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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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Non-Industrial Products, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Transportation Industry Products

Mikros Systems Awarded $3 Million Task Order to Support the U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program

September 28, 2016

PRINCETON, N.J. - Mikros Systems Corporation (OTCQB: MKRS), a provider of advanced maintenance monitoring solutions, announced today that it has received a $3 million task and delivery order from the U.S. Navy for production, logistics support and future development of its ADEPT® Distance Support Sensor Suite (ADSSS) Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) system for the Navy's Littoral Combat... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Miniature Pressure Sensor supports on-vehicle applications.

September 28, 2016

Supplied in all welded stainless steel housing measuring 0.49 x 1.31 in., Model ASUH is designed for use in rugged environments from -65 to +300°F. Hybrid unit offers ranges from 0–70 psi through more than 0–6,000 psi in sealed gauge. Reliability is enhanced by at least 250% proof pressure rating for all ranges. With standard output of 0.5–4.5 Vdc from either 5 Vdc or 8–16 Vdc, modular transmitter is suited for monitoring parameters such as oil, fuel, air, hydraulics, and brakes. Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Varian Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Nexus DR Digital X-Ray Imaging System

September 20, 2016

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2016 - Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Nexus DR, a high resolution imaging system for X-ray imaging using a digital X-ray detector. The Nexus DR is designed to replace conventional film techniques, or existing digital systems, in multipurpose or... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Plant Furnishings & Accessories, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Sierra Monitor Corporation Shares Best Practices at the Industrial IoT University Program

September 15, 2016

What are the real world benefits of IoT connectivity for 20 Industrial OEMs? SMC to Demonstrate FieldPoP™ and FieldServer for Building Automation OEMs at Sensors Expo Sensors Expo Midwest, Chicago, IL Booth #602 – Sierra Monitor Corporation (OTCQB: SRMC), a provider of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions that connect and protect high-value infrastructure assets, invites... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Wireless Pressure Sensor provides up to 1/2 mile transmission.

September 13, 2016

As part of SignalFire Remote Sensing System, intrinsically safe Pressure Scout supports remote pressure monitoring and alarm reporting. Unit consists of pressure sensor integrated with wireless node and internal battery. Product provides long-range transmission to Signal Fire Gateway where pressure data becomes available via Modbus RTU or TCP interface. Operating from -40 to 80°C, Pressure Scout sustains signal strength through terrain, structures, and weather. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Digital Ultra Low Pressure Sensor has fully compensted design.

September 13, 2016

Offered in 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 30, and 60 in. H2O pressure ranges, gage and differential, DLHR Series is available with 0 to +70°C or -20 to +85°C compensated range. All error compensation is performed internally by ASIC; external calculation is not required. Along with Hi-Res digital output signal that incorporates dual die technology, features include  I²C or SPI output interfaces with 16-, 17-, or 18-bit resolution; >0.25% FSS BFSL accuracy; CoBeam2™ Technology; and 1.68–3.6 V operation. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Sentient Energy and Landis+Gyr Announce 'Plug-and-Play' Capability for S610 Line Sensors Deployed on Landis+Gyr's Distribution Automation Network

September 12, 2016

New capability significantly improves deployment efficiency of intelligent fault sensors BURLINGAME, Calif. and ATLANTA - Sentient Energy, Inc. and Landis+Gyr announced a new automated provisioning capability for Landis+Gyr's S610 Line Sensor. As a result, this intelligent fault circuit indicator, developed by Sentient Energy, can now be deployed as a plug-and-play network component in... 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

Wireless Magnetic Sensors operate on lithium battery.

September 9, 2016

In presence of actuating magnet, Wireless Non-Contact Magnetic Sensors send unique, coded telegram to one or more compatible receivers. Receivers accept up to 10 discrete telegrams per channel. Available for operation at 915 MHz or 868 MHz, sensors feature sensing range up to 30 mm and max nominal transmission range of 40 m indoors and 450 m free air. Units are IP67 rated with mechanical life expectancy of >1 million actuations and operating temperature of -20 to +65°C. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Airborne Pathogen Monitor provides real-time, on-site alerts.

