Optical Sensors

Non-Industrial Products, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

ChemImage Sensor Systems Selected to Develop Final Prototypes to Support the U.S. Army Next Generation Chemical Detector Program

August 26, 2016

PITTSBURGH - ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS) announced that the US Army has exercised the second option under its Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) contract.  Under the Option, CISS will design, fabricate and test Final Prototype sensors designed to detect and locate chemical warfare agents (CWA) on environmental surfaces. This work will be done under the direction of the Joint Project... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Fork Sensors come in visible red light and laser models.

August 16, 2016

Available in PNP and NPN styles with one-piece metal construction for constant alignment, PS-Series features glass optics, selectable light on/dark on operation, adjustable sensitivity potentiometers, and M8 connectors with 360° viewable LED indicators. Visible red light fork sensors have sensing range from 5–220 mm, while laser fork sensors feature Class 1 laser to detect small objects and have sensing range of 30–120 mm. All are IP67-rated and RoHS-compliant. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Algae Analysis Instrumentation Images Florida Toxic Algal Cells

August 8, 2016

FlowCam® Cyano Algae Analysis System Identifies Culprit in State of Emergency Scarborough, ME, USA: The water sample taken from the St. Lucie River near the coastline of Ft. Pierce, Florida was loaded with blue-green algae when it arrived in Ben Spaulding's lab in Scarborough, Maine. As laboratory manager for Fluid Imaging Technologies (www.FluidImaging.com), Spaulding ran the thick,... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Stainless Steel Photoelectric Sensors feature IP69K rating.

July 25, 2016

Supplied in 11 x 21 x 31.5 mm, AISI 316L stainless steel housing, PD30ET Series features IP69K environmental rating and ECOLAB certification, ensuring reliable operation in harsh environments. Sensors are available in NPN or PNP versions with NO and NC outputs. Operating from 10–30 Vdc power supply, units have top potentiometer setup and 4-pin M8 plug or 2 m cable connection. Sensors are resistant to high-pressure wash-down, aggressive cleaning agents, harsh disinfectants, and high temperatures. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

CCD Image Sensor exhibits optimized NIR performance.

July 13, 2016

Available in monochrome, bayer color, and sparse color configurations, KAI-08052 provides optimized sensitivity in NIR wavelengths for such applications as scientific and medical imaging or machine vision and intelligent transportation systems. CCD pixel design extends electron capture region for capture of electrons generated by long wavelength photons. This pixel well depth promotes NIR wavelength detection while also isolating photodiodes from each other to negate image sharpness reduction. 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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Dew Point Sensor withstands aggressive applications.

July 11, 2016

Designed for demanding process and laboratory applications, X3 Sensor uses chilled mirror technique to directly measure dew/frost point and provides absolute knowledge of moisture content. Unit may be air cooled or liquid cooled with range to -90°C frost point. Chemical resistant sensor is available in multiple configurations for measurement in aggressive background gases including ammonia, hydrochloric acid, peroxides, semiconductor process gases, medical gases, and other reactants. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Target Identification Sensor captures objects in 3D.

June 30, 2016

After using Time-of-Flight distance measurement and PMD technology to identify object within 70° x 23° field of view (made possible via objective lens), 3D Smart Sensor can capture said object in three dimensions. Sensor can identify multiple targets, moving or stationary, and report their location, size, speed, and relative trajectory within 35 m range. This provides critical information for distance monitoring, obstacle detection, collision avoidance, and area surveillance on mobile machines. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Optical Sensor improves gesture recognition reliability.

June 23, 2016

By offering single-point functionality, ADUX1020 improves sensing accuracy and reliability by measuring subject's position, proximity, and gestures. This also reduces design complexity and system BOM, while high ambient light rejection promotes reliable and accurate operation. Applications include building and industrial control panels and where touchscreen interfaces are challenged, such as in wet conditions, when user is wearing gloves, or when control panel is difficult to reach. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Luminescence Sensors offer sensing range of 600 mm. .

June 23, 2016

Able to detect fluorescent chalk marks, clear glue, and tamper-proof seals down to 2.2 mm diameter, DK50-UV Luminescence Sensors support error checking, sorting, measuring, and positioning of materials that blend into background or are invisible. Units offer 4 automatic teach modes and 1 manual teach mode. Eight-segment LED display indicates luminescent signal strength, uses output mode toggle for adjustments, and comes with integral timer that allows slower controllers to react to sensor output. Read More

HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Multi-Sensor Board aids sensor design/verification.

