Displacement & Dimension Sensors

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Bearing-less Encoder optimizes vector motor control.

June 23, 2016

Designed for mounting on NEMA standard 8.5 in. C-Face, MRI 2850 offers motion feedback solution in applications such as large rotating machinery found in construction, pulp and paper, oil and gas, wind, and marine industries. Magnetic code-wheel supports shaft sizes from 1–4 in. without need for stub shaft. One or two independent read-heads can be provided, each with any resolution from 1–16,383 ppr. Output drivers support signal frequencies up to 100 kHz at 30 V over 350 m cable. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

HEIDENHAIN to Showcase Motion Control Influence at IMTS

June 17, 2016

SCHAUMBURG, IL – From HEIDENHAIN, the international leader in precision measurement components and systems, comes an opportunity to view not only its newest motion control breakthroughs to the world at the upcoming International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016 show this Fall (Booth #E-5226 / Quality Pavilion), but also see highlights from two of its many internationally-owned... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

MTS Adds NEC and CEC Approvals to Hazardous Area and Safety Area Sensor Offering

June 13, 2016

Cary, N.C - MTS Sensors, a division of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ:MTSC), announced today that the Temposonics® T-Series product line is now certified to NEC and CEC Standards 500, 505 and 506. NEC and CEC certifications are used in US and Canada to ensure that equipment meets specified standards for operating in potentially hazardous conditions. The T-Series linear positons sensors, which... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Non-Contact Analog Angle Sensor has hermetically sealed housing.

June 10, 2016

Supplied in IP69K-rated, laser-welded, stainless steel 1.4404 housing, POSIROT® PRAS6 can be used in humid, wet, dirty, and underwater environments. Solid-state Hall Technology, which imparts shock and vibration resistance, enables magnetic, contactless angular displacement and position measurement of rotating objects from 0° to 360°. Outputs are either voltage (0.5–10 V, 0.5–4.5 V) or current (4–20 mA), resolution is ±0.3% (60° to 360°) and ±0.1% (15° to 45°), and linearity is ±0.3% FS. Read More

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

MEMSIC to Showcase Industrial, Wearable and Smart Cities IOT Sensing Solutions at Sensors Expo and Conference 2016

June 6, 2016

With over one billion sensors shipped, MEMSIC is a world leader for the consumer electronics, communications, automotive, medical and industrial sensing sectors Sensors Expo, San Jose, CA - June 1, 2016 - MEMSIC, Inc. plans to demonstrate its full range of advanced sensing technologies at the Sensors Expo and Conference, to be held June 21 to June 23, 2016 at the McEnery Convention Center in... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Confocal Sensor offers measuring range of 28 mm.

June 6, 2016

Used for high-precision displacement and distance measurements, confocalDT IFS2405-28 enables large offset distance of 220 mm from target, making it useful when measuring against hot surfaces. One-sided thickness measurement of transparent or multi-layer objects is also possible. With measuring range of 28 mm, sensor can be mounted at safe distance from object to be measured. Confocal chromatic measuring principle is non-contact, maintenance-free, and provides long-term stability. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Draw-Wire Sensors measure from 50 mm to 50 m.

June 3, 2016

Designed to measure distance and position, wireSENSOR MK46 Series is primarily installed into machines and for post-assembly purposes. User can choose between potentiometer, voltage, or current output, which extends application possibilities. Sensors measure almost linearly across entire measuring range and can be modified to suit special measurement tasks according to customer's requirements. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Linear Position Sensors feature magnet-free design.

June 2, 2016

ME (embedded) , MR (port-mount), MHP (port mount 25 mm hex housing), and SS-7 (subsea port-mount) Series, used to measure ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, fit into gun-drilled cylinder and operate up to 85°C. Along with 1–24 in. measurement ranges, contactless products feature IEC IP67 aluminum or stainless steel housing, DC voltage or current analog output, and SenSet™ Field Adjustable Scaling. SS-7 Series operates to depth of 12,000 ft. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Absolute Heavy-Duty Encoders utilize precision magnetic sensing.

June 1, 2016

Addressing application needs in Metal and Steel, Ports, and Mobile Automation industries, HeavyDuty series HMG 10 and PMG 10 feature optimally spaced fixed/floating bearings on both sides, MicroGen energy harvesting technology, and precision magnetic sensing. Besides absolute position information, encoder provides at a specific measuring point up to two galvanically isolated incremental outputs with zero pulse and integrated speed switch with galvanically insulated switching states. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Touchless Rotary Angle Sensors feature CANopen output.

