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What makes a cobot unique from a robot?
Unlike robots whose roots trace back to 1962 or even sooner, collaborative robots or cobots trace their roots to 1996 – over 34 years later. While the robot is an autonomous machine that functions without human control, a cobot employs artificial intelligent (AI) to perform tasks in collaboration with human workers. Major sensor technologies used […]
What sensors are used in today’s and tomorrow’s HVAC systems? Part 3
Part 1 provided background on the evolution of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems and the increased use of sensors and Part 2 elaborated on sensing in more advanced HVAC systems. In this third and final part, government and industry organization’s effort to change HVAC systems and the impact on sensing will be explored. In […]
What sensors are used in today’s and tomorrow’s HVAC systems? Part 2
Part 1 provided background on the evolution of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems and the increased use of sensors in these systems. Today, sensors are used both to monitor the indoor environment as well as to monitor and control the equipment that is used to cool or heat, humidify or dehumidify as well as […]
What sensors are used in today’s and tomorrow’s HVAC systems? Part 1
When Willis Carrier designed a system of fans, ducts and perforated pipes, which became the first modern electric air conditioner (AC) in 1902 (120 years ago), sensing was not part of the bill of materials. Devon Brock, Manager of Product Knowledge and Training, Sensors Group at TE Connectivity provides some insight into subsequent AC systems. […]
NanoRF optical modules offer more speed and functionality in small form factor
TE Connectivity (TE) is introducing its NanoRF optical hybrid modules for the defense industries VPX-based embedded computing systems that require increased bandwidth and radio frequency (RF) signaling. The new hybrid modules feature high-density RF and optical connections within common connector module applications like radar, electronic warfare (EW) missile guidance and tactical communications, along with any […]
How has sensing in industrial automation changed? (Part 3)
In Industry 4.0, another sensor-specific aspect that customers are asking for is packaging that can survive in different harsh factory environments. “When you’re putting them on an oil platform or in a factory or on a motor or in a steel mill or in a paper mill, in those really harsh environments, they need to […]
How has sensing in industrial automation changed? (Part 2)
Sensing has changed a lot since the early days of industrial automation. “Back 250 years ago, your sensors were actually people. They were your manufacturing engineers that would walk around and listen to the machines and hear what’s going on,” says John Tuley, from IoT Business Development -Sensor Solutions at TE Connectivity. In Industry 4.0, […]
How has sensing changed in industrial automation? (Part 1)
The Industrial Revolution or what we might call Industry 1.0 started over 250 years ago. In 1771 Richard Arkwright, today known as Father of the Factory System, used water to power the first fully automated spinning mill. One hundred years later, the automotive assembly line initiated the Second Industrial Revolution or Industry 2.0 with significantly […]
How is LVDT technology used for sensing?
Linear variable-differential transformer (LVDT) technology’s capability to accurately measurement linear movement is used to provide a position to electrical output for pressure, acceleration and force measurements. For example, in a pressure sensor, the sensing element is a diaphragm that moves a rod or cylindrical core inside the coils of a differential transformer to change the […]
What sensors are in a modern washing machine? Pt 2
In today’s washing machines, especially high-end units, several sensors provide real-time monitoring and feedback to shorten or improve certain functions. In addition to the latest touch screen inputs discussed in Pt 1 of this blog, other sensors include: Temperature Rotor position sensor Water level Dirt sensor Photoelectric sensor Pressure sensor Vibration sensor To select the […]
Webinar: Condition Monitoring: How Sensors Are Enabling Industry 4.0
This webinar was presented on Thursday, November 12, 2020 Please click below to watch on demand While condition monitoring has been around for years, it is evolving with the Internet of Things (IoT). Sensors are enabling continuous condition monitoring by collecting data which facilitates intelligent decisions via machine learning or artificial intelligence (AI).…
TE Connectivity custom hydraulic LVDT sensors
As electronification and digitization continue to grow within Industry 4.0, reliable position sensors are critical in meeting the harsh demands of industrial hydraulic applications. LVDT position sensors from TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, offer standard and custom solutions based on hydraulic application requirements of ICT off-highway equipment and industrial machine […]
How can you sense tilt to control a robotic arm?
