Sensors & Detectors

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Strain Gauge Meters power up to 12 load cells.

March 2, 2015

Designed for weight, millivolt, and force measurement applications, Model PD6100 and explosion proof Model PD8-6100 feature 1-button zeroing of display, auto-zero adjustment to prevent drift, and panel-mounted or rugged, field-mounted enclosure. Tare/Reset Tare function enables meters to compensate for anomalies, such as sludge buildup at bottom of empty tank. Accepting mV input signals up to 300 mV (unipolar) and ±250 mV (bipolar), both meters are rated for max current of 350 mA at 10 V. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Optical Incremental Encoders target OEM designs.

March 2, 2015

Available in 64 different configurations, Models E30C and E30D are 5 V encoders suited for precision-motion control applications. Model E30C has resolutions of 200, 250, 256, 400, or 500, while Model E30D has resolutions of 500, 512, 1000, 1024, 2000, or 2048. Supplied in modular package measuring 30 x 8 mm, both operate from -20 to +85°C and output 2-channel quadrature signals that are TTL compatible. Model E30D additionally offers optional third channel index output. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Integrated UV Light Sensor features Filtron(TM) UV technology.

March 2, 2015

Incorporating photo-pin-diode (280–400 nm spectral sensitivity, 355 nm peak sensitivity wavelength) and signal processing IC in 2.35 x 1.8 x 1.0 mm SMT package, VEML6070 employs Filtron™ UV technology and converts solar UV light intensity into digital data. I²C bus interface simplifies operation, and refresh rate setting simplifies designs by eliminating need for external RC low pass filter. Temperature-compensated sensor also provides fluorescent light flicker immunity. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Green & Clean, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Energy Management System offers cloud-enabled solution.

February 27, 2015

Designed for small commercial operations such as retail, offices, and restaurants, Lumina Gateway and wireless Lumina RF Energy Management System utilizes wireless sensors and devices to control temperature, lamps, fans, pumps, and third-party window coverings, with access to IP cameras for video surveillance. System features event logic scheduling, up to 40 connected wireless 2-way sensors and load control, email or SMS text notifications, apps for remote access, and software for setup. Read More

HVAC, Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Humidity/Temperature Transmitter has duct mounted design.

February 27, 2015

Intended for HVAC and building technology sectors, EE150 employs housing concept, compact design, and Ø 6 mm probe that simplify mounting to facilitate installation. IP65/NEMA 4 enclosure protects electronics, measured values are issued via two 0–10 V or 4–20 mA analog outputs, and capacitive E+E humidity sensor element ensures long-term, stable measurement results. Also included, PTFE filter cap protects sensing head against contamination. Read More

Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices

Motion Module combines co-processor with motion sensors.

February 27, 2015

Measuring 17 x 17 mm, self-calibrating MM7150 Motion Module combines SSC7150 motion co-processor with 9-axis sensors, including accelerometer, magnetometer, and gyroscope. Co-processor is pre-programmed with sophisticated sensor fusion algorithms which intelligently filter, compensate, and combine raw sensor data to provide accurate position and orientation information. With I2C connection to most MCUs/MPUs, embedded/IoT applications can tap into module's motion and position data. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

USB Diode Power Sensors accelerate accurate measurements.

February 25, 2015

USB 3-path diode power sensors R&S NRPxxS/SN are available for 3 frequency ranges – 10 MHz to 8, 18, and 33 GHz – and enable 10,000 triggered measurements per second with min trigger resolution of 100 µsec; special mode permits 50,000+ equidistant measurements per second. Other features include dynamic range of 93 dB and 3-path diode design that enables lower measurement limit to -70 dBm. NRPxxSN model offers both USB and LAN interface, with latter allowing remote power measurements. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Safety Limit meets regulatory requirements.

February 25, 2015

Approved to UL® 1998 and EN 60730 as well as WEEE, CE, and RoHS standards, SERIES LS will shut system down to prevent damage to equipment or injury to personnel. Device maximizes safety by using factory fixed set point, factory fixed hysteresis, and redundant temperature sensors to protect against single-point sensor failure. Uses include applications where control failure could cause temperature to continue to increase and cause damage to system, potential fire hazard, or product scrap. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Rotary Encoders offer noise-free position measurements.

February 25, 2015

Available with Optolink technology, Models XHI 801and XHI 803 can transmit encoder position data using fiber optics. Optolink provides secure data transmission up to 1,500 m in harsh industrial environments where electrical noise and long cable lengths can be problematic, such as mining, cranes, wind turbines, and pulp/paper processing applications. Lighter than copper, optical fiber also offers galvanic isolation which can help prevent damage from lightning. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Triaxial IEPE Accelerometer features ultra-miniature design.

February 25, 2015

Supplied in anodized aluminum housing that provides case isolation from mounting surface, Endevco® 35B combines 3 transducers with integrated electronics into 0.235 in. cube. Adhesively mounted accelerometer offers sensitivities of 2.5, 5, or 10 mV/g. Featuring 36 in. integral cable that terminates to single 4-pin connector, device is suited for testing consumer electronics, computer peripherals, automotive/aerospace components, and precision machinery components. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Surface Mount Rotary Position Sensors deliver linearity of ±1%.

