News and new products
Here you will find interesting, current and partly brand-new news from all divisions of Sensor Instruments:
News about trade fairs and events, information about our new products and about software updates.
Whatever you are interested in – we are pleased about your interest, and of course also about your feedback and suggestions.
N°801, N°802, N°803 more...
|22.08.2022||Specialist article in KUNSTSTOFFE International (06/2022):
Luminous Markers instead of Holy Grail
Improved Sorting of Plastic Waste with Luminescent Pigment
(Category: Materials - Additives)
|10.08.2022||Specialist article in KUNSTSTOFFE (08/2022):
Leuchtende Marker statt heiligem Gral
Mit Lumineszenzpigmenten die Sortierung von Kunststoffabfällen verbessern
(Category: Werkstoffe - Additive)
|26.07.2022||Specialist article in KUNSTSTOFFE International (05/2022):
The Color Loop
Ensuring Color Consistency of Recycled Materials
(Category: Measuring Technology - Compounding & Recycling)
|01.07.2022||We are very pleased to announce that our long-standing distribution partner in the Netherlands, Sensor Partners BV, has now advanced to the status of a strategic partner.
|20.06.2022||New press release:
Color measurement of recyclates more...
|10.05.2022||Specialist article in KUNSTSTOFFE (05/2022):
Der Kreislauf der Farbe
Konstante Farbgebung bei Rezyklaten sicherstellen
(Category: Aufbereitung & Recycling: Messtechnik)
|04.05.2022||Sensor Instruments is a member of the Fördergemeinschaft für das SKZ (FSKZ e.V.)
SKZ Das KunststoffZentrum
|11.04.2022||New category in the SERVICE menu: Product presentations|
|06.04.2022||Awarded by the Stifterverband with the seal of quality 2022/2023
"INNOVATIVE THROUGH RESEARCH" SEN9127THU
The cycle of color - SPECTRO3-MSM-DOCAL-Scope V1.0
Making sure things don´t get too colorful when using plastic recyclates. more...
N°798, N°799, N°800 more...
|24.01.2022||Reward for innovation:
Sensor Instruments awarded the TOP 100 Seal
N°795, N°796, N°797 more...
|20.12.2021||We should like to congratulate our long-term strategic partner Leuchtstoffwerk Breitungen for winning the XXIV. Thuringian Innovation Award in the category "Industry and Material", which was awarded on November 24, 2021 in Weimar.
LWB wins Innovationspreis 2021
Project: "Shiny pigments leading the way"
Video of the award ceremony:
The project is presented from 0:58, the award ceremony can be seen from 1:01.
|02.12.2021||New press release: Spray jet control in transmitted light more...|
N°792, N°793, N°794 more...
SPECTRO3-MSM-DIG-Scope V1.5 (2021.10.20) V1.5.2 more...
→ to the software
N°789, N°790, N°791 more...
N°786, N°787, N°788 more...
N°783, N°784, N°785 more...
SPECTRO2-Scope V1.8 (2021.07.07) V1.8.0 more...
→ to the software
SPECTRO3-MSM-DIG-Scope V1.5 (2021.07.29) V1.5.1 more...
→ to the software
|27.07.2021||The Verband Deutsche Manufakturen e.V. has awarded Sensor Instruments its seal of approval - the German Manufakturen Signet.
We are delighted to have received this award.
|15.07.2021||New applications: N°780, N°781, N°782 more...|
|12.07.2021||We welcome our new sales partner for Pakistan:
Autogenics Automation based in Lahore represents us as of now in Pakistan. We look forward to a pleasant and successful cooperation.
SPECTRO3-MSM-SLE-Scope V1.2 (2021.03.11) more...
→ to the software
SPECTRO3-MSM-SLA-Scope V1.2 (2021.03.11) more...
→ to the software
SPECTRO3-MSM-DIG-Scope V1.5 (2021.06.01) more...
→ to the software
SPECTRO3-MSM-ANA-Scope V3.3 (2021.06.01) more...
