Articles Tagged with ''sensors''

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Automation tales from the trenches

Best practices in setting up and implementing automation systems go a long way to making a processor more successful than its peers.

 Technologies must be properly applied after careful planning to ascertain where and what to automate. 

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The ECD Model T80 transmitter-S80 sensor series provides diagnostic information about the lifetime of a pH, ORP or pIon measurement; the display shows a filled triangular gauge that decreases proportionally to the degradation of the reference electrode. 

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Inductive angle sensors

 Operating with the inductive resonant circuit measuring principle, TURCK inductive angle sensors deliver valve monitoring on rotary actuators. 

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Serial remote I/O

 Moxa ioLogik R1200 series, dual-independent RS-485 serial interface remote I/O devices enable the deployment of dual-Bus redundant or extended-length remote I/O daisy-chain topologies.  

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Radar sensors

 Designed to meet a variety application requirements and weather conditions, Banner R-GAGE QT50R radar sensors are used for collision avoidance on mobile equipment, outdoor crane-to-crane proximity detection and flatbed or box truck detection at loading docks.  

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Analytical sensors

 Suitable for installation in explosive and hygienic areas, KROHNE SMARTSENS 2-wire loop-powered analytical sensors with integrated transmitter technology offer direct connection of sensors to process control systems.  

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Coolant level sensor

 Operating in a frequency range that minimizes the effects of the conductivity of the media, the Gems CAP-300 Series coolant level sensor has a sealed design that prevents fluid intrusion.  

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Photoelectric sensors

 Omron E3FA plastic body and E3FB metal body photoelectric sensors come in through-beam versions with ranges up to 20m, retro-reflective versions with ranges from 0.1 to 4m and coaxial retro-reflective versions with ranges up to 500mm; 3 models of diffuse-reflective sensors with ranges of 100mm, 300mm and 1m also are available.  

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Chlorine sensors

 Sensorex FCL500 series free chlorine sensors use advanced amperometric measurement technology to monitor free chlorine in food and beverage production, cooling water and other industrial water treatment systems.  

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Hygienic sensors

 Engineered for liquid level measurement applications, Baumer CleverLevel hygienic sensors are certified according to FDA, EHEDG and 3A guidelines 

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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.


Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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In the December 2014 issue of Food Engineering read about our Fabulous Food Plant feature on the Chelten House, a new facility in Las Vegas.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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