Sensors & Detectors

Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Tiny Infrared Sensors Will Play Key Role in Determining Human Survivability in Space Colonization

December 6, 2011

DEXTER, Mich. - Among the 2.9 tons of mission critical supplies delivered to the International Space Station by the Progress M-13M spacecraft in early November were two tiny but critical infrared thermopile sensor detectors from Dexter Research Center, a Michigan company located just west of Ann Arbor. The combined weight of the precision non-contact infrared sensors from Dexter Research, the... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Transportation Industry Products

Hydrogen Pressure Sensor Certified for Use on Fuel-Cell Vehicles

December 5, 2011

Mt. Olive, NJ - American Sensor Technologies has developed the AST 2000H2 Hydrogen ASIC Pressure Sensor for use on hydrogen-powered vehicles and in other emerging hydrogen applications. The AST 2000 Hydrogen Pressure Sensors are already certified for use by European and Asian automobile manufacturers as on-board hydrogen sensors for fuel cell vehicles. Anticipated volume production for these... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Triaxial Accelerometer facilitates structural monitoring.

December 5, 2011

Based on COTS sensor with damped MEMS sensing technology, Model 4332 is available in ranges from ±2 to ±5 with low-pass filter set at 50 Hz. Temperature compensated device operates from -40 to +85°C and complies with IP68 requirements for submersion in water to 10 m depth. Packaged in aluminum housing with integral cable assembly, accelerometer can be screw- or adhesive-mounted. Unit... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Automated Air Leak Detector monitors blowmolding equipment.

December 2, 2011

Using ultrasonic sensor, LeakMonitor® continuously monitors blow molding process at production speeds for air leaks from machine components and defective bottles. Automated calibration features include display of relative severity of air leaks and where they are located on blow wheel. By monitoring blowing process for leaks in base or sidewall for short shots and other sealing surface defects,... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Side Exit Accelerometers feature metric mounting.

December 2, 2011

Capable of continuous submersion, 712F-M4 and 997-M4 have captive screw design with safety wire hole and may be used on smaller, lighter structures without concern of mass loading. Integral cable design uses glass to metal seal technique, ensuring true hermetic seal tested to 100 psi. While 712F-M4 houses 100 mV/g vibration sensor with ±10% sensitivity and operates from 3 Hz to 25 kHz, 997-M4... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Non-Contact Laser Height Sensors are used for vehicle measurements.

December 2, 2011

Designed to be fully operational on sand, gravel, snow, ice, and other surface conditions, Kistler Corrsys-Datron Type CHFA sensors are designed to support ride height, distance, as well as other static and dynamic vehicle measurement requirements. Measured values are provided as analog signals (0-10 V), RS-232C outputs, or CANBus messages. Offered in 3 models with working distances from 100-900... Read More

Health, Medical, & Dental Supplies and Equipment, Laboratory and Research Supplies and Equipment, Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Varian Medical Systems to Exhibit New Digital Flat Panel Detectors and X-Ray Tubes Optimized for Digital Radiography at RSNA

December 2, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY - South Hall, Booth 6212 - Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) is introducing a new line of PaxPower(TM) X-ray tubes that offer the heat management capabilities of conventional X-ray tubes in a much smaller and lighter package. The PaxPower(TM) tubes are designed to be paired with the company's PaxScan® digital detectors for filmless imaging, and will be debuted in Varian's... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Miniature Photoelectric Sensors come with M8 or M12 connections.

December 1, 2011

Available in diffuse proximity, fixed focus proximity, polarized retroreflex, retroreflex for transparents, and through beam versions, S8 Series delivers detection performance suited for food and beverage industry, electronic plants, packaging lines, test and assembling machines, and automotive applications. Laser models, offered in coaxial polarized retoreflex and background suppression... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Room Status Monitor offers BACnet alarm option.

December 1, 2011

Designed for critical low differential pressure applications, Series RSM can be configured to monitor positive or negative pressure in protected environments and hospital isolation rooms per CDC guidelines. System includes backlit LCD with GUI that enables access to pressure, security, calibration, and alarm setup. LEDs and local audible alarm alert personnel to system status. Made of NEMA 1... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Melt Pressure Measurement Chain enables real-time monitoring.

