Sensors & Detectors

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Magnetic DC Proximity Sensors have cylindrical form factor.

July 29, 2016

Featuring stainless steel shielded housings, M-series includes 10 models covering 8, 12, and 18 mm sizes. NPN or PNP models with normally-open (NO) or normally-closed (NC) outputs are available, and standard sensing distances range from 0–70 mm. Along with IP65/IP67 or IP68/IP69K ratings, features include built-in overload protection and attached 2 m axial cable or M8 or M12 connector. Proximity sensor damping magnets are also available. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Rotary Encoders offer speed monitoring capabilities.

July 29, 2016

Providing secure feedback to protect motors, machinery, or operators from risk of failure, 1000 Series is useful on heavy moving machinery such as hoists, lifts, cranes, and mining equipment. Overspeed electronics control 3 different relay switches which can be programmed for identification of critical speeds or errors in direction. Speed limits can be set for direction, over and under speed from 0–6,000 rpm. PC-based software is provided to configure encoders using standard USB port. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

AC Current Transducer monitors loads up to 400 A.

July 29, 2016

Available in both average responding and True RMS models, AT/ATR-FD Series delivers 4–20 mA analog signal proportional to AC current. Aperture with 1.31 in. inside diameter accommodates wire sizes for loads up to 400 A, facilitating feeding of wires through sensing window for easy installation, even in applications with multiple conductors/phase. Mounting on back panel or DIN rail, transducer is compatible with most automation and control systems. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Wireless Tank Level/Temperature Monitor suits hazardous locations.

July 28, 2016

Powered by internal lithium batteries or optional C1D1 rated solar package and mated with SignalFire Sentinel wireless node, Sentinel Float Stick System acts as wireless communication link in remote monitoring and control of tank levels and temperatures for offsite data processing. This Class 1 Division 1, rugged system, which consists of magnetostrictive level probe with integrated temperature sensors, has ½ mile range and reports product and interface levels, temperature, and status. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Plant Furnishings & Accessories, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Eaton and NuLEDs Collaborate to Make Smart, Connected Lighting a Reality

July 27, 2016

Peachtree City, Ga. - Power management company Eaton today announced a collaboration with NuLEDs™, Inc., a leader in Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) lighting systems, aimed at making buildings smarter and seamlessly securely connected. The two companies will go to market with a joint product offering including Eaton’s complete portfolio of PoE-enabled light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires and... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

FEI and Cornell University Collaborate to Commercialize New EMPAD Detector

July 27, 2016

Speed, sensitivity and dynamic range will enable multichannel atomic-scale imaging and analysis of material properties such as electric and magnetic fields Hillsboro, Ore. and Ithaca, NY — FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) and Cornell University have entered an agreement to commercialize a new high dynamic range detector for FEI’s electron microscopes. It promises to enable new kinds of multichannel... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Density/Specific Gravity Meters deliver fast, accurate readings.

July 27, 2016

Models DA-650/650B/645/645B/640/640B, suited for use in industries requiring measurement of concentration or density, deliver ±2x10-5 g/cm³, ±5x10-5 g/cm³, or ±1x10-4 g/cm³ accuracy. While all models support various options, including density standard liquid, printers, samplers, and data capture software, select models come with viscosity correction. Measurement takes 20 sec and requires 1.0 mL min sample volume. Other features include high-intensity LED, cell window, and LAN/USB connectivity. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Wireless Tank Level/Temperature Monitor suits hazardous locations.

July 27, 2016

Comprised of magnetostrictive level probe with integrated temperature sensors and mated with wireless node, Sentinel Float Stick System provides wireless communication link for remote monitoring and control of tank levels and temperatures for offsite data processing. Functionality makes sensor data, along with node-diagnostic information, available via Modbus RTU or TCP interface. With ½ mile range, system is designed for Class 1 Division 1 intrinsically safe operation. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Safe Testing for Switchgear Applications

July 25, 2016

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Utility engineers and technicians can now complete complex switching operations in a single procedure with Phoenix Contact’s FAME 3 Test System (Fast and Modular Energy). The touch-safe testing system features ring-lug terminal connections, preferred by U.S. electric power companies.  FAME 3 incorporates a pluggable system for testing and system maintenance for low- and... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Stainless Steel Photoelectric Sensors feature IP69K rating.

July 25, 2016

Supplied in 11 x 21 x 31.5 mm, AISI 316L stainless steel housing, PD30ET Series features IP69K environmental rating and ECOLAB certification, ensuring reliable operation in harsh environments. Sensors are available in NPN or PNP versions with NO and NC outputs. Operating from 10–30 Vdc power supply, units have top potentiometer setup and 4-pin M8 plug or 2 m cable connection. Sensors are resistant to high-pressure wash-down, aggressive cleaning agents, harsh disinfectants, and high temperatures. Read More

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Roughness Measuring Unit features smart, mobile design.

