Target Detection & Particle Presence Sensors

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Fork Sensors feature IP69K-rated stainless steel design.

August 30, 2016

Available in 50 and 80 mm widths, F Series Self-Contained Through-Beam Sensors incorporate 316L SS housing that withstands aggressive cleaning solutions, coolants, and lubricants found in food and beverage, packaging, metalworking, and pharmaceutical industries. Units feature NO/NC outputs, IR light sources for applications with mist and airborne particulates, and red light for alignment. LEDs for power and switching indication in connector allow for troubleshooting and sensor status. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Fork Sensors come in visible red light and laser models.

August 16, 2016

Available in PNP and NPN styles with one-piece metal construction for constant alignment, PS-Series features glass optics, selectable light on/dark on operation, adjustable sensitivity potentiometers, and M8 connectors with 360° viewable LED indicators. Visible red light fork sensors have sensing range from 5–220 mm, while laser fork sensors feature Class 1 laser to detect small objects and have sensing range of 30–120 mm. All are IP67-rated and RoHS-compliant. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Wireless Tank Level/Temperature Monitor suits hazardous locations.

July 28, 2016

Powered by internal lithium batteries or optional C1D1 rated solar package and mated with SignalFire Sentinel wireless node, Sentinel Float Stick System acts as wireless communication link in remote monitoring and control of tank levels and temperatures for offsite data processing. This Class 1 Division 1, rugged system, which consists of magnetostrictive level probe with integrated temperature sensors, has ½ mile range and reports product and interface levels, temperature, and status. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Wireless Tank Level/Temperature Monitor suits hazardous locations.

July 27, 2016

Comprised of magnetostrictive level probe with integrated temperature sensors and mated with wireless node, Sentinel Float Stick System provides wireless communication link for remote monitoring and control of tank levels and temperatures for offsite data processing. Functionality makes sensor data, along with node-diagnostic information, available via Modbus RTU or TCP interface. With ½ mile range, system is designed for Class 1 Division 1 intrinsically safe operation. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Measurement Sensor uses time-of-flight technology.

July 14, 2016

Designed with Class 2 laser emitter, L-GAGE® LTF Sensor offers accurate distance measurements to 12 m, making it suited for loop control, part presence/absence, and fill level applications. Unit provides repeatability of <3 mm and accuracy of ±10 mm. In addition to precision distance measurement, LTF delivers consistent detection of targets regardless of angle, environmental conditions, or ambient light resistance. Sensor features IP67-rated die-cast zinc housing and 2-line, 8-character display. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Distance Sensor measures glossy and coarse surfaces.

July 12, 2016

Utilizing multi-spot measuring principle, MESAX Sensor provides accurate and repeatable measurement results, without elaborate conversion or external software. Up to 600 measured values of object are recorded and distance is then calculated on basis of intelligent analysis. Taking up to 500 distance measurements/sec at resolution up to 2 µm, sensor is suited for precise measurement of glossy objects in quality inspection or positioning of grinding disks with extremely coarse surfaces. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Level Measurement Sensor features tight 1° beam.

May 31, 2016

Measuring single point on material surface in tight 1° beam so there is no beam divergence, Model LL-100 is suitable for use in very narrow vessels or constrained spaces. Non-contact sensor has measuring range up to 160 ft with ±1 in. accuracy. Unit offers continuous level monitoring with update rate of 8 times/sec. Used in bulk solids, pellets, or granular materials of all material dielectrics, Model LL-100 supports level control, plugged chute detection, and buildup monitoring applications. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Inline Grain Moisture Meter offers accurate real-time measurement.

May 24, 2016

Using low-power microwaves to penetrate surface every 0.2 sec, PCE-A-315 obtains interior moisture readings from grain without causing any damage. Measurement range is 5%–40% during continuous mass flow, and error is ±0.5% from 5%–18% grain moisture. Due to integrated temperature probe, readings are accurate from 41 to 131°F. Analyzer supports connection to evaluation software, data loggers, process controllers, and complete process control systems through RS485 and 4–20 mA interfaces. Read More

HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

KEYENCE Clamp-On Flow Sensor Receives Innovation Award

May 11, 2016

KEYENCE´s FD-Q Clamp-On Flow Sensor has been recognized by New Equipment Digest as the 2016 Innovation Award winner. The success of the FD-Q can be directly attributed to its impact on American Manufacturing.The FD-Q, released in the summer of 2015, introduced ground-breaking technology for liquid flow monitoring in the factory automation industry. As opposed to conventional models that require... 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's frame on each side but can be set up anywhere.
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Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Photodiode Sensor measures scanned/intermittent laser beam power.

