Displacement & Dimension Sensors

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Sensor detects 1 mm distance changes.

January 27, 2015

Designed for difficult distance-based applications over range of 25–300 mm, Model Q4X detects distance changes as small as 1 mm on targets such as black objects on black backgrounds or reflective items. High excess gain and 64-element imager combine to minimize errors in detection, counting, and validating orientation. Supplied in IP67, IP68, and IP69K rated stainless steel housing, sensor has angled 4-digit, 7-segment LED display and provides bipolar outputs.  Read More

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

Optical Kit Style Linear Encoder suits motion applications.

January 23, 2015

Measuring 36 x 13.5 x 14.8 mm, MS 15 provides 40 micron grating pitch on 8 mm wide steel tape carrier that has double-stick backing for direct mounting to machine axis. Measuring tape, which comes with accuracies of ±5 or ±15 microns/m and in lengths to 20 m, lets users choose reference mark (printed every 50 mm). Available with 1 Vp-p analog output or digital TTL output with resolution down to 100 nm, reader head features built-in online compensation and can achieve up to 10 mps velocity. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Distance Sensor covers 25-300 mm range.

January 22, 2015

Able to detect distance changes as small as 1 mm, Model Q4X covers 25–300 mm range across multiple target colors, materials, and surfaces. Unit can detect objects regardless of target surface reflectivity, including black foam on black plastic or black rubber in front of metal. For use in wet and high-pressure washdown environments, Q4X is constructed with IP69K-rated housing made of FDA-grade stainless steel. Angled 4-digit display enables viewing of readout from multiple advantage points. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Inductive Linear Position Sensor adapts to cylinder designs.

January 16, 2015

Installed in rear endcap of hydraulic cylinders for operation at pressures up to 5,000 psig, MHP series offers 1 in. hex aluminum or stainless steel housings suited for mobile hydraulics, factory automation machinery, or oil and gas exploration equipment. Sensors mount to cylinder with male o-ring port thread and feature ranges from 2–24 in. Contactless operation negates wear due to cycling or dithering, and SenSet™ allows for field scalability of analog output. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Encoder are for glass scale applications.

October 12, 2001

RG40 linear encoder system combines precision of non-contact, contamination-tolerant optical RG readheads with accuracy and thermal behavior of glass scales. In lengths of 300, 500, 750 and 1000mm, glass scales use clip mounts to expand with thermal change for wide range of materials. Encoder system is for use by makers of precision stages, linear motor stages, pick & place equipment, and other exact positioning technologies. Read More