Proximity & Motion

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

TMR Switch Sensors feature ultra-low power design.

January 28, 2016

Supplied in 2 x 1.5 mm LGA package, TMR1340/TMR1341/TMR1343/TMR1345 Tunneling Magnetoresistive Sensors feature switching point from 14–17 Gauss, ultra-low power at 1.5 µA in high-speed operation, and open-drain output. Omnipolar units are suited for industrial proximity switches, pneumatic cylinder switches, and liquid level switches that require precise measurement of position and displacement, temperature stability, and ability to adapt to different types of magnets and stroke lengths. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Spring Loaded LVIT offers optimized length to stroke ratio.

January 18, 2016

At 4 in. long, contactless LRS-18 series is available with ranges from 0.5–4.0 in. for dimension or position measuring applications in factory automation as well as various industrial and commercial applications where sensing element cannot be attached to object being measured. Max tip force on item being measured is 1 lb, and 0.75 in. dia aluminum or stainless steel body has M18 x 1 thread and comes with 2 hex jam nuts. Linear sensor uses 0.25 in. dia probe equipped with AGD No. 9 contact tip. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Miniature Displacement, Position Sensors have IP65-rated housing.

December 22, 2015

Utilizing differential sensing technology, inductive displacement Inelta IZAL series sensors ensure precise path length measurements in confined-space applications. Housing of these LVDT sensors has 4 mm dia, and interior provides complete differential transformer measuring system with core and coils. With contactless and wear-free design, displacement and position sensors achieve linearity tolerance of ± 0.5% (0.25% optional) and are designed for measuring ranges of 1, 2.5, and 5 mm. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Proximity Sensor, Antenna Module enhances computer performance.

December 22, 2015

Promoting performance and design flexibility for tablets, laptops, and notebook computers, ProxAnt TL 1.0 consists of 7-band main antenna, proximity sensor chip, and all necessary components on one flexible circuit board. Sensor, without requiring physical contact, recognizes when it is close to user and signals host processor to reduce transmission power to antenna. Also, sensor recognizes movement to avoid false trigger. Module supports WiFi WLAN 802.11n, ac standards, and all LTE bands. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Dual Zone Radar Sensor detects moving and stationary targets.

December 1, 2015

Featuring narrow 11 x 13° beam pattern, R-GAGE™ Q240 Sensor is suited for monitoring specific area without detecting adjacent objects. Two independent adjustable sensing zones enable sensor to provide far and near proximity warning signs with capability to detect objects over 40 m away. Supplied in IP67-rated housing, Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave sensor operates in temperatures from -40 to 149°F and is suited for outdoor applications, such as port crane collision avoidance. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Vision Systems

Image Sensors come in high-resolution options.

October 19, 2015

Extending to over 25 megapixels, PYTHON 10K, PYTHON 12K, PYTHON 16K, and PYTHON 25K share common 4.5 µm pixel that leverages patented in-pixel CDS technology to enable global shutter imaging with Correlated Double Sampling. Image data is accessed through 32, 16, 8, or 4 LVDS channels, each running at 720 MHz, to enable readout speeds up to 80 fps for 25K device. Supplied in µPGA-355 package, sensors are available in monochrome, Bayer color, and extended NIR configurations. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

LVIT Linear Position Sensors serve in extreme environments.

September 18, 2015

Available with 0–10 Vdc or 4–20 mA output and 100, 150, 200, 250, and 300 mm ranges, LV-45 series withstands vibration, shock, temperature, and humidity found in outdoor applications. Inductive, contactless linear position sensors employ LVIT Technology, operate from -40 to 85°C, and feature 1.75 in. OD body with 5 mm wall thickness. SenSet™ range adjustability feature is standard, and coil design lends to ruggedization. Axial or radial connector or cable terminations are available.

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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Hall-effect Current Sensor targets HEV applications.

September 3, 2015

Optimized for very high fields that characterize hybrid and electric vehicle applications, IMC-Hall® MLX91208CAV can handle up to 1,000 A of primary current. AEC-Q100-qualified device employs integrated magnetic concentrator technology to accurately measure current without bulky external ferromagnetic cores. Housed in surface mount SOIC8 package, contactless sensor intrinsically delivers galvanic isolation mandated by high voltage applications, while eliminating additional sources of power loss. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Inductive Linear Sensor adapts to hydraulic cylinder designs.

August 20, 2015

Designed for magnet-free installation in rear endcap of hydraulic cylinders for operation at pressures up to 5,000 psig, contactless MHP-7 series employs 7 mm dia probe inserted into 8 mm (5/16 in.) gun-drilled hole in cylinder rod to measure position. Ranges from 1–24 in. FS and 1 in. hex aluminum or stainless steel housing are available. Along with SenSet™ for field scalability of analog output, features include various analog I/Os and either connector and cable terminations. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Inductive Proximity Sensors offer extended sensing range.

August 13, 2015

Featuring microprocessor-based design that allows calibration after assembly, ICB Series offers sensing ranges of 10, 20, and 40 mm for M12, M18, and M30 models, respectively. Three-wire DC inductive sensors are available in long or short nickel-plated brass housings, with NO or NC PNP or NPN outputs. Diagnostic LED provides status, set-up, short circuit, and overload indication. With up to 2,000 Hz operating frequency, ICB Series is suited for high-speed counting and rotational speed monitoring. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

LVIT Inductive Linear Position Sensor suits factory automation.

