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Touch, see, smell and taste this self-service pizza

Touch, see, smell and taste this self-service pizza
Provider of durable, high performance Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT and MPCT) touch sensors, Zytronic, has announced that its touch sensors are being used in the ADIAL PIZZADOOR, a self-service vending machine retailing high quality pizzas for the notoriously discerning French palate. ADIAL has manufactured pizza vending machines since 2002, and its original design used mechanical selection buttons alongside a colour LCD screen to present appealing images of the product inside.
20th July 2017

Flexible plastic fingerprint sensor wins industry award

Flexible plastic fingerprint sensor wins industry award
Printed organic photodetectors and large-area image sensors company, Isorg, has announced that its first large-sized high-resolution (500dpi) flexible plastic fingerprint sensor, co-developed with FlexEnable, won the 2017 Best of Sensors Expo – Silver Applications Award. The high-resolution, ultra-thin, 500dpi flexible image sensor (sensitive from visible to near infrared) offers system integrators advantages in performance and compactness. Its ability to conform to three-dimensional shapes sets it apart from conventional image sensors.
20th July 2017

Touch-sensor products join global distribution platform

Touch-sensor products join global distribution platform
The touch sensing products portfolio from Azoteq is available at Digi-Key Electronics, following the signing of a distribution agreement. Azoteq’s products allows designers to add touch controls to their designs. Anything from a simple touch to a full trackpad can be added to enhance the user experience of the engineer’s product.
19th July 2017


Multi-function environmental sensor supports the IoT

Multi-function environmental sensor supports the IoT
Omron Electronic Components Europe has announced a multi-function Environmental Sensor that quickly allows designers to monitor seven parameters from one easy to integrate module. Specifically designed for the growing number of autonomous IoT systems, the new Omron 2JCIE-BL01 Sensor measures temperature, humidity, light, UVI, barometric pressure, noise and acceleration.
18th July 2017

Wireless load sensor aids helicopter in extracting trees

Wireless load sensor aids helicopter in extracting trees
Helping a helicopter services company to pluck trees from forests where there is no access by tractor, the innovative wireless load sensing and monitoring technology from Sensor Technology plays a key role. Based in Oxford, Heli-Lift Services provides a helicopter-based extraction service in forests where the ground is wet or boggy, or in environmentally sensitive expanses and areas of special interest, ensuring minimal disruption to the environment. 
18th July 2017

Ultrasonic sensor mounting kits offer EHEDG certification

Ultrasonic sensor mounting kits offer EHEDG certification
The availability of the EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group) certified hygienic mounting kit for PiL’s P53 'Steel Head' ultrasonic sensors has been announced by Hoffmann-Krippner. This new, off the shelf, hygienic sensor solution has been designed for the food and beverage sector and chemical and pharmaceutical industries – suitable for any manufacturing/assembly/bottling/packaging system that requires a clean and hygienic environment.
17th July 2017

Pressure sensor suitable for medical and automotive applications

Pressure sensor suitable for medical and automotive applications
Sensing solutions provider, MEMSIC, has announced the launch of its MDP200 Bi-Directional Differential Pressure Sensor for CPAP, breath detection, room pressure, damper control, flow hood, fume hood, filter monitoring and other applications where ultra-low differential pressure performance is required. Currently sampling, this pressure sensor will be shipping in commercial quantities by the end of this year.
17th July 2017

Hybrid silicone-fabric sensor moves with the human body

Hybrid silicone-fabric sensor moves with the human body
A team of researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University has created a highly sensitive soft capacitive sensor made of silicone and fabric that moves and flexes with the human body to unobtrusively and accurately detect movement.
13th July 2017

Tech gets into the swing of things and drives golf forward

Tech gets into the swing of things and drives golf forward
Next week the world’s best golfers will descend on Royal Birkdale, near Liverpool, for The Open - one of the four majors in the sport’s calendar and the only one held outside the US. As it’s a sport dominated by statistics and numbers, golf is ideally placed to take advantage of recent developments in technology and data management such as the abundance of cheap, low energy sensors; the ubiquity of powerful mobile devices; and huge cloud storage capacity coupled with machine learning.
12th July 2017

Liquid sensor provides corrosion resistance for harsh environments

Liquid sensor provides corrosion resistance for harsh environments
  The Liquid Level Sensor is available in lengths up to 2m long and is designed for environments where monitoring of a variety of liquid types is required. The sensor uses solid-state capacitive technology to sense the level of the liquid, with no moving parts, floats or other mechanical linkages to provide excellent long term reliability.
12th July 2017


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