Target Detection & Particle Presence Sensors

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, HVAC

Laser Sensors feature fan-cooled design.

May 22, 2015

Featuring 65 mm aperture, Models FL1100A-BB-65, FL600A-BB-65, and FL600A-LP1-65 measure laser power from 600 mW to 1,100 W, 600 mW to 600 W, and 1–600 W, respectively. Compact devices operate without water cooling, eliminating necessity of fixed water lines and possibility of contaminated water or corroded sensors. All thermal sensors feature Smart Connector interface that operates with StarLite, Nova II, and Vega smart displays, and Juno PC interface. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Hand-Held Detector pinpoints small pieces of tramp metal.

May 21, 2015

Used downstream of in-line metal detector, HandyTec® Model HH-10 locates ferrous contamination in shallow layers of nonferrous product once detection has occurred and product flow has stopped. This 1.6 lb and 9.3 x 4.33 x 3.35 in. instrument, which has rugged polyamide housing and flexible 10 ft power cord, produces audio and visual alarms whenever metal is present. At respective distances of 0.3 and 1.1 in., device detects .039 and 0.78 in. ferrous and nonferrous material. Read More

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Laser Displacement Sensor measures height and width.

May 21, 2015

Supplied with software that lets user configure settings from PC, Model LS-100 handles high-speed 2-dimensional measurement applications that are not possible with spot beam measurement lasers. Unit offers diverse range of measurement functions such as height, width, position, and edge count. Possible uses include circuit board double feed, inspection of sealant flow, verification of gap and level differences on door closure, and measurement of brake pad height. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Moisture Sensor measures moisture inside material core.

May 18, 2015

Using high frequency field technology, HumiCore provides reliable measurements with typical accuracies of 0.1% to 0.3%. Continuous in-line/on-line system delivers real-time moisture data to eliminate need for frequent laboratory samples. Compact sensor fits into most processes and works with large variety of powder/bulk solids. With DIN-Rail transmitter, sensor can communicate with existing control system or controller for local operator interface and data logging alarm outputs. Read More

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Laser Contrast Sensor features fixed background suppression.

May 15, 2015

Featuring contrast detection, plus fixed background suppression, Model Q3X LD50 detects targets while ignoring objects in background. Unit operates like fixed-field laser sensor and detects targets within 50 mm sensing range. However, sensor can be programmed for low-contrast sensing within this range, while ignoring objects at least 60 mm away. Offering high-speed part detection as fast as 250 µs, Model Q3X LD50 can capture up to 2,000 events/second. Read More

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Laser Contrast Sensor captures up to 2,000 events/sec.

May 12, 2015

Offering response speed up to 250 µs, Model Q3X is suitable for low-contrast part detection. Visible laser beam allows alignment and precise detection over sensing ranges up to 300 mm, while 3-digit display delivers real-time feedback on bright output indicator. Intuitive setup routines for presence-absence and orientation applications are accomplished with 2 tactile buttons below display. Housed in nickel-plated zinc housing, sensor is rated to IP67, IP68, and IP69K for harsh environments. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Laser Line Distance Sensor can measure complex geometries.

May 1, 2015

Compatible with diffusive and semi-diffusive surfaces, ConoLine-100 non-contact laser line projection system is used for measuring distances. This optical line sensor uses rotating mirror to produce laser line speeds up to 100 lines/sec and point sensor accuracy down to 1 micron. Adjustable line angle allows sensor to scan undercuts, steep grooves, and angles up to ±120°. All data processing, including pre-programmed functions, are housed in one integrated unit (sensor head). Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment

Toilet Sensor can help detect urological issues.

April 30, 2015

Used in home healthcare and post-acute care monitoring market, Toilet Sensor can be paired with alarm system to detect when someone stands in front of or sits on toilet. This allows caregiver to monitor frequency of use as well as duration of each use. With accurate picture of patients’ routines, caregivers can catch onset of certain urological issues. Placed around neck of toilet, mat is constructed with water-resistant polyvinyl top layer and water-resistant, PVC-coated non-slip bottom layer. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Explosives, Armaments & Weaponry

Handheld IED Detector uses sensor heads for wire and metal.

April 27, 2015

Supporting multiple interchangeable sensor heads, GroundHunter MHDS enables search teams to respond quickly to changing scenarios. Lightweight system has compact folding design, and allows multiple heads to be carried by single operator. CWD100 command wire detector head, incorporating its own transmitter and receiver, identifies command wires over 20 m in length, independent of orientation. Using pulsed induction techniques, MD100 head detects both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Read More

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Sensor System detects human presence.

April 20, 2015

Suited for both moving and stationary uses, OleaVision™ Sensor System can differentiate between live animate beings and inanimate objects up to distance of 5 m. Typical applications are found in automotive/transportation, industrial, smart home, and security systems markets for pedestrian and bystander detection, animate-being detection, collision avoidance, intrusion detection, fire safety, and energy management. Read More

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Laser Sensors provide dual discrete outputs.

April 9, 2015

Suitable for challenging detection applications, L-GAGE® LE250 and LE550 feature 2 independently configurable discrete outputs, which can be set up as switch points or sensing windows for part detection and feedback on position. With 100–1,000 mm operating range, LE550 is suited for roll diameter, loop control, thickness measurement, and positioning. LE250, with 100–400 mm range and 1 mm spot size, provides detection of smaller features and measurements across targets of varying colors.
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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers

Fluid Detector monitors fluid in tanks and piping.

March 13, 2015

Mounting directly into existing pipelines between 2 standard 150 lb flat-faced flanges, Clear Line™ Fluid Detector uses RF admittance to monitor presence or absence of fluid, providing complete assurance that tank is empty. Proprietary Cote-Shield™ circuitry ensures dependable detection regardless of conductive coatings or product build up on sensor. Featuring sanitary, crevice-free design, Clear Line works without recalibration on processes where fluids can vary from organics to caustics. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Sensor-Based System monitors transformer assets.

March 12, 2015

Designed to minimize transformer failure risks, Transformer Intelligence™ is based on CoreTec™ online monitoring system,  which keeps close watch on mission-critical functions and performs complete evaluation of operating conditions. It can also simulate future service conditions and forecast their impact on transformer lifetime. By continuously recording hydrogen and moisture, CoreSense™ sensor provides CoreTec with real-time data to optimize transformer management. Read More

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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

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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