→ to the software
|01.07.2021||We welcome our new sales partner for Uruguay:
INDUS Tecnologías de Control based in Montevideo represents us as of now in Uruguay. We look forward to a pleasant and successful cooperation.
|28.06.2021||New video: Thanks for the optoelectronics
|28.06.2021||New video: Apply now!
|23.06.2021||We welcome our new sales partner for Austria:
ERGATE Automation based in Vienna represents us as of now in Austria. We look forward to a pleasant and successful cooperation.
|15.06.2021||New applications: N°777, N°778, N°779 more...|
SPECTRO3-MSM-DIG-Scope V1.5 (2021.03.11) more...
→ to the software
SPECTRO3-MSM-ANA-Scope V3.3 (2021.03.11) more...
→ to the software
|25.05.2021||New applications: N°774, N°775, N°776 more...|
|10.05.2021||New applications: N°771, N°772, N°773 more...|
|29.04.2021||New applications: N°768, N°769, N°770 more...|
|20.04.2021||New applications: N°765, N°766, N°767 more...|
|15.04.2021||New press release: Inline spray jet control outside and inside the potentially explosive atmosphere! more...|
|15.04.2021||New press release: Inline gloss measurement of painted wooden panels. more...|
|09.04.2021||New applications: N°762, N°763, N°764 more...|
|29.03.2021||New applications: N°759, N°760, N°761 more...|
|17.03.2021||New applications: N°756, N°757, N°758 more...|
|10.03.2021||New applications: N°753, N°754, N°755 more...|
|08.03.2021||We welcome our new sales partner for Nigeria:
GREENPEG ENGINEERING based in Ikeja, Lagos represents us as of now in Nigeria. We look forward to a pleasant and successful cooperation.
|02.03.2021||New applications: N°750, N°751, N°752 more...|
|23.02.2021||New applications: N°747, N°748, N°749 more...|
|22.02.2021||Video presentation of the SPECTRO-M series: Oil detection
Description of the MIR measurement method and the sensor principle of the SPECTRO-M series: "SPECTRO-M-10-MIR - Inline control of thin oil layers on metal"
|16.02.2021||New press release: The color tone is decisive: the color tone measurement of various colored fiber bundles. more...|
|16.02.2021||New applications: N°744, N°745, N°746 more...|
|08.02.2021||New applications: N°741, N°742, N°743 more...|
|08.02.2021||New press release: Color differentiation of second hand clothes in the recycling. more...|
|02.02.2021||New applications: N°738, N°739, N°740 more...|
|29.01.2021||New press release: Micrometer-exact positioning of punching strips. more...|
SPECTRO2-Scope V1.7 (2021.01.13) more...
→ to the software
|25.01.2021||New press release: Differentiating the tin side from the fire side in float glasses. more...|
|25.01.2021||New applications: N°735, N°736, N°737 more...|
|21.01.2021||New press release #4 concerning SPECTRO-M-10-MIR/(MIR1+MIR2):
The detection of oil layers on metal surfaces: comparing the measurement procedures. more...
|18.01.2021||New applications: N°732, N°733, N°734 more...|
|11.01.2021||New applications: N°729, N°730, N°731 more...|
|22.12.2020||New press release #3 concerning SPECTRO-M-10-MIR/(MIR1+MIR2):
What is going on in the haze? We watch the oil even during evaporation! more...
|21.12.2020||New applications: N°726, N°727, N°728 more...|
|14.12.2020||New applications: N°723, N°724, N°725 more...|
|14.12.2020||New press release #2 concerning SPECTRO-M-10-MIR/(MIR1+MIR2):
Measuring the thickness of oil layers by comparing two mid-wavelength infrared light range wavelength windows. more...
|02.12.2020||New press release #1 converning SPECTRO-M-10-MIR/(MIR1+MIR2):
The measurement of thin oil layers with MIR – a highly interesting matter. more...
|30.11.2020||New applications: N°720, N°721, N°722 more...|
|25.11.2020||We should like to congratulate our long-term partner Gabriel-Chemie GmbH upon the award of the Karl Ritter von Ghega prize, the highest award from the Lower Austrian Innovation Prize 2020, for their project Intelligent Plastic - Taggant Technology.
