Displacement & Dimension Sensors

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Absolute Rotary Encoder suits offshore motion applications.

August 28, 2015

Certified according to ATEX and IECEx, Model IXA 648 is suited for hazardous applications where extreme conditions are common. Inductive absolute encoder avoids magnets and glass to provide measurement technology that can withstand shock and vibration. Rated for operation up to 6,000 rpm and 70°C, encoder is available with up to 31-bit multiturn resolution (19/12), and can communicate with control using PROFIBUS, PROFINET, CANopen, DeviceNet, SSI, or EnDat interface. Read More

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Compact Encoder provides accuracy up to 1-1.5 degrees.

August 26, 2015

With integrated line driver in single chip, M Sense B Encoder covers resolution band up to 1,024 lines, providing accurate closed loop motion feedback and positioning. Cable output flexibility is available in both axial and radial options. Pairing with brush DC and brushless DC motor options, compact encoder is suited for medical pumps, medical imaging, life sciences, security and access robotics, and aerospace/defense applications. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Real-Time Streaming Appliance supports 500+ simultaneous users.

August 20, 2015

Designed for multi-screen operators and Telcos that deploy IPTV and OTT, MultiStreamer™ II DIG/IP: TELCO accepts 2 SDI or HD-SDI inputs; encodes HD and SD streams; creates simultaneous high-, medium-, and low-bitrate IP streams; and sends them to content delivery networks (CDNs) and remote video capture devices. IP output is four 1080i/p streams, six 720p HD streams, or 16 SD streams, and features include onboard stream archiving (400 GB max), 4 GigE ports, 2 inputs, and 2 power supplies. Read More

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Inductive Linear Sensor adapts to hydraulic cylinder designs.

August 20, 2015

Designed for magnet-free installation in rear endcap of hydraulic cylinders for operation at pressures up to 5,000 psig, contactless MHP-7 series employs 7 mm dia probe inserted into 8 mm (5/16 in.) gun-drilled hole in cylinder rod to measure position. Ranges from 1–24 in. FS and 1 in. hex aluminum or stainless steel housing are available. Along with SenSet™ for field scalability of analog output, features include various analog I/Os and either connector and cable terminations. Read More

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Laser Distance Measurement Sensor comes in analog models.

August 20, 2015

In addition to IP69K stainless steel housing, analog Q4X models feature 4–20 mA and 0–10 V output options, 4-digit display, and 3 buttons for setup. Sensors provide continuous measurement with resolutions as small as 0.15 mm and cover up to 300 mm range. Measurement reliability is not affected by color or reflectivity of target object or background, and areas of use include fill level indication, part positioning, roll diameter, loop control, and thickness/height verification applications.
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Controls & Controllers, Vision Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Confocal Chromatic Controller provides measuring rates to 25 kHz.

August 19, 2015

Suited for use with dark targets or measuring thickness of transparent targets, confocalDT IFC2461 has integrated light source and delivers stable measurement results. Standard and multi-peak controller versions are available, with latter providing 6 peaks to enable one-sided thickness measurement of up to 5 layers. Along with active exposure time regulation that allows measurement of different surface types, features include EtherCAT, Ethernet, RS422, and analog out interfaces. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Ultrasonic Tester affords single-sided measurement.

August 18, 2015

Employing pulse echo technology, Pundit PL-200PE extends ultrasonic application to objects where access is restricted to one side. Instrument is capable of single-side determination of slab thickness as well as detection and localization of voids, pipes, delaminations, and honeycombing. Echo tracking helps identifying main echo, and area scan enables slab thickness uniformity testing in grid patterns. Variations in tunnel lining thicknesses can also be measured according to RI-ZFP-TU. Read More

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Inductive Proximity Sensors offer extended sensing range.

August 13, 2015

Featuring microprocessor-based design that allows calibration after assembly, ICB Series offers sensing ranges of 10, 20, and 40 mm for M12, M18, and M30 models, respectively. Three-wire DC inductive sensors are available in long or short nickel-plated brass housings, with NO or NC PNP or NPN outputs. Diagnostic LED provides status, set-up, short circuit, and overload indication. With up to 2,000 Hz operating frequency, ICB Series is suited for high-speed counting and rotational speed monitoring. Read More

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LVIT Inductive Linear Position Sensor suits factory automation.

August 12, 2015

Available in 4 ranges from 2–8 in., LR-27 Series comes in 1.05 in. dia anodized aluminum housing sealed to IP67. Contactless operation prevents wearout from dither or cycling. While radial cable exit version comes with swivel rod eye ends, axial termination versions are available with M-12 connector or 1 m cable. Sensors operate from DC voltages, are offered with choice of 4 analog outputs, and incorporate SenSet™ field scalability feature. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Miniature Optical Linear Encoders suit vacuum applications.

August 11, 2015

Designed for environments with 10-9 mBar of pressure, LIK 2 Series supports high and ultra-high vacuum applications where motion feedback is required inside vacuum chamber. Non-contact encoder systems have 20 micron grating period and graduation is applied to either glass or steel scale substrate. Graduation can be ordered with several accuracy grades within range of ±5 to ±1 micron per meter. Scanning units provide 1 V peak to peak or TTL output with resolutions down to 50 nm. Read More

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Thickness Gauges offer non-destructive measurements.

