FEATURED ARTICLESin Sensors & Industrial I/O
Enhancing Sensor Reliability through Venting
By Gary Chan, W.L. Gore
Designers often overlook the natural phenomenon of gas expansion and contraction. As internal and external...
Avoiding additional sources of error
South Africa Instrumentation & Control
By Maurice Bildstein and Stefan Heusel, WIKA
Whenever accurate measured values are required in an...
Feedback for machine motion
By Dave Perkon
Closing servo-motor loops with feedback devices improves performance, but care must be taken with design and...
Factory of the Future: From Vision to Reality
By Andy Chang, NI
The Factory of the Future is a research and technology initiative aimed to push emerging technologies to improve the...
NEWSin Sensors & Industrial I/O
- DATEL buys itself from Murata Power Solutions
- NEMA Publishes Standard For Control, Thermocouple Extension, and Instrumentation Cables
- Balluff donates sensors to Cincinnati State
- Photonic Sensors Market Expected to Reach $15.2 Billion by 2020
- I/O modules performed better than control systems in 2013
- PR electronics opens office in Belgium
- Acromag to supply I/O to the Navy
- Bourns Acquires Komatsulite Mfg in Japan
- Micro-Epsilon lands on the comet
- Secomea SiteManage is security certified by ProtectEM
- POSITAL becomes global Rockwell Encompass partner
- Cyber Sciences obtains CE and RCM Marks for event recorders
PRODUCT NEWSin Sensors & Industrial I/O
Werma adds Ethernet receiver to WIN Machine-Data-Collection system
The WIN Ethernet receiver is plugged into an available Ethernet socket rather than connected to a PC via USB.
EVT introduces ThermoCam TCLC thermal imaging sensor
TCLC captures up to 100 images per second and is delivered already precalibrated.
ASI announces 3–way signal isolator transmitter splitter
Splitter has a single circuit input of 4-20mA and a dual 4-20mA output that provides electrical isolation between the input, output and power...
MEDIAin Sensors & Industrial I/O
RESOURCESin Sensors & Industrial I/O
Guide covers sensors for displacement, distance, position and length measurement, 2D/3D laser sensors for dimensional measurements, and more
Acceleration, inclination (tilt angle) and shock/vibration sensors can be custom-engineered in low-to-medium volumes to suit specific OEM, R&D or...
Encoder configurator supplies a configured data sheet
WHITE PAPERSin Sensors & Industrial I/O
By Teledyne Dalsa
Line scan technology is ideally suited to applications in which large, high-resolution, or high-speed image capture is needed,...
By Cindy Hollenbeck, SoftPLC
SDI-12 stands for serial data interface at 1200 baud. It is a standard communications protocol to interface...
By Jason Horine, AutomationDirect
More components in microprocessors eliminates the need for additional external automation components, such as...
CASE STUDIESin Sensors & Industrial I/O
Winkler & Dünnebier’s Flowtos is the fastest two-lane paper handkerchief production and packaging system in the world. It’s...
AGT uses Keyence LK-G Series laser sensors to provide continuous, high speed, accurate and reliable thickness measurements.
Using sensors made from low-cost optical fiber, with almost no limit to the number of sensor designs available results in a cost-effective and...
EVENTSin Sensors & Industrial I/O
Internet of Things World 2015 is the World's largest independent IoT event with over 4,000 attendees, 250+ Industry thought leaders and 150+ exhibitors. Covering over both industry horizontal and vertical strategies with a focus on monetizing the IoT revolution through bringing together ecosystem-wide attendees, stake-holders and investors. Don't miss this chance to connect and learn!
Sensors Expo & Conference is the only industry event in North America exclusively focused on sensors and sensor-integrated systems. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, Sensors brings years of technical innovation and thought leadership to engineers involved in the development and deployment of sensors and sensing systems.
The Summit will provide engineering and operational professionals, automation and operations management and senior-level executives with end user learning opportunities covering the complete spectrum of automation--from process and discrete to motion control and drives.
TRAININGin Sensors & Industrial I/O
The course will cover fundamentals of temperature, pressure, flow, and level measurements; process control loops and tuning, with process control exercises. Programmable Logic Controls (PLC), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Fieldbus Technology, and final control elements will be presented and discussed. Local subject matter experts will serve as the instructors.
The Rockwell Automation TechED event provides 170+ hands-on labs, technical sessions and discussion forums. With the latest Rockwell Automation products and technology solutions on display, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of how the Integrated Architecture is information-enabling global companies.