Lower Austrian Innovation Prize 2020
Gabriel-Chemie The winner video (German):
|23.11.2020||New applications: N°717, N°718, N°719 more...|
|16.11.2020||New applications: N°714, N°715, N°716 more...|
|05.11.2020||New applications: N°711, N°712, N°713 more...|
|26.10.2020||New press release: Sustainable v. virgin! The arrival of plastic recyclates. more...|
Software SensorFinder V1.1 in connection with cab-4/USB or cab-5/USB
Software SensorFinder V1.1 in connection with cab-4/ETH or cab-5/ETH
|22.10.2020||Sustainability is important to us! Our premises are heated in an entirely CO2-neutral fashion; from 2021 we will be generating solar electricity.
Our products are also becoming greener and the majority of our products are 100% repairable. These products will be indicated in the product overviews on our website; their data sheets will sport the icon:
SPECTRO3-MSM-ANA-Scope V2.9 (2020.09.15)
SPECTRO3-MSM-ANA-Scope V3.0 (2020.09.15)
SPECTRO3-MSM-ANA-Scope V3.1 (2020.09.15)
SPECTRO3-MSM-ANA-Scope V3.2 (2020.09.15)
SPECTRO3-MSM-DIG-Scope V1.4 (2020.09.15)
SPECTRO3-MSM-SLA-Scope V1.1 (2020.09.15)
SPECTRO3-MSM-SLE-Scope V1.1 (2020.09.15)
→ to the software
|03.09.2020||New applications: N°708, N°709, N°710 more...|
|10.08.2020||New applications: N°705, N°706, N°707 more...|
|31.07.2020||New press release: No stress with stretch! more...|
|31.07.2020||New applications: N°702, N°703, N°704 more...|
|20.07.2020||New applications: N°699, N°700, N°701 more...|
|09.07.2020||New applications: N°696, N°697, N°698 more...|
SPECTRO1-Scope V3.1 (2019.09.19) more...
→ to the software
|30.06.2020||New press release: Gaps in Parquet Flooring more...|
|29.06.2020||New applications: N°693, N°694, N°695 more...|
|22.06.2020||New press release: Perfect Gloss for Metal Plates! more...|
|18.06.2020||New applications: N°690, N°691, N°692 more...|
|09.06.2020||New press release: Color Measurement of Painted Metal Plates more...|
|09.06.2020||New applications: N°687, N°688, N°689 more...|
|28.05.2020||New applications: N°684, N°685, N°686 more...|
|26.05.2020||New press release: Proper Gloss for Decor Foils more...|
|22.05.2020||Registration of the trade mark LUMI-TAG at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
Publication of the Certificate of Registration in the Register of European Union Trade Marks on 29.05.2020
|22.05.2020||New applications: N°681, N°682, N°683 more...|
|14.05.2020||New press release: No Problems Counting Fan Blades more...|
|11.05.2020||New applications: N°678, N°679, N°680 more...|
|07.05.2020||New press release: Optical INLINE sensors in plastics production and recycling more...|
|04.05.2020||New applications: N°675, N°676, N°677 more...|
SPECTRO3-ANA-Scope V2.0 (2020.04.29) → to the software
|21.04.2020||New applications: N°672, N°673, N°674 more...|
|09.04.2020||New applications: N°669, N°670, N°671 more...|
|07.04.2020||New press release: Counting Folds at Flex-Pipe more...|
L-LAS-TB-Scope V5.4 (2020.03.26) → to the software
|25.03.2020||New applications: N°666, N°667, N°668 more...|
|23.03.2020||New press release: Frequency of Compressor Wheels more...|
|18.03.2020||New applications: N°663, N°664, N°665 more...|
|11.03.2020||New applications: N°660, N°661, N°662 more...|
|09.03.2020||New press release: Sandpaper Grain Size Measured as Gloss more...|
|04.03.2020||New press release: Do not overstep the red line more...|
|03.03.2020||New applications: N°657, N°658, N°659 more...|
|27.02.2020||New press release: Wire Counting at Stranding Machines more...|
|26.02.2020||New applications: N°654, N°655, N°656 more...|
|19.02.2020||New applications: N°651, N°652, N°653 more...|
|19.02.2020||Our sales partner in Slovenia, Cresys d.o.o., now operates under a new name: ICS Solutions d.o.o.|
|04.02.2020||New press release: Not always down! more...|
|03.02.2020||New applications: N°648, N°649, N°650 more...|
|28.01.2020||New applications: N°645, N°646, N°647 more...|
|10.01.2020||New applications: N°642, N°643, N°644 more...|
|12/2019:||New sensor systems for spray jet monitoring:
Electronic control unit SI-JET-CONLAS3-R with software SI-JET-Scope V4.0 more...
