Articles & News on Instruments & Sensors

Smart Optical Sensors Put Industry 4.0 to Work

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By Sergey Komarov, TT Electronics Powered by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), connected devices and smart equipment are streamlining manufacturing and supply chain processes on a global scale. Smart sensors are integral to this sea change, extending the legacy sensor’s inherent abilities―to collect, store and monitor data―to new levels that capitalize on data to optimize processes.

Inside Bosch Rexroth’s Factory of the Future Experience

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By Bill Lydon, Automation.com Continuous manufacturing improvement is fundamental to remain competitive. Understanding new technologies, methods, and what these technologies and methods make possible is important for manufacturers to prosper in the new wave of manufacturing digitalization.

Reliable Controls announces partnership with IR-TEC

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The IR-TEC product line consists of Passive Infrared (PIR), High Frequency Doppler (HFD) and Ambient Light Sensors (ALS) among others. These sensors are combined to make up a variety of ceiling and wall mount occupancy sensors, light sensors, and wall switching/sensing stations

Inside JST's efforts to automate process automation cleaning process

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Cleaning, an integral part of many manufacturing and maintenance process, is often critical to the performance of a broad range of technologies and refers to the use of agents such as solvents, acids or bases to remove unwanted particulates and other contaminates.

Frost & Sullivan Report: Industrial Valves and Actuators market set to surpass $7 billion by 2024

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The primary factors driving the $5.8 billion market towards $7.05 billion by 2024 include an increased focus on automation across industries to improve operational efficiencies and initiatives like Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Specifying Fire and Gas Detection Systems to Improve Operations

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By Edward Naranjo, Emerson Accuracy, response speed and measurement range must be understood when designing, installing and maintaining fire and gas detection systems.

Hawk Measurement and FLO-CORP announce merger

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The combined company is privately held and will operate under the Hawk brand. Les Richards will remain CEO of Hawk Measurement Systems. Jack Evans will remain President of Hawk Measurement and Dave Grumney, CEO of FLO-CORP, will become VP of Sales for Hawk Measurement.

Bosch Rexroth AG announces appointment of Dr. Heiner Lang to Executive Board

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In his role, Lang will also be responsible for the three Bosch Rexroth business units which constitute the factory automation division (automation and electrification solutions, assembly technology, linear motion technology).

Emerson and Dragos partner to enhance cybersecurity protection for power and water industries

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Beyond this agreement, Emerson and Dragos will continue to explore additional areas of collaboration with regards to solutions used by Emerson power and water industry customers.

Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro) announces Marcel van Helten as President

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Marcel was previously with Current, powered by GE, where he was the European Chief Digital Officer, responsible for transforming the business into a digitally-enabled and solutions-oriented business.