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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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The MZCG from SICK is an extremely short cylinder sensor for pneumatic grippers and miniature cylinders.
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12/07/18 - The MZCG magnetic cylinder sensor from SICK is designed for position detection in pneumatic grippers or miniature pneumatic cylinders with C-slots.
SICK LFP Inox and LFP Cubic level sensors offer the ideal solution for demanding level measurement requirements.
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09/07/18 - SICK offers solutions for a wide range of level and point level measurement applications with its LFP Inox and LFP Cubic level sensors.
TwinEye-Technologie optimises process stability even under difficult detection conditions.
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05/07/18 - SICK's KTS and KTX product families open up a world of new possibilities when it comes to detecting contrasts.
The KTS and KTX contrast sensors from SICK represent improved performance, better process stability, and more design freedom.
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05/07/18 - SICK presents its KTS and KTX product families as new, powerful contrast sensors on a forward-looking, innovative platform.
SICK opto-sensors retain a clear view even in ambient light.
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04/07/18 - SICK offers by far the most comprehensive portfolio of photoelectric sensors on the market.
The DL1000 long range distance sensor from SICK
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02/07/18 - The team is using DML40 and DL1000 long-range distance sensors from SICK to monitor and measure deformations in the reinforced concrete bridge pillars.
Whether it is a standard sensor, a rugged all-rounder, or a smart component, inductive sensors make automation a safe investment.
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26/06/18 - Over the past few years, SICK AG in Waldkirch has expanded its sensor knowledge to the field of inductive proximity sensors.
SIM4000 Sensor Integration Machine with 4 picoCams, controlled illumination, and an app for stitching the image data and fiducial recording
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24/06/18 - SICK AG is playing a key role in advancing paradigm shifts in sensor technology with the SICK AppSpace ecosystem.
The MAX linear encoder, which has been developed specially for mobile automation applications, can take complete, integrated, and non-contact absolute position measurements in hydraulic cylinders.
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20/06/18 - The new linear encoders from SICK boast a compact design and compatibility, precision and performance, reliability and raised levels of availability
The W12-3 product family produces impressive results in areas where sensors come into contact with greases, oils, coolants and lubricants.
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18/06/18 - The ClearSens WL12G-3 photoelectric sensor for transparent products and the high-temperature SW50 reflector come from SICK’s range of heavy-duty sensors.
Smart sensors ensure efficient machine communication.
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17/06/18 - Smart sensors generate data and information that go beyond conventional switching signals or measured process parameters.
The intelligence and communication capabilities offered by Smart Sensor Solutions mine rich seams of potential for enhancing machine productivity.
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15/06/18 - The intelligence and communication capabilities offered by Smart Sensor Solutions offer the potential for enhancing machine productivity.

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