Line sensor L-LAS-TB-28-AL-SC with software L-LAS-Spray-Control-Scope V2.0 more...
Tutorial software L-LAS-Spray-Control-Scope V2.0 more...
|11/2019:||Presentation of a new technology for product authentication, product recognition and product tracking using fluorescent anorganic markers:
inside lacquer, paste, ink, glue, solvent, pure for glass
Microscopically small fluorescent particles, so-called taggants, that are mixed in lacquer, ink, paste, glue, in a solution, or embedded in glass or enamel, are referred to as LUMI-TAG. more...
|10/2019:||The secret star of the K2019:
Taggant Technology - a Pioneering Development
Presentation of a new technology for product authentication, product recognition and product tracking in the plastics sector:
Microscopically small fluorescent particles, so-called taggants, that are embedded in the plastic granulate are referred to as a TAGTEC masterbatch. more...
Highlights of K 2019:
Taggant Technology Series and LUMI-STAR Series
We were co-exhibitor of the companies
|02/2019:||RED-Scope V1.1 (2019.02.28) → to the software
for use with sensors of RED series
||New: Interface converter for ProfiNet and EtherCat
|03/2018:||COAST-Scope V1.0 (2018.03.12) → to the software
for use with sensors of COAST series
|02/2018:||SPECTRO-3-MSM-ANA-Scope V3.1 (2018.02.02) → to the software
for use with sensors of SPECTRO-3-MSM-ANA series
Please note: There is no software update possible from V1.x or V2.x to V3.1
→ General information on changes SPECTRO3-MSM-ANA-Scope V3.0 to V3.1
SPECTRO-3-MSM-DIG-Scope V1.3 (2018.02.02) → to the software
for use with sensors of SPECTRO-3-MSM-DIG series
→ General information on changes SPECTRO3-MSM-DIG-Scope V1.2 to V1.3
|11/2017:||L-LAS-TB-Scope V5.1 (2017.11.16) → to the software
for use with sensors of L-LAS-TB-AL series
L-LAS-LT-Scope V5.2 (2017.11.08) → to the software
for use with sensors of L-LAS-LT-AL series
L-LAS-LT-Scope V4.0 (2017.11.02) → to the software
for use with sensors of L-LAS-LT series and L-LAS-LT-XXL series
|08/2017:||SPECTRO2-Scope V1.4 (2017.08.21) → to the software
for use with sensors of SPECTRO-2 series
|06/2017:||SPECTRO3-MSM-DIG-Scope V1.2 (2017.06.06) → to the software
Software update possible from V1.x to V1.2
→ General information on changes SPECTRO3-MSM-DIG-Scope V1.1 to V1.2
SPECTRO3-MSM-ANA-Scope V3.0 (2017.06.06) → to the software
Please note: There is no software update possible from V1.x or V2.x to V3.0
→ General information on changes SPECTRO3-MSM-ANA-Scope V2.8 to V2.9
→ General information on changes SPECTRO3-MSM-ANA-Scope V2.9 to V3.0
SPECTRO-3-ANA-Scope V2.0 (2017.06.13) → to the software
Please note: There is no software update possible from V1.x to V2.x
→ General information on changes SPECTRO3-ANA-Scope V1.4 to V2.0
|06/2017:||We welcome our new sales partner for Central America:
The company Elvatron based in San José, Costa Rica, represents us as of now
in Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Belize. We look forward to a pleasant and successful cooperation.
|06/2017:||Our sales partner for Colombia, company Solcoinco
is now our sales partner for also Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela as well as the Dominican Republic. We are delighted about this expansion and look forward to a pleasant further cooperation!
||New product range:
Individual Sensor Systems
Customer-Specific Complete Solutions
Presented at the AUTOMATICA ...
|06/2016:||New firmware available (please ask if required):
for SPECTRO3-Scope V4.4
for SPECTRO3-SL-Scope V1.3:
for SPECTRO3-SLA-Scope V1.1:
for SPECTRO3-SLE-Scope V1.1:
for SPECTRO3-ANA-Scope V1.4:
for SPECTRO2-Scope V1.3:
||Sensor Instruments is a member of the IO-Link Community
What is IO-Link?
