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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.


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...
23.10.2020 New tutorials:
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:
23.09.2020 Software update:
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...
01.07.2020 Software update:
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...
29.04.2020 Software update:
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...
26.03.2020 Software update:
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:

Taggant Technology
inside lacquer, paste, ink, glue, solvent, pure for glass

           powered by

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:

Taggant Technology
inside Masterbatch
                  powered by

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
Firmware_Files_Spectro3_V3.x_To_Spectro3_V4.4 (2016.05.30)
Firmware_Files_Spectro3_V4.x_To_Spectro3_V4.4 (2016.05.30)

for SPECTRO3-SL-Scope V1.3:
Firmware_Files_Spectro3-SL_V1.x_To_Spectro3-SL_V1.3 (2016.05.30)

for SPECTRO3-SLA-Scope V1.1:
Firmware_Files_Spectro3-SLA_V1.x_To_Spectro3-SLA_V1.1 (2016.05.30)

for SPECTRO3-SLE-Scope V1.1:
Firmware_Files_Spectro3-SLE_V1.x_To_Spectro3-SLE_V1.1 (2016.05.30)

for SPECTRO3-ANA-Scope V1.4:
Firmware_Files_Spectro3-ANA_V1.x_To_Spectro3-ANA_V1.4 (2016.05.30)

for SPECTRO2-Scope V1.3:
Firmware_Files_Spectro2_V1.x_To_Spectro2_V1.3 (2016.06.03)
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.

How to download the driver software „Self Installing Executable“ can be found in the data sheets cab-4/USB or cab-5/USB.



The Lower Austrian Innovation Prize 2020:

We are very pleased to be able to congratulate our partner Gabriel-Chemie GmbH for winning the
Karl Ritter von Ghega Prize


Trade fairs:

all about automation 2021
6 & 7 July 2021
Messe Friedrichshafen


New applications:

Detection of a gap between vinyl layers
Inner diameter measurement of metal components
Differentiation of leather from PVC interior components


New press release (#3):

What is going on in the haze? We watch the oil even during evaporation!


New videos:

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
Tutorial L-LAS-Spray-Control-Scope V2.0 software


Software news:

SPECTRO1-Scope V3.1
Changes after software update from V3.0 to V3.1



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