May 4, 2016

Able to measure any wavelength over 400–1,100 nm spectral range, BC20-V1 laser sensor automatically subtracts background from both scanned and static beams. Sensor can measure power of laser bar code scanners as well as laser printer scanners and peak power of pulsed mode lasers. Aperture is 10 x 10 mm, and power measurement range is 0.1–20 mW. Supplied with 1.5 m cable and swivel mount, product also features 2 operational modes and peak detector. Read More

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Ultrasonic Sensors serve remote liquid level applications.

April 26, 2016

Featuring stainless steel housings, full epoxy potting, NEMA 6P/IP68 rating, and 7 kV surge protection, ToughSonic® REMOTE 30/50 are designed for irrigation automation, flood monitoring, and other remote level measurement applications. Respective max ranges are 30 and 50 ft, and both all-digital, lightning-resistant, energy efficient sensors are available with Modbus RS-232 or RS-485 serial data interface; baud Rate of 9600 is adjustable to 115200. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Detection Alarming Flow Switch/Monitor is SIL 2-compliant.

April 11, 2016

Constructed of all wetted parts manufactured with 316L stainless steel and Hastelloy C22 thermowells, insertion style FS10i is temperature-compensated and suited for use wherever detection and user warning of out-of-range or at no-flow conditions for air, gases, and water or other liquids is required. Flow trip point or alarm warning is produced within seconds, and sensitivity and setpoint range are 0.25–400 SFPS for air/gas and 0.01–0.5 FPS for water or liquids. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Boiler Water Level Indication System Receives U.S. Patent for Self-Diagnostic Technology

April 5, 2016

STRONGSVILLE, OH – The Clark-Reliance Corporation has announced that it has been awarded a U.S. Patent for its Eye-Hye® SmartLevel™ system for remote indication of water level for power and process boilers. The patent recognizes the uniqueness of the system’s self-diagnostic technology, which intelligently monitors the condition of its sensing probes, and can clearly determine their... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Services, Vision Systems

LeddarTech's LeddarOne Sensor Includes ElectriPlast

April 1, 2016

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Integral Technologies, Inc. (OTC-BB: ITKG) ("Integral"), an emerging light-weighting leader and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corp., today announces that LeddarTech, owner of the patented Leddar™ optical detection technology, includes ElectriPlast material to produce lens barrels in its latest release of its LeddarOne Sensing Module, a compact and low-cost... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Optical Sensors Make the Running

April 1, 2016

Racing cars from the Tuning Akademie Ingolstadt not only come with an immense horsepower but also include measurement technology provided by Micro-Epsilon. The laser-optical distance sensors optimise vehicle performance through their high precision measurements. 2015 was a successful season for the Tuning Akademie racing team. In a 24h race at the Nürburgring, the racing team won the world... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Simultaneous Back Glass/Front Pellicle Inspection

March 29, 2016

Small footprint, Low cost, High ROI, Easy to use, Low MTTBF (03 years), requires no maintenance. Stand alone desk top unit or integrated into Reticle stockers, cleaners, automatic handling systems. Provides the end users with an automated Particle detection System leading to higher yields. The PDS platform of systems allows the end users to  avoid delays delays in the photolithography... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Laser Profile Sensors enable precision measurement of small parts.

March 21, 2016

Featuring blue-violet laser diode, scanCONTROL 29xx-10/BL projects 10 mm long laser line at profile resolution of 1,280 measuring points onto measurement object; point distance is 7.8 µm. Use of blue laser light, which does not penetrate measurement object, promotes measurement reliability. While operating based on laser triangulation technique for 2D profile detection, laser scanner can obtain 3D measurement values in case of moving objects or traversing sensor. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Accurate 79 GHz Radar increases liquid level measurement accuracy.

March 16, 2016

With 79 GHz transmission frequency, Micropilot NMR81 produces sharply focused microwave beam angle of 3° or 4° that ensures safe and reliable measurements without any interfering signals even in narrow tanks with baffles and down to bottom of tall tanks. Measuring ranges reach up to 70 m, and instrument measures up to 30 m with accuracy to ±0.5 mm in custody transfer applications. Product is also equipped with gas-tight feed-through and fulfills all API and OIML requirements.
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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Electronics Upgrade extends metal detector capabilities.

March 11, 2016

With APEX Upgrade, metal detector platforms based on DSP3 architecture currently installed in food/pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities can meet more stringent quality standards by detecting smaller diameter metal contaminants. Optimized sensitivity also minimizes rework and scrap caused by occasional false rejects. By employing Intellitrack XR software, APEX Upgrade eliminates need for setup adjustments. Food-grade ABS control panel withstands shock, vibration, water, and cleaning solutions. Read More