Optical Sensors

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Fujifilm Demonstrates FDR D-EVO GL With Virtual Grid Image Processing Technology At RSNA 2016

November 25, 2016

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 22, 2016 - (Booth #6713, North Building, Hall B) –FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and medical informatics solutions, will demonstrate the FDR D-EVO GL detector at the 2016 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), held November 27-December 2 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Built...Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

UAV Manufacturer Robota Selects the LeddarOne Altimeter for Its New Generation of Drone

November 18, 2016

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec, Nov. 15, 2016 - LeddarTech, the leader in solid-state LiDAR solutions, today announced that its LeddarOne optical sensor has been selected by Robota as the altimeter for the Eclipse, its new generation of fixed-wing UAV for professional surveying applications. LeddarOne proved to be the best technology available to provide the drone's autopilot with the precise,...Read More

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

Hirschmanns MCS camera indicator is shock resistant.

November 13, 2016

Including 4.3” or 7” color graphic console, 12’ power harness, camera, magnetic camera mount, Camera indicator is shock resistant with IP68 / IP69k protection class rating. Compatible with Hirschmann’s 4.3” and 7” color graphic vSCALE consoles, unit offers option of horizontal or vertical camera orientation. Allowing operator to have constant visual of any situation, unit is suitable in lifting applications like monitoring and control systems.

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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

PYTHON 480 Image Sensor features 4.8 m global shutter pixels.

November 11, 2016

With readout speeds of up to 120 fps through either a single-lane LVDS or parallel output, PYTHON 480 Image Sensors are suitable for barcode scanning and inspection systems. Providing pictures in 4.8 µm global shutter pixels, sensors come in Monochrome and Bayer Color configurations. Housed in CSP-67 package, PYTHON 480 is compact and cost-effective.

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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

ORT 230/240 optical rotary Torque Transducer offers lifetime warranty.

November 9, 2016

Available in two models ORT 230 and ORT 240, TorqSense ORT 230/240 Series of Optical Rotary Torque Transducer measures rotary and static torque up to 100Nm with bandwidth up to 50kHz. Measuring low torque and high bandwidth, device offers shafts of 0.5deg and 0.25deg maximum torsion deflection on smaller and larger transducers respectively. Applications include food and chemical mixing, engine or turbine power measurements, friction and spring testing.

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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

New Yorker Electronics Unveils New Vishay Ambient Light and Proximity Sensor

October 26, 2016

Vishay VCNL4100 Combination Sensor Provides Long-Distance Proximity Detection of Up to One Meter NORTHVALE, NEW JERSEY, USA – New Yorker Electronics is now distributing Vishay’s newest optoelectronics sensor, the Vishay Semiconductors VCNL4100. The new Vishay VCNL4100 is an Ambient Light Sensor and also a Proximity Sensor with long-distance proximity detection up to one meter. It...Read More

Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Vision Systems

ON Semiconductor Imaging Technology Plays Integral Role in World's First Multi-Aperture Computational Camera

October 26, 2016

Space saving, power-efficient customized image sensors prove instrumental in bringing performance and functionality normally associated with DSLRs into smartphone size designs PhotoPlus New York, New York – ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON ), driving energy efficiency innovations, has drawn on its extensive expertise in image sensor technology to help support Silicon Valley start-up Light. The...Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Fruit Packaging Industry Leader Selects Process Sensors Corporation's Thermal Imaging Camera Solution to Satisfy Crucial Moisture/Temperature Requirement

October 26, 2016

Yakima, WA- October 17, 2016, The Infrared Division of Process Sensors Corporation located in Franklin Lakes, NJ drew on its decades of IR experience and a wide range of innovative, non-contact sensing products to successfully supply the solution needed by Michelsen Packaging Co. Michelsen Packaging, an incredibly ecologically responsible company, is a leading produce packaging and equipment...Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Low-noise EUV photodetector SXUV20C feature 20 mm circular active area.

October 18, 2016

Designed to have stability for a longer time during exposure to high intensity EUV energy and possessing high responsivity in wavelengths 1nm to 200 nm, Opto Diode’s SXUV20C is a low-noise extreme UV photodetector with 20 mm² circular active area, that can align easily with an EUV laser. Applied in UV laser units and applications that require critical measurements of power and speed, diode features reverse breakdown voltage of 10v, shunt resistance of 50MΩ and high photon flux robustness. Read More

HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Non-Invasive Optical Sensor Switches detect high/low flow rates.

