Discrete Manufacturing - Sensors, Vision

3D vision sensor for indoor applications

Sick's 3vistor-T 3D vision sensor 3D-snapshot time-of-flight technology that provides real-time... » more

Safety laser scanner for area and access guarding

Sick's microScan3 Core safety laser scanner features a 5.5-m range and a 275-deg scanning angle... » more

Safety diagnostics solution for collecting sensor data

Pilz's Safety Device Diagnostics solution is comprised of a fieldbus module, junction and safe... » more

Digital panel meter series for process, temperature inputs

AutomationDirect’s ProSense line of digital panel meters offers a simple and cost-effective... » more

Vision inspection system for testing and inspection solutions

ST Robotics' STVS-X is an advanced vision inspection system designed for automated and accurate... » more

Sensors driving next-generation wearable devices

Inertial measurement units (IMUs) are dominating the wearable sensing market, according to a report... » more

Encoders for ultra-slow motion control

Encoders and speed sensors play a critical role for many motion control applications, such as... » more

Ultrasonic sensors for fill level and feeder applications

Turck's RUU/3GD ultrasonic sensors are designed for fill level applications in tanks or feeder... » more

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Rotary encoder series for extreme temperature and harsh environments

Leine and Linde's 600 and 900 series of absolute rotary encoders are designed for environments where temperature, strong magnetic fields, shock or vibration are extreme. » more

3D vision sensor for indoor applications

Sick's 3vistor-T 3D vision sensor 3D-snapshot time-of-flight technology that provides real-time depth information for each pixel and is designed to capture more than 25,000 distance and intensity values in a single shot. » more

Three-phase pump soft starter for water treatment applications

Carlo Gavazzi's RSWT Series is a self-optimizing 3-phase pump soft starter, in which all three phases are controlled to achieve current balancing on all phases and is designed for agriculture, water treatment, and HVAC... » more

Die-cast aluminum boxes for harsh conditions

Bud Industries' AN-A Series of enclosures are IP68-rated boxes designed for housing sensitive equipment in hazardous, dusty, and washdown factory environments, as well as in wet outdoor locations. » more

Three-phase ac motor for variable motion duty

Lenze Americas' m550-P three-phase ac motor is designed to achieve IE3 efficiency class and provides a power range of 1 to 60 Hp (0.75kW to 45kW) with a variety of voltages for simple mains operation with fixed speeds. » more

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Machine Safety: Benefits of safety assessments, risk...

The need to evaluate hazards and apply corrective actions to reduce... » more

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Motors and Drives Video Series


Part 1 of the Motors and Drives Series describes...

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