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Ultrasonic Sensors offer flexible output configurations.
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'); document.write('Suitable for difficult distance and level applications, Long Range UA30CAD60 Series offers two different output configurations: 2 digital NPN or PNP outputs, or analog output in either 4–20 mA or 0–10 Vdc as well as one digital NPN or PNP output. Units feature sensing distances of 250–6,000 mm and are available in either cabled or M12 quick-disconnect versions. Operating from 12–30 Vdc power supply, IP67-rated sensors are set up via simple teach routine.'); document.write('
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Machinery Protection Monitor offers advanced display options.
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'); document.write('With up to 24 measurement channels in 3U format, Sentry G3 provides machine protection to API670 standard. Intuitive color LCD enables plant engineers to rapidly identify abnormal conditions and manage dynamic behavior of rotating plant. Signal conditioning unit provides vibration, position, and speed parameter trending facilities, including log and view of up to 60 days of data, look-back at trends and alarms, plus download of data for further analysis in Excel.'); document.write('
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Shaft Grounding/Monitoring Ring serves critical applications.
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'); document.write('Featuring real-time functionality, AEGIS® iPRO-MR combines shaft voltage bearing protection with continuous monitoring of shaft voltage levels from remote location. Assembly features 8 rows of conductive microfiber: 6 provide bearing protection, while 2 isolated rows allow for voltage monitoring. Combined shaft grounding ring and shaft monitoring ring promotes uptime and reliability of motors and generators in critical applications.'); document.write('
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Non-Contact Level Meter targets solids applications.
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'); document.write('With frequency modulated continuous wave radar technology, DR6300 Series provides distance, level, volume, and mass measurement of powders, granulates, and other solids. Non-contact, 2-wire, k-band meter offers choice of touchscreens, including tank illustration, bar graph, oscilloscope, signal, and reflectivity screen. Available with drop antenna or horn antenna, device has measuring range of 260 ft and will operate up to flange temperature of 290°F and pressures of 580 psig.'); document.write('
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Portable GC System analyzes VOCs in water, soil, and air.
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'); document.write('Combining micro preconcentrator, micro GC column, and photoionization detector, Frog-4000 can be used as portable GC PID for environmental testing in field, mobile lab, portable lab, or commercial environmental lab. Display screen provides chromatogram of VOC identification and concentration in PPB of analyte. SD cards store field analyses with chromatography software for data analyses. Operating for 6 hr on rechargeable battery, handheld analyzer includes RS-232 or USB port.'); document.write('
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On-Loom Monitoring System targets textile manufacturers.
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'); document.write('When used with production looms, iBar Monitoring System ensures that raw material gives maximum product yield. System provides complete reel and process inspection during most critical step in textile production — formation of fabric web. By delivering real-time feedback and complete defect elimination, iBar enables manufacturers to optimize input-output ratios.'); document.write('
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Compact NTC Chip Thermistors operate up to +150°C.
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'); document.write('STC0134-X, STC0138-X, STC0143, and STC0144-X series deliver repeatable performance for temperature monitoring and compensation in hybrid circuits for ICs in robotic assemblies and military telecom systems. Electrode surface is available in gold to prevent oxidation for reliability, and sizes are available down to 0.50 x 0.50 x 0.43 mm. Features include resistance from 100–5,000 Ω at 25 °C, tolerance down to ±5%, and beta from 3,000 K to 3,523 K.'); document.write('
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Server System collects and analyzes machine data.
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'); document.write('Powered by GE’s Proficy® software and RXi IPCs, Equipment Insight Solution combines on-premise or private cloud server architecture with field agents to create integrated solution that monitors asset health, leveraging industrial data sets to predict equipment failures. Server collects and manages long-term fleet data and alarms, performs trend analysis, then delivers role-specific alarms and trends to end user or OEM personnel via mobile device applications or web browser.'); document.write('
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Capacitive Controller provides precision distance measurement.
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'); document.write('Offering resolution of 0.015% FSO at bandwidth of 1 kHz, capaNCDT 6110 is suitable for measuring displacement, distance, and position. Sensor and target act as electrodes of plate-type capacitor, and change of distance between plates influences total system capacity. Distance to measurement object may be determined proportionally via amplitude of alternating voltage on sensor. Applications include automation systems, semiconductor production, mechanical engineering, medicine, and test cells.'); document.write('
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Linear Displacement Transducer has smart Ethernet technology.
