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Linear Hall Effect Sensor detects low magnetic field strengths.
Frieburg D-79108 Germany
May 22, 2013
Housed in moldable TO92UT package, HAL® 835 offers ESD protection for use in automotive industry. Smallest measurement range can be extended to ±15 mT with 12-bit resolution and differential nonlinearity of less than 0.9 LSB. Unit provides analog/PWM output as well as multiplex-analog output. Implemented digital back-bias cancellation minimizes influence of interfering static magnetic fields. Designed for junction temperatures up to 170°C, sensor has integrated EEPROM for parameter storage.
Inductive Proximity Sensors can be used in hazardous locations.
Carlo Gavazzi, Inc.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
May 21, 2013
Along with microprocessor design and AirCore™ sensing coil, ICB Series is certified for use in Class I, Div 2, Groups A/B/C/D hazardous environments. Class I denotes compatibility with locations with flammable gases or vapors, and Division 2 applies to hazardous atmospheres present under fault conditions and for limited periods. Groups A, B, C, and D apply to groups of explosive gases: acetylene, hydrogen, ethylene, and propane. Potting process allows installation in heavy-duty applications.
Smart Level Sensor targets solid/water interface applications.
Monitor Technologies LLC
Elburn, IL 60119
May 20, 2013
When equipped with optional stainless steel interface style plumb bob, SiloPatrol® can provide level measurement for settled solids in blanket of water. Plumb bob penetrates through water, makes contact with surface of solid material, and retracts to provide measurement. Housed in split-compartment enclosure, maintenance-free system combines weight and cable techniques, Hall Effect sensor technology, sealed bi-directional optical sensing, and isolated outputs.
Hall Effect Sensor Coded Switch withstands harsh environments.
Elma Electronic Inc.
Fremont, CA 94538
May 10, 2013
Suitable for use in presence of dust and/or vibration, X4 Series features 5-bit gray code output with 12 or 24 positions as well as parallel analog and PWM outputs. Unit is available in indexing angles of 30° or 15° with selectable switching torque from 1.5–20 N cm. Featuring IP68 rating with optional sealing, switch operates from -30 to +85°C. Stainless steel shaft and zinc housing make it suitable for high humidity and salt atmosphere environments.
Smartphone Sensor detects ambient light from 0.002-68,000 lx.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
Regensburg D-93049 Germany
May 07, 2013
Containing infrared LED and 2 detectors, Model SFH 7776 registers ambient brightness – even behind dark smartphone covers – and prevents unintentional responses from touchscreen during telephone calls. Digital sensor features working range up to 16 cm and does not need lenses to collect emitted IR light. In standby mode, device consumes just 0.8 µA. In addition, proximity sensor eliminates crosstalk, so separate optical barriers between IRED and detector are not needed.
Position Sensor offers several communication options.
BEI Sensors (BEI Industrial Encoders)
Goleta, CA 93117
May 01, 2013
Validated to key aspects of ISO-7637-2, 9960 series offers electrical options that enable communication with range of controllers. This rotary Hall effect position sensor, available with 9–30 Vdc in/4–20 mA current out, and 15–30 Vdc in/0–10 Vdc out, features IP69K rating for high-pressure, high-temperature, wash-down applications. Also compatible with harsh transients found in vehicle battery system, sensor has 360° turn capability and utilizes non-contacting technology.
Area LED Luminaires use motion sensors to conserve energy.
Acuity Brands Lighting
Conyers, GA 30012
Apr 05, 2013
Utilizing integrated Sensor Switch® motion sensors, Lithonia Lighting® D-Series Area Size 1 and Size 2 LED luminaires increase energy savings in outdoor applications. Luminaire-mounted motion sensor, suited for 15–30 ft mounting heights, provides 15–20 ft coverage radius and 300° coverage pattern. Presets gradually dim LED luminaire to specified low level when area becomes unoccupied, conserving energy and providing security lighting. Upon motion detection, luminaires ramp to full output.
Programmable Digital Hall Effect Sensor instegrates EEPROM.
Concord, NH 03301
Mar 29, 2013
With integrated EEPROM that allows re-programmable magnetic switching thresholds, including hysteresis, MLX92232 is constructed on mixed signal CMOS process technology and can be programmed to meet any Hall effect Switch or Latch specification for direct replacement of existing Hall effect sensors. Each AEC-Q100-qualified IC comes in 3-pin SIP or TSOT23 package featuring integrated Hall sensor element with offset cancellation mechanism, voltage regulator, and open-drain output driver.
Non-Contact Angle Sensors feature redundant outputs.
Novotechnik U.S., Inc.
Southborough, MA 01772
Mar 27, 2013
Offering factory programmable measurement angles from 45–360°, RSC3200 Series delivers output of 0.25–4.75 or 0.5–4.5 V, depending on customer preference, with 12-bit resolution and repeatability of ±0.5°. Hall-effect angle sensors operate from -40 to +125°C and have IP 69K rating for protection against dust and humidity. With temperature resistant housing and standard D-shaft connector interface, sensors are suited for automotive and off-highway vehicle applications.
Optical Gesture and Proximity Sensing ICs suit automotive HMIs.
Concord, NH 03301
Mar 22, 2013
AEC-Q100 qualified for -40 to 105°C operation, MLX75030 and MLX75031 feature 2 simultaneously operating light measurement channels which can detect active optical reflection from target. MLX75030 allows external switches to drive LEDs up to 1 A peak, while MLX75031 integrates LED drivers to minimize external component count. Digital output contains measured active light and ambient light levels, which is processed on customer’s microcontroller to detect gestures such as swipe, zoom, or scroll.
