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Electronic pressure gauges for areas subject to explosion hazards (EX areas)

Keller’s range of no less than five intrinsically safe electronic pressure gauges for use in areas subject to gas explosion risks. The type approvals are com­pliant with the ATEX Explosion Protection Directive regarding ex­plosive gases.

Electronic engineers help wine growers to vintage success

Behind the rise and rise of English wine, British engineers and technologists are busy developing new systems and aids for the vine growing industry.

Ultrasonic sensors in agricultural automation

Back in the 1980’s, brothers Mike, Gregg, and Don Tvetene were working at their family-owned Tvetene Turf Farms in Billings, Montana, USA. The business was faced with a critical labour shortage at the same time that it was experiencing huge demand for their turf. Out of necessity, the brothers conceived of an automatic turf harvester that could cut and stack sod using just one operator. Their biggest motivator, recalls Gregg, was the years of hard work they had put in stacking turf by hand on the family farm.

Always float on top

Kobold’s M-series level switch comprising a float that slides up and down with the liquid, along a guide tube.

Torquing about advanced pump controller

Factory automation continues to develop year on year and pumps are increasingly required to supply real-time operating data to control networks so that their performance can be monitored and adjusted to meet constantly changing production requirements

How are infrared cameras calibrated, and how does the ambient temperature affect readings?

Calibration Source BR400 and Ambient Temperature Referencing Source BR20AR

COMPACT IR CAMERA WITH INDUSTRIAL ACCESSORIES

Optris, a global leader in infrared camera technologies – has announced an addition to the Compact Line, the Xi 80, and Xi 400, now with new industrial accessories for use in rough conditions.

ATEX ENCODER - Absolute Profibus Through Hollow Bore

SCANCON’s Model: SCH88BEX, a new ATEX absolute encoder with Profibus Interface. It’s a strong, compact (89mm footprint), cost-effective, through hollow bore encoder. Engineered for rugged conditions, it’s reliable for extra harsh environments and is the encoder of choice for Zone 1 & 2 applications.

Condumax II On-Line Hydrocarbon Dew-Point Analyzer

Automatic, on-line measurement of hydrocarbon and water dew point in natural gas.

Viscosity-Compensated Plastic Flowmeter and Switch for liquids

Kobold’s VKP plastic flowmeters that operate on a special suspended float principle with cylindrical measuring tube and spring-loaded float with orifice.