Transducers

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Bearing fruit

A low-cost vibration analyser, and several other new tools , are proving particularly good at picking up bearing damage and helping identify other faults. Tom Shelley reports


Toughing it out

Tom Shelley reports on linear and rotary position encoders that are immune to shock and magnetic interference


Robots are given a hand

Schunk has brought out a four fingered robot gripper modelled on the human hand, and also a slightly more conventional three fingered robot gripper.


Chip in oil sensor means smarter, more compact desig

Designers of industrial pumps, valves and filters are under increasing pressure to integrate the latest pressure sensors into their designs without increasing the overall dimensions of their equipment