June 21, 2016

SENSORSHLD1-EVK-101 integrates 10 sensors: analog temperature, digital barometric pressure, Hall switch, magnetometer, digital accelerometer, digital magnetometer and accelerometer, digital gyroscope and accelerometer, analog UV, digital ambient light and proximity, and digital color. Also featured, Arduino interface pins ensure compatibility with existing open-source prototyping platforms and allow immediate verification of sensor operation and facilitate sensor device design.
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HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

IDT to Showcase its Latest Sensing Technology at Sensors Expo

June 17, 2016

The Show, Which Runs June 21-23 in San Jose, is a Leading Conference on Sensors and Sensor-Integrated Systems SAN JOSE, Calif., June 14, 2016 - Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI) announced today that it will exhibit its latest advanced sensing technology at next week's Sensors Expo Conference at San Jose's McEnery Convention Center. IDT will be at Booth 833,... Read More

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

Predator C Avenger Flies with Ms-177 Long-Range Sensor

June 16, 2016

Demonstrates U2-class Surveillance Capability from Significant Standoff Ranges SAN DIEGO – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced the successful flight tests of Predator® C Avenger®, equipped with a MS-177... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

WDR SWIR Camera Systems serve fast triggered imaging applications.

June 16, 2016

Without any processing or tone mapping, New Imaging Technologies (NIT) wide-dynamic-range (WDR), indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) SWIR sensors and camera systems deliver dynamic range >140 dB in one snapshot. InGaAs photodiode array features ROIC and comes in 640 x 512 (15 micron pitch) or 320 x 256 (25 micron pitch) pixel resolution; both operate in from 900–1,700 nm. Under all lighting conditions, internal Fixed Pattern Noise correction offers images with optimized uniformity. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Vishay Intertechnology to Demonstrate Leading Ambient, Proximity, UV, and RGBW Light Sensors at Sensors Expo & Conference 2016

June 13, 2016

MALVERN, Pa. - June 8, 2016 - The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced its technology lineup for Sensors Expo Conference 2016, taking place June 21-23 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. In booth 419, Vishay will provide demonstrations of its leading ambient, proximity, ultraviolet (UV), and RGBW light sensors for consumer,... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Reflectance/Transmittance Instrument aids plant stress research.

June 9, 2016

RT (reflectance/transmittance) sphere measures reflectance and transmittance. When used with PSR+ field spectroradiometer, unit helps researchers better understand leaf characteristics, spectral red edge shift, and plant stress indicators. Measuring total hemispherical reflectance, product allows collection of all diffuse light reflected from sample. Operators can measure reflectance and transmittance and calculate absorption, and specular light trap is included for specular subtraction. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

President Obama Stops by IFM Efector's Booth and Tries New 3D Technology

June 2, 2016

During a tour of Hannover Messe, the largest industrial technology trade show in the world, President Obama and Chancellor Merkel visited the ifm electronic booth. Michael Marhofer, CEO and owner of ifm electronic, and Bernd Buxbaum of pmd technologies, ifm electronic’s sister company, demonstrated pmd technology with a Virtual Reality camera. As President Obama looked through the camera... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Fiber Optic Microswitch suits MRI and industrial applications.

May 31, 2016

Featuring V15-style form factor, MR386 ZapFREE® Microswitch comes in Industrial model with extended temperature range of -40 to +80°C and non-metallic MRI Safe model with temperature range of -5 to +60°C. MRI model is designed for use inside bore and is magnetically invisible to imaging process. Non-electrical, totally passive sensors provide EMI and RFI immunity, isolation from high voltage and lightning, inherent safety in explosive atmospheres, and can operate over distances up to 1,500 m. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

OEM Controller fosters fiber optic signaling sensor integration.

May 17, 2016

Designed for OEM industrial and medical systems, MR380-0 provides turnkey solution for integrating any Micronor MR38X series ZapFREE® Fiber Optic Signaling Sensors. Unit contains stable transmitter and sensitive optical receiver that operate over Duplex LC multimode fiber optic link. Compatible with OM1 (62.5/125 µm) or OM2/OM3 (50/125 µm) multimode fiber to distances up to 1.5 km, controller operates over 5–24 Vdc range and provides Digital Logic as well as Open-Collector Output. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

ChemImage Partners with Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute to Develop Conformal Imaging Technology for Real-Time On-the-Move Detection

May 13, 2016

PITTSBURGH - ChemImage Corporation announces a collaborative partnership with Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science and its Robotics Institute, around ChemImage's Dual Polarization Conformal Imaging (DPCI) sensor technology for ground vehicle operation. The two groups will integrate DPCI technology into a robotic platform to evaluate the performance of DPCI when... Read More