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Discusses the various sensors that can be used to measure temperatures at the high and low extremes of industrial processes. These include: mechanical sensors such as bimetal and expanding liquid thermometers; electrical sensors including resistance, thermistors, thermocouples and semiconductor;...
Automotive windscreens are being inserted "on the fly" at the Dagenham, Essex, UK plant of the Ford Motor Company in what is being described as a world first in the technology. The technology reduces labour and capital equipment costs, as well as providing a more accurate "fit" of the windscreen...
Summarises six key papers presented at the Sensor and Transducer Conference, Birmingham, UK, 14-15 February 2001. Features gas and chemical sensors using laser ring-down, and photo acoustic, effects as well as wave guides and Bragg gratings. Also discusses self-powered sensors,...
Technology advances in the field of temperature measurement have led to a huge variety of sensors and measuring instruments now being available for making accurate measurements at relatively low costs. This article takes a "back to basics" look at three of the most popular temperature sensor...
Comments on recent developments in the machine vision industry and describes some of the more significant exhibits at the IPOT 2001 exhibition, including camera networks, addressable pixel cameras and low resolution thermal imagers.
In the last few decades the cultivation of cactus pears represents an important element in the economy of subtropical regions with scarce water resources. The increasing market competition from other countries has forced Sicilian producers to modernise the packing houses where the fruit is...
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