Target Detection & Particle Presence Sensors

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Thermal Laser Power Sensor has wide dynamic range, low noise.

October 14, 2016

With 0.8 sec response time and 0.5 mW noise, fan-cooled F50A-BB-18 measures powers from 10 mW to 50 W and energies from 6 mJ to 50 J. This sensor, designed for continuous use, has spectrally flat BB (broadband) coating usable from far UV to far IR, 17.5 mm aperture, and 0.19–20 µm wavelength range. Linearity results in precision readings of power stability over time without any drift, and cable is included for connecting to Ophir smart displays or PC interfaces. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Eriez® Offers Remote Monitoring and Control Software for Xtreme® Metal Detectors

October 6, 2016

Erie, PA — Eriez’ latest innovation in metal detector technology, SmartX7Link software, gives users the power to remotely monitor, control and download logs for one or more Eriez® Xtreme® Metal Detectors. Remote access is available from anywhere within the local network in which the metal detector resides. The technology also enables Eriez personnel to connect to the metal detector... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Distance Sensor comes in compact, flush mount model.

October 6, 2016

Increasing mounting flexibility in constrained spaces, flush mount Q4X can handle challenging – highly reflective and multi-color – surfaces as well as light-absorbing materials and low contrasts. CMOS imager promotes reliable detection of sub-millimeter changes in distances from 35–310 mm, and 4-digit display offers sub-millimeter resolution. Along with multiple output options, features include, delay timers, remote input, dual teach mode, and IP69K housing of FDA-grade stainless steel. Read More

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

Wireless IoT Sensors enhance water monitoring capabilities.

September 28, 2016

Powered by user-replaceable C lithium battery, Telog® 41 Series uses low-power, Long-Range (LoRa®) wireless communications to remotely measure and monitor water, wastewater, and groundwater systems, including water pressures, flows, levels and rainfall volumes. These IoT sensors, as part of smart water infrastructure, communicate data using LoRaWAN technology to Telog software at intervals between 5 min and 24 hr. Configurable alerts and alarms automate event detection/reporting. Read More

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

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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

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

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