Nearly all of the motor technology that we still use today was invented over a period of seventy years from 1820–1890, with the first commutated DC electric motor invented by British scientist William Sturgeon in 1833. Clearly, production processes — and the resultant demands on equipment — have changed since then and there is a … Continue reading Smart sensors for motors
Acciona 100% EcoPowered vehicle has become the first electric car to participate in the Finke Desert Race, which was held this weekend in Alice Springs. From the first official viewing of the cars, to the prologue, and during the race itself, the car attracted widespread attention from fans and other competitors. “It was great to … Continue reading Acciona becomes first electric car in Finke desert race
Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) have designed tiny optical sensors that open the door to developing a wearable device that allows doctors to medically diagnose people’s health in real time. Associate Professor Antonio Tricoli said the sensors, which are 50 times thinner than a human hair, promised to one day help doctors detect … Continue reading New sensors open door to wearable medical diagnostic device
Sensirion has released the new ultra-low power humidity sensor SHTC3 for mobile and battery-driven applications. The SHTC3 is a digital humidity and temperature sensor optimized for battery-driven applications and high-volume consumer electronics. The sensor has been designed to overcome conventional limits in size and power consumption in order to fulfill current and future requirements, and … Continue reading Humidity sensor for battery-driven applications
A tiny fibre-optic probe that can measure temperature while seeing deep inside the body has been developed in South Australia. With an outer diameter of only 130 microns, the width of a single human hair, the probe is the smallest of its kind in the world with the ability to provide real time imaging and … Continue reading Probe the width of a hair to see and measure temperature deep inside the body
RS Components has announced availability of a development kit from Honeywell that enables the simple evaluation of sensors. The Honeywell SEK001 sensor board does not require the development of code before receiving sensor measurements, enabling developers to start testing and prototyping right away. Designed for sensor demonstration, testing and evaluation purposes, the SEK001 is essentially … Continue reading New pressure sensor evaluation kit
Emerson’s latest Roxar Downhole Sensor System has been deployed on the Maria field offshore Norway, providing the field’s operator Wintershall with improved well integrity monitoring and offshore safety. The latest deployment of the system – a wireless solution that delivers crucial integrity data and measures online and real-time pressure and temperature information from behind the … Continue reading Sensor system delivers critical data
A research project, which aims to revolutionise personalised medicine through wearable sensor technologies such as bracelets, will receive up to $10 million as the inaugural winner of The Australian National University (ANU) Grand Challenge Scheme. The five-year project promises to help clinicians detect diseases in people much earlier than is currently possible, and better manage … Continue reading Sensor technologies to help revolutionise medicine
Micro-Measurement has introduced a range of miniature, lightweight hybrid sensors, offering cost-effective force, displacement, pressure, strain and acceleration measurements within high-volume OEM and test applications. Design of the range incorporates the brand’s own precision-foil strain gauges, adhesively bonded to flat substrates, constructed of either metal, composite, or polymer. Hybrid sensors are manufactured using high-volume production … Continue reading Hybrid sensors for force and pressure measurements
Hoffmann-Krippner has released the EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group) certified hygienic mounting kit for PiL’s P53 Steel Head ultrasonic sensors. This new, off the shelf, hygienic sensor solution has been designed for the food and beverage sector and chemical and pharmaceutical industries – suitable for any manufacturing/ assembly/ bottling/ packaging system that requires … Continue reading Durable ultrasonic sensors for hygienic requirements
The rising demand from the automotive sector is expected to remain key to growth witnessed in the global safety sensors and switches market over the forthcoming years. In a report, titled “Safety Sensors and Switches Market – Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth and Forecast 2017 – 2025,” TMR Research provides a … Continue reading High demand for safety sensors and switches from automakers
The new opto NCDT 2300-2 DR blue laser sensors available from Bestech Australia are specially designed for displacement and distance measurements on directly reflecting surfaces. Operating at high speeds on reflective surfaces, this compact sensor provides maximum precision in the nanometer range. The laser sensor is ideal for thickness measurements of flat glass, distance measurements … Continue reading New blue laser sensors for displacement measurement of reflective surfaces
A new evaluation kit from Sensitec is designed for the development of linear- and angular-measurement based motion-control systems. Sensitec has developed the kit for use in any application where motion is controlled via the measurement and detection of magnetic, electric or mechanical parameters such as angles, paths and positions. Targeting a range of markets including … Continue reading Evaluation kit for motion-control systems
Fluid Components International (FCI) founders Bob Deane and Mac McQueen have been recognised for their lifetime achievements in thermal mass flow sensing technology as members of the industry’s Hall of Fame, Class of 2017, by the Measurement, Control and Automation Association (MCAA). Bob and Mac began their partnership in 1964 with the development of the … Continue reading FCI founders enter Hall of Fame
Arrow Electronics and Libelium have signed a global distribution agreement that Arrow’s portfolio for the Internet of Things (IoT) with the addition of Libelium’s wireless and sensor technology. This enables the companies to provide off-the-shelf IoT solutions that require minimal design effort before deployment. Libelium has been helping organisations to deploy remote sensing solutions in … Continue reading Arrow Electronics extends Libelium sign agreement
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The 4th annual Women in Industry Awards have been launched for another year, focusing on women excelling across a number of fields and PACE has partnered with the awards to acknowledge the exceptional women who have achieved success through their invaluable leadership, innovation and commitment to their sector.
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According to a recent blog post on the ARC Advisory Group website, data analytics are critical to the concept of IIoT. But what if we don’t trust what the data indicates? Asset condition monitoring and management applications have been the initial IIoT target, but are the benefits being realised?