Target Detection & Particle Presence Sensors

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Particulate Meter monitors pollution in buildings.

February 5, 2016

With OMEGA® HHTP21, users can be proactive in measuring fine and course particulate pollution that comes from many different types of sources. Handheld unit offers measurement ranges of PM2.5 from 0–500 µg/m³, humidity from 1–99%, and temperature from -4 to 140°F. Meter includes Data Hold and Max/Min with time stamp function, 6-color LED indication of air quality at Good/Moderate/Poor, and preset warning point with buzzer alarm, LED, and alarm output. Read More

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Laser Distance Sensor offers dual outputs and IO-Link.

January 7, 2016

Designed with FDA-grade stainless steel housing rated to IP67, IP68, or IP69K, Model Q4X is available with dual discrete outputs, which enable sensor to solve challenging high/low fill level monitoring or dancer arm applications. IO-Link allows for remote configuration, sensor backup, and preventative maintenance. With capability to detect height changes as small as 0.5 mm and sense up to 300 mm, Q4X can solve distance-based applications regardless of target surface reflectivity. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, HVAC

Thermal Power/Energy Measurement Sensor has high damage threshold.

December 28, 2015

Designed for use with YAG and its harmonics and excimer lasers, 3A-PF-12 can measure powers from 15 µW to 3 W and energies from 20 µJ to 2 J. PF type absorber maximizes damage threshold (1.5 J/cm²) for repetitive ns pulses. Designed for short pulsed lasers, this thermal power/energy laser measurement sensor, with 12 mm aperture and 0.15–20 µm wavelength range, exhibits noise of 4 µW and drift of 5–30 µW. Read More

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Laser Sensors measure high pulse energies without water cooling.

December 11, 2015

Models L40(150)A and L50(150)A are convection-/ballistic-cooled and measure power from 100 mW to 150 W and energy from 100 mJ to 4,000 J (8,000 J with 0.5 sec pulse). Convection-/ballistic-cooled L40(150)A-LP1 supports >1 msec pulse measurements and measures power from 100 mW to 150 W and energy from 100 mJ to 4,000J (8,000 J with 0.5 sec pulse). Conduction-cooled L30C-LP1-26-SH measures up to 10 W continuous power (100 W for 2 min) and energy to 2,000J (4,000 J with 0.5 sec pulse). Read More

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Laser Triangulation Sensor supports measuring rates to 4 kHz.

December 4, 2015

Based on triangulation principle, optoNCDT 1420 performs non-contact displacement, distance, and position measurements. Connection is made via 3 m cable with open ends or 0.3 m pigtail with M12 connector. Auto Target Compensation ensures stable results regardless of changing colors or brightness of target, and different output signals enable integration into plant or machine control systems. Eight user-specific sensors settings can be stored and exported in setup management. Read More

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Compact Laser Sensor targets dynamic applications.

December 4, 2015

Based on triangulation measuring principle, optoNCDT 1320 measures displacement, distance, and position on non-contact basis. Measuring rate can be adjusted up to 2 kHz, and Auto Target Compensation feature enables precise control of distance signal regardless of target color or brightness. Featuring compact, lightweight design, sensor can be installed in restricted spaces and is suitable for applications where high accelerations occur, such as robot arm or pick-and-place machines. Read More

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Full-Spectrum Sensor detects any change in appearance.

November 17, 2015

Capable of analyzing full visible light spectrum, LR-W Series is suited for presence/absence applications as well as complex applications that must detect slightest differences in shade of color. Photoelectric sensor features 500 mm range and adjustable beam spot to ensure stable detection. Housed in IP65/IP67 rated enclosure, unit can be mounted wherever needed and can be calibrated with one-touch teach function. Read More

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Sensors aid college-level chemistry investigation.

October 29, 2015

With 600 nm filter, software, and downloadable experiments, tabletop Vernier Flash Photolysis Spectrometer is used to demonstrate fundamental principles of chemical kinetics and photochemistry during experiments. Pressure Sensor 400, used to conduct physical and analytical chemistry experiments, measures absolute pressures from 0–400 kPa. Used to explore properties of conductivity, Platinum-Cell Conductivity Probe has 2-cell, glass-insulated platinum sensing element and epoxy body. Read More

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Wireless Remote Monitor reports tank levels.

October 21, 2015

Through up-to-the-minute tank level and location data, Digi Connect® Tank helps companies manage remote tank assets. System features integrated, non-contact ultrasonic liquid level sensor and NEMA 4 enclosure that extends sensor life. By using cellular technologies, monitor can be installed in locations where wired network infrastructure may not available. Solution integrates with Digi Device Cloud, allowing companies that manage large numbers of tanks to route fleet and personnel efficiently. Read More

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Laser Distance Sensor detects clear objects.

October 6, 2015

Featuring default clear object detection mode setting, Model Q4X eliminates 2-point, dynamic, foreground, and background suppression mode. Without requiring retro-reflector, sensor combines window thresholds on both target distance and target reflected intensity. Bright readout on angled 4-digit display enables viewing from multiple vantage points, while FDA-grade stainless steel housing rated to IP67, IP68, or IP69K allows use in wet and high-pressure washdown environments. Read More

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Radar and Laser Detector features dual antenna technology.

