• Theme: Detection - Measurement

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    The next industrial revolution may be zooming around just above our heads. From maximizing crop yields to inspecting wind turbines and checking insurance claims, the increasing capability, affordability and availability of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, is set to radically change the way many companies do...

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    Watch our interview. Cameras, sensors, radar are the new eyes of autonomous vehicles. But do you know about LiDaR? These optical systems create precise 3D maps of the environment in real time, ensuring safety by taking traffic signals, other cars and pedestrians into account. This sophisticated technology will make...

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    RoboInspector by iTronic is an optical control and image processing platform designed to inspect industrial parts. It was one of the company’s must-see product at the Motek 2016 trade fair. DirectIndustry e-magazine spoke with CEO Ingmar Troniarsky.   DirectIndustry e-magazine: What does RoboInspector do? Mr....

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    The VEGAPULS 64 is the first radar level sensor for liquids that operates at 80 GHz. It is currently available from Vega, a German instrument maker. Previous generations of sensor, working at 26 GHz, could not be used in difficult industrial environments. Tripling the emission frequency gives the VEGAPULS 64 a beam...

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    Beyond immersive video gaming, virtual reality (VR) is being used for skills transfer and hands-on experiences that could be vital tools for industry.   Virtual-reality glasses are everywhere, with the likes of Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Playstation VR grabbing headlines as the future of video gaming. While the expense...

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    How does virtual reality help design, engineering and manufacturing professionals anticipate and manage the quality of a product before it is launched?  Do digital prototypes of an entire production line confer enough benefits to warrant the expense, or are they an unnecessary luxury?     When planning a manufacturing...

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    Watch our video.The 4-8X Dual ATEX Drone by Xamen Technologies is the world’s first ATEX-certified drone specifically designed to perform in hazardous environments where there is significant risk of fire and explosion. Built primarily of carbon, the eight wooden propellers prevent electrostatic sparks. The drone is...

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    Synergys has introduced the first vibrational analysis camera, the V-SHOOTER VBS1T. After launching a clever leak-detection system, the French company now offers an innovative tool for vibration monitoring and analysis. The portable V-SHOOTER camera takes a machine condition picture. The automatic diagnosis system...

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    Dispensers that tell you they need refilling, electronic ink that monitors your medicine and tags that send product information to your phone – the world of packaging just gets smarter. Andrew Manly, Communications Director at the Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) says 2015 has been...

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    Gossen Metrawatt won the i-NOVO Design Award 2015 at SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg for its new SECUTEST PRO. This test instrument ensures the secure testing of electronic devices according to international CE norms. Dieter Feulner, SECUTEST PRO product manager, told DirectIndustry e-magazine what makes its design...

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