Proximity Sensor solves smartphone hang-ups.
Lexington, MA 02421
Mar 05, 2013
Combining time-of-flight sensor, ambient light sensor die, and infrared emitter, FlightSense™ VL6180 uses proximity measuring technology to calculate distance between smartphone and user, minimizing incidence of dropped calls and enabling innovative interactions with smartphones. IR emitter sends out light pulses, while light detector picks up reflected pulses, and electronic circuitry accurately measures time difference between emission of pulse and detection of its reflection.
Digital Output Hall Effect Sensors operate from 2.5-5.5 V.
Concord, NH 03301
Feb 28, 2013
Supplied in TSOT-23 packages, MLX92212LSE-AAA low hysteresis bipolar latch and MLX92212LSE-ABA high hysteresis unipolar switch are AEC-Q100 qualified and built on advanced CMOS process. Power supply range makes sensors suitable for pairing with low-power MCUs in embedded systems. While MLX92212LSE-AAA is designed for use with multi-pole ring magnets or alternating magnetic fields, MLX92212LSE-ABA allows use of generic/weak magnets or larger air gaps.
Direction Detection Sensor IC uses 2 Hall-effect switches.
Allegro MicroSystems Inc.
Worcester, MA 01615
Feb 22, 2013
Providing digital output signals that indicate speed and direction of target rotation, Model A1233 is suited for ring magnet based, speed and direction systems located in harsh automotive and industrial environments. Dual-channel monolithic IC contains 2 independent Hall-effect bipolar switches that are located 1.63 mm apart and are photolithographically aligned to better than 1 µm. High-frequency chopper-stabilization technique cancels offsets in each channel, providing stable operation.
Non-Contact Position Sensor combines small size, high resolution.
Lymington United Kingdom
Feb 20, 2013
Featuring proprietary induction technology principle, Blade20 micro sensor allows measurement of linear and shallow-arc motion as well as long-stroke measurement. Solid-state sensor, sealed to IP68 to prevent dust or water ingress, features 2-part modular construction that assists engineers in retrofit applications. Technology offers 12-bit resolution capable of data sampling at speeds up to 15 KHz, and available output options include 0.5–4.5 V and 0.5–10 V.
Proximity Sensors detect ferrous metals.
HSI Sensing, Inc.
Chickasha, OK 73023
Feb 11, 2013
Requiring only presence of metal to operate, PRX+11200, 11300, and 11400 can be activated from multiple sides without magnet or power source. Steel sensors have hermetically sealed contacts, making them immune to oxidation, dust, and particles. Featuring standard hole spacing, heavy-duty mounting flange, and adjustable trip point, units are suited for limit sensing, position control, and safety/interlock sensing, as well as fire protection doors and control functions in plant/utility vehicles.
UHF RFID Interrogator offers flexible connnectivity options.
Minneapolis, MN 55438
Feb 06, 2013
Fully integrated proximity interrogator, RFU630, is intended for use with passive transponders in applications with scanning distances of up to 5 m. ID Pro-compatible product provides common connectivity and programming platform for all 3 SICK automatic identification technologies: RFID, 1D bar code, and 2D image-based code-readers. UHF read/write head includes controller, antenna, and communications protocols in IP67 housing.
Inductive Proximity Sensors operate in harsh areas up to 250°C.
Automation Systems Interconnect Inc.
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Jan 29, 2013
Available in sizes M8, M12, M18, M30, and M50, high temperature inductive proximity sensors come in configurations with PNP NO and NC as well as NPN NO and NC outputs. Styles include standard and short housings, shielded and non-shielded. Offering ranges up to 30 mm, sensors feature corrosion-resistant, stainless steel housing, reverse circuit and polarity protection, and factory pre-set lifetime calibration. Standard silicon or PTFE cable lengths are 2, 5, and 10 m.
Inertial Measurement Unit achieves 6° of freedom.
Honeywell International, Inc.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Jan 18, 2013
Using MEMS technology to sense translational movement in 3 perpendicular axes and rotational movement about 3 perpendicular axes, 6DF Series provides motion, position, and navigational sensing over 6° of freedom. IMU measures motion of equipment onto which it is attached and delivers data to equipment's control module via CAN SAE J1939 communications protocol. Sealed in aluminum packaging with IP67/IP69k ratings, device offers corrosion resistance and chemical compatibility in harsh environments.
Inductive Sensors serve space-restricted applications.
Twinsburg, OH 44087
Jan 15, 2013
With 8 mm dia, NBB1.5-8GM16-E2 short barrel sensors include PNP NO and NC versions. Model NBB1.5-6,5S16-E2 short barrel sensors have 6.5 mm smooth barrel and operate in PNP NO mode. They feature 16 mm cylindrical stainless steel housing and deliver 1.5 mm sensing range with 6,000 Hz switching frequency. Model NBB0,8-F141-E2 square profile inductive sensors have 25 mm, nickel-plated brass housing with 5 mm square profile. They have 0.8 mm sensing range and switching frequency of 10 KHz.
Hall-Effect Joystick offers resistance to EMI.
Merritt, J. R., Controls, Inc.
Stratford, CT 06615
Dec 19, 2012
Featuring heavy-duty mechanical construction, single-axis PRO-6H has standard proportional 0.5–4.5 Vdc output with optional custom-engineered PWM circuits. Handle shaft, measuring 10 mm in diameter, allows for variety of handle configurations, including triggers, rocker switches, pushbuttons, and thumb wheels. Equipped with field-adjustable friction brake with positive center detent, joystick is suitable for applications where speed must remain constant under continuous shock and vibration.
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