Displacement & Dimension Sensors

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Air-Push Type Contact Sensor offers flexible communication.

March 27, 2015

Supplied in IP-67G enclosure, GT2-P has spindle that can be actuated by compressed air and eliminates need for complex mounting jigs. Scale Shot System, combining conventional scale and transformer methods, enables accuracy of 1 µm throughout entire range while maintaining absolute positioning. Designed for extended use, even in harsh environments, sensor employs extended-life linear ball bearings that lend to detecting durability of up to 100 million cycles. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Compact Angle Sensors are designed for long life and reliability.

March 19, 2015

Available in single and fully redundant versions with 0° to 360° measurement range and 0.1° repeatability, Vert-X 2400 Series convert rotational angle into voltage output. Other specifications include 12-bit resolution and linearity of ±1% of measurement range. Supplied in housing with 24 mm dia base, IP67-sealed sensors offer life of ≥20 million movements and feature 600+ year MTTF. Operating range is -40 to +125°C, and emissions immunity meets/exceeds 5 EN 61000 and 2 EN 55000 standards. Read More

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Mini Accelerometer offers linearity over wide dynamic range.

March 13, 2015

Operating over extended temperature range of -55 to +163°C, Model 7132AHT provides optimize linearity across dynamic ranges from ±50 g to ±2,000 g. Triaxial IEPE sensor uses piezo-ceramic crystals in annular shear mode for long-term, stable operation and offers flat frequency response across wide bandwidth up to 10 kHz. Supplied in hermetically sealed titanium housing, device provides more than 100 Ω output impedance and full scale voltage output of ±5 V across all dynamic ranges. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Absolute EtherCAT Encoder combine speed and durability.

March 10, 2015

Operating from -40 to +85°C with 2,500 m/s² shock resistance and 100 m/s² vibration resistance, Sendix encoders integrate slave EtherCAT stack from Beckhoff with Version 5.01, implement CANopen profile 3.2.10, and incorporate such functionalities such as speed calculation and work area states. Short bus cycle time, with position update every 62.5 µsec, fosters building of dynamic systems. Dynamic mapping is available for scaled position, raw data position, sensor temperature, and speed. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Linear Variable Inductive Transducer serves subsea environments.

March 4, 2015

Supplied in 316 Stainless Steel, 25 mm dia housing designed for subsea use in Oil and Gas Exploration, SS-7 series operates to 5,200 psi. LVIT can be submerged to 12,000 ft or installed in PBOF (pressure balanced oil filled) chamber to provide position feedback. Embedded into hydraulic cylinder, contactless transducer has 1–24 in. measurement range, operates without need for magnet by utilizing gun-drilled piston rod as target, and offers SenSet™ calibration. Read More

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

Optical Incremental Encoders target OEM designs.

March 2, 2015

Available in 64 different configurations, Models E30C and E30D are 5 V encoders suited for precision-motion control applications. Model E30C has resolutions of 200, 250, 256, 400, or 500, while Model E30D has resolutions of 500, 512, 1000, 1024, 2000, or 2048. Supplied in modular package measuring 30 x 8 mm, both operate from -20 to +85°C and output 2-channel quadrature signals that are TTL compatible. Model E30D additionally offers optional third channel index output. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Rotary Encoders offer noise-free position measurements.

February 25, 2015

Available with Optolink technology, Models XHI 801and XHI 803 can transmit encoder position data using fiber optics. Optolink provides secure data transmission up to 1,500 m in harsh industrial environments where electrical noise and long cable lengths can be problematic, such as mining, cranes, wind turbines, and pulp/paper processing applications. Lighter than copper, optical fiber also offers galvanic isolation which can help prevent damage from lightning. Read More

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Surface Mount Rotary Position Sensors deliver linearity of ±1%.

February 24, 2015

Meeting usable temperature range (-40 to 125°C) and service life (300,000 cycles) requirements for automotive applications, 11 x 12 x 2.1 mm SVK3 series achieves level of control precision fine enough to enable subtle adjustments to visibility of HUD screens or adjust temperature settings to fractional values beyond decimal point using air conditioner temperature adjustment switches. These 0.4 g sensors, with resistance of 10 kΩ, provide effective angle of rotary movement of 333.3°. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment

Wireless Patient Monitoring System improves ulcer prevention.

