Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

VORTAB Flow Conditioners Improve Liquid Flow Meter Accuracy and Repeatability

August 12, 2016

Improved Accuracy for dP, Magnetic, Ultrasonic and Turbine Flow Meters San Marcos, CA — Process and plant engineers who need to add a liquid flow meter in already crowded equipment areas where there is an insufficient straight pipe run will find VORTAB® Flow Conditioners ensure a smooth flow profile for accurate measurement by flow meters, which often must be installed in close proximity... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Services

You Can't Manage What You Can't Measure

August 11, 2016

The Sustainable Dashboard Tool is a highly advanced Web-based service that is as sophisticated and state-of-the-art as it is easy to use. The “Dashboard” is designed to make it easy for building managers to monitor and measure their use of such resources as fuel, oil, electricity, and water to better understand their facility’s impact on the environment. Using these measurements, the... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Waveform Monitors, Rasterizers increase HDR and WCG support.

August 11, 2016

With field-installable software upgrade, WFM/WVR 8000 series waveform monitors and rasterizers offer support for monitoring High Dynamic Range (HDR) and ITU-R Recommendation BT.2020 Wide Color Gamut (WCG) formats. Upgrade assists camera operators, editors, and colorists in capturing and reproducing realistic video image content. Architecture fully supports 4K content throughput requirements. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Sample Kits enable current limiter, thermistor testing.

August 11, 2016

Standard, Mega, Mini, and Sensor Sample Kits enable designers to test Ametherm inrush current limiters and NTC sensing thermistors. Standard consists of 9 SL series 120 and 240 Vac limiters. For single- and 3-phase input voltages up to 680 Vac, Mega provides 5 MegaSurge™ series limiters. Sensor kit of NTC sensing thermistors includes 4 probe assembly types – ring lug, threaded hex nut and tip, epoxy, and steel housing – and one device from ACCU-Curve series of interchangeable thermistors. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Thermistor Relays monitor temperature of up to 6 motors.

August 10, 2016

Supplied in 35.5 mm Mini DIN housing with screw terminals, DTA7 Series monitors and controls temperature of up to 6 motors, preventing false alarms, which may cause interruptions in production. Units feature 24–240 Vac/Vdc, 50/60 Hz universal power supply, bi-color LED for diagnostics, and choice of 1 or 2 SPDT outputs. With contacts that are NEMA B300 rated at 240 Vac, relays are useful where overloads are frequent and may cause motor damage, such as pumping stations, conveyors, and chillers. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

PCB® Helps Embraer with Early First Flight of the New E190-E2

August 9, 2016

Piezoelectric accelerometers and pressure sensors ensure accurate measurements to move flight test program ahead of schedule Depew, NY USA - PCB Piezotronics, Inc., the pioneer of ICP® technology, supplied Embraer, a growing Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, accelerometers and pressure sensors for use in their flight test program for the new E190-E2 series. The first flight took off from... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Algae Analysis Instrumentation Images Florida Toxic Algal Cells

August 8, 2016

FlowCam® Cyano Algae Analysis System Identifies Culprit in State of Emergency Scarborough, ME, USA: The water sample taken from the St. Lucie River near the coastline of Ft. Pierce, Florida was loaded with blue-green algae when it arrived in Ben Spaulding's lab in Scarborough, Maine. As laboratory manager for Fluid Imaging Technologies (www.FluidImaging.com), Spaulding ran the thick,... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Digital Viscometer features optimized user interface.

August 5, 2016

With 18 speeds from 0.3–100 rpm, DVE Viscometer offers choice of scientific units for viscosity measurement including both cgs units: cP and P, and SI units: Pa-s and mPa-s. Display features distinctive alpha-numeric characters that are easy to view, both close up and at distance. Viscosity test parameters including spindle identity and rotational speed can be quickly selected from table in instrument’s memory. Viscometer provides torque measurement accuracy of 1% FS and repeatability of 0.2% FS. Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Microbial Detection System rapidly tests for yeast and mold.

August 5, 2016

Utilizing rapid yeast and mold test method for dairy applications, GreenLight Detection System helps minimize economic impact from spoiled product. Rapid testing capability can also serve as early warning of problems with packaging line. Test method augments capabilities in total viable count and indicator organisms for bacteria, using oxygen-depletion sensor and automated reader. GreenLight system is configured to provide quantitative on-screen data and pass/fail testing in fully automated mode. Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Non-Industrial Products, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

PNL Awarded $3.6 Million in Army Contracts

August 4, 2016

MONONA, Wis. - Phoenix Nuclear Labs (PNL) announced today that it has been awarded multiple contracts by the U.S. Army totaling $3.6 million. Under these contracts, PNL will build an advanced neutron radiography system to detect defective munitions and demonstrate the ability to use their neutron generators to detect and identify concealed explosive threats. The company will deliver an... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Hirschmann (PAT) Names Stevenson Crane Service, Inc. as New Premier Dealer

August 4, 2016

Hirschmann Automation and Control (PAT), Chambersburg, PA has named Stevenson Crane Service, Inc. as the new premier dealer for Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Stevenson Crane Service, Inc. offers Hirschmann’s entire line of Hirschmann, PAT, and Krueger branded crane operator aids. These systems include load moment indicators (LMI), wireless and hard-wired indicators, anti-two block systems... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

High-Speed Camera System supports production fault-finding.