June 1, 2016

Utilizing magnetic pickup, RFC4800 Series provides absolute, rotary position with 0–360° measurement range, 14-bit resolution, repeatability of 0.36°, and independent linearity of ±0.5%. Offset, scale, direction of rotation, steps over position measurement range, reporting of speed by channel, limit switches and their initial state as well as baud rate are all programmable. Operating from -40 to +105°C, IP69K-rated sensors are available in CANopen output version that is CiA DS-301 compliant. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

HEIDENHAIN to Showcase Next Generation Feedback Components and Nanometer Presentation at SEMICON 2016

May 26, 2016

SCHAUMBURG, IL  – HEIDENHAIN is pleased to showcase new and next generation motion control and feedback components for the semiconductor industry at the upcoming SEMICON 2016 trade show in San Francisco, CA from July 12-14 (Booth #1809).   Also, a presentation on “Enabling Nanometer Stability” by HEIDENHAIN will be given at various intervals in the booth. During HEIDENHAIN’s brief... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Touchless In-Cylinder Rod-Style Sensors come in 5 output versions.

May 26, 2016

Designed for integration in hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders, TH1 Series linear position sensors come in voltage, current, CANopen, SSI, and impulse output interface versions. Electronic components remain outside of cylinder, and magnetic pick-up position marker mounts on application&#39;s piston rod. Operating under pressure up to 350 bar (600 bar peak), sensors offer ±0.03% FS repeatability, 1 µm resolution, and < ±0.02% FS absolute linearity. Standard stroke lengths range from 50&ndash;4,250 mm. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Viscosity Tester offers 2 instrument in one option.

May 25, 2016

Used for determination of viscosity in P (Poise) or cP, DV2000 Viscothinner is suitable for paint, coating, and ink industry. Unit features 4-line backlit digital display and stable drive system that creates wide measurement range and accurate readings. Instrument can be used in Manual, Maxhold, and Timed modes. ENTER key starts rotation/measurement, stops motor, and validates selected spindle while UP or DOWN keys are used to enter spindle selection screen and scroll in both directions. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Inductive Proximity Sensors have miniature, IP67 design.

May 23, 2016

Offered as NPN or PNP models and with NO or NC outputs, 4&ndash;8 mm inductive proximity sensors have stainless steel, shielded housings with IP67 rating. Standard sensing distances are 0.8 or 1.5 mm, and extended-distance models have 1.5 or 2 mm ranges. Along with 360°-visible yellow output LED, features include built-in overload protection and attached 2 m axial cable or M8 connector. Axial and right angle zinc-plated mounting brackets are also available. Read More

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Linear Position Sensor operates in hazardous areas.

May 18, 2016

Utilizing non-contact, wear-free magnetostrictive technology, Micropulse® TA12 offers measuring range up to 300 in. PLUS version includes USB configuration capability as well as dual-position magnet capability for monitoring 2 independent motions. Supplied in corrosion-resistant 316L stainless steel housing with field-replaceable electronics module, explosion proof sensor operates from -40 to +176°F and has worldwide Class I, Div 1/Class I, Zone 1 hazardous area approvals. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

3D Measurement System provides instant, non-contact scan.

May 17, 2016

With VR-3000 Series, users can instantly and accurately measure rough surfaces, flatness, warpness, and planarity. System can perform batch analyses between multiple samples simultaneously under same condition. Users can compare visual and numerical differences between design data and actual sample, then export scan back into CAD data. In addition, VR-3000 can automatically determine if part is good or bad based on user-defined tolerances. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Baumer Earns Recognition as a John Deere Partner-level Supplier

May 10, 2016

Baumer Group has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere Company's highest supplier rating.  The Swiss-based company was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Baumer... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Surface Profiling Sensor uses interferometric technology.

May 10, 2016

Used for surface contour measurement, TeleStar® Probe scans up to 500 data points/sec with 1.0 micron accuracy and 0.1 micron repeatability. This self-contained, off-axis, partial coherence interferometric range sensor, offering measured point resolution in sub-micron (< 0.1 micron) range, has 25 mm constant working distance and is compatible with specular and light-scattering diffuse surfaces. Return angle allows measurement deep inside bores and blind holes. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Inductive Linear Position Sensors suit factory automation.

May 10, 2016

Featuring contactless operation, Model LR-27 has 6 ranges from 1&ndash;8 in., while Model LRL-27 has 5 ranges from 10&ndash;18 in. Units feature 1.05 in. diameter anodized aluminum housing sealed to IP67. Radial cable exit version comes with swivel rod eye ends, while axial termination versions utilize M-12 connector or 1 m cable. Operating from variety of DC voltages with choice of 4 analog outputs, sensors are suited for solar cell positioners, robotic arm position feedback, and packaging equipment. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Stable Measurement of Polished Targets Now Possible for ENR PWT

May 9, 2016

Photowatt, a pioneer in the solar-energy industry since 1979, uses Keyence's LK-G displacement sensor for high-precision detection of wafer thicknesses. In March 2012 the company was acquired by French utility EDF, via its EDF ENR subsidiary, now known as EDF ENR PWT.A wafer is a thin slice of semiconductor material, such as silicon, which generally measures between 200 and 300 microns in... Read More