used in hand-held instruments with limitations to their size or weight, simultaneous multipoint measurements, and other applications.

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Laser technology manufacturer SCANLAB is extending its premium-segment product family with the excelliSCAN 20. This new scan system targets exceptionally demanding applications such as micromachining and additive manufacturing (3D printing). The excelliSCAN family’s well-known advantages – smart servo control technology, a universal tuning and optimized cooling – will be supplemented via the new scanner with its larger 20-millimeter aperture.

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About one months before the opening, the preparations are well underway for the SENSOR+TEST from 25 to 27 June 2019. At the Annual Press Conference of the AMA Association for Sensors and Measurement in Nuremberg, the organizer, Holger Bödeker, had a very positive outlook on this year’s internationally leading trade fair for sensor, measuring, and testing technology.

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At the Hannover Messe (Hall 9, Booth H55) Turck is presenting the PS+ series pressure sensors as the first of a new fluid sensor series. They combine functionality together with award-winning design. The keypad features capacitive touch pads that enable unimaginably simple operation. The absence of mechanical operating elements increases robustness and helps to meet the requirements of ISO protection types IP6K6K, IP6K7 and IP6K9K. Flexible installation (overhead and rotatable around 340°) and...

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Guided radar sensors from Balluff are virtually predestined for maintenance-free level measurement of liquids and solids as well as for interface measurement. The guided radar pulses along the probe ensure precise and stable measurement with an absolute repeatability of ±1 mm and a maximum non-linearity of ±2 mm.

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Balluff is expanding their range of sensors for media-contacting temperature detection, in hydraulic power units for example. New are a temperature sensor with display, a temperature transmitter as well as a PT1000 sensor.

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The new BML SL1 ab­solute mea­sur­ing sys­tem from Bal­luff is the right choice wher­ever po­si­tions and end-of-travel need to be de­ter­mined with high ac­cu­racy, fast and pre­cisely over travel dis­tances of up to 8 me­ters. Re­gard­less of whether the task in­volves lin­ear or ro­tary mo­tion, dis­tance or angle mea­sure­ment, for­mat changes, short or long dis­tances.

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It started with a blank. But how does the workpiece get onto the line or into the machine? Depending on the state it is delivered in, this task can quickly become very complex. Reliable 3D object detection systems optically capture and evaluate data. Liebherr works with a variety of 3D vision systems to match the requirements and smoothly handles the supply of every haphazardly stored part with process precision.

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Gear unit manufacturer Flender will be launching its new DX500 product with associated DX Assist app at the Achema show in Frankfurt am Main. The new smart sensor in the Diagnostex product series enables the planning of predictive service work before unscheduled interruptions or stoppages of the production process can occur and so increases system availability.

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RFID sys­tems with var­i­ous fre­quency ranges are find­ing in­creas­ing use in mod­ern pro­duc­tion and as­sem­bly plants. Each sys­tem is de­signed for dif­fer­ent ap­pli­ca­tions. Low-fre­quency (LF) sys­tems are suited mainly for ap­pli­ca­tions in metal­lic sur­round­ings. High-fre­quency (HF) sys­tems are the ideal choice where a greater read/write dis­tance and high speed are para­mount. Since each sys­tem until now re­quired its own RFID con­troller type, this was not only cum­ber­some...

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Sensor specialist and provider of innovative automation solutions Balluff will be showcasing their expertise at the Hannover Exhibition (Hall 9, Booth F53).

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