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Contactless sensor provides improved monitoring of elevator brakes

Contactless sensor provides improved monitoring of elevator brakes
An innovative technology for monitoring electromagnetic brakes in elevators and stage/theatre applications has been developed by Warner Electric. The sensor is backwards compatible with conventional electromechanical microswitches, but with none of their inherent limitations.
12th June 2019

Sensors cover medical, process control applications

Sensors cover medical, process control applications
A portfolio of pressure and humidity sensors for measuring relative humidity and other environmental conditions from Bourns is available at RS Components. The BPS230 humidity sensor has one of the smallest form factors available – measuring only 2.0 x 2.0 x 0.75mm – and offers high quality, high performance and excellent reliability.
11th June 2019

Slimline position sensor lowers production costs

Slimline position sensor lowers production costs
The PST-360 from PIHER, now available from Rutronik UK, is a slimline, 12 mm height, package solution sensor mounted directly into the shaft, with no gears. Completely contactless, the position sensor provides excellent repeatability, accuracy, resolution, linearity and high stability even under harsh environmental conditions.
11th June 2019


Sensors enable custom flow body design

Sensors enable custom flow body design
The PMF6000 series of mass air flow sensors from Posifa Technologies are for use in bypass assemblies. Featuring a manifold-mount design, the devices reduce system size and increase reliability while allowing users to establish proprietary calibration values.
20th May 2019

Smart condition monitoring increases malt barley productivity

Smart condition monitoring increases malt barley productivity
One of the UK’s largest producers of malted barley, Muntons has protected vital parts of their production process against unscheduled down-time by using the Smart Condition Monitoring (SCM) system from Mitsubishi Electric. Used to make beer, spirits and a range of popular foodstuffs, malted barley is produced in large batches where environmental conditions are critical to a consistent product. 
17th May 2019

Re-inventing lightgrid as a versatile light chain

Re-inventing lightgrid as a versatile light chain
It has been announced that SICK has reinvented the lightgrid as a versatile ‘light chain’ of cascading photoelectric sensors. The FlexChain detection system is a completely new way of configuring light grids that offers unprecedented freedom for automated plant and machinery applications.
10th May 2019

Steer by wire steering angle and torque sensor

An innovative approach to steering angle and torque measurement.
1st May 2019

Temperature sensor suits harsh environments

Temperature sensor suits harsh environments
A temperature and humidity sensor from Sensirion is in stock at RS Components. The SHT85 builds upon Sensirion’s SHT3x series, which offers CMOSens technology that for more than 10 years has delivered highly accurate units with long-term stability.
5th April 2019

Sensor detects motion in nine degrees of freedom

Sensor detects motion in nine degrees of freedom
The BMX160 9-axis sensor from Bosch is in stock at Mouser Electronics. The compact, power-efficient sensor combines Bosch’s advanced accelerometer, gyroscope and geomagnetic sensor technologies to deliver a solution for a wide range of applications such as smartphones, 3D scanning, fitness trackers, gaming, and augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) devices.
31st March 2019

Module is programmable with BiSS and SSI protocols

Module is programmable with BiSS and SSI protocols
iC-Haus has expanded its product family in the field of integrated system solutions for sensor-sided BiSS and SSI communication, including absolute encoder applications. The field-sided RS422 transceiver for clock reception and data signal is designed for typical industrial point-to-point encoder applications to enable physical interface compatibility for many drive systems and controllers on the sensor side.
20th March 2019


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