February 24, 2015

Meeting usable temperature range (-40 to 125°C) and service life (300,000 cycles) requirements for automotive applications, 11 x 12 x 2.1 mm SVK3 series achieves level of control precision fine enough to enable subtle adjustments to visibility of HUD screens or adjust temperature settings to fractional values beyond decimal point using air conditioner temperature adjustment switches. These 0.4 g sensors, with resistance of 10 kΩ, provide effective angle of rotary movement of 333.3°. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Pressure Switch offers IP67 protection.

February 24, 2015

While compatible with corrosive media, Model 784-S can also be used in environments that subject it to oil, fuel, water, dust, vibration, and shock. Features include snap-action electrical switch is tested to 1 million cycles, deutsch 3-pin connection, and gold contact switches for dry circuit applications. Areas of use encompass applications with limited installation space, including off-road and industrial equipment, train braking systems, compactors, and compressors.
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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Infrared Detector continuously monitors combustible gases.

February 23, 2015

Available with communication outputs, Ultima® OPIR-5 Open Path Infrared Detector consists of IR source and receiver that continuously monitor methane in 0–5,000 ppm•m and 0–5 LEL•m ranges; 0–2,000 ppm•m and 0–1 LEL•m ranges are available for monitoring propane. Dual 4–20 mA analog signals, proportional to each of above ranges, are supplied in addition to digital display and relay contacts. Sensor data and status information from receiver can be transmitted up to 9,000 ft to any industrial ADC. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment

Wireless Patient Monitoring System improves ulcer prevention.

February 23, 2015

Comprising of wearable sensors, Leaf wireless patient monitoring system improves caregivers' pressure ulcer prevention processes. Data collected by sensor is communicated wirelessly to central monitoring stations or mobile devices, enabling caregivers to check on patient position and movement. Alerts are issued when necessary to ensure patients are repositioned according to prescribed turning schedules to reduce pressure ulcer incidences. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

SMT Proximity/Ambient Light Sensor leverages Filtron(TM) technology.

February 23, 2015

Supplied in 4 x 2 x 1.1 mm package, VCNL4040 combines IR emitter, photo detectors for proximity and ambient light, signal processing IC, and 16-bit ADC. This 3-in-1 sensor features interrupt function, supports I²C bus communication interface, and simplifies window and sensor placement in consumer applications. Able to be assembled on main PCB, device can function at any depth or air gap below glass window, and Filtron™ technology enables close to human eye ambient light spectral sensitivity. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Sonic Sensor System measures HPLC reservoir levels.

February 23, 2015

Employing sound wave transmitter positioned in reservoir’s cap, Sonic Level Sensor System measures levels of solvents used in unattended liquid chromatographic separations in real-time. Sonic signals are converted into electrical signal that can be shown as visible indication of liquid level on display. To ensure extended analysis continues without interruption, system automatically sends signal to stop pump or switch valve when LC solvents get low. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Transportation Industry Products, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Vehicle-Scale Conversion Kits optimize scale performance.

February 23, 2015

Available for non-METTLER TOLEDO scales, POWERCELL® PDX® load cells eliminate need to replace entire scale. Conversion kits with NTEP approval are available for Avery Weigh-Tronix Model FCTS, Fairbanks Type S Lever, and Rice Lake Survivor® OTR models. Operating without junction boxes, POWERCELL® PDX® load cells maintain accuracy despite changing environmental conditions. Built-in predictive diagnostics verify performance of each load cell and simplify maintenance. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Analog Video Decoder/Encoder for ADAS improves automotive safety.

February 20, 2015

Able to replace up to 9 discrete components with one 10 x 10 mm WQFN chip, AEC-Q100 qualified TW9984 enables generation of 360° surround images for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Integration of 4 NTSC/PAL analog video decoders with 10-bit ADCs supports 4 analog camera inputs simultaneously. For system designer, flexible digital output interface facilitates sending of images to processor for combination of 4 images into unified around-view image. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Pressure Sensors suit liquid and gas applications.

February 20, 2015

Providing absolute and gauge pressure measurement in gases, vapors, or liquids, Series P8211, P8271, and P8281 offer pressure sensing as high as 6,000 psi with 4–20 mA output. P8211 models are suitable for OEM equipment applications as well as process applications in oil/gas, chemical, or food/beverage industries. Featuring rugged industrial design, P8271/P8281 sensors offer high degree of programmability, local display options, HART communication option, and hazardous location certifications. Read More

HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Electronic Flow Sensors provide continuous sensing.

February 20, 2015

With measurement ranges from 0.1–60.0 gpm, RotorFlow® Sensors provide accurate switching and clear visual indication within variety of monitoring and metering applications. Paddlewheel design combines high-visibility composite rotors and solid-state electronics. Components are packaged together, within panel-mounted inline housings, with choice of plastic, brass, or steel construction. Some applications include chillers, heat exchangers, medical equipment, lasers, and welders. Read More