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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

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.<br /> Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Parker Introduces Cloud-Based and High-Strain Sensors at 2016 Sensors Expo

June 16, 2016

Debuts Two New Products at McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA - Booth #424 Golden Valley, Minn. - The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), continues to open new doors for technological innovation. Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technology, is bringing its latest contributions to the condition monitoring sensors market. These new products will be on... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Vishay Intertechnology to Demonstrate Leading Ambient, Proximity, UV, and RGBW Light Sensors at Sensors Expo & Conference 2016

June 13, 2016

MALVERN, Pa. - June 8, 2016 - The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced its technology lineup for Sensors Expo Conference 2016, taking place June 21-23 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. In booth 419, Vishay will provide demonstrations of its leading ambient, proximity, ultraviolet (UV), and RGBW light sensors for consumer,... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Safety Laser Scanner provides protection range of 27.56 ft.

June 7, 2016

Able to differentiate between people/objects and dust or mist, SZ-V Series features integrated camera that can capture images and video when object or person enters protected area. Detachable display, without interrupting operation, provides real-time feedback, protection zone information, and access to historical data. Along with 0.1° beam pitch, features include system memory plug, network compatibility (such as EtherNet/IP), and ability to receive encoder inputs. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Linear Position Sensors feature magnet-free design.

June 2, 2016

ME (embedded) , MR (port-mount), MHP (port mount 25 mm hex housing), and SS-7 (subsea port-mount) Series, used to measure ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, fit into gun-drilled cylinder and operate up to 85°C. Along with 1&ndash;24 in. measurement ranges, contactless products feature IEC IP67 aluminum or stainless steel housing, DC voltage or current analog output, and SenSet&trade; Field Adjustable Scaling. SS-7 Series operates to depth of 12,000 ft. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Inductive Proximity Sensors have miniature, IP67 design.

May 23, 2016

Offered as NPN or PNP models and with NO or NC outputs, 4&ndash;8 mm inductive proximity sensors have stainless steel, shielded housings with IP67 rating. Standard sensing distances are 0.8 or 1.5 mm, and extended-distance models have 1.5 or 2 mm ranges. Along with 360°-visible yellow output LED, features include built-in overload protection and attached 2 m axial cable or M8 connector. Axial and right angle zinc-plated mounting brackets are also available. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Baumer Earns Recognition as a John Deere Partner-level Supplier

May 10, 2016

Baumer Group has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere Company's highest supplier rating.  The Swiss-based company was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Baumer... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Inductive Linear Position Sensors suit factory automation.

May 10, 2016

Featuring contactless operation, Model LR-27 has 6 ranges from 1&ndash;8 in., while Model LRL-27 has 5 ranges from 10&ndash;18 in. Units feature 1.05 in. diameter anodized aluminum housing sealed to IP67. Radial cable exit version comes with swivel rod eye ends, while axial termination versions utilize M-12 connector or 1 m cable. Operating from variety of DC voltages with choice of 4 analog outputs, sensors are suited for solar cell positioners, robotic arm position feedback, and packaging equipment. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

High-Speed Door Safety System communicates presence with light.

May 9, 2016

To prevent potential accidents, including collisions between forklifts and workers, LED Virtual Vision® warns workers when another worker or object is approaching high-speed door from opposite side. Motion sensor on each side of door triggers one strip of red LED lights to flash on opposite side. Typically, LED lights are placed just outside of door&#39;s frame on each side but can be set up anywhere.<br /> Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Standex-Meder Electronics to Exhibit Sensors, Relays, and Magnetics at Electronica China 2016

March 10, 2016

Wide range of sensors, relays, and magnetics in various industries to be displayed at Electronica China 2016, Booth Hall E3, 3332 Standex-Meder Electronics, a leading manufacturer of precise, reliable, and long-lasting sensors and magnetic components worldwide, will highlight its product line at the Electronica China 2016 Expo. This year’s Electronica China is being held March 15-17, 2016... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

LVIT-Based Linear Position Sensor meets factory automation needs.

February 23, 2016

Inductive LR-19 Series features contactless operation, SenSet&trade; field recalibration feature, and optimized stroke-to-length ratio. There are 6 ranges available from 1&ndash;8 in., and 0.75 in. dia anodized aluminum housing is sealed to IP67. Along with radial cable exit version that comes with swivel rod eye ends, axial termination versions are available with M-12 connector or cable. Series also offers choice of 4 analog outputs and includes larger body (LR-27) and spring loaded (LRS-18) versions. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Fast Proximity Sensor eliminates need for DACs.

February 22, 2016

With band-pass filter tuned to 56 kHz and monotonic sensitivity vs. frequency response curve from 30&ndash;54 kHz, TSSP4056 provides proximity sensing from 10 cm to 2 m in various systems. This fixed-gain IR sensor, which may also be used as reflective sensor, detects modulated pulses from separate IR emitter with sensitivity of 0.4 mW/m². Offering readings in under 5 msec using successive approximation techniques, sensor determines distance by varying carrier frequency used to drive emitter. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

LVIT Position Sensors target heavy-duty applications.

February 22, 2016

With their modular design, performance, and stroke-to length ratio, LDI-127 Series of contactless LVIT (Linear Variable Inductive Transducer) position sensors meet needs of in-plant or mobile equipment OEMs. Areas of use include factory automation as well as various industrial and commercial applications, including solar cell positioners, wind turbine prop pitch and brakes, chute or gate positions on off-road or agri-vehicles, and packing equipment. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Proximity/Keypad Reader supports multi-factor verification.

February 16, 2016

Targeting access control manufacturers and integrators, Farpointe mullion keypad reader meets impending NERC CIP-006 requirements for 2-factor authentication. This is made possible via integrated proximity card and tag technologies as well as keypad with blue backlit keys that facilitate reading of digits in dark environments. Offering 8 in. read range, reader is designed to meet IP67 certification, operates from -40 to +149°F, and features tamperproof and weather-resistant epoxy potting. Read More

Robotics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Rugged Notebook features RFID dual frequency reader integration.

February 16, 2016

DURABOOK R8300 offers RFID dual frequency reader integration, which supports proximity (125 kHz) and contactless (13.56 MHz) card reading/identification. Supporting applications in military, public safety, and utility sectors, notebook meets/exceeds applicable standards requirements and offers several security features. Along with 3rd Generation Intel® iCore LV /ULV CPU iCore i73667U mobile processor, features include 13.3 in. TFT touchscreen LCD, 2 DDR3 SODIMM slots, and multiple interfaces. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Long-Stroke Position Sensors feature contactless operation.

February 15, 2016

Based on LVIT (Linear Variable Inductance Transducer) Technology&trade;, LRL-27 Series provides 5 nominal ranges from 10&ndash;18 in. Units operate from variety of DC voltages and offer choice of 4 analog outputs. Contactless operation prevents wearout from dither or cycling. Supplied in 1.05 in. diameter anodized aluminum housing that is sealed to IP67, sensors are suited for factory automation systems, solar cell positioners, wind turbine prop pitch and brakes, and robotic arm position feedback. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Touchless Variable Gap Sensor is immune to radial and axial play.

February 10, 2016

Achieving play-resistant performance on mobile shafts due to circular arc magnet, custom 2-piece magnetic Hall effect variable gap sensor can be custom-engineered to fit existing mechanical assemblies for mission-critical off-road, construction, and marine applications. Stable electrical output and specified linearity is maintained between both sensor packages for over 50 million cycles despite radial and axial play such as ±1.5 to ±7 mm (and upwards), respectively. Read More

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&ndash;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&ndash;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