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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
Courtesy: Fluke Reliability
Sensors, Actuators November 24, 2021

Integrating vibration analysis devices with pumps, motors, compressors

An effective vibration measuring program can reduce downtime for manufacturers, but some tools are better situated for certain scenarios, and users should assess application needs and the situation.

By John Bernet
Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media and Technology
Sensors, Actuators November 6, 2021

Benefits of non-invasive measurement in manufacturing applications

While thermowells are often used in process safety measuring, non-invasive measuring can offer many benefits and improved results.

By Guruprasad Sosale
Courtesy: NASA
Sensors, Actuators November 3, 2021

Vibration tests boost electric aircraft project

NASA carried out extensive ground vibration tests for its X-57 "Maxwell" electric aircraft, simulating the stresses it would experience during a real flight.

By Hottinger Brüel & Kjær
Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology
Sensors, Actuators October 22, 2021

Smart sensor, compressed air monitoring helps Colgate-Palmolive with net zero carbon target

Emerson’s sensors and analytics help Colgate-Palmolive save energy and optimize production processes in manufacturing facilities, decreasing its carbon footprint. Other Emerson technologies applied to food processing and packaging were shown at Pack Expo Las Vegas, including controls, augmented reality, and pneumatics.

By Mark T. Hoske