Sensors & Detectors

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Thermistors withstand lead free soldering reflow up to 260°C.

October 31, 2008

Enabling over-current protection, PRG21/18 positive temperature coefficient (PTC) thermistor series has operating temperature range of -40°C to +105°C. Available in 0603 and 0805 sizes, units allow for resin coating, with adjacent component, for thermal sensing and protection. They can be used with LEDs to control current to dynamically verse typical resistor, and can also provide over-current protection for HEV/EV batteries. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Force/Torque Sensor System is network-ready.

October 31, 2008

Able to measure 6 components of force and torque, temperature-compensated Net F/T Sensor System integrates EtherNet/IP(TM) and CAN bus communication interfaces as well as support for operation via PoE or 11-24 Vdc external power supply. Multiple transducer calibrations can be permanently stored for user selection, and LAN-ready unit is configurable via Web interface and offers programmable threshold. Output rates reach 7,000 Hz for 6 axes of measurement over Ethernet. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Materials & Material Processing

Ground Indicating System targets process plant equipment.

October 31, 2008

Using intrinsically safe circuitry, Earth-Rite TELLUS detects positive ground connection in common types of flammable and/or combustible gases. Unit enables compliance with guidelines of NFPA 77 and CENELEC 50405 for controlling static circuitry, by ensuring equipment is monitored to levels recommended by these standards. Earth-Rite TELLUS is suited for grounding applications where flammable or combustible liquids or powders must be transferred, mixed, or blended. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Rotary Position Sensors target automotive applications.

October 31, 2008

Offering alternative to non-contact Hall Effect sensors, SV3H Series achieves 10 million rotation cycles and operates from -40 to +125°C. Units are available in 2.1 mm low-profile SMT package that can withstand lead-free solder temperatures. Automotive applications include angular detection for steering wheel, seat position, and gear shift; selector switches for climate control; position detection for power windows and sunroof; and variable resistors for dimmer control. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

CMOS Image Sensor enhances vehicle safety systems.

October 31, 2008

Available in monochrome/RGB/RGBi versions, Avocet offers dynamic range up to 154 dB for rendering detailed images in bright and low-light conditions without blooming or saturation. It is offered as single-box Vision Systems Platform, standard video camera for 2-box solutions, or imaging module for engineers building their own camera. Suited for advanced driver assistance systems, technology let drivers see objects normally obscured when silhouetted by bright sun and hidden in shadows. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Intrusion Detectors are precise, secure, and responsive.

October 30, 2008

Professional Series reacts to unauthorized entry with low false alarm rate due to TriFocus optical system and Sensor Data Fusion (SDF) DSP. While TriFocus optical system combines 3 precision lenses for long-, medium-, and short-range monitoring with 2 separate PIR detector elements, SDF enables intelligent simultaneous processing of signals from 2 PIR sensors, one room temperature sensor, one white light sensor, and one microwave sensor. Conventional and LSN versions are available. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Miniature Load Cell is available with USB output option.

October 30, 2008

Offering plug-and-play operation with basic software, LSB200 S-Beam Jr Strain Gage Based Load Cell features 16-bit USB digital interface. Miniature solution measures 0.75 in. high and utilizes metal foil strain gauge technology. Along with overload protection, load cell comes with female threads, 2024 Aluminum or 17-4 Stainless Steel construction, and 5 ft 29 AWG 4 conductor shielded silicone cable. It exhibits accuracy with nonlinearity of ±0.1% and deflection of 0.005 in. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Temperature-Compensated Ultrasonic Sensor has 3 m max range.

October 30, 2008

Able to withstand hostile environments due to its IP67 U-GAGE housing and fully encapsulated electronics, U-GAGE® T30UX comes in 3 ranges for sensing from 100 mm to 3 m. Models are available with single analog or user-configurable discrete output. While 30 mm threaded barrel and selection of mounting brackets facilitate installation, push-button TEACH-mode programming simplifies setup. Remote TEACH is also available for increased security and convenience. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

MEMS Microphones offer 62 dB signal-to-noise ratio.

October 30, 2008

Using CMOS/MEMS membrane technology, Models WM7110 and WM7120 measure 4.72 x 3.76 x 1.25 mm and 3.76 x 2.95 x 1.10 mm, respectively, and consume 160 µA, making them suited for mobile phones, video cameras, and navigation devices. Both silicon microphones feature THD of 0.5% max at 100 dB sound pressure level. Offering enhanced sensitivity tolerance of ±1 dB, versions WM7110E and WM7120E eliminate need for production line testing and calibration software algorithms. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Combustion Flowmeters suit low-density gas measurement.

October 30, 2008

Along with max pressure ratings to 150 psig and temperature ratings to 600°F, Series CIF features verifiable accuracy of ±2% for combustion gases, annealing atmospheres, vacuum flows, digesters, and gas mixing. Flowmeters, constructed of nickel-plated steel or optional stainless steel, can be disassembled without removal from pipeline to facilitate cleaning. Standard process connection are ¾ and 2 in. female NPT, while options include 3 and 4 in. female NPT. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Detector reduces risk of gas leak and fire ignition hazards.