August 4, 2016

With PhotoCam SpeederV2, workers can view and identify production errors on integrated 7 in. LCD remote touchscreen. System is available with 1 or 2 miniature remote camera heads that are tethered to camera control unit, providing up to 2,000 fps at full pixel resolution of 512 x 512. Speed Priority Mode enables high-frame-rate, full-resolution video capture to onboard internal memory, while Time Priority Mode supports extended duration video capture, which can be streamed to integrated SSD. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Absolute Rotary Encoder utilizes TMR sensor technology.

August 4, 2016

Featuring Tunneling Magnetoresistance sensor technology, Model TMR3101 provides 360° contactless measurement for motor control, rotary position, and speed sensing in robotics, drones, smart meters, and liquid level meters. Digital magnetic encoder offers 10-bit continuous absolute mode output at 3,000 rpm or 1024-line incremental mode at 10,000 rpm. Housed in 5 x 5 x 0.9 mm LGA package, device operates from -40 to +125°C and is user-programmable through 4-wire SPI interface. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Charge Accelerometer targets gas turbine applications.

August 4, 2016

Equipped with UHT-12™ sensing element, Model 357A100 Differential Charge Accelerometer is suited for use in commissioning of nuclear power plants, condition monitoring of power generation and aviation gas turbines, and machinery protection in very high temperature environments. UHT-12™ crystal technology features sensitivity that remains consistent over wide temperature change, absence of pyroelectric noise spikes up to 900°F, and no depletion of oxygen at high temperatures. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Differential Charge Accelerometer serves applications up to 900°F.

August 4, 2016

Model 357A100, designed for use during gas turbine engine research and testing, has 3-hole mount and features UHT-12™ sensing element. UHT-12 crystal technology features absence of pyroelectric noise spikes up to 900°F, consistent sensitivity over temperature change, shear mode crystals isolated from base strain and transverse measurement errors, as well as total absence of oxygen depletion at high temperatures. Balanced, differential output is isolated from case ground. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Iconic Tool Manufacturer Snap-on Inc. Awards 1st Place Rapid Continuous Improvement Award to Milwaukee, WI Plant

August 3, 2016

Lombard, IL- Overcoming stiff competition from other Snap-on facilities around the country, the Milwaukee Snap-on plant was awarded 1st place in the “Operations” category at the 2016 Snap-on RCI Convention, held Feb. 24th-26th. Peter Zinda the Manufacturing and Systems Analyst for the Milwaukee plant shared one of the secrets for their success, “We have been working with PortCNC and... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

GlobalSense System Stirs Winds of Change for Atmospheric Monitoring

August 3, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. - Mano NanoTechnologies, Inc. (MNT) has received the second phase of a Small Business Innovation Research contract from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to develop and demonstrate a new atmospheric monitoring system known as GlobalSense. The system features an ensemble of disposable airborne drifters, called environmental Motes or eMotes, that will be carried by... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

No Space is Too Small for These Miniature Sensor Units

August 2, 2016

No Space is Too Small for These Miniature Sensor Units Even the largest manufacturing plants rely on small, specialized machines to function effectively. In fact, the more complex your operation becomes, the more likely you are to struggle with size and space restrictions. Tool and die makers, CNC machines and advanced robotics are especially prone to these limitations. Fortunately, we have a... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Six-Axis Combo Accelerometer-Gyro Sensors feature ULP design.

August 2, 2016

Respectively supplied in 3 x 3 x 0.9 mm, 16-pin LGA and 2.5x 3 x 0.9 mm, 14-pin LGA packages, KXG07 and KXG08 are 6-axis combo accelerometer-gyro sensors. Phase detection scheme enables full, high-speed operation of onboard accelerometer, gyroscope, and temperature sensor while consuming down to 0.2 mA. This allows always-on operation in motion sensing applications, including wearable devices and smartphones. Other features include synchronization and 4,096-byte buffer. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Magnetostrictive Position Sensor offers field serviceability.

August 1, 2016

Designed for use with hydraulic cylinders in mobile applications, externally threaded FMH Sensor features 2-part design that allows users to separate flexible sensing element and electronics from housing without opening hydraulic system. Sensor uses proprietary Temposonics® magnetostrictive technology to deliver ±0.2 mm typical resolution, repeatability of ±0.005% FS, and ±0.04% linearity FS. Available with Analog or CANbus output options, FMH supports stroke lengths of 500–5000 mm. Read More