Sensors Step Up to Industry Demands
From monitoring COVID-19 vaccine temperatures to combining vibration, temperature, and speed in one device, new sensor technology is addressing industry needs on an ever-wider scale.
Feb 18th, 2021
Integrating Process Safety, Visibility, and Cybersecurity
Following its acquisition by Hexagon, PAS explains how its software integrates with Hexagon’s technologies to address critical industrial process operations factors.
Feb 11th, 2021
Smart Sensors for Moisture Measurement
With quality assurance procedures continuing to move away from inspection and toward a real-time, continuous approach relying on process feedback, Kett has leveraged the growing computing power of sensors to provide a better means of measuring moisture.
Jan 12th, 2021
Vision and Control on One CPU
Though combining multiple control functions on one controller is not particularly new, the high compute and bandwidth requirements of vision have typically required it to exist on a separate controller. Technology advances are changing that reality.
Nov 18th, 2020
How Artificial Intelligence Works in Quality Control
The use of artificial intelligence has been growing across the industrial automation space for the several years now. But do you really understand what it does to affect outcomes?
Oct 13th, 2020
Posital Announces Position Sensors with Modbus RTU Interface
Sep 1st, 2020
Compressed Air Measurement Helps Reduce Energy Use
Installing Festo’s E2M energy efficiency modules helped medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers tackle their environmental footprint, not only saving money but using the data to provide predictive maintenance as well.
Aug 18th, 2020
Smart Sensor for Variable Speed Equipment
Petasense releases its Vibration Mote Model 3 smart sensor that detects speed, vibration, and temperature.
Jul 21st, 2020
Vision Inspection Maximizes Label Accuracy
For one North American food manufacturer, Omron’s SKU verification system dramatically lowered production costs and increased overall profitability.
Jul 15th, 2020
Technology Matters: Wearable Sensors, Vision Systems, Industrial Networking
In this episode we look at wearable sensor technologies for social distancing, using vision systems to inspect liquids and solids, and the rise of publish/subscribe communication protocols in industrial networking.
Jun 17th, 2020
Temperature Sensors Help Maintain Correct Fluid Viscosity
Improve process quality and machine performance
Jun 15th, 2020
Inspecting Liquids and Solids with Vision Systems
Understanding the different components that comprise a vision system and how they can be used for different inspection applications is critical to justifying an investment in vision technology.
Jun 2nd, 2020
Sony and Microsoft Partner on Smart Cameras
To help industrial companies address the challenges that come with deploying and accessing video analytics and vision systems, Sony and Microsoft have begun collaborating to make these systems more accessible.
Jun 10th, 2020
Technology Steps Forward for Social Distancing
As more manufacturers are allowed to resume production amid the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping their workers distanced will be key to keeping them healthy. Here are some innovations to help achieve that.
May 28th, 2020
Encoder Selection Tips
To control motion on a machine or electromechanical system you need continuous positional feedback from the moving parts. That’s where encoders enter the picture. But how do you determine which one is best for the job?
May 26th, 2020
New Technologies Feed the Hunger for Information
Trying to keep up with productivity, quality, safety, sustainability, and other industry demands, food and beverage plants are turning increasingly to the innovations found in today’s sensor instrumentation.
May 19th, 2020
How Can Vision Systems Be Used to Inspect Solids and Liquids?
In this episode, we explore vision system selection factors, how to justify vision system investments, the types of industrial applications they're most suited for, and how the technology can be used to inspect liquids and solids on the production line.
May 15th, 2020
AutomationDirect adds Linear Position Potentiometers
AutomationDirect has released the Gefran linear potentiometers and accessories, used to detect position and linear direction movement.
Apr 20th, 2020
Faster GigE Vision Interface Cameras Engineered for High-Resolution Image Capture
Teledyne DALSA expands the Genie Nano 5GigE camera portfolio with high-performance ON Semiconductor XGS 45MP, 30MP and 20MP global shutter sensors.
Apr 20th, 2020
Wearable Sensor for Worker Safety-Updated
The Fuse sensor is designed to be worn by workers to capture data up to 300,000 times per shift for safety analyses.
Mar 17th, 2020
Plug-and-Play Safety Sensors
The installation of safety sensors has, traditionally, been a long and expensive process, but newer safety sensor models are changing the requirements of this process.
Mar 27th, 2020
E2EW Series Proximity Sensors From Omron Feature IO-Link and World’s Longest Sensing Range
Industrial automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas recently announced the release of its E2EW Series metal face proximity sensors that are designed to minimize downtime thanks to their durable construction and exceptionally long sensing ra
Mar 25th, 2020
How to Select IoT Sensors
In this episode of the 'Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered' podcast series, we connect with Allan Hottovy of Telemecanique Sensors to learn how to evaluate sensor selection for Industrial Internet of Things/Industry 4.0 applications.
Mar 13th, 2020