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Sensors are the eyes and ears of industry, from factory automation to process control their application seems limitless. Constantly evolving and keeping pace with technology, they are faster, smarter and more integrated than ever before and with the advent of IoT and Industry 4.0, sensors are the gateway in providing key data for control and remote monitoring of the industrial process.

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Bonodotg

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September 11, 2017 13:44

Understanding the differences between Ultrasonic and Photoelectric technologies

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RobDixon

Sensors

August 18, 2017 14:46

Panasonics Plug & Play PIR Motion Sensor Solution for Occupancy Detection & Presence Applications

The Panasonic NaPiOn and PaPIR are currently the world’s smallest PIR motion sensors with built in amplifier.

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RobDixon

Sensors

August 18, 2017 08:56

PaPIR – a new approach to occupancy detection

A basic requirement for building automation originates in the fact that there is a need to identify the presence of people in the controlled areas. The solution to this problem is to use some form of occupancy sensor to detect the presence of people

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Alex_CH

Sensors

August 18, 2017 07:59

Trying Out Intel RealSense

We tried a sample of Intel RealSense SR300 and R200 devices which use an infrared camera to measure distances from objects. This is combined with a regular camera image to act as a 3D camera.

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AyaT

Sensors

August 11, 2017 09:39

Engineer’s guide to using PIR sensors for highly reliable security applications

Pyroelectric Infrared (PIR) sensors can be found in many commercial and domestic designs that sense motion such as can those found in security and smart lighting systems.

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David Hannaby

Sensors

July 17, 2017 07:03

Smart Sensors and IO Link delivers Industry 4.0

Making Sense of Industry 4.0 – Advice from the Front Line EVERYBODY’s talking about Industry 4.0 but how many of us are clear about what it means on a practical day-to-day level and what steps we should take to get have a Smart Factory?

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Bob Norfield

Sensors

June 27, 2017 14:14

Do you have problems with transparent object detection in Packaging?

Transparent and translucent objects offer photo-electric sensors a challenge in that it is difficult to achieve stable sensing conditions with these materials. In order to overcome this problem the traditional sensing solution is to use a ..........

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Bonodotg

Sensors

May 22, 2017 13:12

What is the difference between shielded & unshielded proximity sensors ?

A proximity sensor has a field which extends around the front surface to the sides of the product...

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Panasonic_Corporation

Sensors

February 21, 2017 11:56

With Grid-EYE to the Winner Podium - First LEGO League and Panasonic

The First Lego League (FLL) is a program that supports youngsters in order to introduce them to science in a competitive way. The Lego Hackerz used Panasonic's Grid-EYE sensor and have successfully qualified for the world finals

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Panasonic_Corporation

Sensors

February 1, 2017 11:55

Heat Detection with Depth - Case Study to Grid-EYE

The elderly are becoming the largest fraction of the population. Assistive devices can be deployed in the home environment. Panasonic's Grid-EYE sensor has been successfully implemented and shown due to its unique technology to be an ideal solution.

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GianlucaRS

Sensors

January 24, 2017 14:13

How to speed up production lines with the intelligent vision solutions from SICK

Sick, brand leader for sensors, introduces the i40 vision sensor. Fast, flexible, accurate and easy to set up vision sensor for high speed production lines.

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GreigRS

Sensors

November 7, 2016 12:32

IO Link, Industry 4.0 and IIoT

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