Also at the show, Astyx Inc. (formerly known as Microwave Technology and Sensors) showed a proximity sensor that detects the distance of near-field (about half an inch) targets, including carbon fiber composites, as well as all types of metals. The new prox sensor represents a departure of sorts for sensing technology, which previously had been unable to detect such composites with great accuracy. Astyx Inc. President Peter Schmitz says the new sensor can detect its distance from a carbon fiber to an accuracy of about 10 Ám at a measuring range of about 1 mm. For more information on Astyx, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4928-553.
Determining the quantities and location of sensors in an Internet of Things application requires a thorough problem statement and a clear vision of success, an expert will tell engineers at the upcoming Design & Manufacturing Show in Minneapolis.
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