Displacement & Dimension Sensors

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

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

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Inductive Position Sensor offers linear, rotary position feedback.

July 7, 2015

From single package, Blade25 monitors activator's (target) position in either straight linear movement (±12.5 mm displacement) or in curved arc rotary movement (±45°) as it passes over sensing element. Non-contacting position sensing technology is immune to outside magnetic influences, and available outputs are analog, PWM, or Serial (RS232 19.2k 8N). Measuring 40 x 50 x 6 mm, 2-piece sensor comes in IP67 sealed flat pack of sealed electronics with two mounting holes. Read More

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Laser Distance Sensors offer ranges up to 300 mm.

July 7, 2015

Housed in 316L stainless steel rated to IP67, IP68, and IP69K, Q4X Series includes both analog and discrete models. With sub-millimeter distance change capability, analog model measures height and fill levels, complementing presence or absence capability of discrete model. Teach mode has been added to discrete sensor, enabling detection of clear objects without need for retroreflector. Discrete sensor can also determine whether object is present at correct distance and if object is correct. Read More

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LVDT Position Sensors withstand power plant conditions.

June 23, 2015

With screw-on radial connector, HPGS series Hermetically Sealed, High Temperature LVDT Linear Position Sensor ensures reliability and extended life in high-vibration and dirty environments of nuclear, gas, and steam power plants. Radial connector also minimizes installed length to enable use space-restricted areas, and through-bore design permits access to either end of LVDT core. Sensor can be constructed to withstand exposure to radiation (3x107 Rads) and immersion in pressurized fluids. Read More

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MRI-Safe Linear Encoder suits OEM motion control applications.

June 19, 2015

With 100 µm resolution and 50 µm accuracy, MR303 linear position sensor system is fabricated from non-ferrous and non-metallic materials, immune to EMI, and completely transparent to electromagnetic fields. Product works in conjunction with MR302-2 OEM Controller, which enables sensor to integrate with PLCs and servo drives. Suited for medical, MRI, robotic, and industrial applications, encoder can be safely used in and around MRI bore and will not produce any imaging artifacts.
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Confocal Chromatic Sensors combine precision, compact design.

June 19, 2015

Available for confocalDT measurement system, non-contact and maintenance-free IFS2406 series is suitable for distance measurements at submicrometer accuracies as well as one-sided thickness measurement of different materials. Axial and radial measuring directions promote versatile use, while passive design enables use in Ex areas. Designed for vacuum applications, sensors provide long-term stability. Measurement channel is parameterized via Web interface. Read More

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Rotary Position Sensor operates in off-highway vehicles.

June 19, 2015

Featuring 50 mm mounting hole spacing for drop-in compatibility with existing installations, Model 9970 is sealed in IP67/IP69K package with 1.5 Series AMP Superseal connector. Hall effect sensor offers full 360° travel and comes in 2 standard output configurations of 0–5 V ratiometric or 4–20 mA. Unit includes overvoltage protection and is resistant to EMI, up to 200 V/m. Operating from -40 to +125°C, sensor can provide motion control feedback in washdown and dirty/dusty applications. Read More

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Non-Contact Angle Sensors provide 14-bit resolution.

June 19, 2015

Featuring 88 mm diameter stainless steel housing base, Vert-X 8800 Series provides measurement range of 0–360° with repeatability of 0.1° and linearity to ±0.1%. Analog and digital output versions include CANopen single and redundant, 0.1–10 V, 0.5–4.5 V, 4–20 mA, and 10–90% of supply voltage. Sealed to IP69K, sensors operate in harsh environments and offer variety of programmable characteristics, including index point, sense of rotation, and angle settable response switches. Read More

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Incremental Encoder has low-profile, explosion proof design.

June 19, 2015

With max profile of 2.01 in., LP35 flameproof, hollow shaft encoder fits into space-restricted applications and meets UL, ATEX, and IECEx standards for direct operation in Division 1, Zone 1 environments. Removable terminal box simplifies installation, and design eliminates need for additional intrinsic safety barrier. Maintaining performance in temperatures up to 185°F, vibration resistant product withstands up to 250 G and features hard-anodized housing sealed to IP66. Read More

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Hollow Shaft Encoders are optimized for functional safety.

