Sensors & Detectors

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Transponder offers drivers toll collection feedback.

October 2, 2008

Compatible with all MARK IV electronic toll collection readers deployed in US, Canada, and Mexico, driver feedback transponder alerts users to successful toll payments and warns of low account balances. Tag is based on G4E active transponder technology that delivers 99.99% capture rates. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Property Alarm acts as electronic watchdog.

October 1, 2008

Featuring up to 30 ft variable distance sensitivity, Rex Plus (ED-50) requires 110 Vac electrical outlet to protect homes and businesses from burglars, thieves, and intruders. It can see through thick doors, walls, and glass with electronic radar eyes and produces barking alarm when intruder approaches protected area. Any indoor location can be selected where movement is to be detected. Unit offers continuous sounds of rainforest to announce arrival of visitors or barking dog for 15-20 sec. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Ground Fault Monitor offers mid-shaft mounting option.

October 1, 2008

Designed to continuously chart ground fault severity, EFREM Earth Fault Resistance Monitor provides predictive maintenance condition monitoring. Digital wireless telemetry unit indicates fault location for diagnosis and repair, and provides alarm relay outputs that can be used to activate warnings or shut down machines. Using 2-piece wrap-around metal collar with embedded telemetry electronics, mounting system can be clamped mid-shaft to gather data in real-time from working motor or generator. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Sterilizable pH Sensor delivers stability and reliability.

October 1, 2008

Designed for life science applications and suited for pharmaceutical manufacturers, autoclavable and steam-sterilizable Rosemount Analytical® PUR-Sense(TM) 3800 exhibits sensor drift below 0.1 pH after autoclave of 125°C for 45 min and continued sensor life after 30+ autoclave cycles or 50 steam cycles. Reliability/stability in high heat is based on PERpH-X® and AccuGlass® technologies, and insertion lengths of 120, 225, and 325 mm are available. Read More

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

Infrared Sensors measure temps from -20 to 500°C.

September 30, 2008

With response time of 240 msec, PyroEpsilon non-contact temperature sensors provide linear 4-20 mA output representing target temperature plus 4-20 mA input to control sensor's emissivity setting. Model PE21 has 2:1 optics making it suitable for applications where sensor can be mounted close to target, Model PE151 is designed for small/distant targets and has optical resolution of 15:1, while Model PE301 is intended for very small/distant targets and has optical resolution of 30:1. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

RTD Thermometer offers alternative to mercury-in-glass.

September 30, 2008

Utilizing thin-film platinum RTD sensor along with self-testing circuitry, Wahl® DST600 offers measuring range of -50 to 500°F with total system accuracy of ±0.3°F over 1-yr period. Unit meets FDA Proposed Rule change to 21 CFR Part 113, which allows replacement of mercury-in-glass thermometers with other technologies. Available with MIG standard tapered bulb chambers, or various probe configurations, device is suited for food canning retorts, dairy, and pharmaceutical applications. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Software, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Mining, Oil Drilling & Refining

System finds geological structures within Earth's surface.

September 30, 2008

Comprised of 16 wireless sensors, impact generator, and intuitive user interface, SWIPS(TM) Surface Wave Intelligent Profiling System enables users to analyze, model, and visualize physical and mechanical properties of solids in non-invasive manner. Through MicroMentis Platform, SWIPS Wizard and Drill Hole Wizard help users integrate complementary data, plan work, gather data, plan drill holes, incorporate drill hole properties, and support project modeling and evaluation. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Dew Point Transmitter controls moisture in processes.

September 30, 2008

Designed to promote energy conservation via efficient moisture control, SF Series can be mounted directly into output of dryer and is protected by HDPE disk filter against contamination by particulate matter. Trace moisture sensor has -40 to +60°C dew point measurement range and safely works in pressures to 20 bar. Standard output is temperature-compensated and measured in °C dew point; absolute humidity in g/m³ may also be specified. Read More

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

Electronic Hygrotherm prevents condensation in enclosures.

September 29, 2008

ETF012 series of electronic hygrotherm senses ambient temperature and relative humidity in enclosure with electrical/electronic components and turns on heater (or alternatively, fan) at either set point, helping prevent formation of condensation. Weighing approximately 7.1 oz, unit is equipped for 35 mm DIN rail mounting. LED integrated in adjustment knob on active controller is lit when connected device is in operation. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Non-Contact Positon Sensor employs FPGA technology.

September 29, 2008

Available in 0.020-0.6 in. ranges, Model ECL202 eddy-current displacement/position sensor offers thermal stability and immunity to EMI. Internal calibration tables of tens of thousands of points assure precise linearity. Housed in DIN rail mount package, sensor offers user-selectable bandwidth of 100 Hz, 1 kHz, 10 kHz, and 15 kHz, plus resolution as low as 0.008% at 10 kHz. Digital circuitry is immune to drift associated with analog circuitry. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Sensors detect corrosion in reinforced concrete structures.