IO-Link is the first standardised IO technology worldwide (IEC 61131-9) for the communication with sensors and also actuators. The powerful point-to-point communication is based on the long established 3-wire sensor and actuator connection without additional requirements regarding the cable material.
So, IO-Link is no fieldbus but the further development of the existing, tried-and-tested connection technology for sensors and actuators.
IO-Link therefore - so to speak within the scope of Industry 4.0 - is another possibility of communication between sensor and end device in addition to the familiar RS232 interface.
Find here the IO-Link system description.
|09/2015:||New software „SensorFinder“
“SensorFinder” is a software tool intended to provide support to search and identify sensors of SensorInstruments GmbH connected to the local PC. The sensors identity, its firmware and its connection parameter are acquired and presented in a compact and well-arranged tree-view.
("SensorFinder" is available for download here.)
Furthermore adapters of the type cab-4/ETH, cab-5/ETH, cab-4/USB and cab-5/USB can be located and configured.
The main panel which appears when the software is started, features the tree view listing the identified connections available and their individual characteristics:
The search for available sensor connections is started with the Re-)Search ① button or by Menu ④ ⇒ Sensor ⇒ (Re-)Search. Depending on the configuration of the SensorFinder software (to be found at Menu ④ ⇒ Settings) the PC‘s physical RS232 interfaces („COM-ports“), the USB adapters of type „cab-4/USB“ and „cab-5/USB“, which are treated as virtual COM ports, as well as – if a network is available – all adapters of type „cab-4/ETH“ and „cab-5/ETH“ within the network segment the host PC is on are detected. Every connection found is probed by the SensorFinder software for presence and activity of sensors whose serial number, firmware version and hardware-ID is read and displayed together with the connection details.
The combined information is displayed in a hierarchical Tree view ③, segmented into the individual connection types (network, virtual COM ports, physical COM ports). Individual sensors/connections are selected by clicking left with the mouse onto the device. A left double click resets and clears the tree view. Once the connection is selected its relevant connection parameter (IP address and port number with Ethernet based connections or COM port number and baud rate with virtual or physical COM ports) are displayed in two textboxes at the lower part of the panel. Using one of the two Copy buttons ⑥ may be used to transfer this information into the systems clipboard. By using the key combination STRG+V it can be inserted into e.g. the input field of the sensor software connection parameter.
To be able to change the connection settings (e.g. the network settings of „cab-4/ETH“ and „cab-5/ETH“ type adapters) the adapter needs to be found and identified correctly (i.e.: it needs to be listed correctly within the tree view). Once selected within the tree view the configuration can be started by clicking the button Configure … ② by Menu ④ ⇒ Sensor ⇒ Configure … which displays the relevant configuration mask (see configuration ⇒ cab-4/ETH, cab-5/ETH).
The software does not access the connections permanently! Once the identification process is finished the software remains passive until a new search is initiated or the software is shut down by clicking the button Exit ⑤ or by Menu ④ ⇒ Sensor ⇒ Exit or by clicking the window close button in the right upper corner of the main panel. So it is possible to leave the software running in the background – without it having influence on any sensor software – to have all sensor connection data ready at hand.
|05/2015:||New product driver version available
For our products (e.g. the USB cable "cab-4/USB" or "cab-5/USB") we recommend to use the new driver software ("Self Installing Executable") which is available for download here.
With the “cab-4/USB” or “cab-5/USB” converter many of our sensors can be connected via the widespread USB interface of the PC. Parameterization thus can be done even if there is no RS232 interface available at the PC.