At Sensor Expo 2019, Devon Brock, Manager of Product Knowledge for the Sensor Group within TE Connectivity explains the DOG2 microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) -based inclinometer used to control a robotic arm. The two-axis tilt sensor provides ±90-degree measurements in the x and y axes. In the robotic arm, the inclinometer with its built-in electronic provides […]
What sensors can be used in an AC system?
At Sensors Expo 2019, Devin Brock, Manager of Product Knowledge and Training for Sensors Solutions at TE Connectivity, explains the numerous opportunities for a variety of sensors in an air conditioning (AC) system. The working table top heating ventilating and AC (HVAC) system from New Product Innovations has wired and wireless sensors from TE Connectivity […]
Motion Trends: IoT development drives sensor trends
The continuing development of IoT and IIoT is shaping trends in sensor design and implementation. Broader automation trends such as the continued digitalization of data and its use in more efficient control of processes and systems to the use of data for predictive maintenance purposes are big drivers. Sensors have added functions, are easier to […]
How can you learn to use a digital output humidity+temperature sensor?
With Avnet’s four-part MiniZed SpeedWay Design Workshops™ interactive series of video presentations, using its MiniZed™ Zynq SoC development kit, interested participants learn techniques to integrate the HTU21D sensing peripheral module from TE Connectivity as part of the training. The development kit is a prototyping platform for embedded vision and Industrial IoT systems. Design Workshops are […]
Power Triple Lock connectors for through-hole PCB applications
TE Connectivity, the Middletown, Pa., maker of connectivity systems and sensors, is adding new right-angle and vertical printed circuit board headers to its Power Triple Lock connector product line. These through-hole headers significantly expand wire-to-board applicability for this family of connectors in appliance, HVAC, automation and control, automotive, and other designs. “Combining high current ratings, […]
CDFP connectors deliver faster speeds
TE Connectivity (TE), the Harrisburg, Pa., supplier of connectivity and sensor products, announced that its CDFP connectors and cages now bring up to 28 gigabit per second (Gbps) data rates and new levels of flexibility to designers of high-speed networking systems and subsystems. In addition, a new range of customizable CDFP cable assemblies supports PCIe […]
High-speed fiber optic assemblies get ruggedized
TE Connectivity, Harrisburg, Pa., has released its newly developed optical flex circuit cable assemblies. These compact, robust fiber optic circuits offer a multifiber management solution for high-speed electronic packaging. Fully customizable for both card-to-card and backplane applications, TE’s new optical flex circuits are ruggedized for the harsh environments of aerospace, commercial and military aircraft, and […]
Ready-to-install cable assemblies for VR applications
TE Connectivity (TE), the Harrisburg, Pa.-based manufacturer of connectivity products, systems and sensors, today announced a line of virtual reality (VR) cable assemblies. According to company officials, the assemblies speed time to market and offer superior performance compared to other solutions in the market. These cable assemblies let VR vendors, service providers and other clients […]
How have pressure sensors changed over the last few years?
At Sensors Expo 2017, Pete Smith, Sensors Knowledge Manager at TE Connectivity, explains how sensors have evolved over the last few years to address different application requirements from TE Connectivity’s perspective. Pete’s story starts with the M7100, a standard industrial pressure sensor for TE Connectivity that addresses fuel rail pressure measurements in fuel injected vehicles. […]
Consumers not quite ready for driverless cars
I’ve said it numerous times when I’ve been on a long road trip: I wish I had a car with auto-pilot. The notion that I could just sit…
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Splashproof Micro USB Connector from TE Connectivity
As consumer products get thinner and smaller, they become increasingly vulnerable to water and dust. For micro USB connectors, therefore, being able to support the devices with splashproof and dustproof features is no less important than being compatible in size and shape. TE Connectivity (TE) launched a splashproof micro USB connector designed to seal gaps…
Push-Push SIM Connector from TE Connectivity
In response to the surging demand for multi-card mobile devices, TE Connectivity (TE) today launched its latest push-push SIM connector, featuring dual-slanted contacts that provide a stable connection and super low-profile design that enables sleeker product design – ideal for handset, tablet, personal GPS, laptop, ultrabook and server applications. According to a market survey by…