September 29, 2008

Designed to detect and predict onset of steel corrosion in concrete, SensCore system consists of sensors, dataloggers, and measurement hub that concentrates data from several dataloggers and transmits it to central database. Sensors transmit their data wirelessly to measurement hub, eliminating need to install any wiring in the structure to be monitored. Modular system is adaptable to structures of all sizes, and can be installed in both new and existing structures. Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Brush-Life Sensor suits 42-frame DC gearmotors and motors.

September 29, 2008

Integrated into motor housing, built-in electronic brush-wear sensors indicate when either of brushes is wearing out. Unit allows OEMs to electronically monitor brush wear to effectively maintain uninterrupted operation of these permanent magnet DC gearmotors or motors. It eliminates guesswork in brush maintenance and inspection. Gearmotors and motors that are equipped with unit can also accommodate built-in magnetic encoder, and built-in EMI filtering. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Ambient Light Photo Sensor suits portable electronics.

September 29, 2008

Designed to approximate spectral response curve of human eye, APDS-9008 controls display backlighting power in mobile phones, PDAs, and notebook computers to help extend battery life. Analog-output sensor comes in lead-free miniature chipLED SMT package measuring 1.60 x 1.50 x 0.55 mm. It operates from 1.6-5.5 V supply in -40 to +85°C temperatures, and has low sensitivity variation across range of light sources. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Sensor System provides EtherNet/IP(TM) and CAN bus interfaces.

September 29, 2008

Supporting range of automation and research applications, Network Force/Torque (Net F/T) Sensor System measures 6 components of force and torque (Fx, Fy, Fz, Tx, Ty, Tz). It can be connected to LAN for remote operation and monitoring, and has output rates up to 7,000 Hz for 6 axes of measurement over Ethernet using UDP. System features programmable thresholding, built-in status indicators, overload protection, tool transformations, temperature compensation, and high signal-to-noise ratio. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

CCD Image Sensor enables HD image capture.

September 29, 2008

Based on TRUESENSE 5.5 micron Interline Transfer CCD technology, KODAK KAI-02150 provides full support for 1,920 x 1,080 pixel image capture, with 16:9 aspect ratio, at 60 frames per second. Sensor, designed in 2/3 in. optical format, offers broad dynamic range, making it suitable for applied and professional markets. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Encoder measures linear guiding and thermal drift errors.

September 26, 2008

Frictionless, 1Dplus encoder allows processing and immediate compensation of guiding and thermal drift errors of stages or machines. Encoders have gratings in two dimensions, with models featuring 2 or 3 scanning units for simultaneous measurement of X and Y directions, 3rd scanning unit allows for calculation of angle of rotation of bracket. X-axis measurement has accuracy grade of ±1 µm and includes a reference mark. Grating period is 8 µm while signal period is 4 µm. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Digital Pressure Transducer supports LabVIEW(TM).

September 26, 2008

Available with LabVIEW(TM) driver and LabVIEW(TM)-based utility software, Model DXD offers ranges from vacuum through 7,500 psi with accuracy of ±0.02% of full span, which includes effects of temperature. Wetted materials and enclosure are 300 series stainless steel to stand up to variety of process media and environments. With update rates to 15 msec, dozens of DXDs can communicate with single PC serial port at speeds up to 115 Kbps via full-duplex RS232 or RS485 communication protocol. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Pressure Sensors withstand viscous media and wash downs.

September 26, 2008

Constructed with ceramic housing and flush SS steel diaphragm, DMK 331P offers nominal pressure ranges from 0-1 bar to 0-400 bar and accuracy of ±0.5% FSO for any process environment with viscous fluids. Piezoresistive SS pressure sensor, DMP 331P, offers nominal pressure ranges from 0-100 mbar to 0-40 bar and accuracy of 0.35%/0.25% FSO for use in ATEX Zone 0 environments. Both sensors are offered with cooling element that enables use in temperatures to 300°C. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Instrument enables condition monitoring at all skill levels.

September 26, 2008

Designed for early detection of damage in rotating machine elements, handheld FAG Detector III can be used to balance rotors and shafts in static and dynamic balancing applications. Firmware v3.4 provides 3D view of measurement data as well as waterfall diagrams, enabling display of results via 3D illustrations in Viewer. Offering database of more than 20,000 different bearing products from different suppliers, Trendline software enables user to analyze measurement data recorded using device. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Accelerometer is designed for modal analysis testing.

September 25, 2008

Featuring sensitivity of 100 mV/g and frequency response range from 0.3-10,000 Hz, Model 3263M8 miniature triaxial accelerometer's X, Y, and Z axes are laser marked in large font size on 3 orthogonal faces to assist user in orienting sensor. Unit features lightweight titanium housing, single 4-pin connector, and 4-40 tapped hole. Applications include noise vibration and harshness, environmental stress screening, and general purpose vibration. Read More