July 20, 2016

Using smartphone-like 4.3 in. TFT touchscreen display, MarSurf® PS 10 measures 31 roughness parameters, offers list of favorite functions, and provides laboratory-level performance on shop floor. Measuring unit is intended for roughness testing in and on machine while in production. Measuring data can be saved in TXT, X3P, CSV, or PDF formats as finished measuring records with no additional software. Recharging in 1.5 hours, battery pack enables over 1,200 measurements/charge. Read More

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Emerson as the Leader in Wireless Pressure Gauges

July 19, 2016

SHAKOPEE, MINN (July 15, 2016) - Frost Sullivan recognized Emerson as the Product Line Strategy Leader in the global wireless pressure gauges market. Emerson launched the Rosemount™ Wireless Pressure Gauge, the industry’s first WirelessHART® pressure gauge, in late 2015. “Unlike many of its other competitors, Emerson focused on first testing this new product in a long line of pressure... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Non-Industrial Products, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Lockheed Martin Will Pursue New Army Missile Defense Sensor

July 19, 2016

Proven radar technology is best match to Army's requirements BETHESDA, Md. - Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is responding to a U.S. Army request for a Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS). The industry-wide competition will provide a radar solution that operates in the Army's Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) network and replaces the current Patriot radar. The... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Tension Control Solutions include controller and thin load cell.

July 19, 2016

DIN-rail mount MAGPOWR Spyder Plus S1 Controller offers input for measuring diameter, which allows for precise taper tension; advanced stop and hold functions; and gain compensation. Also available, Thin Load Cell, which consists of European-style load cell, accommodates machine space restriction requirements and is compatible with all MAGPOWR tension controllers and amplifiers. Read More

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Pull Cable Tension Monitor helps prevent errors for contractors.

July 19, 2016

Preventing cable overstretch that can lead to faulty cable installation, touchscreen-operated G-Series Smart Pull produces physical, visual, and audible alerts to let contractors know when pulling force of cable exceeds 80% of manufacturer recommendations. Second alert is given when pulling force has met 100% of tension limit (10,000 lb max). Stored directly in 128 MB onboard memory, information obtained during pull can be exported via onboard USB port or emailed via PullCalc app. Read More

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KROHNE to Showcase Wide Range of Water and Wastewater Products at WEFTEC 2016

July 18, 2016

Visit booth 3807 to learn more about the latest analytical sensors, flow meters, and level meters Peabody, MA:  KROHNE, Inc. will showcase a wide range of its industry-leading water and wastewater products, including its line of analytical sensors at WEFTEC 2016, Booth 3807. The 89th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference will be held September 26th – 28th... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Non-Contact Radar Level Sensor excels in solids.

July 15, 2016

Designed for optimal performance in powders and bulk solids, BinMaster NCR-80 uses 80 GHz frequency that focuses signal in narrow 4° beam angle for precise aiming to avoid flow stream, internal structure, or sidewall buildup. Unit offers measuring range up to 393 ft and accuracy within 0.2 in. Available with stainless steel swivel flange or with plastic antenna, sensor is suited for continuous level measurement in tall and narrow vessels where there is excessive noise or dust. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

OSI Systems Awarded $8 Million Contract for RTT Explosive Detection Systems

July 14, 2016

HAWTHORNE, Calif.- OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSIS) today announced that its security division, Rapiscan Systems, has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $8 million from a major international airport to provide multiple units of Rapiscan Systems' RTT™ 110 (Real Time Tomography) explosives detection system (EDS). Deepak Chopra, OSI Systems CEO, commented: "We are proud of our... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Breath Detector detect motionless persons through concrete walls.

July 14, 2016

Used to detect existence of live, motionless individuals inside compound, Eagle5-NCL™ breathing detection sensor offers remote connectivity and networking capabilities. Wafer-Scale™ beamforming and coded ultra-wideband radar technologies enable sensing and networking of units to identify multiple individuals through thick concrete walls. Impulse based ultra-wideband system incorporates Hi-Res display that indicates precise location of any live persons. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Measurement Sensor uses time-of-flight technology.

July 14, 2016

Designed with Class 2 laser emitter, L-GAGE® LTF Sensor offers accurate distance measurements to 12 m, making it suited for loop control, part presence/absence, and fill level applications. Unit provides repeatability of <3 mm and accuracy of ±10 mm. In addition to precision distance measurement, LTF delivers consistent detection of targets regardless of angle, environmental conditions, or ambient light resistance. Sensor features IP67-rated die-cast zinc housing and 2-line, 8-character display. Read More