Sensors & Detectors

Non-Industrial Products, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

ChemImage Sensor Systems Selected to Develop Final Prototypes to Support the U.S. Army Next Generation Chemical Detector Program

August 26, 2016

PITTSBURGH - ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS) announced that the US Army has exercised the second option under its Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) contract.  Under the Option, CISS will design, fabricate and test Final Prototype sensors designed to detect and locate chemical warfare agents (CWA) on environmental surfaces. This work will be done under the direction of the Joint Project... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Linear Position Sensor PG Series Designed for Steam Turbine Valve Control Systems

August 26, 2016

MOORESTOWN, N.J. - The Alliance Sensors Group PG Series LVDT linear position sensors are designed and engineered specifically for valve position sensing applications for steam turbine control systems in electric power generation plants. Previously, the LVDTs used in the power generation industry were either designed by OEMs over 40 years ago, or are catalog LVDTs slightly modified for operation... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Straightpoint Load Cells Weigh Hulking Flare Stack

August 24, 2016

Speedy Services used load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell equipment from Straightpoint to weigh and calculate the centre of gravity of a 298t flare stack bound for a BP oil rig in the North Sea. Speedy utilised four 150t wireless compression load cells and wireless centre of gravity software with supplementary SW-HHP handheld displays. The load cells were chosen for a number of... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Cherney Microbiological Services Teams with Mocon to Assist Food Processors in Identifying Spoilage Causes

August 19, 2016

Minneapolis – With many food companies having limited personnel and technology resources to determine exactly why they are having product spoilage issues, Cherney Microbiological Services, Ltd. has teamed with MOCON, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOCO) to help provide answers. “The best way to rapidly identify the cause of shelf life issues is to fuse the latest in measurement capability with rich,... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Linear Position Sensors offer four analog outputs and SenSet(TM) field recalibration.

August 19, 2016

Designed for factory automation and other commercial applications, LR-19 Series Inductive Linear Position Sensors uses LVIT Technology. Presented in sizes 25 to 200 mm (1 to 8 inches), sensor’s contactless operation prevents wear out. Placed in a 19 mm (0.75 inch) diameter anodized aluminum housing sealed to IP-67, LR-19 series is available with axial cable or connector terminations, or with radial cable and swivel rod eye ends for easy installation. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Triaxial Accelerometers support modal and structural analysis.

August 19, 2016

Packaged in hermetically sealed titanium cube measuring 0.4 x 0.4 x 0.75 in., Models 356A43, 356A44, and 356A45 are available with 3 sensitivities of 10, 50, or 100 mV/g. TEDS feature self identifies accelerometer and describes type, operation, and attributes in compliance with IEEE 1451.4 standard to facilitate tracking. Miniature triaxial ICP® accelerometers are best suited for modal and structural analysis, automotive NVH, and package testing. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

ArmorBlock IO-Link Master stores up to 40 timestamps of sensor events on each channel.

August 19, 2016

Offering operators detailed sensor diagnostics for preventive maintenance, IP67-rated IO-Link master boasts of event and process timestamping capabilities, which along with IO-Link-enabled sensors minimizes issue-resolution time by smart targeting of specific problem areas such as monitoring temperature, in place of a complete overhaul. Customized for harsh conditions, the device includes connectivity for up to eight IO-Link sensors.
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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Differential pH/ORP Sensors suit online process monitoring.

August 17, 2016

While models SD7500CD and SD7500CD-ORP are universally compatible with any conventional pH/ORP transmitter or controller, models SD7420CD and SD7420CD-ORP include direct 4–20 mA output for integration into process control systems. All models utilize 3-electrode differential sensor design that minimizes maintenance and downtime, extends sensor life, and promotes reliability. Inner reference electrode is surrounded by known concentrated pH 7 buffer that resists process contamination. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Fork Sensors come in visible red light and laser models.

August 16, 2016

Available in PNP and NPN styles with one-piece metal construction for constant alignment, PS-Series features glass optics, selectable light on/dark on operation, adjustable sensitivity potentiometers, and M8 connectors with 360° viewable LED indicators. Visible red light fork sensors have sensing range from 5–220 mm, while laser fork sensors feature Class 1 laser to detect small objects and have sensing range of 30–120 mm. All are IP67-rated and RoHS-compliant. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Transportation Industry Products, Vision Systems

Econolite and Image Sensing Systems Introduce Autoscope® Vision(TM)

August 15, 2016

Anaheim, Calif. — Econolite and Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) today announced the Autoscope® Vision™ detection solution. Vision provides the highest levels of accuracy and performance in an easy-to-use product that supports a variety of applications.  Building on more than two decades of proven above-ground video detection experience, Vision delivers stop bar vehicle and... Read More

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

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