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There are many different types of sensor that can be utilised through the electronics industry. This includes temperature, level, ultrasonic and IR sensors just to name a few.

Here are definitions of some sensors:
An IR sensor are mainly used for remote control technology – from garage door openers and drones, through to television and PVRs. They use photochips that have a photocell. This photocell emits and detects infrared light.

One of the most common sensors which is used to gauge temperature. They are broken down into sub categories that can include semiconductor, thermistor and thermocouple. They are used to measure a variety of applications including the temperature of a car, as well as in household appliances such as toasters and kettles.

Finally, there is the touch sensor, which as the name suggests is activated by pressure. Touch sensors are also called tactile sensors and are sensitive to touch, force or pressure. They are one of the simplest and useful sensors. The working of a touch sensor is similar to that of a simple switch.There are several different types of touch sensors including resistance, capacitance and piezo. Touch sensors are used in such applications as weighing machines and safety applications.
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Wenglor’s new retro-reflex sensors with light band embody reliability, precision, efficiency and simple operation
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29/08/19 - Wenglor’s light band sensors, available from Treotham, can accurately detect the front edges of variously shaped objects.
Futek LSB200 miniature S-Beam Jr. load cell
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29/07/19 - The ambitious NeuraLink project that aims to connect the human brain with computers uses Futek’s sensors for their force measurement needs.
weFlux² pressure sensors can simultaneously acquire relative pressure and temperature in liquids and gases
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25/07/19 - weFlux² sensors from Wenglor can simultaneously acquire relative pressure and the temperature of liquids and gases.
The latest generation of weFlux² pressure sensors combines two measuring functions into a single housing.
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27/06/19 - Treotham introduces a new range of fluid sensors designed for pressure and temperature measurement during process monitoring for Industry 4.0.
NOSHOK’s 25 Series transmitter
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22/05/19 - NOSHOK introduces an intelligent range of pressure and level transmitters designed specifically for the food and beverage industry.
Futek’s MBA500 sensor can be fixed to the motor's end to characterise the thrust and torque generated by each motor and propeller
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22/05/19 - The MBA500 torque and thrust bi-axial load cell is designed to measure reaction torque moments as well as tension and compression loads.
The ST Series flow meters feature simple insertion style designs with FCI’s optional easy-maintenance packing gland kit
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09/05/19 - The ST Series flow meters feature a retractable packing gland to deliver both ease of installation and simple maintenance in any process application.
FUTEK's TFF400 reaction torque sensor
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11/02/19 - The new FUTEK TFF400 reaction torque sensor features a flange to flange mounting solution with torque measurements ranging from 0.04 to 56 Nm.
Wenglor’s PNG//smart generation of photoelectronic sensors
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06/02/19 - Wenglor's PNG//smart generation series is one of the most comprehensive range of Industry 4.0 sensors available on the market.
MASS-STREAM D-6390 thermal mass flow meter
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06/02/19 - Bronkhorst presents the MASS-STREAM series of robust mass flow meters and controllers for gases.
FCI’s ST51A biogas flow meter
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04/02/19 - AMS introduces a new range of thermal mass flow meters from Fluid Components International (FCI), designed to resist corrosion in biogas environments.
LSB200 miniature S-Beam Jr. load cell paired with instrumentation (IPM650, IHH500, USB solutions, or IAA amplifiers)
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16/12/18 - Futek has released a new range of load cells recommended for use in the weighing of medical bags.

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