Gaining insights into the operating health and service status of plant and machinery is a priority for Industry 4.0. As foot soldiers posted on the front line of operations, sensors collect intelligence with the power to be transformative for operating efficiency. PWE reports.

A wireless torque sensor provided an effective solution to an interesting engineering challenge when Advanced Design Innovations (ADI), a specialist supplier of custom manufacturing and testing equipment, was asked by Bristan, manufacturers of bathroom taps and showers, to develop a new durability test rig to help optimise product performance.

A wireless torque sensor provided an effective solution to an interesting engineering challenge when Advanced Design Innovations (ADI), a specialist supplier of custom manufacturing and testing equipment, was asked by Bristan, manufacturers of bathroom taps and showers, to develop a new durability test rig to help optimise product performance.

Back in the pioneering days of photo-electric sensing technology the sensor itself was often referred to as a ‘magic eye’. To the unenlightened, only familiar with purely mechanical solutions, the use of light may indeed have seemed mysterious and magical. Now confined to history these cumbersome devices with their incandescent light source are a far cry from the ultra-efficient, LED or laser based products available today. PWE reports.

Back in the pioneering days of photo-electric sensing technology the sensor itself was often referred to as a ‘magic eye’. To the unenlightened, only familiar with purely mechanical solutions, the use of light may indeed have seemed mysterious and magical. Now confined to history these cumbersome devices with their incandescent light source are a far cry from the ultra-efficient, LED or laser based products available today. PWE reports.

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