October 29, 2008

Designed for rapid detection of pressurized hydrogen leaks in vessels and pipes in open and ventilated areas, Gassonic Observer can detect leak initiation regardless of ventilation rate, gas dilution, or direction of leak, without gas having to make physical contact with sensor element. It has detection radius for hydrogen up to 8 m at leak rate of 0.01 kg/sec. Senssonic(TM) integrated acoustic self-test periodically verifies integrity of electronic circuitry and operation of acoustic sensor. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Display & Presentation Equipment

Glass PCT Sensors increase design capabilities.

October 29, 2008

Utilizing ITO metal film technology, DTS413 series features Projected Capacitive (PCT) sensor component behind glass front cover lens for protection against physical, mechanical, and chemical abuse. Light transmission up to 90% promotes readability, and no recalibration is required since there is no drift. Able to work with gloved or ungloved finger, sensors require activation force approaching 0 g on glass cover lens. Standard sizes include 3.2, 3.5, 4.3, and 5.7 in. Read More

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

Test Kit verifies sensor function after installation.

October 29, 2008

Portable in design, M-Series CAN Test kit allows cylinder manufacturers to verify functionality of CAN protocol versions of M-series linear position sensors once installed in cylinders. It includes GUI and AC/DC converter that provides power directly to sensor, isolating it from rest of vehicle. Kit also includes test cable with M12 plug, which mates with M12 Integrated Connector System, and cable allowing customization to other connector systems. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Hall-Effect Sensor suits automotive/industrial applications.

October 29, 2008

Supplied in TO92UT package, programmable HAL® 880 uses digital technology to deliver optimal sensor performance while offering linear analog output for compatibility with existing sensor designs. Fully push-pull 12-bit ratiometric analog output exhibits less than 25 mV noise, and programming parameters are kept in internal EEPROM (with 13 extra bits for customer or application data). Sensor uses DSP to perform sensor linearization and can compensate for variations in Hall effect. Read More

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

Gas Chromatograph detects sulfur and VOC in natural gas.

October 28, 2008

Voyager Portable Gas Chromatograph offers on-site capability for measuring critical sulfur species to establish sulfur and VOC content in natural gas, thereby allowing production companies to determine corrective measures for scrubbing and removal of contamination. Datalogging capability enables readings to be stored in instrument and downloaded to computer for analysis and recordkeeping. Voyager is intrinsically safe for operations in hazardous environments. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Toxic Gas Detector integrates wireless mesh radio modem.

October 28, 2008

Designed to operate in full temperature range of -40 to 122°F, single-sensor, battery-powered MeshGuard(TM) detects hazardous levels of hydrogen sulfide or carbon monoxide. Unit is intrinsically safe for hazardous atmospheres and weatherproof to IP65 rating. Remote readings for up to 24 monitors are displayed on FMC 2000 wireless controller, which provides 4 programmable SPDT relays. Applications include oil and gas drilling, plant maintenance, industrial safety, and maritime monitoring. Read More

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

Temperature Sensor delivers ±1°C accuracy between 130-160°C.

October 27, 2008

Manufactured on automotive grade flow meeting AEC-Q100 Grade 0 qualification requirements, model LM95172Q monitors automotive system temperature between -40 to 175°C. It includes serial peripheral interface as well as MICROWIRE® bus interface. Supplied in die form for mounting on hybrid circuit boards, unit features 16-bit sigma-delta ADC, conversion rate of 35 ms, high resolution of 0.008°C/LSB, and temperature switch as well as self diagnosis to ensure safe, continuous operation. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Accelerometer is suited for low mass applications.

October 27, 2008

Model 3035M18 is available with sensitivity of 10 mV/g and M3 mounting screw. Miniature accelerometer is hermetically sealed, made of stainless steel, and weighs only 2.5 grams. Because of its light weight, this unit is suited for for applications where vertical space is limited and where mass loading effects are a concern. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Vision Sensor verifies height, width, and diameter of parts.

October 27, 2008

Designed to provide pass/fail results on high-speed production lines, Model 252 Checker Vision Sensor helps manufacturers in verifying dimensions of parts with low-contrast edges. One-Click Setup(TM) allows user to click on center of part feature to be inspected, displays image of familiar caliper, which locks on edges of part feature, sets minimum/maximum thresholds, and learns edge polarity automatically. Product is available with compact Cognex SensorView(TM) 350 panel-mount display. Read More

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

Metal Detector removes contaminants in tableting room.

October 27, 2008

Designed for high-speed inspection of tablets and capsules being discharged from molding presses, Tablex 2 safeguards pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals from metal contaminants in compliance with Good Manufacturing Processes. OPC-compliant solution, sensitive to all metal types, connects with manufacturing data management system for remote operation/monitoring. It fits into any press output configuration, with low-profile casters for mobility and 3-axis head adjustment flexibility. Read More