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Liquid Level Indicator can replace sight glass windows.
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'); document.write('Able to replace sight glass windows that cloud up or are unreadable with certain fluids, 5100 non-electrical liquid level indicator uses float housing magnetically coupled to rotating Red/Green indicator in separate and dry compartment. As float rises up, green indicates safe liquid level. If level drops, float drops and indicator rotates to red to signal inadequate liquid level. Process end connection is ¾ in. MNPT, and 3 7/16 in. long product is rated up to 225°F and up to 400 psi.'); document.write('
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MEMS Low Pressure Sensor includes I2C digital interface.
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'); document.write('Available in pressure ranges of 0.14, 0.3, 0.6, and 1.4 psi, Model SM9541 offers 14-bit resolution, ±1% FS accuracy, and 0.2% FS offset stability per year for critical applications. MEMS pressure transducer mates with signal conditioning IC, providing full pressure calibration and temperature compensation with I2C digital interface. Based on surface mount technology standards, housing features JEDEC compliant SOIC-16 footprint for straight-forward PCB design and assembly.'); document.write('
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Seismic and Geodetic System monitors infrastructure.
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'); document.write('Combining 220-channel GNSS receiver, broadband seismic recorder, and force-balance triaxial accelerometer, Trimble® SG160-09 SeismoGeodetic System provides real-time GNSS positioning and seismic data for earthquake early warning and volcano monitoring as well as infrastructure monitoring for buildings, bridges, dams, and other natural and manmade structures. System includes variable size, industrial-grade USB drive to support transmission of real-time telemetry data.'); document.write('
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Flame Ionization Detector is unaffected by background gases.
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'); document.write('Part of 9100 Series On-Line Gas Chromatograph, Flame Ionization Detector provides detection capabilities for hydrocarbon compounds and other VOCs. Chromatograph offers fully integrated GC software, programmable touchscreen, and USB interface. For unattended operation, unit features remote access and control, automatic calibration, and internal data storage. Other attributes include LAN connection, analog outputs, multipoint sampling, and graphical display of current or historic concentrations.'); document.write('
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Metals Testing System identifies wear and corrosion.
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'); document.write('When placed on chemically treated test medium, one drop from Acustrip Metals Test® identifies presence and degree (ppm) of metals associated with wear and corrosion – copper, iron, and nickel – within 1 min.  Each metal has its own section on test medium, and regular use lets technicians and operators trend wear on engines and equipment component parts; abnormal presence of metals would lead to immediate corrective action. Product is designed for field use.'); document.write('
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Differential Pressure Transducers offer ±0.05% FSO accuracy.
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'); document.write('Available in pressure ranges from 2.5 in. wcd to 200 psid, with line pressure options up to 5,000 psi, Model 216 offers choice of 0–5 or 0–10 Vdc output, while Model 316 is loop-powered (4–20 mA). Transducers are also available with choice of unidirectional or bidirectional output. Featuring all-welded, corrosion-resistant 316L stainless steel wetted parts and housings, devices have wet-to-wet design that incorporates digital correction circuitry, and provide response time of <50 ms for 90% FSO.'); document.write('
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Force Transducers offer 2,304 different configurations.
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'); document.write('Available with nominal forces from 2.5 kN to 1 MN, in accuracy classes from 0.03–0.06, C10 Compressive Force Transducers come in hermetically sealed, stainless steel version and feature IP68 rating for use in environments where dirt and moisture can be problematic. Despite high output signal up to 4 mV/V, transducers have low temperature coefficient. Zero point temperature coefficient, TC0, is 75 ppm/10 K. Applications include propulsion testing, end-of-line testing, and drop testing.'); document.write('
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Image Sensor brings VGA video to consumer applications.
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'); document.write('Built on 3 micron OmniPixel3-HS™ technology, OV7676 1/7.5 in. SoC VGA Sensor suits range of applications, including mobile phones, tablets, wearables, notebooks, and IP network cameras. Sensor supports video-in-video functionality when used as front-facing camera solution, allowing users to simultaneously record video feeds from both front- and rear-facing cameras. Supplied in 2.73 x 2.47 mm chip-scale package, sensor also supports SPI and DVP interface customization.'); document.write('
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Materials Testing Machine measures tensile strength and more.
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'); document.write('Available in 1 and 2 kN capacities, VantageNX has ergonomic frame and offers 3 travel distances from 24–48 in. Machine supports operation via either MAP-4 Software, which requires Windows®-based PC, or stand-alone, Bluetooth®-connected, touchscreen tablet. Ability to be configured for different standards using different grips and fixtures maintains flexibility of universal frame. Among others, capabilities cover tensile, compression, flexural strength, and peel strength measurement.'); document.write('
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LED Seed Sensor accurately counts all seed sizes and types.
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'); document.write('Designed to count seeding population during planting, Hy Rate Plus™ LED Seed Sensor ensures that row units are working properly and seeds are being placed for optimum yield potential. Closely spaced LEDs virtually eliminate dead zones in seed tube. As seeds pass through light field in sensing tube, proprietary software algorithm learns what seed type is being planted and adjusts detection sensitivity accordingly. Sensor also automatically adjusts detection sensitivity in dusty conditions.'); document.write('
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Rotary Transformer Torque Sensors suit in-line testing.
