Sensors, Actuators

Courtesy: Parker Hannifin, CFE Media's New Products for Engineers Database
Sensors, Actuators May 17, 2022

Seven ways to choose between an electric and pneumatic actuator

Electric and pneumatic actuators are quite different, but knowing how and what they're using for can be confusing. Seven ways to choose the right actuator are highlighted.

By Ryan Driscoll
Courtesy: GF Piping Systems, CFE Media's New Products for Engineers Database
Sensors, Actuators May 3, 2022

Actuated butterfly valves 101 and piping systems

Butterfly valves are quarter-turn flow control or isolation devices, used for quick shut-off in piping systems. Four actuation methods are highlighted.

By Ryan Driscoll
Courtesy: Hantemp, CFE Media's New Products for Engineers Database
Sensors, Actuators April 27, 2022

Five things to keep in mind with gas ball valves

Gas ball valves are vital for industrial applications and it's important to know the standards required and some of their other special features. Five tips are highlighted.

By Ryan Driscoll
Courtesy: New Products for Engineers from CFE Media and Endress+Hauser
Sensors, Actuators April 9, 2022

Digital field instruments accelerate petrochemical, process industries

Digital innovation of field instruments opens a new chapter of digitalization in the petrochemical and other process manufacturing industries.

By Stone Shi
Courtesy: Leomi Instruments Pvt. Ltd.
Sensors, Actuators April 7, 2022

Advancing flue-gas flow monitoring techniques

Considering advantages, disadvantages and process conditions of flowmeter technologies for the flue-gas (stack gas) measurement process engineers can help with selecting the suitable flowmeter for optimum performance.

By Manish Patel
Courtesy: Emerson
Sensors, Actuators March 28, 2022

Top 5 Control Engineering articles March 21-27, 2022

Articles about Engineers' Choice winners, enhanced level measurements, edge technologies, HMIs and situational awareness and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) were Control Engineering’s five most-viewed articles from March 21-27, 2022. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Emerson
Sensors, Actuators February 10, 2022

Product advice: Enhanced level measurements enable food and beverage production efficiencies

Accurately measuring levels in tanks and vessels can be challenging. Non-contacting radar transmitters designed for food and beverage applications are helping manufacturers improve production processes, according to a company with a Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Award product.

By Felix Johansson
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sensors, Actuators January 5, 2022

Flexible fiber lithium-ion battery developed for wearable devices

MIT researchers have developed a rechargeable battery can be woven and washed, and could provide power for fiber-based electronic devices and sensors.

By David L. Chandler
Courtesy: ARC Advisory Group/Emesent
Sensors, Actuators December 7, 2021

Vision and drone autonomy add to industrial process, safety, inspection applications

Technology advances such as light detection and ranging (LiDAR) are allowing drones to go to dangerous environments they couldn’t before without the need for GPS.

By Rick Rys
Courtesy: Emerson
Sensors, Actuators November 30, 2021

Mobile software provides instant tank inventory

New technologies provide tank inventory data to more stakeholders, wherever they are located, leading to improved operational efficiency. Tank inventory management software can provide level, interface level, temperature, density and pressure, and calculate volume and mass for inventory and custody transfers in real time.

By Per Skogberg