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UKIVA Machine Vision Conference



Join us on 15 July 2021 on the MVC Technology Presentation Hub and explore eight online seminar theatres. (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Positioning with microwaves

Positioning with microwaves By offering a microwave sensor in a pneumatic cylinder, Festo is opening up entirely new possibilities in harsh environments. This sensor is claimed as the first in the world to offer non-length dependent displacement measurement for pneumatic or hydraulic linear drives. The sensor also provides important facilities such as diagnostics, process monitoring and 'plug and work'. "The unique feature is the integration of a sensor into the end face of a pneumatic linear drive, where it continuously measures piston position and speed across the entire cylinder stroke range," explains Armin Seltz, head of Festo's sensors business unit. In the system, a simple antenna system is used to feed electromagnetic waves into the cylinder barrel. These waves are reflected by the piston. The reflected signal is compared with the transmitted signal, and the position of the piston derived.

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