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Shown are three panels used for a fire, gas detection and releasing panel. The three networked panels are for a large application. Image courtesy: Honeywell Industrial Fire
Sensors, Vision October 10, 2019

Industrial fire systems: Defining the key players

A team is made up of skilled individuals.

By Edward Doherty
Advances in connectivity are allowing for a restructuring of how machines and humans collaborate. Courtesy: Ripcord
Sensors, Vision October 9, 2019

Four trends changing manufacturing as we know it

Addressing manufacturing use cases that deal with unstructured inputs.

By Kevin Hall
Wireless sensors are easy to install, even on assets in dangerous or hard-to-reach places. Once installed, maintenance team members can avoid repeated trips to such assets to take regular measurements. Courtesy: Fluke Corp.
Sensors, Vision October 1, 2019

Choose the right industrial wireless technologies for condition monitoring

Wireless sensors can help discover maintenance issues with machines before they happen and give users access to real-time information. See four methods and four steps.

By John Bernet
Endress+Hauser’s booth at WEFTEC had several sensors and tools designed to gather quick and accurate readings that could be sent to a display for the user so they know when something is wrong. Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Sensors, Vision September 27, 2019

Water, wastewater industry is going digital and getting smarter

The water and wastewater industry is improving digitalization and automation with smarter sensors designed to make operations safer.

By Chris Vavra
A flexible, porous lattice structure is threaded with stretchable optical fibers containing more than a dozen mechanosensors and attached to an LED light. When the lattice structure is pressed, the sensors pinpoint changes in the photon flow. Courtesy: Cornell University
Sensors, Vision September 20, 2019

Optical lace developed to heighten robots’ sensors

Cornell University researchers are using optical lace to create a linked sensory network similar to a biological nervous system for robots to improve their actions.

By David Nutt
Leonard (Len) W. Moore, P.E., founder and owner of Moore Industries-International Inc., an industrial and automation control company, passed at the age of 85. Courtesy: Moore Industries
Sensors, Vision September 13, 2019

Leonard W. Moore, founder of Moore Industries-International passes away at 85

Leonard (Len) W. Moore, P.E., founder and owner of Moore Industries-International Inc., an industrial and automation control company, passed at the age of 85.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Sensors, Vision August 21, 2019

Combining vision technology and collaborative robots for safer work environments

Safety is paramount with collaborative robots and they can be made safer with machine vision and artificial intelligence technology.

By Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Pump selection for parallel pump control is critical in determining the desired total system output. Check pump curves to make sure that the number of pumps, flow, head, and multi set points are adequate for your system needs. Head pressure may not remain constant in some cases, as the flow is increased to multiple pumps. Courtesy: Crane Pumps & Systems.
Sensors, Vision August 15, 2019

Use of variable frequency drives in injection molding saves money

Variable frequency drives (VFDs) improves process cooling optimization and pump efficiency.

By Timothy Albers and Dan Roberts
Sensors, Vision August 5, 2019

Test smart process control valves in minutes

An automated loop calibration tool can screen valves and identify which ones require more testing and should be pulled.

By Jim Shields
Courtesy: Emerson North America
Sensors, Vision August 2, 2019

For better burner management, focus on the flame

Five-step guidance for safer and more efficient combustion equipment performance.

By Jacob Swafford