Displacement & Dimension & Motion Transducers

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Non-Contact Thickness Measurement Tool provides PC independence.

March 15, 2016

Able to be operated with end-user's PC or laptop, OptiGauge® LT does not necessitate dedicated OptiGauge Controller and offers measurement range of 12 microns to 5 mm optical thickness; accuracy is ±2 microns. Flexibility to meet diverse needs, while PC independence and USB connectivity facilitate and accelerate production line integration. Suited for lab and R&D applications, tool supports various measurement probes to suit application at hand. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

LVIT Position Sensors target heavy-duty applications.

February 22, 2016

With their modular design, performance, and stroke-to length ratio, LDI-127 Series of contactless LVIT (Linear Variable Inductive Transducer) position sensors meet needs of in-plant or mobile equipment OEMs. Areas of use include factory automation as well as various industrial and commercial applications, including solar cell positioners, wind turbine prop pitch and brakes, chute or gate positions on off-road or agri-vehicles, and packing equipment. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

TE Connectivity's Macro Sensors SSIR LVDT Position Transmitters Withstand High Pressure Washdowns and Contaminants of Sawmills

February 9, 2016

TE Connectivity's Macro Sensors SSIR 937 Series Submersible LVDT Position Transmitters are becoming a popular choice for (blade) position measurement applications within sawmills and wood products processing plants due to their high tolerance to water, debris and harsh operating conditions. In addition to performing accurately amid flying sawdust and chunks of wood as well as fluctuating... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

LVDT Position Transmitter features CANopen interface.

February 2, 2016

Equipped with CANopen interface compliant to CiA 443 for subsea instruments, Macro Sensors SSBR-937 Series can withstand deep sea environments with external pressures up to 5,000 psi and more than 1 million hours MTBF, when encased in special alloys. Sensor offers optimized repeatability, with error less than 0.01% of full range. Device is suited for elongation measurement as part of long-term finite element analysis of pipelines, derricks, moorings, and choke valves on offshore oil platforms. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Spring Loaded LVIT offers optimized length to stroke ratio.

January 18, 2016

At 4 in. long, contactless LRS-18 series is available with ranges from 0.5–4.0 in. for dimension or position measuring applications in factory automation as well as various industrial and commercial applications where sensing element cannot be attached to object being measured. Max tip force on item being measured is 1 lb, and 0.75 in. dia aluminum or stainless steel body has M18 x 1 thread and comes with 2 hex jam nuts. Linear sensor uses 0.25 in. dia probe equipped with AGD No. 9 contact tip. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Wireless Sensor and App measure coating thickness.

January 7, 2016

Combining precise measurements, resistance to interference, and wireless technology, SmarTest version of SIDSP® Sensors relay digitally generated readings to smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. Readings exceeding set limits are indicated on sensor's green/red LED. SmarTest App provides clear display of current measuring value, statistical evaluation, storage of measuring values in files, 2-point calibration, measuring unit metric/imperial switchover, and export of measurements in CSV format. Read More

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

Submersible LVDT Position Transmitter serves subsea applications.

December 30, 2015

Featuring CANopen interface that complies with CiA 443 for subsea instruments, Macro Sensors SSIR 937 offers interoperable and standardized communications to network with devices from different manufacturers used on ocean floor. Transmitter withstands external pressures to 7,500 psi with MTBF of >1 million hr when encased in special alloys, and repeatability, with error of <0.01% of full range, is maintained despite offsets due to pressure and/or temperature. Movement is measured to <2 mm. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

DC to DC LVDTs eliminate power supply selection/grounding issues.

December 23, 2015

Operating from +14 to +26 Vdc, DCV Series provides 0&ndash;10 V output that is electrically isolated from input. No electrical contact across transducer position sensing element ensures clean data, infinite resolution, and operational longevity. Available with 0.2&ndash;37 in. measuring ranges and 0&ndash;10 Vdc output ranges, products use LVDT principle for reliability and suit such applications as specialty machines, control systems, material testing, and general-purpose test instrumentation. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Position Transducers feature real-time Ethernet interfaces.

October 28, 2015

Available in rod and profile housings, BTL7 Series provides synchronous real-time data transmission and dynamic position measurement with 1 µm resolution. Able to detect and process up to 16 position encoders, transducers output position and speed for each encoder, yielding up to 32 measured values. Selectable Ethernet interfaces include Profinet IRT, EtherCAT, and Varan. Four diagnostic LEDs on sensor head can check both sensor status and status of Ethernet connection. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Linear Variable Inductive Transducers serve various industries.

