Sensors and Transducers

Sensor City influence shows no signs of slowing

Global innovation hub Sensor City is positioning Liverpool City Region as an international leader in Industry 4.0 with a cohort of new tenants. The latest organisations to call Sensor City home are, Visual5d (V5D), Render Nation, Nova, Pulse Systems, Sensicon and Aerodrums.  Having worked with construction giants Kier, Balfour Beattie, Morgan Sindall and Laing O’Rourke, V5D is …

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Per Lindeberg new CEO at Swedish IR sensor company JonDeTech

Per Lindeberg is the new CEO of JonDeTech effective 13 May 2019, replacing Leif Borg who has been interim CEO since January 2019. “With a long experience from leading international positions in technology companies, Per will become a very important part of JonDeTech’s expansion on the international market,” said JonDeTech’s Chairman of the …

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Nanusens solves the bottleneck preventing MEMS sensor market growing from billion to trillions

British electronics company, Nanusens, has opened a new funding round on CrowdCube. It expects this to be the last chance for investors to be able to easily invest in its disruptive technology via CrowdCube before the Series A round later this year for institutional investors. The company has a solution …

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World’s fastest hydrogen sensor could pave the way for clean hydrogen energy

Hydrogen is a clean and renewable energy carrier that can power vehicles, with water as the only emission. Unfortunately, hydrogen gas is highly flammable when mixed with air, so very efficient and effective sensors are needed. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, present the first hydrogen sensors ever …

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MOFs can sense and sort troublesome gases

From astronauts and submariners to miners and rescue workers, people who operate in small enclosed spaces need good air quality to work safely and effectively. Electronic sensors now developed by a KAUST team can simultaneously detect at least three critical parameters that are important to monitor to ensure human comfort …

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Pin-sized sensor could bring chemical ID to smartphone-sized devices

Imagine pointing your smartphone at a salty snack you found at the back of your pantry and immediately knowing if its ingredients had turned rancid. Devices called spectrometers can detect dangerous chemicals based on a unique “fingerprint” of absorbed and emitted light. But these light-splitting instruments have long been both …

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IECEx-certified processing units for intrinsically safe EGE sensors

  EGE now offers IECEx-certified signal processing units for the growing range IECEx-approved two-wire sensors. The certification greatly facilitates exporting the intrinsically safe sensors to many countries around the world – machine manufacturers and plant engineers can now use them in applications where they were previously barred or had to …

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Capacitive sensors measure thermal expansion under extreme conditions

Non-contact capacitive displacement sensors from Micro-Epsilon are being used to measure the thermal expansion of star sensor carriers under extreme conditions. The star sensor measuring platform was developed by German company KRP Mechatec in cooperation with Micro-Epsilon. Star sensors are optical measuring instruments based on CCD elements or other optical …

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SensoPart celebrates jubilee year with extensive programme of events

Sensor manufacturer SensoPart is celebrating its 25th anniversary on 5 April. The jubilee year will be celebrated in style with multiple events organised for employees, customers, partners and members of the public. “We gauge ourselves not by what is possible today, but by our vision of what can be achieved” …

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Novel sensor system improves reliability of high-temperature humidity measurements

A new sensor system developed in Saarbrücken, Germany can not only carefully control drying processes in industrial ovens, but can deliver reliable air humidity measurements even at high temperatures and in the presence of other background vapours. Professor Andreas Schütze, project manager Tilman Sauerwald and their research team at Saarland …

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