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Miniature Immersion Sensor accelerates fluid temperature reading.
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'); document.write('With 1.5 sec response time, thermal gradient of <0.02 K/K, and ±1.5°C base temperature accuracy, NTCAIMME3 consists of NTC thermistor chip mounted in its stainless steel housing with twin PVC-insulated AWG No. 30 lead wire connections. Tip with 2.0 mm dia accelerates accurate temperature sensing with minimal heat loss through connecting wires. Available with brass collar for sealed mounting or without collar for custom mounting, RoHS-compliant product operates over -25 to +105°C range.<br />'); document.write(''); document.write('
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Refurbished/Replacement TCDs are available for legacy Varian GCs.
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'); document.write('Refurbished or replacement thermal conductivity detectors (TCDs) are available for Bruker (Varian) gas chromatographs (GCs). Each detector, made of stainless steel and supplied with rhenium-tungsten (WX) filaments as standard, meets original equipment specifications and comes ready to install in legacy Varian GC. Special filaments for reactive samples are available. Corrosion-resistant detectors utilizing nickel, Monel®, titanium or gold-plated thermal conductivity blocks are also offered.'); document.write('
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Condition Monitoring System reports shaft current issues.
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'); document.write('Smart CDR™ provides users with instant feedback on how CDR® (Current Diverter Ring®) is performing with regards to diverting shaft currents away from bearings to ground. By diverting harmful shaft currents to ground, solution help prevent fluting on bearings as well as premature bearing failure in variable frequency drive (VFD)-driven motors. Interface alerts users in real-time if there is not optimal contact between grounding brushes and shaft.'); document.write('
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Profile Measurement Device uses non-contact process.
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'); document.write('Optimized with software release 6.0, CALIPRI delivers high-precision measurement for wide range of profiles, including rails, switches, wheels, or brakes. Three laser lines scan surface and intelligent image processing system records segments of object profile and combines them into entire profile. This profile is then measured by correspondingly defined algorithms, and all important quality values as well as wear values are displayed. Results are free of operator influence and are reproducible.'); document.write('
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LVDT Pencil Probe verifies part measurements.
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'); document.write('Offering spring extend and pneumatic extend actuation types, KURTSmart PROBE™ outputs linear value over entire stroke of probe. Unit requires 5 V power for measurement operation and can run stand-alone, measuring and sorting parts based on feature size. Onboard input and output port supports triggering of measurement and action to be taken based on measurement result. With 5 LEDs, probe can be programmed to visually show operator if part is good (green), trending bad (yellow), or bad (red).'); document.write('
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Surface Measurement Tool features high-speed column drive.
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'); document.write('Combining low-noise metrology frame, accurate axis alignment, and patented data collection method, Talyrond 500H provides measurement capabilities that allow it to reproduce shape and contour of precision machined component. Instrument\'s gauge measures linear or circumferential surface roughness, while frictionless air-bearing spindle and precision column measure roundness, cylindricity, and straightness. Calibration technique performs radius, angle, height, length, and distance measurements.'); document.write('
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Bearingless Encoders suit limited space applications.
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'); document.write('Providing position and speed feedback in limited installation space, MIR 10 Encoders are fully encapsulated, non-contact magnetic sensors with up to 4096 ppr and IP66/IP67 ratings for harsh environments. Units are available with 5 Vdc supply and TTL/RS422-compatible line drivers as well as 10–30 Vdc version with pushpull. Both variants output 2 channels with 90° shift and inverted signals. Measuring 10 x 15 x 45.5 mm, encoders have matching pole wheels that fit shafts from 6–43.5 mm.'); document.write('
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Clamp-On Current Sensor fits existing solid conductors.
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'); document.write('Able to be clamped onto existing solid conductor without having to disconnect conductor, Sidewinder PA3828NL has linear current range of 0.1–200 A with 1.0% accuracy for precision power measuring applications at 50/60 Hz AC. This di/dt AC current sensor, with 6.2 mm ID, opens to 7.0 mm to clamp onto conductor. Clamp feature can be opened and closed multiple times. Another application for this core-less, RoHS-compliant product is arc fault AC current monitoring.'); document.write('
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Digital Analyzer measures and monitors oxygen during welding.
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'); document.write('To provide oxidation-free welds, ORBmax measures and monitors oxygen particle counts in PPM range for high-purity welding applications in semiconductor, pharmaceutical, and aerospace industries. This instrument, equipped with maintenance-free optical sensor, shows oxygen PPM level on digital display screen that changes from red to green to let user know predetermined intensities have been obtained. Also, alarm lets user know if PPM rises above preset level.'); document.write('
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AC/AC LVDT works under pressure and temperature extremes.
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'); document.write('Rated for pressures to 35,000 psi at continuous temperatures to 450°F, High-Temperature High-Pressure Linear Displacement Transducers (LVDTs) have .30 in. OD body with perforated housing that equalizes internal and external pressure. Fluids must be electrically non-conductive and chemically benign, since holes in housing expose internal coils. Non-linearity is ±0.25%, and temperature coefficient of sensitivity is ±0.01%/°F. Signal conditioners for DC/DC or 4–20 mA operation are available.'); document.write('
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Servo Accelerometers are suited for monitoring structural health.