August 12, 2015

Available in 4 ranges from 2–8 in., LR-27 Series comes in 1.05 in. dia anodized aluminum housing sealed to IP67. Contactless operation prevents wearout from dither or cycling. While radial cable exit version comes with swivel rod eye ends, axial termination versions are available with M-12 connector or 1 m cable. Sensors operate from DC voltages, are offered with choice of 4 analog outputs, and incorporate SenSet™ field scalability feature. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices

Inductor Sensor Interface IC serves automotive/industrial markets.

August 4, 2015

Based on inductive sensing technology, contactless LX3301A utilizes LVDT architecture implementations on PCBs. LVDT principles promote immunity to noise and interference. In addition to embedded 32-bit processing engine with 12 kB program memory, features include 2 sensor input channels with integrated demodulator, internal oscillator with 1–5 MHz range, dual 13-bit ADC with sample rates to 2 kHz, and user-programmable 16 x 16 bit non-volatile configuration memory. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Inductive Position Sensor offers linear, rotary position feedback.

July 7, 2015

From single package, Blade25 monitors activator's (target) position in either straight linear movement (±12.5 mm displacement) or in curved arc rotary movement (±45°) as it passes over sensing element. Non-contacting position sensing technology is immune to outside magnetic influences, and available outputs are analog, PWM, or Serial (RS232 19.2k 8N). Measuring 40 x 50 x 6 mm, 2-piece sensor comes in IP67 sealed flat pack of sealed electronics with two mounting holes. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Motion Detectors provide automated light switching.

June 26, 2015

Supplied in rugged metal housing, WLS28-2MQ Motion Detector Switches automatically turn on or off light in applications where physical switch cannot be used or placement of switch is not useful. Units are available in 2 options: in-line module or built-in motion detector for company’s WLS28-2 LED Strip Light, which comes in various lengths from 145–1,130 mm. Switches are rated for 12–30 Vdc and include M12 connectors. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Rotary Position Sensor operates in off-highway vehicles.

June 19, 2015

Featuring 50 mm mounting hole spacing for drop-in compatibility with existing installations, Model 9970 is sealed in IP67/IP69K package with 1.5 Series AMP Superseal connector. Hall effect sensor offers full 360° travel and comes in 2 standard output configurations of 0–5 V ratiometric or 4–20 mA. Unit includes overvoltage protection and is resistant to EMI, up to 200 V/m. Operating from -40 to +125°C, sensor can provide motion control feedback in washdown and dirty/dusty applications. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Inductive Sensor suits robotic and end effector applications.

June 8, 2015

Weighing as little as 0.7 g, SuperShorty™ inductive sensors comes in stainless steel housings with diameters as small as 6.5 mm and lengths as short as 6 mm. Self-contained electronics eliminates need for remote amplifiers, and electrical outputs are fully protected against short circuits and polarity reversal. In addition to installation in space-limited places, mass enables abrupt acceleration and deceleration on dynamic, fast-moving equipment without adding excessive inertial load.
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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Proximity Sensors deliver pulse output up to 120 Vac/Vdc.

June 8, 2015

With solid state relays, Proxswitch P8003V10C and P8004V10C are specifically designed for speed monitoring applications requiring pulse output up to 120 Vac/Vdc for PLC integration. Both sensors can also be used to detect shaft, gate, or slide position as well as object presence. Fully encapsulated in polycarbonate body that is corrosion- and abrasion-resistant, dust-tight and waterproof, sensors are CSA class II division 1 groups E, F, and G approved for hazardous dust environments. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Automatic ID

Long Range RFID Reader operates at vehicle entry checkpoints.

May 28, 2015

Designed to control passage of vehicles at entrance points, Model IR10 allows proximity card presentation without leaving car. System provides RS-485 and Wiegand outputs, and supports card reading distances from 60–100 cm, depending on proximity card type. Considering different heights of passenger cars and heavy trucks, it is recommended to install four IR10 readers at vehicle checkpoint: 2 for entrance and 2 for exit. They can be connected to one PERCo controller, which operates boom barrier. Read More

Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Scan System enhances microprocessing productivity.

May 28, 2015

To meet demands for dynamics, precision, and long-term stability in 24/7 operation, excelliSCAN features optimized mechanical design, galvo scanners with digital angle sensors, and SCANahead servo control for dynamic laser processing. Water- and active air-cooled variants are available, and control is provided by RTC 6 control board. Available with 14 mm aperture, system exhibits stability as well as optimal heat removal under dynamic load due to mechanical design. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Proximity Probe System features configurable universal driver.

May 12, 2015

Senturion sensors, suited for measuring shaft vibration, position, and speed on rotating plant, feature switch selectable system cable lengths of 5, 7, and 9 m; separate 3.5 mm socket for gap voltage monitoring; and linearized voltage output with nominal sensitivity of 7.87 mV/µm. Made up of calibrated probe, extension cable, and driver, proximity probe systems utilize eddy current principle. Vibration and relative positional measurements offer resolution of <1 µm typ. Read More