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'); document.write('Available in 3 mounting configurations and 3 rated capacities of 5, 10, and 20 K rpm, Model T261 Series is designed to meet in-line testing requirements of small motors, pumps, compressors, turbines, fans, and other fractional horsepower rated devices. Nonlinearity and hysteresis specifications are ±0.05% of rated output, and non-repeatability is ±0.02% of rated output. Constructed of SAE 4340 alloy steel with satin nickel finish, sensors feature onboard shunt circuit for remote calibration.'); document.write('
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Positioning Sensor is optimized for performance and reliability.
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'); document.write('Along with proprietary optical design, Optical Positioning Sensor (OPS™) Series has built-in interpolation and AGC. Sensor can be configured with optical limits to reduce cabling and works with MicroE cut-to-length linear tape, linear glass, and rotary glass scales. Cyclical error up to ±25 nm enables positioning accuracy up to ±3 µm/m and smooth velocity control. Linear resolutions of 1, 0.5, 0.1, and 50 µm are available, and rotary resolutions range from 163k CPR to 3.3M CPR.'); document.write('
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Vibration Sensor connects to smart phones, tablets, and PCs.
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'); document.write('With integrated data acquisition, Model 333D01 USB ICPDigital™ Dynamic Accelerometer connects via USB to smart phones, tablets, and PCs making vibration measurement accessible to everyone. Hermetically sealed, ceramic piezoelectric single-axis sensing element expands measurement resolution 66 dB over typical MEMS accelerometers and useable frequency range to 8 kHz. For durability, sensing element and internal electronics are packaged in laser welded, ground isolated, stainless steel casing.'); document.write('
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Load Cell is designed for applications utilizing pulleys.
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'); document.write('Suited for wire, cable, filament, rope, and other single-strand applications, XR Pulley Load Cell can be fully customized to specifications — pulley size, profile, material, and load rating — as well as designed to utilize application's existing pulleys for use as drop-in component for tension sensing. Features, in addition to 100% stainless steel body, include dual parallel beam, mechanical variance compensation, and 360° overload protection that promote performance and service life.'); document.write('
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Digital Fiber Optic Current Sensor has free standing design.
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'); document.write('Suited for current measurement applications in 245–800 kV substations, FOCS-FS has digital interface capability that fosters deployment in digital substations and facilitates adaptability to future substation automation needs. Sensor complies with IEC 61850 open systems communication protocol, facilitates development of digital substations, and enables smart grids. Free of magnetic saturation, sensor can capture fast transient currents, short circuit currents, and AC with DC-offset.'); document.write('
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Analog Level Sensor leverages non-contact Reed switch technology.
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'); document.write('Configured for containers or tanks, customized analog level sensor is offered with standard and 360° rotatable head options. Programmable switching points, optional temperature measurement, and materials range promote application versatility. With basic design, head is provided with closed cover, and switching points or resistance output are fed out directly. Another version offers head with pushbutton and LED; current and voltage signals can be output. Another variant offers LCD.'); document.write('
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Pneumatic Valve Components ensure proper pressure regulation.
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'); document.write('Available with multiple flow and pressure options as well as power and connection options, fill and bleed circuit consists of pneumatic valve components used to inflate volume or apparatus in one controllable function and release or vent pressure in second controllable function. RoHS-compliant products support use in applications where particular pressure, firmness, or position can be controlled with addition or venting of pressure.'); document.write('
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Vibration Transmitter helps prevent unscheduled downtime.
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'); document.write('By capturing vibration or position data and translating it into 4-20 mA signal, Model CSI 9360 delivers real-time information about rotating equipment. Unit can be field-configured for 3 radial vibration ranges or position with invertible position signal, selectable sensor loop response times, and optional sensor fault lock out times. To verify radial vibration or axial thrust movement measurements, CSI 9360 can be used to perform 2oo3 sensor voting on shafts as small as 5/8 in. diameter.'); document.write('
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MEMS Accelerometers measure both vibration and acceleration.
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'); document.write('Suited for use within low-current applications consuming 2 mA with 5 V excitation, Model 1410 Accelerometers use clock frequency from 100 KHz to 1.0 MHz and produce pulse density output relative to acceleration. Variable capacitive accelerometers are available in 7 ranges from ±2 g to ±200 g, with sensitivities from 0.625 kHz/g (200 g range) to 62.5 kHz/g (2 g range). Hermetically sealed in 0.360 x 0.350 x 0.165 in. package, units provide digital output that is compatible with TTL/CMOS devices.'); document.write('
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Rapid Alert Alarm works with spill containment scales.
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'); document.write('Housed inside integrated collection basin where leaks and spills are first detectable, Rapid Alert Alarm utilizes phototransistor to detect spills and activate relay switch. Relay may be used to trigger light or audible alarm, and can be integrated via PLC with other equipment facilitating automatic shutdowns, lockouts, and other safety procedures. Operating solely on opto-electric principle, spill alarm is powered directly from scale, operating off of 5 or 12 Vdc.'); document.write('
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