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'); document.write('Single-axis SA-107LN, 2-axis SA-207LN, and 3-axis SA-307LN are powered by +12 to +15 Vdc and designed for use in seismic and low-level, low-frequency motion studies. Low noise electronics, used in conjunction with force balance principle, enable measurements in low frequency micro-G range. Each self-contained unit provides DSC-coupled zero output as well as AC-coupled zero output, which eliminates tilt-induced or offset errors.<br />'); document.write(''); document.write('
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Conductivity/Temperature Sensor delivers at-a-glance measurements.
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'); document.write('Intended for food, pharmaceutical, and water treatment, CombiLyz has IP69K-rated, hygienic, stainless steel design suited for use in CIP and SIP processes for monitoring concentrations in liquids or for phase separation of different media. Selection of 14 measuring ranges from 500 µS/cm to 1,000 mS/cm is available, results accuracy offers max deviation of <1%, and response time is <0.3 sec (conductivity) and <15 sec (temperature). Display can simultaneously show multiple process variables.'); document.write('
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Audio and Visual Alarm Unit provides major alert.
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'); document.write('Featuring plastic, wall-mounted design measuring 7 x 2.8 in., Model TRIP-6692RLS provides both visual and/or audio alarm suitable for equipment and laboratory alert notifications of production or procedural shut-downs as well as for process completion notices. LED strobe will operate to warn of any unsafe condition or intrusion, followed by high output of 102 dB SPL at frequency of 2.4–3.1 KHz. Operating voltage is 12 Vdc at 130 mA and connection is via 3-wire set. '); document.write('
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Media Isolated Pressure Sensor features headerless design.
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'); document.write('Constructed of 316L SS or ASTM Grade 2 CP titanium, Model 154B is designed without header for O-ring mounting and OEM applications where compatibility with corrosive media is required. Backside compensated unit offers pressure ranges of 0–300 psi gage and 0–28 bar absolute with non-linearity of ±0.3% span. Operating from -40 to +105°C with compensated temperature range of -20 to +85°C, sensor is suited for dialysis machines, salt/brackish water measurements, and refrigeration/compressors.'); document.write('
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Single-Use Gauge Tee allows secure pressure monitoring.
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'); document.write('Providing pressure monitoring for pre-sterilized single-use systems, SGT employs thermoplastic elastomer diaphragm, which allows standard sanitary pressure gauges and transducers to be attached while maintaining sterility of system and eliminating cross contamination. Gauges and transducers can be aseptically removed from system for offline calibration during processing. Hose barbs to support tubing from 3/8–1 in. diameter as well as ¾ in. sanitary flange connections are offered.'); document.write('
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Miniature Force Transducers deliver 0.2% accuracy.
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'); document.write('Supporting diverse applications, U9C and C9C come in 480+ configurations and are available in 10 measurement ranges from 50 N to 50 kN. These 26 mm dia transducers, made from stainless steel, are hermetically sealed to protect against dust and water to meet IP67 standard. While U9C measures static and dynamic tensile and compressive force, C9C measures static and dynamic compressive force. Both can be equipped with TEDS chip and individually configured to meet application requirements.'); document.write('
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Programmable Motion Control features 2 signal set points.
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'); document.write('By continuously monitoring rotary speed, MSD-800 protects indoor/outdoor rotating equipment from damage. Unit alerts operator of change in speed by sending signal to control unit which can sound alarm and/or shutdown equipment completely. Installed remotely, control unit can be programmed to indicate 2 under-speed points or 2 over-speed points, or 1 of each. Speed sensor, installed directly to shaft of rotating equipment, is enclosed in weatherproof and dust-tight cast aluminum housing.'); document.write('
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Bottle Cap Torque Tester supports dual testing modes.
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'); document.write('Supporting open force and lock force testing modes, i-PROCESS 1600 can be used in torque determination of caps of bottles, flexible packages, and vacuum flasks. System features dustproof and waterproof design, overload protection, and malfunction alerts, guaranteeing safety of operators in testing process. Suitable for on-site testing, i-PROCESS 1600 is equipped with embedded computer control system, which can complete test with assistance of U-Lab Testing Data Integrated Platform.'); document.write('
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MEMS Sensor takes ambient pressure measurement.
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'); document.write('Designed for ambient pressure measurement, SM6842 is available in absolute pressure range of 15 psi and comes in SMT housing with 5 x 6 mm², JEDEC-compliant, SOIC-8 footprint (including leads) that fosters straight-forward PCB design and assembly. Height of 7.6 mm (to top of vertical port) provides flexibility in space-restricted designs, while 127 mV typ output allows for signal-conditioning customization. Operating from -40 to +125°C, product supports up to 10 V supply.'); document.write('
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Digital Power Monitors support wide common mode input voltage.
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'); document.write('Specified for temperature range of -40 to 125°C, Series ISL2802x comprises 3 devices offering bi-directional, high-side, and low-side digital current sense and voltage monitoring with serial interface. Devices deliver high-accuracy measurements through integrated 16-bit sigma-delta ADC with gain error of ±0.05% in wide input common mode voltage range of 0–60 V. Providing real-time alerts with response time of 500 ns, monitors are suited for telecom, industrial, and consumer applications.'); document.write('
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