Almost every electronic device has a switch on it, if not several switches. This article discusses switches and their typical applications.
Cobots help reduce operating costs while ensuring quality in industrial applications where environments may be too harsh for humans to safely work.
Capacitive proximity sensing is a contactless technology with multiple IoT applications, but designers must avoid certain pitfalls to achieve optimum performance.
An examination of robust industrial sensors, and the passage of data through local machine-based systems onto the Internet to support Industry 4.0.
New wearable health and fitness sensor technologies are changing how human health can be monitored and recorded.
Safety at work has become ingrained in the industrial culture and is viewed as important for workers and employers looking to benefit from a good safety record.
An outline of recent advances in safety light curtains including higher light intensity, variable range/resolution, high reliability, and lower cost.
Sensor technologies from Freescale and Texas Instruments can be used in aircrafts to detect early failures by monitoring flight load, strain, temperature, and pressure data.
This article looks at the challenges of developing sensor systems for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), from pressure to vibration and position sensing.
Increasingly, an electronic tongue, or E-tongue is used to measure, identify, classify, and discriminate between liquid or solid samples in the food and beverage industry.
A look at the characteristics, implementation and performance of rotary shaft encoders including absolute, incremental and optical incremental parts.
The muted appearance that typifies DIN-rail mounting industrial equipment often belies the complexity, variety, and versatility of the electronics that lie within.
In a previous article on liquid level sensing we discussed techniques and products that can be used to sense fluid levels and limits through electromechanical switches.
Vision sensors allow advancements in automotive, industrial/machine, medical, computer, military, CMOS vs. CCD, and vision sensor networks.