sensor industry over the years has evolved from bulk and mechanical to smaller
and smarter sensing devices. Integrating microelectronics into sensors will let
them do things seldom done before, such as communicating with machinery on the
The rebirth of
predictions from several years ago that the analog market was on its way out
have certainly not materialized. In fact, the market is as strong as ever, as
analog has kept pace with digital technology. Several developments are fueling
the analog sensor market, but two stand out as critical: the initiative to
create and promote an open standard for intelligent and easy-to-use analog
sensors that users can easily integrate into their measurement systems; and the
reborn star, silicon-based analog electronics.
Wireless Sensors? Make Mine MEMS-New
wireless network and microelectronic mechanical systems (MEMS) sensor
technologies are enabling designers to place sensors, actuators, and controllers
in numbers and locations that were previously unaffordable or unreachable. The automotive market is expected to
account for the bulk of wireless MEMS sensor applications in the near term, but
other prospective markets include chemical and biological sensing, machine
condition monitoring, process control/ discrete manufacturing control, heating
ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) controls, logistics, and
with Joe Dolinsky, Banner Engineering- Joe
Dolinsky is technical marketing manager for Banner Engineering Corp. Here, he
talks about the challenges of competing with overseas companies in the sensor
market —both in the United States and abroad.
By experimenting with the photovoltaic reaction in solar cells, researchers at MIT have made a breakthrough in energy efficiency that significantly pushes the boundaries of current commercial cells on the market.
In a world that's going green, industrial operations have a problem: Their processes involve materials that are potentially toxic, flammable, corrosive, or reactive. If improperly managed, this can precipitate dangerous health and environmental consequences.
A quick look into the merger of two powerhouse 3D printing OEMs and the new leader in rapid prototyping solutions, Stratasys. The industrial revolution is now led by 3D printing and engineers are given the opportunity to fully maximize their design capabilities, reduce their time-to-market and functionally test prototypes cheaper, faster and easier. Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing in North America, will explore the large product offering and variety of materials that will help CAD designers articulate their product design with actual, physical prototypes. This broadcast will dive deep into technical information including application specific stories from real world customers and their experiences with 3D printing. 3D Printing is