Displacement & Dimension Sensors

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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'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 50–4,250 mm. Read More