Sensors

Tofmotion pushes the next step of ToF simulations

Tofmotion pushes the next step of ToF simulations

Tofmotion is participating in the LIGATE project funded by the European research and innovation program HORIZON 2020. The private-public consortium aims to strengthen the use of high-performance computing for the drug development process. In the course of this project Tofmotion will, in close cooperation with the University of Innsbruck, raise its ToF 3D camera simulation […]

By March 18, 2021 Read More →
Ensure your logistics operations are prepared for the future

Ensure your logistics operations are prepared for the future

The pandemic has drastically changed consumer behaviour and has sped up what was already an upward trajectory for the adoption of online purchasing and digitalisation. In order to thrive, businesses need to ensure continuity of supply, the ability to implement remote staffing and social distancing and an agile supply chain with the capacity to meet […]

By January 7, 2021 Read More →
Smart profile sensors for vision-guided robotics

Smart profile sensors for vision-guided robotics

Inline quality control systems are playing an increasingly important role in today’s manufacturing and production systems, helping to reduce downtime, minimising rejection rates and contributing to lower production costs and improved product quality. While some systems can be complex and expensive the continued development of key components such as sensors is helping to provide simpler, […]

By August 18, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Miniature inductive sensors help robots get a grip on fragile silicon wafers

Miniature inductive sensors help robots get a grip on fragile silicon wafers

During automated production of solar cells, compact two-finger grippers transport trays of silicon wafers between operations. To avoid impacts on the wafer’s surfaces, process engineers require reliable confirmation that gripper jaws are fully open before the gripper descends to pick up a tray. Contrinex’s Ultra-miniature inductive proximity sensors, mounted directly above the top faces of […]

By June 4, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Inductives speed up robot assembly of PCBs

Inductives speed up robot assembly of PCBs

Fault-free assembly is ensured, downtime minimised and assembly speed increased by using automated facilities for high volume assembly. Rugged inductive sensors detect the presence and position of equipment or components at each stage to ensure that parts are correctly aligned and ready for the next operation. The sensors must be accurate and responsive. In addition, […]

By May 21, 2020 Read More →
New laser triangulation sensor from Micro-Epsilon

New laser triangulation sensor from Micro-Epsilon

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has launched a new laser triangulation sensor with integrated controller that offers even higher performance and is fast and easy to set up. The sensor is suitable for high speed, distance, displacement and position measurements in a wide range of robotic applications. The new compact optoNCDT 1750 laser triangulation sensor succeeds […]

By December 11, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Sick highlights sensing innovations at PPMA

Sick highlights sensing innovations at PPMA

Discovering how smart sensor technologies help to deliver manufacturing flexibility and predictive maintenance in Industry 4.0-enabled manufacturing and logistics environments will be the focus for Sick UK’s stand at the PPMA Show. Sick will be unveiling the latest Smart Sensors in its rapidly-expanding portfolio of intelligent solutions for real-time data sharing and IO-Link connectivity. Sick […]

By July 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
3D area sensor from Fanuc increases productivity

3D area sensor from Fanuc increases productivity

Fanuc 3D Area Sensors enable robots to recognise and pick up randomly positioned objects. Capable of locating parts three dimensionally, the 3D Area Sensor adds flexibility and reliability to operations traditionally completed by humans or which otherwise require sophisticated and expensive dedicated machinery. Vision-guided robotics (VGR) is fast becoming an enabling technology for the automation […]

By March 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Micro-Epsilon assures robot positioning in seam welding

Micro-Epsilon assures robot positioning in seam welding

In the bodywork shop at the BMW AG factory in Leipzig, the roof panel and side frames are welded together. In order to permanently seal this weld against ingress of moisture etc., seam welding is carried out prior to the filler coat being applied to the vehicle body. The application of the adhesive beading is […]

By November 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
SICK time of flight sensor checks robot gripping points

SICK time of flight sensor checks robot gripping points

SICK says its new PowerProx sensor offers unprecedented versatility to detect any object on a high-speed production line with just one range of sensors. PowerProx’s ability to detect small and flat objects too, no matter what the surface finish, will be useful in handling and assembly, for example in the automotive industry for reliable checking […]

By February 25, 2016 Read More →