Optical Sensors

Electronic Components & Devices, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Low-noise EUV photodetector SXUV20C feature 20 mm² 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... 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