Sensors, Actuators

Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Sensors, Actuators September 24, 2021

Ferrimagnet control for faster data storage, smaller sensors

MIT researchers have developed a way of rapidly switching the magnetic polarity of a ferrimagnet 180 degrees with a small applied voltage, which could help improve data storage and create smaller sensors.

By David L. Chandler
Sensors, Actuators September 9, 2021

New hydraulic actuator designs offer zero emission options

Compressor stations often employ automated valves activated using pressurized natural gas, requiring improved actuator designs to eliminate emissions.

By John Carroll
Courtesy: Endress and Hauser
Sensors, Actuators September 8, 2021

Reliable multipoint temperature profiling in hydro-processing units

Advanced temperature measurement technology leads to cleaner, safer, and more profitable downstream operations.

By Mark Thomas and Chase Thorn
Courtesy: Endress+Hauser
Sensors, Actuators September 2, 2021

Flowmeter sensors

Ideally suited for measuring the flows of conductive liquids, as well as for volume measurement of water and corrosive liquids.

By Endress+Hauser
Courtesy: Sensaphone
Sensors, Actuators August 30, 2021

Water detection monitoring sensors

The Zone Water Detection Sensor detects the widespread presence of water in areas like floors or drop ceilings.

By Sensaphone
Courtesy: Fluke Corp. 
Sensors, Actuators August 29, 2021

Screening vibration sensor system

A screening vibration sensor system featuring batteryless technology, long-range sensor-to-gateway communication and more.

By Fluke Corporation
Courtesy: Siemens, New Products for Engineers Database
Sensors, Actuators August 28, 2021

Flow measurement technology advances

Constant temperature and power anemometry advances in flow measurement technology are allowing process engineers to do more than ever before with process instrumentation.

By Manish Patel
Courtesy: Bray Flow-Tek
Sensors, Actuators August 27, 2021

Service ball valves

Valves engineered specifically for isolation in vent and drain valve applications in the power industry.

By Bray Flow-Tek
Sensors, Actuators August 20, 2021

Metamaterial reconfigured to modify its thermal, electromagnetic properties

The metamaterial is made using 3D printing technologies, which allows engineers to create networks of tiny tubes, known as microvasculature, that can be incorporated into a range of structural composites.

By Matt Shipman
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology, Control Engineering
Sensors, Actuators August 6, 2021

Actuators explained: Types of actuators, application choice, maintenance

Actuators used in industrial and other applications require careful analysis of the requirements before choosing the right actuator for the application.

By Gilbert Welsford Jr.