February 23, 2015

Comprising of wearable sensors, Leaf wireless patient monitoring system improves caregivers' pressure ulcer prevention processes. Data collected by sensor is communicated wirelessly to central monitoring stations or mobile devices, enabling caregivers to check on patient position and movement. Alerts are issued when necessary to ensure patients are repositioned according to prescribed turning schedules to reduce pressure ulcer incidences. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Analog Video Decoder/Encoder for ADAS improves automotive safety.

February 20, 2015

Able to replace up to 9 discrete components with one 10 x 10 mm WQFN chip, AEC-Q100 qualified TW9984 enables generation of 360° surround images for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Integration of 4 NTSC/PAL analog video decoders with 10-bit ADCs supports 4 analog camera inputs simultaneously. For system designer, flexible digital output interface facilitates sending of images to processor for combination of 4 images into unified around-view image. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Linear Hall-effect Sensors provide redundant measurements.

February 17, 2015

Integrating 2 automotive-qualified dies in TSSOP14 package thinner than 1 mm, HAR 24xy Series is suited for throttle position measurement, pedal position detection, and exhaust gas recirculation applications. High accuracy is based on 16-bit signal path with digital signal core delivering ratiometric 12-bit analog (HAR 2425) or up to 2 kHz PWM (HAR 2455) output signal. Both include output linearization compensation function using 16 programmable set points to correct magnet linearity errors. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Slim Rotary Encoder promotes motor design flexibility.

February 16, 2015

At 10 mm thick x <37 mm dia, ECI 1118 absolute rotary encoder offers resolution of 18 bits, accuracy of ±120 in., and option for functional safety. Its counterpart, EBI 1135 model rotary encoder, offers same slim design and single-turn feedback as well as option for multi-turn capabilities. This is made possible via battery-buffered revolution counter that can attain distinguishable revolutions up to 16 bits with external battery connected. Both encoders have non-contact design. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Sealed Linear Encoder is designed for motion feedback.

February 12, 2015

With scale cross section of 14 x 10 mm and glass scale to carry measuring graduation, MSA 170 suits motion applications in various industries as well as CNC applications. Features include graduation of 20 micron and scanning carriage that operates on reflected light principle. Integrated in scanning unit, encoder electronics are available with 1 Vpp or digital TTL output signals with resolution to 0.1 micron. Max measuring length is 520 mm, and + 5 or +3 micron accuracy grades are available. Read More

Vision Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments, Electronic Components & Devices, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

System Semiconductor calculates distance using one camera.

February 11, 2015

Offering performance exceeding 30 fps, DR1151 uses Dual Aperture's 4-color 3D image solution technology, which extracts RGB and IR signals from single image sensor, to calculate relative distance to object with single-lens camera. Application of self-developed hardware blocks to process calculations required for extracting relative distance minimizes power consumption, which accommodates demands of mobile and portable applications. Read More

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Inductive Linear Sensors provide cylinder position feedback.

February 4, 2015

Available in embedded, port mount, and port mount 25 mm hex housing versions, respectively, Series ME, MR, and MHP measure ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders in industrial, mobile, or subsea applications. Units offer measurement ranges from 1–24 in. and operate to 5,000 psi or 10,000 ft depth. Supplied in IEC IP67-rated aluminum or stainless steel housing, sensors are based on contactless inductive sensing technology, eliminating need for magnet. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Handheld Single-Point Gauge measures material thickness.

January 30, 2015

Designed for at-line manufacturing environments, T-Gauge® SPG makes use of terahertz properties to nondestructively penetrate many opaque materials to allow measurement of layer thickness. Pull of trigger enables thickness measurement in single or multi-layer products made from plastics, rubber, paper, paint, and other coatings. Driven by T-Ray® 5000 intelligent terahertz control unit, gauge is suited for quality control in aerospace and nondestructive testing markets. Read More

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

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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

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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