Kistler, a Swiss-based firm, has developed a new range of indirect mould sensors which come with a single-wire, replaceable cable, European Plastics News reported.
According to the firm, the single wire simplifies mould manufacturing, as only a single bore hole is needed for the cable.
Added to this, Kistler said that several cables can be threaded down a single bore, which means that the sensor is ideal for multi-cavity mould applications.
The sensors can be used with multi-channel technology, Kistler explained, adding that this allows up to seven hours to be connected to a Kistler process monitoring system.
Furthermore, the sensors can withstand operating temperatures of up to 200 Celsius.
Meanwhile, it was recently announced that UK rail operator South West Trains is fitting light sensors to its illumination on platforms at six of its stations.
The company works in a region the Met Office lists as receiving anywhere between 50 and over 200 hours of direct sunlight a month, depending on the time of year.
Posted by Andre Dixon