Machine vision is a branch of engineering that uses cameras in the context of process control. Images are collected and analysed and the data extracted used for controlling an automated process or action. When we refer to machine visions systems we are typically referring to smart cameras or vision sensors - devices that possess image capture capability, are able to extract information from captured images and make decisions that are used in wider automation systems.
Sensorex pHASE pH Electrodes have been designed for variable temperature operation process testing and provide fast, accurate and stable pH measurements even with large temperature changes.
Balluff has released the BPS series of pressure sensors with IP67 protection for use in gaseous and liquid media. The rugged devices feature a high-quality, long-term stable ceramic load cell, simple installation, high operating comfort and high precision. A large, bright and easily visible display ensures immediate status overview. This shows not only the current system pressure in bar, mbar, PSI and MPa, but also features fast and simple configuration of the sensors according to the VDMA standard, using two keys and intuitive menu guidance.
The Optima Group is an internationally active, mid-sized family company headquartered in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. It offers industry oriented packaging and filling machines for the foods, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, air and water filters, cosmetics and non-wovens sectors.
The Dwyer Instruments Series GWL guided wave radar transmitter for liquids is a level transmitter providing an analog and switching output (4 to 20 mA as well as a NC SPST switch output) to provide continuous level indication of liquids.
The GE Panametrics PT878 ultrasonic liquid flow meter has been added to TechRentals’ extensive test and measurement rental fleet.
Fluke’s 750 Series documenting process calibrators offer advanced instrument calibration in rugged environments.
The testo 175 series consists of four compact data loggers for the measurement of temperature and humidity. The testo 176 series contains seven data loggers which are especially suited to applications in demanding surroundings.
The Series GWB Guided Wave Radar Transmitter for Solids is a level transmitter providing an analog and switching output (4 to 20 mA as well as an NC SPST switch output) to provide continuous level indication of powder bulk material.
3D imaging is ideal where height, shape or volume is of importance for the production process. However, to make a complete quality or grading decision, it is often necessary to also consider the colour of the parts produced. This is, for instance, common in grading of fruits and vegetables, shape and baking degree verification of baked goods, and fill level and colour verification in beverages. By considering both 3D and colour aspects, more reliable decisions can be made which improve the product quality and reduce waste.
Marimex Industries’ range of process viscosity sensors includes the ViscoMeter VP-1000,which is geared towards OEM process applications. The series VP-1000 is capable of measuring low or high viscosities with process pressures up to 10 bar and process temperatures up to 130ÂºC. The ViscoMeter VP-3000 sensor can be adapted to most every process application. It is capable of measuring low to high viscosities and the sensors can be constructed for pressures up to 500 bar and temperatures up to 450ÂºC.
By adopting a modular concept, TriMod Besta level switches have deviated from older conventional designs and are able to deliver reliability even in extreme process applications.
Testo has launched a series of data loggers that are characterised by a high level of user-friendliness and provide complete security.
Noshok offers a variety of orifices and snubbers to protect instrumentation from pulsation and pressure spikes by restricting the flow of rapidly increasing and decreasing pressures.
The UMC3000 ultrasonic sensor is suitable for use in harsh environments. The unit’s seamless, 100% stainless steel housing and chemically resistant cable system enable ultrasonic monitoring and control in areas previously considered impossible to solve.