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  • New blue laser sensors for displacement measurement of reflective surfaces

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    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

    June 5, 2017 0 comment

  • Evaluation kit for motion-control systems

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    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

    June 1, 2017 0 comment

  • FCI founders enter Hall of Fame

    FCI founders Bob Deane (l) and Mac McQueen.

    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

    May 29, 2017 0 comment

  • Arrow Electronics extends Libelium sign agreement

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    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

    May 25, 2017 0 comment

  • Medical torque sensor

    #870 Futek Micro Reaction Torque Sensor[1]

    Traditionally, opening a patient’s thoracic wall requires fast movement and consistent torque to minimise trauma.

    May 8, 2017 0 comment

  • Light curtain with PROFINET interface

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    With the PROFINET interface integrated in the CML 700i, Leuze electronic makes possible simple and fast integration of this light curtain in the fieldbus environment without additional gateway box and extra software.

    May 7, 2017 0 comment

  • PACE partners with Women in Industry Awards

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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.

    April 28, 2017 0 comment

  • Upgraded data acquisition suite

    DASYLab 2016 Icon Based Data Acquisition Software

    DASYLab is a data acquisition software application that allows users to configure custom acquisition, analysis, and control applications in minimal time and without programmin

    April 26, 2017 0 comment

  • In data we trust – or do we?

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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?

    April 26, 2017 0 comment

  • What the IoT means for plant operations

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    The advent of the Internet of Things will result in a complete overhaul of industrial operations.

    April 19, 2017 0 comment

  • New motor control reduces energy usage

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    Two years ago, Solcon Industries released the DriveStart to deliver on a promise to create a medium voltage motor control that costs less and requires a smaller footprint than a variable frequency drive (VFD).

    April 19, 2017 0 comment

  • Are opportunities increasing in the renewable energy sector?

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    With the push for greater development of clean renewable energy sources continuing to gather momentum, is there likely to be an increasing focus on potential opportunities for involvement of Australia’s manufacturing industry in supplying this market segment?

    April 13, 2017 0 comment

  • Sunlight-readable panel PCs

    BST PR APLEX APC-3082 Press Release

    Backplane Systems Technology has released the APC-3072 & APC-3082 series of IP66 Sunlight Readable 7” & 8” Panel PC’s.

    April 13, 2017 0 comment

  • New fanless embedded computer

    POC-300 Series Press Release

    Backplane Systems Technology has launched Neousys Technology’s Ultra Compact Atom and Pentium Apollo Lake Fanless Embedded Computer, the POC-300 Series.

    April 11, 2017 0 comment

  • SCADA set for steady growth over next few years

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    The growing popularity of various control systems in industrial processes, organizational procedures, and internal workings of the business environment only lay greater emphasis on the importance of automation.

    April 11, 2017 0 comment

  • Mitsubishi to be part of Europe’s largest battery storage project

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    Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) said that it will be working through Enspire ME, a fifty-fifty joint venture established between MC and Eneco, an integrated energy company from the Netherlands, to provide services based on a large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS).

    April 9, 2017 0 comment

  • ABB wins UK-France power contract

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    ABB has won an order worth approx. €270 million from the UK grid operator National Grid and Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE), the French network owner and operator, to provide key HVDC (high-voltage direct current) technology that will help interconnect the electricity networks of France and the UK.

    April 9, 2017 0 comment

  • Precise industrial voltage measurement

    #862 Ipetronik Mx-STG2 6

    Ipetronik’s X-LINK device series has been extended by a fast 6-channel measurement module for RLDA and STG applications.

    April 9, 2017 0 comment

  • Bees set to add buzz to robot vision systems

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    According to a report in The Lead, a new study into honeybee eyesight has the potential to improve the vision of robots according to Australian scientists.

    April 9, 2017 0 comment

  • Miniature Torque Screwdriver

    #861 Futek Miniature Torque Screwdriver app

    Utilising FUTEK’s Miniature Reaction Torque Screwdriver from Metromatics allows operators the ability to monitor the torque applied during the assembly of more delicate products.

    April 7, 2017 0 comment