October 11, 2016

Compatible with Aalborg® P, S, and T rotameters, Optical Sensor Switch Hi-Lo contains 2 sets of self-contained mini-slim photoelectric sensors located on 2 solid carriers. Sensors, consisting of transmitter and receiver, signal cut-off valve, alarm, or other device (not included) when float passes above or below the desired setting to facilitate monitoring of desired flow level. Response time is 0.5 msec. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Vision Systems

Lockheed Martin Receives $49 Million U.S. Army Contract for Apache Helicopter Sensor Upgrades

October 5, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. - The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $49.3 million contract to upgrade the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) on the AH-64E Apache helicopter. Under this contract, Lockheed Martin will produce an additional 42 Modernized Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) upgrade kits and spares for the U.S. Army as part of Lot 1...Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Image Sensor supports driver monitoring systems.

October 4, 2016

Housed in 3.9 x 3.4 mm AEC-Q100 Grade 2 qualified chip scale package, Model OV7261 supports gesture control and driver monitoring applications such as driver drowsiness and distraction detection. Sensor provides 10-bit RAW image output and 640 x 480 resolution up to 100 fps. Leveraging global shutter technology on 3-micron pixel, OV7261 reduces LED illuminator power due to high quantum efficiency at near IR wavelengths. Global shutter pixel also enables stereo vision pixel-level synchronization. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Vishay VCNL4100 Sensor offers background light cancellation capabilities.

September 30, 2016

Presented in compact 8 mm by 3 mm by 1.8 mm surface-mount package, VCNL4100 combines a new high-sensitivity proximity and ambient light sensor with long-distance proximity detection up to 1 m. Operating on Filtron™ technology, VCNL4100 includes an interrupt function and supports I²C bus communication interface for smart home, industrial, and office applications. RoHS-compliant, device requires supply voltage ranging from 2.5 V to 3.6 V and I²C bus voltage from 1.8 V to 3.6 V.
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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Automotive Image Sensors (1.7 MP) has 120 dB dynamic range.

September 21, 2016

Built on 4.2-micron OmniBSI™ split pixel technology, OV10650 wide-format image sensor captures color images and video in 2:1 aspect ratio and delivers 1820 x 940 resolution at up to 60 fps. Design is compatible with image signal processing companion chips OV491 and OV495 for display-based automotive applications. With same performance and specifications as OV10650, OV10652 utilizes RCCC color filter pattern for automotive camera integrators designing front-view ADAS. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine Readers Award Wattstopper with Two Product of the Year Awards

September 20, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 15, 2016 - Legrand, North America announced today that two of its Wattstopper products, the Wireless Receptacle Controls (WRC) Series and FSP-201 outdoor sensor received the 2016 GOLD Award and SILVER Award in the Lighting Controls category, as voted by Consulting-Specifying Engineer readers in its annual Product of the Year contest. These two Wattstopper products...Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Vision Systems

UTC Aerospace Systems to Continue Supporting USAF DCGS

September 20, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), will continue its mission to deliver global field service, sustainment and on-site expertise in support to Raytheon Corporation for their recent award to operate the U.S. Air Force's (USAF) Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS). UTC Aerospace Systems' Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance...Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Infrared Moisture Analyzer MA37 Offered by Terra Universal

September 19, 2016

Fullerton, CA – The compact benchtop Infrared Moisture Analyzer MA 37 from Sartorius is available on Laboratory-Equipment.com. It quickly analyzes samples weighing up to 70 grams. Infrared heating is quickly done using a metal tube heater, reducing measuring time. The sample chamber, visible through a viewing window, is illuminated with an LED light Moisture analyzer components are easy to...Read More

Non-Industrial Products, Optics & Photonics, Safety & Security Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Vision Systems

Elbit Systems of America Showcases Airpower Capabilities During the Air Force Association Air, Space, Cyber Conference

September 15, 2016

Elbit Systems of America — a global partner in delivering airpower capabilities that ensure freedom FORT WORTH, Texas - On September 19-21, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., will showcase its innovative capabilities for the United States Air Force at the Air Force Association Air, Space, Cyber Conference at National Harbor, MD. A trusted...Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Vision Systems

Hi-Res Array Imager aligns with lean manufacturing principles.

September 13, 2016

Used for quality inspection, factory automation, and in-process verification, 9 MP version of FARO® Cobalt Array Imager suits manufacturers that need to capture fine details and features on edges and surfaces. Features include blue light technology, interchangeable lenses, HDR, and automatic exposure. On-board processing enables multi-imager array configurations of unlimited number of Cobalt sensors, and actionable data is delivered as go/no-go result or dimensional deviation color map. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Submersible Sensor accurately monitors UV transmittance.

September 12, 2016

Suited for municipal wastewater applications, UVT-LED-SW UV Transmittance Sensor provides continuous monitoring for accurate UV disinfection dosing. Unit is mounted directly to wall of any open channel system, taking automatic measurements every 60 seconds. Sensor directly outputs 4-20 mA signal, integrating into variety of process monitoring systems without transmitter or controller. Integrated Teflon wiper delivers swift cleaning cycle before each reading, preventing fouling and build-up. Read More