Discrete Manufacturing - Sensors, Vision

Connecting sensors and automation to the Internet of Things

The medical, manufacturing and food industries rely on automation and sensors, and their... » more

Inductive linear sensor is rated IP67

The Q25 inductive linear sensor from Turck enables real-time monitoring and measuring and is IP67... » more

Developments to watch: Engineering can save train engineers

Control engineers should offer railroads simpler and more cost-effective systems to automatically... » more

Capacitive displacement sensor has bar graph to ease setup

Lion Precision's CPL490 Capacitive Displacement Sensor measures position/displacement up to 100... » more

Subminiature sensor series expanded with LED and laser

SensoPart's F 10 subminiature sensor series now includes LED sensors as well as laser sensors that... » more

Vision sensor for inspection, stock management

Balluff's BVS-E Universal vision sensor is designed for inspection tasks and stock management and... » more

Synthetic molecular oscillator could serve as a timer to control artificial cells

Researchers have made important discoveries regarding the behavior of a synthetic molecular... » more

Handheld barcode readers

Cognex Corporation's DataMan 8050 Series of industrial handheld readers are designed with a... » more

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Flexible safety relay solution allows multiple safety zones

The Allen-Bradley Guardmaster 440C-CR30 safety relay from Rockwell Automation is designed to allow machine builders to implement required safety functions and multiple safety zones.  » more

Circuit breaker analysis mobile application

The Circuit Breaker Analyzer App runs on a Microsoft Windows 7-compatible tablet or PC to identify potential mechanical failures before they happen. » more

Security stopgap for Windows XP users

The Edge7200i security appliance from Milton Security Group is designed as a stopgap for companies and customers who have not upgraded from Microsoft Windows XP. » more

Optical rotary encoder series have no bearings

Heidenhain's ERO 1200/1400 series of modular optical rotary encoders are bearingless and have axial motion up to ±0.02 mm and are also used on air bearing spindles, blood pumps, and servo motors in robotic applications. » more

High-pressure axial piston pump

Rexroth's A15VSO hydraulic axial-piston pump for stationary applications in open circuit operation is designed to meet pressure requirements to 420 bars and has minimum sound emissions for a quieter, more efficient operation. » more

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Machine safety standard merger: One global machine...

In a few years, could we just have one functional safety standard?... » more

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Motors and Drives Video Series

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

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