Position Sensors / Detectors / Transducers

Position Sensors / Detectors / Transducers

austriamicrosystems and BeeDar Technology Present the BDUR-002 RFID Reader, BeeDar's Newest Mid Range UHF RFID Gen 2 Device

The SimplyGen2" AS3990 and AS3991 are innovative UHF RFID reader ICs that have been enabling customers worldwide through a faster time to market, low complexity, high level of integration, and outstanding application support. Unterpremstaetten, Austria (October 20, 2008) - austriamicrosystems (SWX:AMS), a leading global designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs for communications,...

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MTS Sensors Increase Productivity, Quality Control in Food & Beverage Industry
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MTS Sensors Increase Productivity, Quality Control in Food & Beverage Industry

Magnetostrictive technology provides reliability and accuracy for cost-effectiveness CARY, N.C. (November 19, 2008) - MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division's Temposonics® R-Series linear-position sensors and Level-Plus® M-Series transmitters are being incorporated into automation and control applications in the food and beverage industry due to high reliability, superior accuracy, and...

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MTS Linear Position Sensors Improve Filling Process for Packaging Applications
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MTS Linear Position Sensors Improve Filling Process for Packaging Applications

Magnetostrictive technology gives filling equipment a 5% increase in uptime CARY, N.C. (November 19, 2008) - MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division's Temposonics® linear-position sensors are instrumental in improving the filling process for facilities that package a wide variety of products. Where a packaging facility once required a complicated, bulky and costly combination scale to switch...

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Dual Axis Inclinometer Sensor detects angular tilt.
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Dual Axis Inclinometer Sensor detects angular tilt.

Featuring compact rectangular housings that can be mounted at ±10, ±45, ±60, and ±85° angles, Dual Axis MEMS Inclinometer Sensor measures angular tilt in reference to gravity. It incorporates micro-electro-mechanical capacitive element, and IP67 rated unit provides 2 analog outputs of 0.1-4.9 Vdc or 2 current outputs of 4-20 mA, and operates in -30 to 70°C...

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Position Sensor features on-chip digital encoder.

Offering alternative to miniature optical encoders, TRK-1T02 TRACKER Magnetic Sensor offers 2 Â-µm resolution and can be used as linear encoder or off-axis rotary encoder. Measuring 8.5 x 11.5 x 1.61 mm, unit does not require light source and is insensitive to external light, shock, vibration, and high-particulate environments. On-chip encoder provides direct digital output using standard...

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Furniture Fixings That Meet Required Torque Standards
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Furniture Fixings That Meet Required Torque Standards

Using torque destruction testing for critical fastenings is usually associated with the automotive industry, however determining the correct screw for the application can also be found in other industries such in high volume furniture manufacturing. One leading flatpack furniture manufacturer uses this method in its R&D department to specify the correct wood screws. In order to ensure that the...

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MTS Integrates Connector System with Smallest Mobile Hydraulic Sensor
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MTS Integrates Connector System with Smallest Mobile Hydraulic Sensor

Connector system eliminates mis-wiring in cylinder/sensor assembly... CARY, NC - (October 21, 2008) - MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division has integrated its successful M12 integrated connector system with its smallest mobile hydraulic sensor. The M12 integrated connector system can be flush-mounted on the side of cylinders containing the Temposonics® Model MS linear-position sensor. The...

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Sky-Trax and Amerden AGVS Demonstrate First Guided Vehicle Using Sky-Trax Indoor Positioning Sensor

Development focused on Centrally Controlled Vehicle (CCV) solutions Lincolnshire, IL, September 17, 2008 - This morning, Sky-Trax Inc. announced the successful demonstration of its patent-pending Indoor Positioning Sensor (IPS) used for navigation of an Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV). Working with Amerden AGVS at their facility in St. Augustine, FL, an automated vehicle originally designed to use...

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Rotary Position Sensors target automotive applications.

Offering alternative to non-contact Hall Effect sensors, SV3H Series achieves 10 million rotation cycles and operates from -40 to +125°C. Units are available in 2.1 mm low-profile SMT package that can withstand lead-free solder temperatures. Automotive applications include angular detection for steering wheel, seat position, and gear shift; selector switches for climate control; position...

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Test Kit verifies sensor function after installation.
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Test Kit verifies sensor function after installation.

Portable in design, M-Series CAN Test kit allows cylinder manufacturers to verify functionality of CAN protocol versions of M-series linear position sensors once installed in cylinders. It includes GUI and AC/DC converter that provides power directly to sensor, isolating it from rest of vehicle. Kit also includes test cable with M12 plug, which mates with M12 Integrated Connector System, and...

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