Target Detection & Particle Presence Sensors

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Sonic Sensor System measures HPLC reservoir levels.

February 23, 2015

Employing sound wave transmitter positioned in reservoir’s cap, Sonic Level Sensor System measures levels of solvents used in unattended liquid chromatographic separations in real-time. Sonic signals are converted into electrical signal that can be shown as visible indication of liquid level on display. To ensure extended analysis continues without interruption, system automatically sends signal to stop pump or switch valve when LC solvents get low. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Passive UHF Inlay senses moisture level.

February 17, 2015

Specifically designed to measure moisture conditions in industrial environments, SENSOR DOGBONE is available in dry, wet, and label format to suit all converting industry needs. Inlay's die cut size is 3.8 x 1.1 in. with antenna measuring 3.5 x 0.9 in. Based on RFMicron Magnus® S chip, sensor operates in 860–960 MHz frequency range and works on low and high dielectric materials, including cardboard, plastic, stone, wood, and construction material. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Machinery & Machining Tools

Non-Contact Industrial Beam Monitoring Systems offer 2D views.

February 17, 2015

Without requiring contact with beam, BeamWatch® instantly measures focus spots down to 80 µm dia in 60 msec intervals and position for YAG, disc, fiber, and diode lasers from 980–1,080 nm. Rayleigh scatter measurement allows monitoring at frequent intervals without shutting down or disrupting process, and 2D viewing of beams determines roundness or presence of astigmatism. Able to be run in Technician or Operator Mode, industrial laser beam profilers serve material processing applications. Read More

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Laser Contrast Sensor suits part detection applications.

February 16, 2015

With ability to detect up to 2,000 events/second, Model Q3X provides reliable detection of parts, tools, pallets, or registration marks with small contrast differences. Unit operates at speeds as fast as 250 µs with sensing range up to 300 mm. Equipped with angled, 3-digit display of signal intensity, Q3X provides high visibility of operating conditions from multiple angles. Sensor is designed with nickel-plated zinc die cast housing, suitable for harsh environments. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Sensor detects 1 mm distance changes.

January 27, 2015

Designed for difficult distance-based applications over range of 25–300 mm, Model Q4X detects distance changes as small as 1 mm on targets such as black objects on black backgrounds or reflective items. High excess gain and 64-element imager combine to minimize errors in detection, counting, and validating orientation. Supplied in IP67, IP68, and IP69K rated stainless steel housing, sensor has angled 4-digit, 7-segment LED display and provides bipolar outputs.  Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Distance Sensor covers 25-300 mm range.

January 22, 2015

Able to detect distance changes as small as 1 mm, Model Q4X covers 25–300 mm range across multiple target colors, materials, and surfaces. Unit can detect objects regardless of target surface reflectivity, including black foam on black plastic or black rubber in front of metal. For use in wet and high-pressure washdown environments, Q4X is constructed with IP69K-rated housing made of FDA-grade stainless steel. Angled 4-digit display enables viewing of readout from multiple advantage points. Read More

HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Power Sensor eliminates contamination and corrosion.

December 3, 2014

Featuring 34 mm aperture, Model 1000WP-BB-34 measures powers from 5–1,000 W and energy from 400 mJ to 300 J. Water-cooled thermal sensor provides damage threshold of 6 kW/cm² at full power and 2.5 s response time. Broadband absorbers can measure spectral range from 190 nm to 20 µm. Since all materials that come in contact with cooling water are either copper or non-metallic, possibility of contaminating water or corroding sensor is eliminated. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Optical Sensor determines width and edge position.

November 4, 2014

Capable of identifying any object, independent of color and surface, PosCon 3D detects edge positions and object or gap width in applications such as gap control in packaging machines. Requiring no separate reflector, unit can measure objects regardless of movements toward and away from sensor with no adverse effects. Edge positions are detected even when installed in any non-vertical position with lateral angle up to 30°. Object width is identified with accuracy of 0.02 mm. Read More

HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Disposable Liquid Flow Sensor targets medical devices.

October 30, 2014

Providing liquid flow measurement from inside medical tubing, such as infusion sets and catheters, Model LD20-2000T enables automatic detection of clogging, free flow, air bubbles, or leaks. Flow rates from 0–420 mL/h and beyond are measured with accuracy of 5% of measured value. Inert medical-grade wetted materials ensure sterile operation with no contamination of fluid. Using CMOSens® technology, calibrated signal is processed and linearized on chip with 7.4 mm² footprint. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Pyroelectric Sensor measures high energy, peak power lasers.

October 21, 2014

Designed for high power, short pulse YAG laser and harmonic generation applications, F-PE80BF-DIF-C fan-cooled laser sensor covers wavelengths from 0.19 µm to 2.9 nm, measures pulses with average powers to 200 W, and provides energy measurement from 0.5 mJ to 10 J. BF coating and diffuser deliver damage thresholds to 50 J/cm² at 2 msec, while user-adjustable threshold helps prevent false readings in noisy environments. With 53 mm aperture, sensor supports repetition rates up to 25 kHz.
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Test & Measuring Instruments, Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Incontinence Sensor alerts caregivers of in-bed moisture.

