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Lighting Control Sensors help building operators conserve energy.
Hubbell Lighting Div.
Greenville, SC 29607
Jul 09, 2014
Intended for interior applications, LightHAWK2™ wall switch vacancy and occupancy sensors are available with Passive Infrared (PIR), Ultrasonic (US), and Dual Technology (US and PIR) motion sensor technologies. Other versions include LightHAWK2™ Dimming PIR Sensors, featuring 0–10 V dimming; LightHAWK2™ Night Light PIR Sensor, which combines PIR technology with night-light; and LightHAWK2™ Low Voltage Sensor, which works with power pack or as part of lighting control system.
Proximity/Ambient Light Optical Sensor is AEC-Q101 qualified.
Malvern, PA 19355
Jun 18, 2014
Operating up to +105°C, VCNL4020X01 combines IR emitter, photo-pin-diode for proximity, ambient light detector, signal processing IC, and 16-bit ADC in 4.8 x 2.3 x 0.8 mm LLP. Fully integrated 3-in-1 sensor, able to function at any depth or air gap below glass window, has interrupt function, supports I²C bus communication interface, and is compatible with lead Pb-free soldering. Programmable LED drive current from 10–200 mA in 10 mA steps allows detection distances up to 200 mm.
Low-Power Sensor Hub is optimized for wearables use cases.
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Jun 16, 2014
Addressing needs of fitness and health applications, S1 Wearables Sensor Hub consists of Catalog Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) using ArcticLink® 3 S1 silicon platform. This context-aware sensor hub, which consumes <250 µW active power, supports such contexts as walking, running, cycling, in-vehicle, on-person, and not-on-person as well as Tap-to-Wake and Rotate-Wrist-to-Wake gestures. Also, hub supports Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS and Thread X RTOS.
Hall Effect Magnetic Sensors offer thermally stable operation.
Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI)
Dallas, TX 75243-4136
May 28, 2014
Designed for use in industrial applications from position detection to motor control, rugged and fully protected DRV5000 products include digital latch, digital switch, and analog bipolar output options. Chopper-stabilized sensors support applications from 2.5–38 V and include reverse supply protection up to -22 V as well as ability to withstand transient voltages up to 40 V. For use in existing designs, 3-pin devices come in 2 industry-standard packages and operate from -40 to +125°C.
Miniature Inductive Sensor has rugged metal housing.
Florence, KY 41042-0937
May 27, 2014
Suited for harsh environments, BES R04 block sensor has fully integrated electronics, with no external amplifier required, and installation depth of ≥5 mm. Size and flatness facilitate installation and integration, while length enables integrated installation in compact assemblies. Ceramic sensing face suits applications with weld spatter, metal debris, and vibration, and other features include brass housing, protective silicone tubing cable version, and mounting via one M3 screw.
Proximity and Illuminance Sensor controls smartphone screens.
Murata Power Solutions
Mansfield, MA 02048-1151
May 15, 2014
Measuring 3.05 x 2.10 x 1.10 mm, Model LT-1PA01 integrates optical proximity sensor and illuminance sensor. Proximity sensor uses photoreceptor to measure distance to object based on amount of returned light, while another photoreceptor is used to detect amount of ambient brightness. Consuming just 80 µA during proximity sensing, surface mounted device features illuminance sensing angle of ±45° at 50% and sensing distance up to 70 mm with gray card.
Linear Inductive Sensors offer 40 mm distance measurement.
Twinsburg, OH 44087
May 13, 2014
Suitable for vertical valve measurements, Models PMI40-F90-U-V15 and PMI40-F90-I-V15 offer replacement for standard cylindrical analog sensors. Sensors do not measure changes in distance so vibration and machine tolerance of vertical valve do not affect position and accuracy. Optimal distance from PMI40 to standard sensor target is 2 mm, but available sensing range of 0.5–3 mm delivers accurate linear position regardless of sensing range.
Vibration Sensors are designed for high-temperature operation.
Meggitt Sensing Systems (Endevco Corp.)
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Apr 16, 2014
Available in ultra-compact housings, top-exit, and side-exit for flexible cable connectivity, Wilcoxon Research® HT (high temperature) series provides continuous output for condition monitoring applications where temperatures reach 150°C. Internal components are rated at 200°C for consistent bias output voltage levels over entire temperature range. Carrying 25 year MTBF rating, series features rugged housing and hermetic sealing that protect against ground loops and RFI.
Magnetic Inductive Flow Sensor provides ±1% accuracy.
Dwyer Instruments, Inc.
Michigan City, IN 46361
Mar 31, 2014
Unlike sensors with moving parts, Series MFS2 can measure contaminated media in ½, ¾, 1, or 1 ¼ in. diameter pipes. Electromagnetic PVDF flowmeter is available for flow ranges from 0.02–66 gpm. Any change in temperature, density, viscosity, concentration, or electrical conductivity does not affect output signal. Providing obstruction-free pipe cross section, Series MFS2 is suitable for accurate reversible gauging of volume flow of conductive liquids in closed piping.
Linear Position Sensors withstand severe shock and vibration.
Alliance Sensors Group
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Feb 11, 2014
Using proprietary inductive technology, LV-45 Series offers 5 ranges of 100, 150, 200, 250, and 300 mm with output of 0–10 Vdc or 4–20 mA. SenSet™ range adjustability allows user to scale zero and full span output to actual range of motion of workpiece being measured after sensor is installed. Featuring 1.75 in. OD body, 5 mm wall thickness, and operating temperature from -40 to +85°C, sensors are available with optional mounting flanges, rod eye ends, and connector or cable terminations.