December 1, 2011

Supporting plastics injection molding requirements, Type 4021B is designed for simultaneous recording of short duration pressure peaks to 29,000 psi and temperatures to +662°F. Device is available with choice of voltage or current output and incorporates melt pressure sensor with abrasion-resistant stainless steel diaphragm and integral amplifier. Performance characteristics allow sensor... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors Monitors & Transducers

IMI Sensors Receive GOST-R Certification for Accelerometers

December 1, 2011

Predictive Maintenance Line Qualified for Hazardous Use Depew, NY - IMI Sensors, the industrial monitoring division of PCB Piezotronics, announced today that GOST-R certification has been obtained for its predictive maintenance line of ICP® accelerometers as well as 4-20 mA vibration transmitters and vibration switches. GOST-R certification is required of instrumentation that will be used in... Read More

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

GA-ASI Successfully Demonstrates Lynx Maritime Mode on Aerostat

December 1, 2011

Radar/AIS Data Enhance Situational Awareness of Maritime Traffic and Identifications SAN DIEGO - 18 November 2011 - General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI), a leading manufacturer of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, today announced its successful participation in a U.S. Air Force exercise designed to demonstrate... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Economical pH/ORP Sensor with Hot-Tap Assembly Simplifies Installation and Maintenance

November 28, 2011

Ideal for Water and Wastewater Treatment in Municipal, Food/Beverage, Oil/Gas Facilities Garden Grove, CA - Process and plant engineers looking for a simple, economical way to measure pH/ORP in pressurized tanks and main lines will find the precision S656CD Sensor Electrode installed with the S675 Hot-Tap Assembly from Sensorex simplifies installation and maintenance to reduce instrument... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Avery Dennison Medical Solutions Previews Metria(TM) Wearable Sensor Technology

November 28, 2011

New Platform Enables Comfortable and Secure Physiological Monitoring for Consumer and Clinical Applications CHICAGO - Design engineers and marketing executives in the commercial and clinical medical device sectors can preview the development of a new low-cost, patch-based wearable sensor technology platform from Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, a business of Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Digital Color Sensors offer proximity detection.

November 28, 2011

Suited for OLED-based smartphones, Series TCS3x71 and TCS3x72 provide color measurement, and when coupled with IR LED, proximity detection within wide range of lighting conditions and through variety of attenuating materials. TCS3x72 Series includes IR blocking filter integrated directly on-chip and localized only to color sensor photodiodes, eliminating need for external IR filtering. On-chip IR... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

CyberOptics Semiconductor's WaferSense® Airborne Particle Sensor Is Finalist for Prism Award

November 28, 2011

CyberOptics' WaferSense® Airborne Particle Sensor is a finalist in the Prism Awards presented by SPIE and Photonics Media. The Prism Awardsis an international competition recognizing cutting-edge products that break conventional ideas and improve life through photonics. The program uniquely recognizes scientific innovation among trend-setting technological and industrial categories. The... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Digital Encoders deliver position and velocity feedback.

November 28, 2011

Featuring stainless steel sensor modules and ductile iron housings, RIM Tach 6200 and RIM Tach 1250 provide position and velocity feedback from electric motors in heavy-duty environments. Sensor modules use magnetic technology that delivers 70 thousandths air gap. To facilitate installation, devices are designed with axial play up to 0.50 in. and do not require precision tools or measurements.... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Touchless Rotary Angle Sensors suit off-highway vehicles.

November 25, 2011

Measuring 3.54 in. diam x 0.59 in. height, Vert-X 90E Series features 0-360°measurement range and 0.1° repeatability. Magnetic pick up is secured to rotating object so there is no direct mechanical linkage between shaft and measuring system and no wear. Available with IP68 or IP69 protection rating, sensors offer up to 2 switch outputs, independent linearity to 0.3%, and 14-bit resolution.... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Kistler North America Introduces Wheel Vector Sensing System

November 23, 2011

Kistler North America Introduces Wheel Vector Sensing System for Simultaneous Five-Axis Wheel Position and Orientation Measurements July 21, 2011, Novi, Michigan, USA - Kistler (www.kistler.com), a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, force, torque and acceleration, has announced the North American launch of the... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Kistler Introduces K-Beam® MEMS Capacitive Accelerometer Family for Automotive, Aerospace and Civil Engineering Applications

November 23, 2011

Novi, Michigan, USA - Kistler (www.kistler.com), a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, force, torque and acceleration, has introduced its K-Beam® high-sensitivity, low-noise MEMS capacitive accelerometer family. The K-Beam® family is designed to support single axis and triaxial measurement requirements within... Read More