Sensor Review: Volume 17 Issue 3


The international journal of sensing for industry

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Control networks: the impact on industry

R.T. McLaughlin

Outlines a short history of controller networks (also known as fieldbuses) and their current effects on the control and automation industries.

Fieldbus review

Andy McFarlane

Discusses the main concepts of fieldbuses, describes various standards that have been adopted and analyses their various merits. Provides contact details for the different…

Sensor gateway to fieldbuses

Derek Paul Lane

Describes the modularity and flexibility of the WAGO I/O systems allowing connectivity of sensors and actuators to PLCs and PCs via the major fieldbus systems, and…

Smart sensors for industrial applications

Stephen J. Prosser, Ernest D.D. Schmidt

Gives a short history of “smart” in relation to the field of instrumentation. Defines the boundaries and suggests that a smart component should incorporate some…

Renishaw automate programming and machining to micron accuracy

Jack Hollingum

Renishaw, manufacturers of touch‐trigger probes and other metrology products, has eliminated the use of design drawings. CNC part programs are generated automatically and…

Smart sensor networks for robotic sensor skins

Gabor J. Tamasy

Data acquisition and data fusion of large numbers of sensors present unique challenges for control systems designers and applications engineers alike. In recent years the…

Smart sensor research at the French Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées

Jacques Ehrlich, Georges Coche, Amal Zerrouki

Highlights two works being carried out by the French Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées in the field of smart sensors. The first concerns the knowledge of loads…

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