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Intelligent sensors set to double sales in the measurement market

Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson, is introducing an expanded product portfolio to address an untapped market for intelligent sensors in process manufacturing and production ... 

Dairy farm that isn't crying over spilled milk, as Tomlinson reduces product loss during line flushing

Brothers Philip and John Tomlinson founded Tomlinson’s Dairies over 30 years ago in response to demand for fresh bottled milk from their family’s farm. After seven years of running a doorstep ... 

Micro-Epsilon supports STEM event

Merseyside-based precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon is engaging in local school and college activities to support the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) initiative and to ... 

An integrated approach handles challenging applications

Although sensor technology and performance has advanced at an exponential pace during the last decade, and continues with ever increasing capability, the integration of a sensor often results in a ... 

Aiding supercharger research at Imperial College

‘Ultra Boost’, a three year project partially funded by the Technology Strategy Board, is aiming to develop a supercharged petrol engine with the same power output and only 35% of the exhaust ... 

Cast your export net far and wide

Tony Ingham of Sensor Technology claims that if the economic climate of the last few years has taught us anything, it is that UK manufacturers cannot rely on the domestic market alone, and that they ... 

New webinar shares simple solutions for fast in-process control

Traditional methods for in-process control and end-of-line control use electrical resistance, optical imaging, spectrometry, light beam and mechanical sizing. It wasn’t until recently that weighing ... 

Southeastern Railways install Wireless Sensor Systems

Perpetuum has announced that it has received an order from Southeastern Railways to supply wireless sensor systems for all 148 of its Electrostar train stock (618 cars). The sensor systems monitor ... 

e2v imaging sensors launched into space

On 4th April, e2v imaging sensors were launched into space onboard the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Albert Einstein spacecraft, the fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) to be sent to the ... 

Growing in importance

Heiko Luckhaupt, Automation & Control, RS Components, looks at how sensors have become the eyes and ears of automation systemsWhen assessing technological progress, it is very common to focus on ... 

Pressure transmitters built for heavy duty applications

A range of stainless steel welded pressure transmitters for heavy duty hydraulics applications is now available from instrumentation specialist Impress Sensors & Systems.The new robust 17.600 G ... 

Process indicators now with cylindrical tank volume measurement feature

A range of process indicators and panel meters with new integrated cylindrical tank volume measurement capability are now available in the UK from instrumentation specialist Impress Sensors & ... 

Miniature switch for industrial and vehicle applications

Elobau UK has launched its new 204KS miniature Broken Finger Switch for industrial and vehicle applications. This new level switch, manufactured in Germany, has a more compact packaging than the ... 

Displacement and temperature sensors get smaller and smarter

Chris Jones, MD at Micro-Epsilon UK, discusses some of the latest applications and innovations in non-contact displacement measurement and infrared temperature sensors for the automotive and ... 

Infrared hydrocarbon gas detector certified to SIL 2

Crowcon’s IRmax infrared hydrocarbon gas detector has been certified to SIL 2 by Sira Test and Certification according to the requirements of the IEC 61508 and EN50402 functional safety standards. ... 

Safety sensors simplify high-integrity series connection

With its new TR4 Direct safety sensors for doors and gates, Sick claims to have solved the problem of cost-effective series connection of up to 30 switches, achieving PLe, Cat 4 integrity and full ... 

Fibre optic sensors deliver superior performance

Fibre optics are often overlooked as a viable solution to some industrial sensor applications. Considered to be fragile, expensive and complex to operate, in reality, nothing could be further from ... 

Sensor package for the MTC

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has supplied a package of non-contact displacement measurement sensors to the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) for use on high technology ... 

Getting to grips with sensing terminology

Despite their frequent use, the terms accuracy, resolution and repeatability are often misunderstood. As critical factors in the selection of position and speed sensors, engineers must ensure they ... 

Sensors are driving technology

Sensors are driving technologySensors being integrated into ever-more products and systems will be a key driver for technology developments for the next several decades. So says Mark Ingham of Sensor ... 
 
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