June 15, 2015

When automation system which includes encoder must be certified to specific Performance Level or Safety Integrity Level, Model 862 with modified hollow shaft is available. XHI862 encoders certified for Functional Safety applications include dowel pin within hollow shaft to engage with complimentary slot in machine shaft to provide primary and secondary fixation method. Electrical interfaces include sinusoidal (1 Volt peak-peak) and High Current HTL. Read More

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Inductive Sensor suits robotic and end effector applications.

June 8, 2015

Weighing as little as 0.7 g, SuperShorty™ inductive sensors comes in stainless steel housings with diameters as small as 6.5 mm and lengths as short as 6 mm. Self-contained electronics eliminates need for remote amplifiers, and electrical outputs are fully protected against short circuits and polarity reversal. In addition to installation in space-limited places, mass enables abrupt acceleration and deceleration on dynamic, fast-moving equipment without adding excessive inertial load.
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Encode/Decode Boards support video walls.

June 5, 2015

Comprising 4K capture and IP encode/decode boards, Matrox Mura™ IPX Series enables OEMs to deliver advanced video wall controllers featuring multi-channel 4K or HD encoding and decoding over standard IP. MURA-IPX-I4DF provides 4 HDMI 1.4a inputs for direct high-resolution 4Kp30 or 2560 x 1,600 p60 capture plus H.264 decoding of 4Kp60 and up to three 4Kp30, sixteen 1080p30, or eight 1080p60 streams. MURA-IPX-I4EF adds H.264 level 5.2 encoding to stream and record video wall content. Read More

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Heavy-Duty Resolvers offer position and velocity feedback.

May 22, 2015

Utilizing technology and materials of Harowe resolver engines, Northstar™ R56 and RF25 Resolvers are suitable for pulp and paper and steel mill environments. Model R56 features 5/8 in. shaft, NEMA 56C face mount or foot mount, industrial 10-pin latching connector, IP65-rated enclosure, and large outer bearings that isolate shaft loads. Equipped with 3/8 in. shaft and square flange mounting plate, Model RF25 is IP65-rated with 10-pin connector and high-integrity seals. Read More

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Laser Displacement Sensor measures height and width.

May 21, 2015

Supplied with software that lets user configure settings from PC, Model LS-100 handles high-speed 2-dimensional measurement applications that are not possible with spot beam measurement lasers. Unit offers diverse range of measurement functions such as height, width, position, and edge count. Possible uses include circuit board double feed, inspection of sealant flow, verification of gap and level differences on door closure, and measurement of brake pad height. Read More

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Explosion Proof Encoders feature M2 mining certification.

May 21, 2015

Featuring IP67-rated, encapsulated stainless steel housing in Safety-Lock™ design, Sendix ATEX / IECEX 71XX Encoders are approved for use in both surface and underground mines. Incremental variants operate from -40 to +60°C with resolution reaching 5,000 pulses. Units have mounting depth of 145 mm, diameter of 70 mm, and space-saving cable outlet. As absolute multi-turn or single-turn encoders, series is available with both SSI and field bus interfaces. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Stepper Motor and Driver Package includes absolute sensor.

May 20, 2015

Offering closed loop control, AZ Series 0.36° Battery-Free, Absolute Sensor Equipped Motor and Driver package is designed for advanced positioning applications. Absolute Sensor operates autonomously, without additional battery back-up or external sensors. Package is offered with built-in controller or pulse input type with single-phase 100–120 Vac, single-phase/3-phase 200–240 Vac, or 24/48 Vdc input. Round shaft motor only type or 4 different geared types are available. Read More

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Ultrasonic Distance Sensors provide 6,000 mm range.

May 19, 2015

Available in M12, M18, and M30 dimensions, with or without thread or cubic housing, P43 Series supports object recognition for agriculture and fluid levels, distance measuring for trucks and loading ramps, level sensing in dusty conditions, and parking lot detection/barrier monitoring. Units feature 2 integrated internal LEDs for echo justification and provide standard 0–10 V/4–20 mA analog output and 2 switching outputs. Series can be programmed via Teach-In for various other custom settings. Read More