SENSORS: TURCK’s complete line of 2 and 3-wire DC ArmorGuardTM+ stainless-steel front face inductive sensors includes 8, 12, 18 and 30 mm barrel diameters with 1.5 to 10 mm achievable sensing distances. The sensors feature one-piece construction and IP 68 and IP 68K ratings, making them particularly suitable for food and beverage industry applications requiring frequent washdowns. Select sensors are available with TURCK’s proprietary WeldGuardTM protective sensing face material, which resists weld slag build-up and abrasion often found in robotic welding applications, including those in the automotive industry. The sensors come equipped with an M12 quick disconnect connection or with potted-in 2m cable for ease of installation on the plant floor.
The 2014 Ig Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Dr. Kiyoshi Mabuchi and his team members for their work measuring the slipperiness of banana peels. Turns out they're slipperier with the yellow side up.
Many scientists have been working battery-free ways to power wearable electronics that can replace bulky battery packs, particularly through the use of energy-harvesting materials. Now a team of researchers in China have upped the game by developing a lightweight and flexible solar cell that can be woven into two-way energy-harvesting fabric.
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