Discrete Manufacturing - Sensors, Vision

Miniature inductive proximity sensors

AutomationDirect’s miniature inductive proximity sensors are available in sizes ranging from 4 to... » more

Companies collaborate on test bed for sensor data

TE Connectivity, ifm, SAP and the OPC Foundation are presenting a test platform for transmitting... » more

Vision sensors for code reading and inspection applications

Festo's SBSI series of low cost vision sensors are designed for code reading and inspection and is... » more

Top 10 Control Engineering articles, April 9 to May 9: PLC scanning, Engineers' Choice, data acquisition and analysis, more

Articles about PLC scanning, managing automation upgrades, data manipulation, data acquisition, and... » more

Ultrasonic sensor for detecting layers and splices

Sick's UD18-2 ultrasonic sensor is designed to check for double layers and splices and is designed... » more

Mobile robotics company expands into North American market

Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) announced that it has opened a U.S. office and its autonomous mobile... » more

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

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PLC for demanding, hazardous applications

Idec's FC6A MicroSmart is a programmable logic controller (PLC) with up to 520 I/O that comes in three models and is designed for demanding industries such as oil and gas, chemical, material handling, original equipment... » more

Angle encoder series with bearing sets

Heidenhain's MRP 2000, 5000 and 8000 are angle encoder modules are designed for metrology, calibration devices, automation technology, micro machining, and semiconductor applications.  » more

Miniature inductive proximity sensors

AutomationDirect’s miniature inductive proximity sensors are available in sizes ranging from 4 to 8mm and are equipped with a 360-deg-visible yellow output LED and come with built-in overload protection.  » more

Robot series for manufacturing, automotive applications

Mitsubishi Electric's RV-F Series 6-axis robots are available in 35, 50 and 70 kg payloads and are designed for the automotive, food and beverage, and electronic manufacturing industries. » more

Force sensors with a memory module

HBM's line of force sensors is available with a memory module designed to store sensor properties, greatly simplifying the process of configuring a force measurement system.  » 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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