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Introducing three-dimensional zone monitoring
Pilz is describing SafetyEYE as the world's first safe camera system for three-dimensional zone monitoring, and claims it could change the face of automotive production lines and other automated manufacturing environments.
Redundant controls benefit food and drink production
This article explains how the food and drink can benefit from the latest generation of redundant control systems to give affordable dependability.
Submersible liquid level sensors explained
This article from Roxspur Measurement & Control describes what to look for when specifying submersible pressure sensors for tank level measurement and similar applications.
Rethink compressed air and save energy costs
Energy price rises are having an impact on the financial viability of UK industry, so changes have to be made in order to remain competitive; one area to look at is the provision of compressed air.
Explaining the benefits of thin-film pressure sensors
Morten Moller of Sensor-Technik UK explains why the time is right for sensor suppliers to offer standard thin-film sensors in a simple package at a low price to enable accurate pressure monitoring on hydraulic systems and fluid machinery.
The benefits of infrared for analysing 'difficult' gases
Electrochemical and thick-film sensors are fine for measuring many gases, but more challenging applications are often better tackled using infrared photometry.
CRP Technology explains its recent - and future - growth
2006 was a decisive year for CRP Technology, with significant growth in the organisation, output and finances. Several projects are now scheduled to broaden the market to other racing series and to increase the already close collaboration with various constructors. In this interview, Eng Franco Cevolini, Chairman and Technical Director, and Eng Livia Cevolini, Marketing and Sales Director, explain what enabled such financial growth within the company in 2006, both for the mechanical department and the rapid prototyping (RP) department.
How to use machinery safety to enhance plant availability
Products and systems for machinery safety are usually sold on the basis that they will enable customers to comply with the latest legislation, regulations and standards. However, this article explains how choosing the right machinery safety products can also enhance plant availability.
Safe use of motors in hazardous-dust environments
Andy Glover of WEG UK gives some advice on motor specification and application in dusty environments where there is a risk of explosion.
How to specify low-voltage industrial power supplies
With most industrial automation systems now based on equipment that operates at low voltages – typically 24V DC – there is a big demand for power supplies for use in tough industrial applications, as David Norton, Vice President of Marketing at Lambda, explains.
Explaining the benefits of wireless technologies
Gary Marrs, senior field application engineer at Lantronix, discusses some of the benefits that wireless technology can bring to a wide range of businesses.
Update on CIM and MIM components
This article from Maxon Motor gives a brief summary of what can be achieved using ceramic injection moulding (CIM) and metal injection moulding (MIM) of small, high-precision components.