August 11, 2015

Supplied in handheld, IP54-rated splashproof housing, TKG Series utilizes ultrasonic technology for non-destructive thickness measurements of steel structures. Sunlight readable units provide on-screen display in 8 languages and fast minimum feature to capture minimum thickness. Measurement range is 0.040–20 in. of steel with 5 MHz probe and 0.020–20 in. of steel (optional) with 10 MHz probe. Applications include pressure vessels, storage tanks, ship hulls, steam lines, and boiler tubes. Read More

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Capacitive Displacement Sensor comes in 2 x 2 x 4 in. package.

August 4, 2015

Offering resolutions to 0.0007% at 100 Hz or 0.004% at 15 kHz, single-channel CPL350 can be installed in out-of-the-way places for embedded and OEM applications. BNC single-ended output is provided, and differential output is available for max resolution with longer cable runs. Sensors typically ship with 15 kHz bandwidth, and internal dip-switch lets user set bandwidth to 15 kHz, 10 kHz, 1 kHz, or 100 Hz. Measurement range is 0.0004–0.5 in., and linearity is 0.5% FS typ. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices

Inductor Sensor Interface IC serves automotive/industrial markets.

August 4, 2015

Based on inductive sensing technology, contactless LX3301A utilizes LVDT architecture implementations on PCBs. LVDT principles promote immunity to noise and interference. In addition to embedded 32-bit processing engine with 12 kB program memory, features include 2 sensor input channels with integrated demodulator, internal oscillator with 1–5 MHz range, dual 13-bit ADC with sample rates to 2 kHz, and user-programmable 16 x 16 bit non-volatile configuration memory. Read More

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Rotary Encoders are available with EtherCAT option.

August 3, 2015

Able to be used in heavy-duty applications in environments subject to high temperatures, moisture, vibration, or shock, PSE and PHE 900 series include solid- and hollow-shaft absolute types. Leine & Linde EtherCAT implementation provides angular position value on machine, while signal processing inside encoder can deliver velocity, acceleration, alarms, and warnings to control system. This results in multi-variable feedback for control algorithms with cycle times as short as 31.25 µsec. Read More

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

Linear Motor Stage includes absolute encoder.

August 3, 2015

Equipped with integrated absolute-measuring encoder with less than 2 nm resolution, PIMag® V-551 offers travel to 230 mm and eliminates time required for referencing. Velocity to 500 mm/sec and quick acceleration is provided by ironless magnetic linear motor, resulting in accuracy and smooth motion. Precision crossed roller bearings with anti-creep cage ensure guiding accuracy with 1 µm straightness and flatness per 100 mm. Read More

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Absolute Feedback Systems integrate into drives.

July 31, 2015

Supplied in IP67-rated housing, Absolute Position and Angle Measurement Systems are suited for installation or direct integration into drive and positioning systems, and can be used in rotary applications as well. Magnetically encoded systems, featuring Permagnet® nonius technology, enable formats, strokes, and end positions of axes to be adjusted automatically. Position data is generated in real-time and made available in absolute form using SSI or bidirectional BiSS C interfaces. Read More

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Roughness Sensor enables all measurements on one CMM.

July 16, 2015

Simplifying QA workflow, ZEISS ROTOS is used via stylus changer interface on probe of coordinate measuring machine (CMM) under full CNC control and enables standard-compliant measurement of roughness and waviness on one CMM. All features of technical drawing can be fully captured with one CMM and displayed in one report, and various measuring positions can be reached without rechucking. Rotary axis can turn full 360° and be tilted perpendicularly to provide tilt range of 160°.
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Surface Measurement System offers dual profile analysis.

July 10, 2015

Based on low-noise metrology frame (<8 nm), high-precision manufactured datum, and software datum correction, Form Talysurf i-Series provides accurate and repeatable results with straightness specification of less than 0.15 µm. High-resolution gauge measures curved or flat surfaces for contour and surface finish, while i-Series’ measurement analysis package provides least squared line, arc, and polynomial form removal plus up-to-date filtering techniques. Read More

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Laser Distance Sensor offers dual teach mode.

July 9, 2015

Combining window thresholds on both target distance and target reflected intensity, Q4X Laser Distance Sensor can detect clear objects without requiring retro-reflector. Dual mode can be used to error-proof applications by ensuring correct color part is located at correct position. Constructed with FDA-grade stainless steel housing rated to IP67, IP68, or IP69K for high-pressure washdown environments, sensor covers 25–300 mm range and can detect distance changes as small as 1 mm. Read More

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Compact Capacitive Displacement Sensor supports up to 6 channels.

July 8, 2015

Supplied in 4 x 2 x 8 in. package, CPL230 supports up to 6 channels of capacitive sensing for embedded OEM applications. Resolutions reach up to 0.0007% at 100 Hz or 0.004% at 15 kHz. Unit typically ships with 15 kHz bandwidth, and internal dip-switch can set bandwidth to 15 kHz, 10 kHz, 1 kHz, or 100 Hz. Along with 0.0004–0.5 in. measurement range, features include 0.5% FS typ linearity and 0.04% FS/°C thermal stability. Electronics can be installed in remote/limited-accessibility areas. Read More