Sensors & Sensing Systems

Aurrigo tees up autonomous world first at the Wales Open

Some of the world’s best golfers will be part of a global first demonstration when the European Tour rolls into the Celtic Manor Resort for the ISPS Handa Wales Open today. Golfers and their caddies will be among the first professional sportspeople ever to be transported in an autonomous…

🕘 24/08/2020

SICK enables easy set-up contour-based navigation on any mobile platform

With the release of the SICK LiDAR-LOC solution for mobile platforms, users can implement contour-based localisation on any automated guided vehicle, cart, forklift or service robot fitted with SICK 2D LiDAR sensors or safety scanners. The SICK LiDAR-LOC (Localisation On Contour) system enables…

🕘 13/08/2020

LOMA’s bulk product detection solution provides reassurance for food manufacturers

As the UK food industry collectively adapts to new working policies and procedures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, ‘Check & Detect’ specialists, LOMA SYSTEMS ® , has been busy providing technical support to manufacturers and supplying innovative, best-in-class inspection…

🕘 15/07/2020

Finding flat flakes in foods

Known as an innovator in the global food inspection market, last year Fortress Technology unveiled yet another food safety first - a metal detector that inspects low profile, high value foods vertically and horizontally concurrently to achieve the highest sensitivity on the planet. European…

🕘 14/07/2020

Infineon and Blumio collaborate on a radar-based blood-pressure sensor

Infineon Technologies's Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) has teamed up with Blumio to co-develop a wearable, non-invasive blood pressure sensor based on Infineon’s XENSIV radar chipset by 2021. The new sensor will address the $45bn-market for wearable cardiovascular monitoring devices…

🕘 25/06/2020

Photoelectric sensors keep robots sweet

During high-speed production of retail bags, a confectionery manufacturer conveys individual bags of sweets to a pick-and-place packing robot for secondary packaging. A highly reliable diffuse-mode photoelectric sensor, mounted beside the conveyor, detects the presence of bags as they approach the…

🕘 12/06/2020

Sensors help make N95 masks in fight against COVID-19

Reliability is essential in automated production, and nowhere more than in the hard-pressed healthcare supply sector. At the time of the global COVID-19 crisis, OEM equipment builders rushed to increase capacity for producing personal protective equipment (PPE). Manufacturers of N95 face masks, a…

🕘 28/05/2020

Five applications for printed and flexible sensors

The Internet of Things (IoT) substantially opened up the need for flexible sensors. Whether a doctor wants to track a patient's health or an engineer wants to create an improved version of a robotic component, those are two of the many reasons why flexible sensors may emerge as the best options.

🕘 01/05/2020

SICK’s W4 Inox Sensor: Tiny, tough and task-orientated

The SICK W4 Inox is SICK’s first stainless steel photoelectric Inox sensor with on-board Smart Tasks that can be used even in the harshest hygienic Sterilise-in-Place (SIP) and Clean-in-Place (CIP) environments. The miniature photoelectric sensor combines stainless steel-shielded durability…

🕘 30/04/2020

New wireless sensors enable automated machine monitoring for reliable rotation in heavy industries

SKF has released a compact and cost-effective vibration and temperature sensor for monitoring the condition of rotating parts on heavy industrial machinery. Designed principally for use as part of an SKF Rotating Equipment Performance (REP) solution, the sensor - called the SKF Enlight Collect…

🕘 09/04/2020