October 13, 2014

Supplied as wired sensor or adapted with wireless transmitter, Incontinence Sensor can be paired with alarm system to detect incontinence and excessive sweat in bed. Presence of any moisture on pad alerts caregiver of issue. As single-patient, multiple-use sensor serving home healthcare and post-acute care monitoring markets, sensor pad can be wiped down using non-caustic cleaners for multiple uses. Lifetime is approximately 25 cleanings or 30 days for single patient. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Fall Management System features restraint-free design.

October 2, 2014

Designed to monitor patients or residents at risk of falling, Sensatec® Fall Management Solution brings added safety to senior living communities, hospitals, and rehabilitation facilities. Products include foldable bed and chair sensor pads, toilet sensor pad, and seat belt sensor, which connect to Sensatec alarm units to alert staff if at-risk patient or resident tries to get up without assistance. Made with non-slip, latex-free material, pads include protective connector plug. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Sensor offers optimized positioning and measuring.

October 1, 2014

Optimized for measurements from 100–400 mm, LE250 has spot size of ~1 mm suited for small part detection. Linear array promotes reliable detection and measurement across range of difficult targets, from black rubber to shiny metal, while resolution of 0.02 mm out to 250 mm and below 0.2 mm out to 400 mm meets needs of precision dimensional measurement/positioning applications. Laser produces visible red, Class 2 beam and operates with 2-line, 8-character display. Read More

HVAC, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Thermal Sensor targets very large aperture lasers.

September 18, 2014

Featuring 120 mm aperture for handling large beams and laser diode bars, Model 1000W-BB-120 provides measuring powers from 1–1,000 W and energy from 2–600 J. Broadband absorbers can measure spectral range from 190 nm to 20 µm. Water-cooled thermopile detector provides damage threshold of 6 kW/cm² at full power and 6 second response time. Smart Connector interface operates with company's StarLite, Nova II, and Vega smart displays, and Juno PC interface. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Single Float Level Transmitters suit shallow tank monitoring.

July 16, 2014

As drop-in replacements using existing tank fittings, XM/XT Series provide continuous fluid level monitoring of tanks with depths <20 in. XM/XT-300 Series, constructed from all-wetted polysulfone plastic parts, is direct compatibility with various chemicals, while XM/XT 700 Series comes in stainless steel or brass. Both fluid level transmitters feature 0.14 in. resolution, indicating length to 14 in., and stem length to 20 in. Custom mountings and float materials are available. Read More

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

Level Probe Converters offer panel mount option.

July 16, 2014

Available in deadfront mount versions, Model LPC420 and Model LPC420R with relay outputs enable users to see level information from both front and back. Converters monitor 10 electrodes on Level Probe, and provide analog signal that is proportional to level. Units also provide 10 Relay Outputs with contacts that close as liquid covers respective Level Probe electrodes. Relay Outputs may be used for pump control, level alarms, or telemetry. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Transmitter/Receiver Pair enables wireless level measurement.

July 11, 2014

Able to maintain line of site communications over distances up to 125 ft, Wireless Level Measurement Transmitter and Receiver platform is intended for liquid level (0.0–34.6 ft) measurement. Transmitter sends updated level data and battery condition data once every second, while receiver reads that information and provides analog 4–20 mA output and SCADA register data. RS-232 serial port (Ethernet optional) allows connection to SCADA system for remote monitoring. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Green & Clean

Lighting Control Sensors help building operators conserve energy.

July 9, 2014

Intended for interior applications, LightHAWK2™ wall switch vacancy and occupancy sensors are available with Passive Infrared (PIR), Ultrasonic (US), and Dual Technology (US and PIR) motion sensor technologies. Other versions include LightHAWK2™ Dimming PIR Sensors, featuring 0–10 V dimming; LightHAWK2™ Night Light PIR Sensor, which combines PIR technology with night-light; and LightHAWK2™ Low Voltage Sensor, which works with power pack or as part of lighting control system. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser Line Sensors boost productivity, enable reverse engineering.

July 7, 2014

Available with stripe widths of 25, 50, and 100 mm, LineScan sensors improve inspection productivity and enable reverse engineering of complex products on CONTURA, ACCURA II, and PRISMO CMMs. Sensors scan workpieces at rates up to 700,000 points/sec, with measurement precision figure of merit (MPE(PF) as low as 12 µm, and store point cloud information in CMM host computer. Resolution is 1,280 points/line, and extra controller is not required. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Laser-Based Sensor enables non-contact vibration measurement.

June 18, 2014

Delivering optimal results on every measurement surface regardless of environmental conditions, MSL-7000 series measures vibration and structure-borne noise from fans, electric motors, and pumps. Design employs contactless velocity proportional sensor and is suited for process-integrated, end of line acoustic inspections of noise-critical equipment. Covering acoustic measurements form 0.2 Hz to 22 kHz, this laser vibrometer integrates into manufacturing line and existing control systems. Read More