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Choosing a linear sensor

When choosing anything, from a linear position sensor to a washing machine, if the purpose and expected functions of the item are not considered properly is it easy to end up with an item that, on paper, looks the part, but which fails to perform as needed.When choosing a linear position sensor,...

Why a cheap sensor will cost you more in the long run

It's a common cost-saving exercise that everyone does in their daily lives we choose the cheaper option and hope that it's as well made as the more expensive version and will last just as long, or taste just as good. We tell ourselves that we're only paying for fancier packaging, a brand name...

Sensor industry events in 2017

Industry specific events can sometimes be dull affairs to the onlooker, but for anyone with a passion for their job this might be the one of the few times in a year that they can really get stuck in to developments, news and networking. There are many events for the sensor industry, and...

Tilt sensors and inclinometer technology

Sensing changes in angles and direction is the main function of a tilt sensor or inclinometer, and the most commonly used equipment for achieving this is the MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) sensor. This sensor offers contactless sensing along one or two axes, with a 360° range of...

How sensors reduce wastage and scrap in the steel industry

Linear sensors are used in the steel manufacturing industry to control the thickness of sheet metal, the thickness of other shapes and sizes of raw product and the operation of some machinery, and their reliability here is paramount to maintaining productivity and reducing scrap. Sensors used...

What type of sensor do I need?

Creating a specification for the sensor you need may be a struggle for those who are making their first foray into the world of position sensors, so we have put together a handy guide to make this process a little easier.The first thing to be sure of is the type of position sensor needed is...