October 5, 2015

Able to detect multiple threats simultaneously, Max 360™ uses arrows to show drivers where threat is coming from each time detector alerts. Arrows are color-coded to represent frequency of source: blue for X Band, yellow for K Band, and red for Ka Band. Utilizing GPS and Escort's AutoLearn technology, Max 360 learns nuances of most frequently traveled routes, rejecting false alerts in real time. DEFENDER Database enables unit to flag upcoming stationary threats like red light cameras. Read More

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Liquid Level Indicator has non-electric, dual-chamber design.

September 28, 2015

Incapable of freezing, nitrogen-filled model 5101 has front chamber that houses readily viewable color flag and another housing that holds magnet and float. These separate chambers, manufactured with either Brass or 316 SST, can be mounted into female spud and ensure that front flag indicator never comes in contact with liquid being measured. Design also allows use in hazardous locations. Read More

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Laser Distance Sensors come in 100 mm models.

September 21, 2015

Suitable for detecting small features, Q4X Laser Distance Sensors are available with bipolar discrete (NPN and PNP) and analog (0–10 V or 4–20 mA) output options. With high-resolution capabilities, discrete models can detect objects as thin as 0.5 mm, while analog models precisely inspect part dimensions and positioning with resolution down to 0.15 mm. Housings are made of FDA-grade stainless steel and rated to IP67, IP68, or IP69K, allowing use in wet and high-pressure washdown environments. Read More

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Laser Contrast Sensors include fixed background suppression.

September 9, 2015

Offering high-speed part detection as fast as 250 µs, Q3X Sensors can capture up to 2,000 events/sec. Units come in 4 standard sensing ranges of 50, 100, 150, and 200 mm with fixed background suppression technology, and 300 mm model which uses standard intensity detection. Supplied in nickel-plated zinc die cast housing, sensors feature angled, 3-digit display of signal intensity and are rated to IP67, IP68, and IP69K. Typical applications include error proofing and registration mark detection. Read More

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Laser Distance Measurement Sensor comes in analog models.

August 20, 2015

In addition to IP69K stainless steel housing, analog Q4X models feature 4–20 mA and 0–10 V output options, 4-digit display, and 3 buttons for setup. Sensors provide continuous measurement with resolutions as small as 0.15 mm and cover up to 300 mm range. Measurement reliability is not affected by color or reflectivity of target object or background, and areas of use include fill level indication, part positioning, roll diameter, loop control, and thickness/height verification applications.
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Submersible Pressure Sensor simplifies liquid level measurements.

August 7, 2015

Able to be used in diverse liquids, PT-500 calculates level based on pressure being exerted on sensor from liquid above it. Construction is 316L stainless steel, and degree of current draw enables use in remote locations/battery powered applications. Installed by dropping it into vessel, this Class 1, Division 1 certified sensor is intrinsically safe for use in hazardous environments and integrates lightning protection. Zero point can be adjusted in field using supplied magnet. Read More

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MRI Safety Screening Systems end false alarm fatigue, guesswork.

July 23, 2015

Walk-through MetalMag and hand-held PD240CH combine metal detection and ferromagnetic detection functionality to automatically filter and suppress alarms for non-threat items without compromising required threat item detection. With multi-zone targeting indication, freestanding MetalMag automatically detects metallic items and ferromagnetic material threat items. Changing operation mode of PD240CH enables unit to serve as complete metal detector able to detect any type of metal material. Read More

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Laser Distance Sensor offers dual teach mode.

July 9, 2015

Combining window thresholds on both target distance and target reflected intensity, Q4X Laser Distance Sensor can detect clear objects without requiring retro-reflector. Dual mode can be used to error-proof applications by ensuring correct color part is located at correct position. Constructed with FDA-grade stainless steel housing rated to IP67, IP68, or IP69K for high-pressure washdown environments, sensor covers 25–300 mm range and can detect distance changes as small as 1 mm. Read More

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Laser Distance Sensors offer ranges up to 300 mm.

July 7, 2015

Housed in 316L stainless steel rated to IP67, IP68, and IP69K, Q4X Series includes both analog and discrete models. With sub-millimeter distance change capability, analog model measures height and fill levels, complementing presence or absence capability of discrete model. Teach mode has been added to discrete sensor, enabling detection of clear objects without need for retroreflector. Discrete sensor can also determine whether object is present at correct distance and if object is correct. Read More

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Flow Sensors feature clamp-on design.

June 25, 2015

Designed to clamp on to outside of pipe, FD-Q Series can accurately sense flow of liquid through metal or resin pipes ranging from ¼–2 in. Sensors can detect virtually any type of fluid, including flow of water, oils, chemicals, and consumer products. Since sensors do not directly contact liquid, concerns of contacting corrosive liquids or contaminating product are eliminated. Read More