Displacement & Dimension Sensors

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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

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

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

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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Position Feedback Cylinder integrate linear potentiometer.

May 3, 2016

Series 6PF Positioning Feedback Cylinder increases precision and control in its pneumatic actuators. In compliance with ISO 15552 standards, products are equipped with potentiometric transducer of linear position integrated inside rod. When used with LRXA4 proportional servo valve, this type of cylinder makes it possible to constantly control the position of rod along entire stroke. Bores range from 50&ndash;125 mm, and standard strokes vary from 50&ndash;500 mm in 50 mm intervals. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

SWIR InGaAs Linear Array delivers low read noise.

April 27, 2016

Designed for spectroscopy and machine vision, 1024L1-12.5-T provides 1,024 x 1 resolution with 12.5 micron pitch and delivers read noise of <550e- for 250 µm tall pixel. Suppression circuit achieves read noise levels down to to <100e- for certain spectroscopy applications. Able to image Vis and SWIR bands with response from 0.4&ndash;1.7 µm, product integrates digital ROIC chip and 14-bit ADCs. Latter maximizes dynamic range (>6000:1) and minimizes noise while delivering 34 klines/s at 1024 elements. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Rotary Stage provides 360-degree continuous travel.

April 26, 2016

Exhibiting angular accuracy of 30 arcsec, repeatability of 3 arcsec, and 0.324 arcsec resolution, RTS-DD Series is suited for laboratory, factory automation, and semiconductor processing applications. Low profile design helps minimize abbe errors when used with another motion axis, while brushless direct-drive servo motor eliminates backlash. Series also features optical encoder with precision index mark for homing, and 30 mm through-bore to enable routing of vacuum or high-voltage lines. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Software, Timers & Clocks

Time Synchronization in the Nanosecond Range with IXXAT Software

April 25, 2016

Adding to the existing and proven IXXAT IEEE 1588 solutions, HMS now presents protocol software for IEEE 802.1AS - the first commercially available software package for highly accurate time synchronization of AVB and TSN networks. IEEE 802.1 AS is an adapted version of the IEEE 1588 profile - specially designed for AVB and TSN systems (audio/video broadcasting and time sensitive networking). As... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Absolute Rotary Encoders utilize inductive sensor technology.

April 13, 2016

Utilizing inductive code disk, Leine & Linde 600 and 900 Series are suited for environments where temperature, strong magnetic fields, shock, and vibration are extreme. Explosion proof encoders are manufactured using fiber-composite construction and printed circuit technology. Because rotor and stator scanning fields involve entire area of both surfaces, measurement is free of eccentricity errors. Single-turn resolutions up to 19 bits with turn counting up to 16 bits yields 35-bit measurement. Read More

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

PCIe Cards and Appliances support multi-encoding and decoding.

April 11, 2016

Comprising PCI Express cards, stand-alone appliances, and OEM hardware/software, Maevex 2 Series supports up to 64 channels of 4K capture, real-time encoding, and streaming in single 5U rack for high-density applications. For extension and switching applications, Maevex 2 will provide Full HD, 4K, and 8K extension and switching over standard IP including UHD at 60 Hz with ultra-low latency. Products support commonly used streaming protocols such as RTMP, RTP, HTTP, MPEG2.TS, and RTSP. Read More

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

Encoder Diagnostics Tool supports mobile use.

April 7, 2016

Featuring compact, standalone design with 4.3 in. touchscreen for display and operation, Model PWT 100 checks function and adjustment of encoders. Unit supports multiple serial interfaces such as EnDat 2.2, Fanuc Serial Interface, Mitsubishi High Speed Interface, and Panasonic Serial Interface. For encoders with EnDat interface, PWT 100 can display position values and enables user to read out online diagnostics, shift datums, and use further inspection functions. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Magnetostrictive Sensor offers threaded flange option.

April 7, 2016

Supporting stroke lengths up to 2,500 mm, MH5-Threaded device is optimized for mobile applications such as crane outriggers, as well as fuel tank measurement. Linear position sensor provides ±0.1 mm typical resolution, repeatability of ±0.1 mm, and ±0.04% FS linearity. Available with 7 or 10 mm diameter sensor rod, device provides analog output and operates from -40 to +105°C. Temposonics® magnetostrictive technology enables sensor to withstand vibration, shock, dust, and EMI. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

LVDT Position Sensors are CSA listed for hazardous locations.

April 7, 2016

Constructed entirely of stainless steel with hermetically sealed sensor body and through-bore design, HLIR 750 Series provides contact-less position measurement for critical applications in gas turbines for fuel valve position feedback, vane pitch servo controls, and governor controls. Intrinsically safe units offer 4&ndash;20 mA output signal and are available in measuring ranges from ±2 to ±20 in. Maximum linearity error is ±0.25% of full range output. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Touchless Angle Sensors come in basic and programmable models.

April 5, 2016

Vert-X 31E Series features permanent magnet, which can be secured to rotating shaft and consequently eliminates direct mechanical linkage and consequent wear. While basic rotary angle sensors offer plug-and-play operation, other models are programmable via device connected between sensor and computer USB port and EasyAdapt software. Features include 31 mm profile, 0°&ndash;360° measurement range, 8 output options, up to 14-bit resolution, repeatability of 0.1° or better, and max hysteresis of 0.1°. Read More