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'); document.write('Simplifying installation and wiring, GEMCO® ReadyLink™ is designed with EtherNet/IP™ network interface that requires single point network connection for configuration and control. Magnetostrictive technology is used to provide absolute non-contact feedback. Available in 953N Rod Style and 957N Brik™ Low-Profile Style packages, product supports Line, Star, or Device Level Ring topology, has measuring range of up to 300 in., and incorporates RapidRecall™ network configuration module.'); document.write('
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Capacitive Displacement Measurement System is modular, flexible.
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'); document.write('As modular, multi-channel measurement system for capacitive displacement sensors, capaNCDT 6200 provides flexibility via controller that offers Ethernet and EtherCAT interfaces as well as integrated synchronization. Single components – controller, demodulator, sensor – are freely interchangeable and allow for customer-specific systems. Measurement system consists of one controller and respective demodulator for sensor, and controller can be extended to 4 channels.'); document.write('
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CCD Image Sensor offer optimal light sensitivity, read noise.
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'); document.write('Available in Monochrome, Bayer Color, and Sparse Color configurations, KAI-08051 has 5.5 micron pixel architecture, 8 MP resolution, 15 fps readout rate, and 4/3 optical format. Amplifier design, optimized microlens structure, and color filter pigments improve key performance parameters. Light sensitivity, color accuracy, and read noise levels meet demands of such imaging applications as intelligent traffic, surveillance, medical imaging, and industrial inspection.'); document.write('
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Non-Contact Scanning Probe suits high-accuracy inspections.
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'); document.write('With 3 mm dia, measurement range up to 20 mm, acceptance angle of ±30°, and scanning speed of 1,000 points/sec, HP-O delivers force-free measurement of blisks, blades, gear profiles, and flank lines as well as other potentially deformable parts without loss of accuracy. Optical measurements can be captured in single point or scanning mode, and repeatability is <0.3 µm when used with Leitz PMM-C CMM. Scanning technology is not affected by ambient light.'); document.write('
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Imaging Sensor helps agriculturalists measures plant health.
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'); document.write('Optimized with robust packaging for airborne and satellite deployment, Hyperspec® High Resolution Imaging Sensor analyzes chlorophyll fluorescence emissions to measure plant health. Sensor is based on all-reflective concentric optical design that uses precise, high diffraction efficiency gratings for simultaneous high spatial and spectral resolution of <0.1 nm across spectral range of instrument. Low stray light and minimized smile and keystone distortion are fundamental to design.'); document.write('
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CO2 Transmitters obtain clean measurements via NDIR procedure.
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'); document.write('Able to accurately measure CO<sub>2</sub> concentrations up to 10,000 ppm, EE850/EE820 series apply dual wavelength NDIR (non-dispersive infrared) procedure that is insensitive to pollution. Also, autocalibration function automatically compensates for aging effects. Multi-point CO2 and temperature factory adjustment procedure leads to optimal CO2 measurement accuracy over entire working temperature range, and measured values are available as analog current or voltage outputs.'); document.write('
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Safety System Escape Release permits unlocking from inside.
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'); document.write('Designed for protecting and monitoring safety guards such as doors and flaps on machines and installations, Safety System ESL consists of handle and interlocking module equipped with transponder-coded safety technology CES. Escape release permits quick and straightforward unlocking of safety guard from inside, even if handle is locked. Release engages when actuated and prevents renewed closing of door. To close door and switch safety outputs on again, detent knob must be actuated.'); document.write('
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Level Probe Converters offer panel mount option.
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'); document.write('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.'); document.write('
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Single Float Level Transmitters suit shallow tank monitoring.
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'); document.write('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.'); document.write('
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RFID Safety Switches maintain PLe and SIL3 levels.
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'); document.write('Suitable for machines where hazardous conditions remain even after machines have been switched off, NG Series creates circuits with max safety level PLe and SIL3. Units can be connected in series up to max number of 32 devices, while maintaining safety levels. With electronic system for detection of actuator based on RFID technology, switches prevent tampering using another actuator of same series. Interlocking system guarantees actuator maximum holding force equal to 7,500 N.'); document.write('
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Overfill Sensor prevents overflow of fuel tankers.
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'); document.write('Using electronic signals, F2020 Overfill Sensor prevents product overflows of tanker compartments, ensuring valuable fluid is not lost. System is connected to controls of terminal through plug and socket connection and is designed for tankers with up to 8 compartments. When overfill is detected, system will override and shut down terminal pump and metering equipment. System has ISO 9000/2000 approval and is manufactured in compliance with EN13922 and European ATEX directive.'); document.write('
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