September 2, 2016

Targeting food manufacturing, processing, distribution, and service facilities, PathogenALERT RAPID Reader System automatically monitors, samples, and detects harmful airborne pathogen contaminants (bacteria, yeasts, and molds) before visual growth occurs. Sensors connected to cloud-based monitoring system send text and email alerts whenever contamination is detected. Customized, cloud-based dashboard provides detailed reports in real-time. Read More

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Raytheon - US Navy Collaboration Improves Mine Detection

September 1, 2016

Rhode Island undersea experts achieve enhanced results - on land and at sea PORTSMOUTH, R.I. - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) – Division Newport have enhanced Raytheon's AN/AQS-20A mine-hunting sonar for better performance and reliability, including higher-quality imaging of objects deep under the sea, improving the system's ability to... Read More

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Brewer Science to Showcase Revolutionary Sensors at NextFlex

August 31, 2016

ROLLA, Mo. - Brewer Science will highlight its groundbreaking work in the flexible hybrid manufacturing sector at NextFlex Innovation event on August 31, 2016, in San Jose, California. The event is expected to be another platform for Brewer Science to showcase its ultrafast, high-performance sensors, which contain a carbon nanotechnology design that allows a sensor to indicate a change in less... Read More

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

ArmorBlock IO-Link Master stores up to 40 timestamps of sensor events on each channel.

August 19, 2016

Offering operators detailed sensor diagnostics for preventive maintenance, IP67-rated IO-Link master boasts of event and process timestamping capabilities, which along with IO-Link-enabled sensors minimizes issue-resolution time by smart targeting of specific problem areas such as monitoring temperature, in place of a complete overhaul. Customized for harsh conditions, the device includes connectivity for up to eight IO-Link sensors.
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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Transportation Industry Products, Vision Systems

Econolite and Image Sensing Systems Introduce Autoscope® Vision(TM)

August 15, 2016

Anaheim, Calif. — Econolite and Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) today announced the Autoscope® Vision™ detection solution. Vision provides the highest levels of accuracy and performance in an easy-to-use product that supports a variety of applications.  Building on more than two decades of proven above-ground video detection experience, Vision delivers stop bar vehicle and... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Hirschmann (PAT) Names Stevenson Crane Service, Inc. as New Premier Dealer

August 4, 2016

Hirschmann Automation and Control (PAT), Chambersburg, PA has named Stevenson Crane Service, Inc. as the new premier dealer for Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Stevenson Crane Service, Inc. offers Hirschmann’s entire line of Hirschmann, PAT, and Krueger branded crane operator aids. These systems include load moment indicators (LMI), wireless and hard-wired indicators, anti-two block systems... Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Non-Industrial Products, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

PNL Awarded $3.6 Million in Army Contracts

August 4, 2016

MONONA, Wis. - Phoenix Nuclear Labs (PNL) announced today that it has been awarded multiple contracts by the U.S. Army totaling $3.6 million. Under these contracts, PNL will build an advanced neutron radiography system to detect defective munitions and demonstrate the ability to use their neutron generators to detect and identify concealed explosive threats. The company will deliver an... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

No Space is Too Small for These Miniature Sensor Units

August 2, 2016

No Space is Too Small for These Miniature Sensor Units Even the largest manufacturing plants rely on small, specialized machines to function effectively. In fact, the more complex your operation becomes, the more likely you are to struggle with size and space restrictions. Tool and die makers, CNC machines and advanced robotics are especially prone to these limitations. Fortunately, we have a... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Six-Axis Combo Accelerometer-Gyro Sensors feature ULP design.

August 2, 2016

Respectively supplied in 3 x 3 x 0.9 mm, 16-pin LGA and 2.5x 3 x 0.9 mm, 14-pin LGA packages, KXG07 and KXG08 are 6-axis combo accelerometer-gyro sensors. Phase detection scheme enables full, high-speed operation of onboard accelerometer, gyroscope, and temperature sensor while consuming down to 0.2 mA. This allows always-on operation in motion sensing applications, including wearable devices and smartphones. Other features include synchronization and 4,096-byte buffer. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Magnetic DC Proximity Sensors have cylindrical form factor.

July 29, 2016

Featuring stainless steel shielded housings, M-series includes 10 models covering 8, 12, and 18 mm sizes. NPN or PNP models with normally-open (NO) or normally-closed (NC) outputs are available, and standard sensing distances range from 0–70 mm. Along with IP65/IP67 or IP68/IP69K ratings, features include built-in overload protection and attached 2 m axial cable or M8 or M12 connector. Proximity sensor damping magnets are also available. Read More