Sensors, Actuators

Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Sensors, Actuators July 13, 2022

Soft actuators in robots emit light in colors, patterns

MIT researchers have created insect-scale robots inspired by fireflies that can emit light when they fly, which enables motion tracking and communication. See video.

By Adam Zewe
Sensors, Actuators July 6, 2022

Waterproof sensors improve temperature and motion sensitivity, wearability

Waterproof sensor devices could be used for health monitoring and to help with human-robot interactions

By Sarah Small
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Sensors, Actuators July 3, 2022

Standardizing data collection in breweries

Data collection in breweries is vital for cross-facility digitalization in the brewing industry.

By Martyn Williams
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Sensors, Actuators June 24, 2022

Theory developed to help design systems that can interact more seamlessly

University of Chicago researchers have developed a framework that could help engineers design systems that can interact more seamlessly, resulting in better performance for multicomponent systems such as batteries or sensors.

By Emily Ayshford
Sensors, Actuators June 20, 2022

Instrumentation calibration best practices, benefits

Instrumentation calibration is critical for process facilities to meet stringent calibration verifications and certifications. Four best practices and three benefits are highlighted.

By Adam Dittbenner
Sensors, Actuators June 11, 2022

Upgraded software enhances subsurface flow visualization capabilities

Texas A&M University researchers are upgrading software with pathline calculation flow visualizations to show how changing conditions underground can affect the speed and direction of fluids.

By Nancy Luedke
Custom vision systems can significantly benefit the customer by including an automated calibration feature. Courtesy: Concept Systems
Sensors, Actuators June 4, 2022

What’s needed for a calibration analysis

A calibration analysis should consider how will the process operate and what is required to keep it running.

By Doug Taylor, Sam Cafferata and Ryan Beesley
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