As automation drives are continuously becoming smaller and more powerful at the same time, the need for thermal management increases. A new motor series offers individual application-specific cooling methods.
In many environments where automation would be very beneficial, e.g. for worker’s health, conditions are thoroughly adverse for machinery and sensitive embedded computers. Moreover, systems must be usable with protective gloves.
High hygienic standards are crucial in food and pharmaceutical packaging to ensure product quality on the supply chain from the producer to the consumer. So, automation systems for those applications require special provision. A crucial component is the force transducer.
Installations in industrial automation often are subject to severe conditions like vibrations, corrosive gases or toxic fluids. That’s a difficult environment for electronics, even more for sensing elements. They need too be designed in special ways in order to withstand those kinds of threats.
Vibrating level switches are very common at measuring liquid levels, but they do have some disadvantages. The sensor heads tend to be compromised by flow, turbulence, bubbles, foam and suspended solids. A frequency sweep sensor poses an interesting alternative.
Protective doors, safety light barriers and emergency-off switches protect lives and health. These are excellent inventions for safety at the workplace, but they could be even better, if the work process would restart faster after the risky situation has been cleared.