Design News, February 2013

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FEBRUARY 2 013 A SUPPLEMENT TO DESIGN NE WS TABLE OF CONTENTS SENSORS/MACHINE VISION ThE AUThoRITy IN MEASUREMENT NoN CoNTACT DISPlACEMENT MEASUREMENT - Laser sensors - Eddy current sensors - Capacitive sensors - Confocal sensors T4 Changing the Look and Feel of Factories and Industrial Environments When plant managers evaluate the advantages and drawbacks of wired versus wireless networks, they need to consider cost savings, maintenance issues, ease of installation, and configurability, uptime, and security. By Joseph Citrano III, Honeywell Sensing and Control T9 New Approaches to High-Efficiency Current Sensing Integrated Hall Sensor ICs Save Power and Space. By Alihusain Sirohiwala, Allegro MicroSystems Inc. ColoR SENSoRS - Universal color sensors - Color sensors for special surfaces - LED analyzers T13 Distance-Based Sensors Measure Up When some objects must be seen and others ignored, or when the object's presence and its position must both be known, SPT, MPT, or PRT distance-based sensors are the best options. By Jeff Allison, Pepperl+Fuchs T16 Sensor Performance Key to Process Improvement IR TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT - Online sensors - Thermal imagers - Hand held devices Eddy current, non-contact displacement sensors are very different from the common inductive proximity sensor and can provide sub micron resolution in harsh environments. By Dan Spohn, Kaman Precision Product T19 In the Marketplace A look at some of the most innovative and useful new product technologies and solutions. contact us MICRO-EPSILON Raleigh, NC 27617 / USA Phone +1/919 787 9707 T2 S E N S O R S / MACH INE V IS IO N / TR E ND WAT CH S UP P LE ME NT F EB R UARY 2013

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