LED Proximity Switches mount directly to robotic grippers.
Perrysburg, OH 43551
Feb 10, 2014
Featuring red transmitter LED and adjustable background suppression, Model FT 10-RH offers max scanning range of 70 mm and can be adjusted to different objects without modifications. Fixed focus proximity models are available with background suppression and offer scanning ranges of 15, 30, or 50 mm. Blue light version, with fixed focus 30 mm range, detects light-absorbing objects such as solar cells. Operating up to 1.6 m, LED retro-reflective light barrier FR 10-R includes teach-in function.
Linear 3.3 V Hall-Effect Sensor IC comes in miniature package.
Allegro Microsystems, Inc.
Worcester, MA 01615
Feb 04, 2014
Intended for applications requiring medium accuracy in small package, A1304 eliminates need to program device to compensate for temperature effects on sensor performance. Sensitivity and QVO TC are blind blown (trimmed) at factory for optimal accuracy, and programmable sensitivity level is 4 mV/G ±6% typ. Fabricated in BiCMOS monolithic process, product integrates Hall element, offset and sensitivity trim circuitry, small-signal high-gain amplifier, and dynamic offset cancellation.
Laser Profile Scanners provide gap measurements.
Raleigh, NC 27617
Jan 16, 2014
With compact design and advanced triggering capabilities, gapCONTROL 2611 and 2911 can be integrated into industrial environments, such as welding, joining, and assembly processes. Sensors measure gaps as well as flushness, overlapping, proximity, and height offsets. Included gapCONTROL Setup Software configures sensors, defines metrics, and outputs measurement values. Results can be used, for example, in automotive industry for control of robots or for in-process quality assurance.
Inductive Proximity Switch features 5-way rotatable head.
BlueLevel Technologies, Inc.
Sterling, IL 61081
Jan 10, 2014
Designed to detect presence and absence of target metallic items, Model IPH is suitable for use in position detection and control as well as many other applications. Rectangular 4-wire AC sensor features both normally open and normally closed switch outputs, each being 2-wire 20–250 Vac.
Wireless Digital Switches and Sensors operate at 915 MHz.
Steute Industrial Controls, Inc.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Jan 10, 2014
Available in contact and non-contact types, Wireless Digital Switches and Sensors include limit, magnetic, inductive, foot-operated, pull-wire, pushbutton, selector, and key-operated designs. Industrial-grade, IP65-rated units feature life expectancy in excess of 1 million operations, making them suitable for machinery, material handling, chemical processing, painting, packaging, and food processing applications.
Latching Digital Hall-Effect Sensor ICs offer high sensitivity.
Minneapolis, MN 55426
Dec 30, 2013
Respectively supplied in sub-miniature, SMT, SOT-23 and leaded, flat TO-92-style packages, SS360PT and SS460P provide switching points with magnetic sensitivity of 30 Gauss typ at 77°F and 55 Gauss max over -40° to +257°F range. ICs have built-in pull-up resistors and do not use chopper stabilization on Hall element, providing clean output signal and accelerated latch response. Operating from 3–24 Vdc, products have built-in reverse voltage capability that enhances sensor/circuit protection.
Digital Hall Effect Sensor ICs support low voltage operation.
Concord, NH 03301
Dec 30, 2013
Operating from 2.7–24 V, MLX92231 and MLX92211 integrate Hall sensor element with offset cancellation mechanism, voltage regulator, and open-drain output driver. EEPROM memory, included, allows magnetic switching thresholds to be configured (including hysteresis). While MLX92211 targets applications requiring Hall effect latch magnetic characteristics, MLX92231 supports applications for Hall effect switch magnetic behavior. Both are constructed on mixed signal CMOS process technology.
Hall Effect Sensor ICs offer response time of 3 µs.
Concord, NH 03301
Dec 12, 2013
Targeted at current sensing in electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and renewable energy systems, MLX91208 Series features typical thermal sensitivity drift of ±150 ppm/°C. Transfer characteristics are fully adjustable, with parameters such as sensitivity, gain, and offset capable of being stored on built-in EEPROM memory. Supporting operational temperature range of -40 to +150°C, programmable devices deliver precision DC and AC current measurements up to 200 kHz frequencies.
Wireless Proximity Switch monitors tank vent relieving.
L & J Technologies, Inc.
Hillside, IL 60162
Dec 10, 2013
Operating on single lithium battery for at least 1 year, Model MCG 1097 can send signal to notify operator when pressure device is relieving. Information can be monitored and tracked, avoiding guesswork. Using proprietary algorithms, switch instantaneously sends back any alarm conditions as well as continuously checks battery conditions. If battery should get low or any abnormal condition should occur, switch will notify host MCG 7030 Touch Panel Alarm Monitor.
Rotary Position Sensor provides contactless detection.
Minneapolis, MN 55441
Nov 20, 2013
Utilizing resistance inductive capacitance measuring technology, QR24 provides contactless position detection and wear-free performance in various industrial applications. Sensor, without the need for contact or bearings, successfully executes same functions as encoder or potentiometer while eliminating wear and extending sensor longevity. Along with 16-bit noiseless operation, features include printed emitter and receiver coil systems and double resonator system.
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