Back in the 1980’s, brothers Mike, Gregg and Don Tvetene were working at their family-owned Tvetene Turf Farms in Billings, Montana. The business was faced with a critical labor shortage at the same time that it was experiencing huge demand for their turf. Out of necessity, the brothers conceived of an automatic turf harvester that […]
Ultrasonic liquid level sensors monitor maple sugaring to streamline operations and provide local flavor When Timothy Perkins, Ph.D., became Director of the University of Vermont Proctor Maple Research Center, he understood intuitively why the sugar house operator spent a lot of time running from spot-to-spot to monitor tank levels.
The solar-powered boat designed and built for competition by a team of students at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands depends on Senix ToughSonic 14 ultrasonic sensors to keep the craft at just the right height above the water. The boat uses hydrofoils that lift the hull out of the water to reduce the drag […]