Plastic is currently considered as one of the biggest and most indispensable raw material for the production of products that we use in our daily life. However, from all that plastic just a little fraction is recycled. For the future plastic recycling will be a crucial factor for creating a circular economy. Happily, more and more techniques are available that can realize an efficient and effective plastic recycling process so that a bigger share of the plastic can be recycled.
For the plastic recycling industry applies: the better sorted on detail level, the higher the decrease of the end product. Checking the quality and colour is essential in the business. To guarantee the quality a LAB colour measurement system can offer the solution.
Many systems for the recycle process are aimed at the separation of colors and raw materials. The innovative TagTec-systems makes it possible to expand this distinction with a selection in the earlier use of the original plastic products.
The photoelectric sensor does not turn on, does not switch or performs false detections. What is wrong? How can these problems be solved? This is a concise look at the most common issues with these sensors and ways to solve them in order to have a well-functioning photoelectric sensor again. Does your sensor work well already? Then it is possible to make it even better! With the help of special accessories you can get the most out of your sensor and automation!
The mooring of ships on and off the berth does not only require a lot of caution but also precision. In this article we discuss the increase in ease of this process with the help of distance lasers that are synonymous with precision and accuracy.
The chassis of a car, the antenna in a smartphone and a cotton sweater. For the manufacturer all three can be tracked an be traced back with a identification number. But how does the supplier of the paint for the color of the sweater know if it is his paint? How can the circulation of a production batch be monitored. Because of an innovative confluent of chemistry, industry and technology it is possible to mark and thus identify raw materials.
In this article we will discuss safety edges. These safety components are used for machine safety, generally in access technology such as industrial gates. Read all about our HSC® safety edges here and find out what makes these unique compared to other manufacturers on the market.
Pyrometers or infrared temperature sensors are sensors for easy, safe, fast and non-contact temperature measurement of objects and surfaces in industrial processes. Especially in applications where the surface moves or is difficult to access. However, in order to measure temperature accurately, it is necessary to know the emissivity of the surface that has to be measured. But what is emissivity? This article explains what emissivity is and how to take emissivity into account in your temperature measuring application.
We are going to talk about the differences and the applicability of photoelectric retro-reflective sensors with a polarized and a normal reflector. Finally, we give an idea of what is the best choice for your application
In this article we discuss the differences between the ultrasonic- and laser-based measuring principles, the challenging applications that emphasise those and an overview of possible solutions.
Curious about how you can save time and money with the help of a laser projector? Then read on. In this article you can read how a laser projector works, what you can use it for and what the advantages are.
Door security for companies is crucial to protect employees from dangerous situations. Working safely with machines every day and returning home unharmed at the end of the day, that's what we want. This is possible with the Haake HST® Trapped Key Interlock systems, with which performance Level d or PLd is easy to realize. To get a better picture in which practical situation a certain configuration of the Haake HST® Trapped Key Interlock system is applied, we give a few examples here. Because every application is unique, our advisors are happy to help determine the key operation plan.
In this article we look at perhaps the most popular industrial term recently: Industry 4.0. Firstly, we discuss: "What is industry 4.0?". Then an overview is given of the opportunities and threats that this development brings with it.
In this article the bending of the sound cone of an ultrasonic sensors by means of a bending reflector. This allows an alternative mounting of the ultrasonic sensor.
IO-Link is the first standardized I/O technology for the communication of sensors and actuators. In ”What is IO-Link?” more can be read about it. IO-Link has many different advantages that spare costs and optimize processes. These are the advantages of IO-Link:
This article discusses what safety light lists, also known as safety light curtains or safety light curtains, are and how they are used to maintain and promote machine safety.
Everything you need to know about cables and the applications you can use them in! From cable properties to help you choose the right sensor for your industrial application!
Many industrial processes are automated using a conveyor belt. These conveyor belts have a so-called track run, i.e. the course of the belt on rollers. Performing a detection, for example of products, is also known as web edge detection. Web edge detection, also called 'web edge guiding' or 'web edge control', is the positioning of the path of the conveyor belt.
Chemicals can be disastrous for your sensors. Corrosion is one of those risks. How can you protest your sensors and production process against this? Switch to sensors with a chemical resistance!
In this article we will discuss the differences between the inductive and capacitive proximity switches, and explain how they work with a number of applications as an example.
The various types of photoelectric sensors and how they work. Looking for a diffuse proximity, thru-beam (transmitter and receiver) photoelectric sensor or a photoelectric sensor with background suppression? Read more about it here.
Stickers, labels or seal seams can be detected reliably with an esf- sensor. However, it is required to configure the sensor correctly for your application. Here you can read how to!
The operation of laser distance sensors in AGVs (automated guided vehicles) and their applications. We also present which sensor solutions we offer.
An explanation about the functioning of LiDAR lasers. We discuss the different measuring principles that are used by lasers and the possibilities for application that arise from it. The principles are: phase comparison, pulse back-mixing method and ToF (Time of Flight).
All sensors have one or more (types of) outputs. An output generally sends the currently known measured value of the sensor. What that signal looks like depends on the output type. What is the difference between all these outputs and when is which output type used? This article explains the most common forms.
Industrial processes can always be more efficient, but is that cost-efficient? Industrial automation is an important topic for many industrial companies to save costs and produce more efficiently. IO-Link makes it possible to be cheaper and more efficient!
How does a color sensor work? In this article we will discuss the operation as well as the various industrial applications for color sensors. Also known as spectrometers.
The operation of an ultrasonic sensor. Ultrasonic sensors work by sending and receiving sound. How does this work? How does an ultrasonic sensor work? What is ultrasonic sound? This article discusses these subjects.
How does the detection range of ultrasonic sensors work? Ultrasonic sensors are able to perform a reliable detection or measurement within a certain area based on ultrasonic waves. The sensors have varying ranges and these depend on a number of environmental factors. Read more about it here.