Displacement & Dimension Sensors

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Linear Position Sensor PG Series Designed for Steam Turbine Valve Control Systems

August 26, 2016

MOORESTOWN, N.J. - The Alliance Sensors Group PG Series LVDT linear position sensors are designed and engineered specifically for valve position sensing applications for steam turbine control systems in electric power generation plants. Previously, the LVDTs used in the power generation industry were either designed by OEMs over 40 years ago, or are catalog LVDTs slightly modified for operation... Read More

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Linear Position Sensors offer four analog outputs and SenSet(TM) field recalibration.

August 19, 2016

Designed for factory automation and other commercial applications, LR-19 Series Inductive Linear Position Sensors uses LVIT Technology. Presented in sizes 25 to 200 mm (1 to 8 inches), sensor’s contactless operation prevents wear out. Placed in a 19 mm (0.75 inch) diameter anodized aluminum housing sealed to IP-67, LR-19 series is available with axial cable or connector terminations, or with radial cable and swivel rod eye ends for easy installation. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Absolute Rotary Encoder utilizes TMR sensor technology.

August 4, 2016

Featuring Tunneling Magnetoresistance sensor technology, Model TMR3101 provides 360° contactless measurement for motor control, rotary position, and speed sensing in robotics, drones, smart meters, and liquid level meters. Digital magnetic encoder offers 10-bit continuous absolute mode output at 3,000 rpm or 1024-line incremental mode at 10,000 rpm. Housed in 5 x 5 x 0.9 mm LGA package, device operates from -40 to +125°C and is user-programmable through 4-wire SPI interface. Read More

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No Space is Too Small for These Miniature Sensor Units

August 2, 2016

No Space is Too Small for These Miniature Sensor Units Even the largest manufacturing plants rely on small, specialized machines to function effectively. In fact, the more complex your operation becomes, the more likely you are to struggle with size and space restrictions. Tool and die makers, CNC machines and advanced robotics are especially prone to these limitations. Fortunately, we have a... Read More

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Magnetostrictive Position Sensor offers field serviceability.

August 1, 2016

Designed for use with hydraulic cylinders in mobile applications, externally threaded FMH Sensor features 2-part design that allows users to separate flexible sensing element and electronics from housing without opening hydraulic system. Sensor uses proprietary Temposonics® magnetostrictive technology to deliver ±0.2 mm typical resolution, repeatability of ±0.005% FS, and ±0.04% linearity FS. Available with Analog or CANbus output options, FMH supports stroke lengths of 500–5000 mm. Read More

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Magnetic DC Proximity Sensors have cylindrical form factor.

July 29, 2016

Featuring stainless steel shielded housings, M-series includes 10 models covering 8, 12, and 18 mm sizes. NPN or PNP models with normally-open (NO) or normally-closed (NC) outputs are available, and standard sensing distances range from 0–70 mm. Along with IP65/IP67 or IP68/IP69K ratings, features include built-in overload protection and attached 2 m axial cable or M8 or M12 connector. Proximity sensor damping magnets are also available. Read More

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Rotary Encoders offer speed monitoring capabilities.

July 29, 2016

Providing secure feedback to protect motors, machinery, or operators from risk of failure, 1000 Series is useful on heavy moving machinery such as hoists, lifts, cranes, and mining equipment. Overspeed electronics control 3 different relay switches which can be programmed for identification of critical speeds or errors in direction. Speed limits can be set for direction, over and under speed from 0–6,000 rpm. PC-based software is provided to configure encoders using standard USB port. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Roughness Measuring Unit features smart, mobile design.

July 20, 2016

Using smartphone-like 4.3 in. TFT touchscreen display, MarSurf® PS 10 measures 31 roughness parameters, offers list of favorite functions, and provides laboratory-level performance on shop floor. Measuring unit is intended for roughness testing in and on machine while in production. Measuring data can be saved in TXT, X3P, CSV, or PDF formats as finished measuring records with no additional software. Recharging in 1.5 hours, battery pack enables over 1,200 measurements/charge. Read More

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Laser Measurement Sensor uses time-of-flight technology.

July 14, 2016

Designed with Class 2 laser emitter, L-GAGE® LTF Sensor offers accurate distance measurements to 12 m, making it suited for loop control, part presence/absence, and fill level applications. Unit provides repeatability of <3 mm and accuracy of ±10 mm. In addition to precision distance measurement, LTF delivers consistent detection of targets regardless of angle, environmental conditions, or ambient light resistance. Sensor features IP67-rated die-cast zinc housing and 2-line, 8-character display. Read More

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Baumer Inductive Sensor Receives John Deere Supplier Innovation Award

July 12, 2016

Baumer has been selected as a recipient of a John Deere supplier innovation award for 2015. The award is presented to a select group of suppliers who have demonstrated innovation in a product or service they provide to John Deere. A specially developed Baumer inductive sensor is a key enabling technology for one of the latest John Deere product innovations. The inductive sensor measures a... Read More

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Laser Distance Sensor measures glossy and coarse surfaces.

July 12, 2016

Utilizing multi-spot measuring principle, MESAX Sensor provides accurate and repeatable measurement results, without elaborate conversion or external software. Up to 600 measured values of object are recorded and distance is then calculated on basis of intelligent analysis. Taking up to 500 distance measurements/sec at resolution up to 2 µm, sensor is suited for precise measurement of glossy objects in quality inspection or positioning of grinding disks with extremely coarse surfaces. Read More

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ifm Solves the Challenge of Wiring Cylinder Sensors in Close Proximity by Integrating Two Sensor Elements into a Single Connector.

July 1, 2016

ifm’s MK Series T-slot and C-slot Dual Cylinder Sensors reduce wiring by and hardware by using one connector, drastically lowering total installation and material costs. The dual cylinder sensors provide two sensor elements integrated into standard 4-pin wiring blocks (a single 4-pin M8 connector or a 4-pin M12 connector). In addition, ifm’s mechanically robust housings ensure a highly... Read More

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Compact Ultrasonic Sensors come in metal housings.

July 1, 2016

Using time of flight measurement for position and level sensing applications, ultrasonic sensors come in stainless steel housing. Respective sensing ranges for M18 cube and M18 tubular designs are up to 1.2 and 2.2 m. Along with digital and analog outputs, features include pushbutton sensitivity adjustment and vibrating sound transducer. Detection occurs regardless of target color, transparency, or surface reflectivity and is not subject to interference from UV light or direct sunlight. Read More

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

Compact Encoders target OEM precision-motion control applications.

June 29, 2016

E21 series includes 21 mm optical incremental encoders with options promoting resolution and frequency response. Offering 8 resolutions from 120–360 cpr, E21C outputs 2-channel quadrature signals that are TTL compatible and available with optional complimentary channels. Operating frequency is 40 kHz. Offering 13 resolutions from 500–8,192, E21D outputs 2-channel quadrature signals that are TTL compatible with optional third channel index output. Operating frequency is 55–960 kHz. Read More

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

Matrox Wins Four Prestigious Industry Awards at InfoComm 2016

June 28, 2016

4K IP multiviewer card, multi-channel streaming card, nine-output graphics card, and lecture capture appliance garner Best of Show honors MONTREAL - June 23, 2016 - Matrox® today announced that its new Mura™ IPX 4K IP decode display multiviewer cards, Maevex™ 6100 multi-channel 4K encoders, C900 nine-output graphics cards, and Monarch LCS lecture capture appliance were the recipients of... Read More

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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

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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

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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