Optical Sensors

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... 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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Fork Sensors feature IP69K-rated stainless steel design.

August 30, 2016

Available in 50 and 80 mm widths, F Series Self-Contained Through-Beam Sensors incorporate 316L SS housing that withstands aggressive cleaning solutions, coolants, and lubricants found in food and beverage, packaging, metalworking, and pharmaceutical industries. Units feature NO/NC outputs, IR light sources for applications with mist and airborne particulates, and red light for alignment. LEDs for power and switching indication in connector allow for troubleshooting and sensor status. Read More

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