October 2, 2015

Available with ranges from ½&ndash;18 in., LVITs feature 4 analog outputs, SenSet&trade; field scalability, and contactless operation. Spring-loaded LRS-18 and automation-duty LR-19 have ¾ in. OD aluminum body, while industrial-duty LR-27 is offered in 1 in. OD aluminum or stainless steel housing. Also available, LV-45 is designed to survive extreme environments. Radial cable exit version comes with swivel rod eye ends. Axial termination versions come with M12 connector or 1 m cable. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Microtronic to Exhibit at the IMAPS EMPC in Germany

September 10, 2015

Munich, Germany – Microtronic GmbH, a leading sales specialist of microelectronics, today announced plans to exhibit at the 20th European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference Exhibition (EMPC), scheduled to take place Sept. 14-16, 2015 in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Company representative will demonstrate the Microtronic LBT-210, Akrometrix TherMoiré AXP and Sonix ECHO™ as well as... Read More

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

Confocal Chromatic Controller provides measuring rates to 25 kHz.

August 19, 2015

Suited for use with dark targets or measuring thickness of transparent targets, confocalDT IFC2461 has integrated light source and delivers stable measurement results. Standard and multi-peak controller versions are available, with latter providing 6 peaks to enable one-sided thickness measurement of up to 5 layers. Along with active exposure time regulation that allows measurement of different surface types, features include EtherCAT, Ethernet, RS422, and analog out interfaces. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Ultrasonic Tester affords single-sided measurement.

August 18, 2015

Employing pulse echo technology, Pundit PL-200PE extends ultrasonic application to objects where access is restricted to one side. Instrument is capable of single-side determination of slab thickness as well as detection and localization of voids, pipes, delaminations, and honeycombing. Echo tracking helps identifying main echo, and area scan enables slab thickness uniformity testing in grid patterns. Variations in tunnel lining thicknesses can also be measured according to RI-ZFP-TU. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Thickness Gauges offer non-destructive measurements.

August 11, 2015

Supplied in handheld, IP54-rated splashproof housing, TKG Series utilizes ultrasonic technology for non-destructive thickness measurements of steel structures. Sunlight readable units provide on-screen display in 8 languages and fast minimum feature to capture minimum thickness. Measurement range is 0.040&ndash;20 in. of steel with 5 MHz probe and 0.020&ndash;20 in. of steel (optional) with 10 MHz probe. Applications include pressure vessels, storage tanks, ship hulls, steam lines, and boiler tubes. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Vision Systems

Gap Registration, Camera Vision Detect & Reject Technology by Multi-Conveyor

August 7, 2015

Precision detection down to the millimeter! Multi-Conveyor has recently built a mild-steel constructed conveyor that provides gap registration and bent tip detection for a tubed product. The customer requested a detection system to detect a bent nozzle tip that was 4 mm out of center to be rejected. The camera/vision system has the ability to either enlarge or shrink this area of rejection... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Confocal Chromatic Sensors combine precision, compact design.

June 19, 2015

Available for confocalDT measurement system, non-contact and maintenance-free IFS2406 series is suitable for distance measurements at submicrometer accuracies as well as one-sided thickness measurement of different materials. Axial and radial measuring directions promote versatile use, while passive design enables use in Ex areas. Designed for vacuum applications, sensors provide long-term stability. Measurement channel is parameterized via Web interface. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

True Heading Delivers AIS ATON Beacon to Port of Stockholm

May 29, 2015

First AIS Aid to Navigation in Sweden Deployed Danderyd, Sweden – True Heading, leading manufacturer of Automatic Identification System (AIS) solutions, GPS compasses and app navigation, announced today that it has supplied an AIS Aid to Navigation (ATON) beacon to the Port of Stockholm, Sweden. Located at Stockholm Stream (Stockholm Ström) and the first of its kind in Sweden, local... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Heavy-Duty Resolvers offer position and velocity feedback.

May 22, 2015

Utilizing technology and materials of Harowe resolver engines, Northstar&trade; R56 and RF25 Resolvers are suitable for pulp and paper and steel mill environments. Model R56 features 5/8 in. shaft, NEMA 56C face mount or foot mount, industrial 10-pin latching connector, IP65-rated enclosure, and large outer bearings that isolate shaft loads. Equipped with 3/8 in. shaft and square flange mounting plate, Model RF25 is IP65-rated with 10-pin connector and high-integrity seals. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Mahr Federal to Feature MarVision MM 320 Video Measuring Microscope with Image Processing at MD&M EAST 2015

May 4, 2015

PROVIDENCE, RI — Mahr Federal will feature the MarVision MM 320, a new video measuring microscope with image processing capability, the flagship product for a new line of Mahr optical measuring instruments, at MDM EAST, June 9-11, 2015, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY, Booth #2315. Designed for the measurement and/or dimensioning of geometric elements, the MarVision MM 320... Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Industrial AC LVDT is suited for use in steel or aluminum mills.

April 29, 2015

With full ranges from 3&ndash;15 in., LA-21-A series comes in zinc-plated-steel, 20.5 mm dia housing with 100 mm stripped-and-tinned axial leads. Each LVDT core is enclosed in 9.5 mm dia extension rod, from which it cannot break loose, and 5/16-24 UNF or M8 X 1.25 male thread facilitates attachment. Exhibiting radiation resistance, IP68-sealed products are suited for stamping or drawing press die opening, injection molding machine platen position, process valve controls, and roller gap feedback. Read More