Displacement & Dimension Sensors

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Alliance Sensors Group and Wilmington Instrument Company Have Partnered to Distribute ASG's Linear Position Sensors

September 15, 2016

Moorestown, New Jersey - H. G. Schaevitz LLC dba Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce a partnership with Wilmington Instrument Company in Wilmington, CA to distribute its line of LVDT and LVIT linear position sensors. Wilmington Instrument Company is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited calibration laboratory and full-service distributor of process and test instrumentation. They are a... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Spring-Loaded LVIT Gaging Sensors have drop-in replacement design.

September 13, 2016

Designed for dimensional gaging and position measurements, GHS-19 series has 0.75 in. dia aluminum or stainless steel body with 1/2-20 mounting thread. Stroke-to-length ratio minimizes housing length, FS ranges are available from 0.5–4.0 in., and max tip force is 1 lb. Operating from various DC voltages, contactless sensors are available with choice of one of four analog outputs and feature 0.25 dia. probes equipped with No. 9 contact tip. Read More

HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Transportation Industry Products

VDO AcquaLink Multifunctional Nav Sensor Delivers Accurate Vessel Readings through Satellite Interlink

September 12, 2016

• Calculates and provides necessary vessel navigation data Allentown, PA – Continental Commercial Vehicles Aftermarket offers the VDO AcquaLink® Nav Sensor, an NMEA 2000 certified sensor that provides GPS position, date/time, speed over ground, course over ground, elevation, heading, barometric pressure air, air temperature, rate of turn and pitch/roll data. The VDO AcquaLink Nav... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Nano-Power Digital Switches utilize TMR technology.

September 12, 2016

Based on Tunneling Magnetoresistive technology, Series CT51x offers alternative to Hall Effect and mechanical reed switches. Units enable high-accuracy position detection, control, and power switching functions for IoT, consumer, and industrial applications. Sensors are fully integrated with CMOS process to create completely monolithic solution. In terms of power efficiency, devices can perform switching, positioning, and rotation measurement while consuming less than 350 nA on average. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Rotary Magnetic Encoders provide 16-bit resolution.

September 9, 2016

Supplied in 30 x 50 mm housing, Vert-X 51 Series offers measurement range of 0–360° with 16-bit resolution and repeatability to 0.1°, depending on model. Eight output options are available including 0.1–10 V, 0.5–4.5 V, 4–20 mA, SPI, CANopen/GL certified, PWM, and SPI. Versions with 5V or 24 V supplies as well as redundant outputs are available. Operating from -40 to +125°C with axial and radial shaft loads to 45 N, IP67-rated encoders are suited for propulsion and off-highway applications. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Transportation Industry Products

Inertial Labs Motion Reference Units (MRU-B2) Passes Qualification Tests by Norwegian Motion Lab

September 7, 2016

PAEONIAN SPRINGS, Va. - Inertial Labs' CEO and president, Jamie Marraccini, announced that the company has launched its newest product, the Motion Reference Unit (MRU-B2), an inertial sensor-based orientation, positioning, and control solution for a diverse array of marine and subsea applications following qualification tests at Norwegian Motion Lab. The Motion Reference Unit (MRU-B2) by... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Ruggedized H.265 (HEVC) Video Encoder provides dual 3G-SDI inputs.

September 2, 2016

SFF, box-level video encoding and streaming solution, Tyton VS2, complies with MIL-STD-810G and IP67 requirements to meet video transmission needs in harsh field environments. Unit can capture two 3G-SDI inputs simultaneously and encode them using H.265 (HEVC) or H.264 (AVC) standards. Both video inputs can be internally split and routed to each of 8 built-in dynamic encoding engines – each individually configurable to different bitrates. Internal video (3G-SDI) bypass is also included. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Stainless Steel Rotary Encoders withstand severe environments.

September 1, 2016

For motion control in severe environments or where regular washdown is necessary, RXI and RXA 500 Series are available in 304/A or 316/A4 stainless steel, which are both austenitic and can be used in variety of corrosive applications. Absolute versions are available with up to 14-bit single-turn outputs, with parallel TTL, HTL, SSI, and CANopen interfaces. Operating at temperatures up to 100°C, incremental versions are available with up to 10,000 PPR resolution. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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