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Magneto-resistive position sensors in DFN package help simplify PCB assembly

June 18, 2014 11:14 am | Measurement Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties (Hampton, VA) has expanded its magneto-resistive (MR) product offering with a line of accurate, low power position sensors housed in a compact DFN package. The KMXP Series can be easily soldered to a PCB via automated standard assembly methods.

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Pressure sensors prove more reliable over stainless steel transducers

June 13, 2014 1:03 pm | American Sensor Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

The Model AST 4530 Submersible Pressure Sensor from American Sensor Technologies (Mt. Oliver, NJ) is an example of a transducer constructed with PVDF material and a PTFE diaphragm to measure the level of harsh liquids such as slurries, salt water and oil in vented tanks or containers....

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Industrial air pressure regulator series designed for instrumentation and general purpose use

June 9, 2014 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Marsh Bellofram Corporation (Newell, WV) announced the global market launch of its Type T60 air pressure regulators. Marsh Bellofram Type T60 industrial air pressure regulators are preset, fixed units for instrumentation and general purpose use. Their regulated pressure vs. flow metric, forward-to-reverse flow offset ...

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Fiber Optic Incremental Rotary Encoder

May 29, 2014 9:45 pm | Micronor, Inc. | Products

The MR320 series ZapFREE® Rotary Encoders offer an entirely passive, intrinsically safe, fiber optic incremental rotary sensor solution for a wide range of harsh and hazardous environmental applications. The MR324 (Hollow Shaft) and MR325 (Solid Shaft) high resolution (1024ppr) models are ideal for control of large VFD and High Voltage DC motor drive applications as found on oil rigs, mines and steel mills..MRI safe versions are also available for medical applications. The remote MR320 Controller module offers multiple built-in interfaces for compatibility with PLC and motion control systems, including: A/B Quadrature outputs, 4-20mA, 0-10V, USB, Modbus RTU and RS422/485 serial interface.

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Fiber Optic U-Beam Sensor

May 29, 2014 9:33 pm | Micronor, Inc. | Products

The MR382-2 series Fiber Optic U-Beam Sensor paired with the MR382-1 series Controller provides an innovative photo interruption/slot sensor solution that can be deployed in hazardous environments including mines, oil & gas, refining, medical, electromagetic and high voltage.. The U-Beam sensor is a turn-key optical solution for implementing a gear tooth speed sensor, an edge detector or proximity sensor. The controller provides both +5V and +24V ine driver outputs as well as a frequency to voltage analog output. The optical sensor system operates over a duplex multimode 62.5/125μm optical link up to 1250 meters. For Functional Safety, the digital outputs implement a known default failure state.

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Two-wire Hall effect switches are reprogrammable

May 23, 2014 12:34 pm | Melexis | Product Releases | Comments

Melexis Technologies NV (Tessenderlo, Belgium) announced the introduction of its MLX92242 Hall effect switch/latch IC. These highly integrated devices contain a voltage regulator (supporting a wide operating voltage range), as well as Hall sensing element and a current sink-configured output driver.

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2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Freescale Semiconductor wins for Sensors

May 23, 2014 11:55 am | Freescale Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

The FXLC95000CL motion-sensing platform from Freescale Semiconductor (Austin, TX) integrates a MEMS accelerometer and a powerful 32-bit ColdFire V1 CPU associated with 16K RAM and 128K flash memory, a master SPI and I2C bus, and external differential analog inputs....

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Nanopower anisotropic magnetoresistive sensor ICs are presented as industry’s first

May 19, 2014 11:14 am | Honeywell Sensing And Control | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell (Minneapolis, MN) introduced what it asserts are the industry’s first Nanopower Anisotropic Magnetoresistive Sensor ICs. They are said to provide the highest level of magnetic sensitivity (as low as 7 Gauss typical) while requiring nanopower (360 nA).

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LED scanner delivers distance measurement over wide areas

May 19, 2014 10:50 am | Pepperl+Fuchs Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduced the Multi-Beam LED Scanner R2100, which combines the company’s Pulse Ranging Technology (PRT) with Ultra-IR LEDs and Multi-Beam Scan. This technology combination delivers two-dimensional measurement over an entire area…

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Capacitive humidity sensor delivers digital output and has the world’s smallest mounting area

May 9, 2014 1:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Alps Electric hasdeveloped the HSHCAL Series capacitive digital humidity sensor, which delivers digital output and has the world’s smallest mounting area. Features include mounting area of 2.0mm × 2.0mm, proprietary sensing film for the sensor part, and broad relative humidity range of 0 to 100%....

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Digital pressure sensor ideal for embedding in smartphones and other mobile devices

May 9, 2014 9:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alps Electric (Tokyo) has now developed the HSPPAD Series pressure sensor with digital output. Mass production is already underway. The HSPPAD Series has a built-in temperature compensation function, optimized based on data accumulated by Alps Electric through compensation simulations....

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Dual-output sensor targeted at the automotive, industrial, white goods, and commercial markets

April 30, 2014 10:55 am | Allegro Microsystems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC (Worcester, MA) announces the release of a unique dual-output sensor solution, the ATS605, that provides a single IC to rotational position sensing applications with a ferrous gear target. Providing a single IC allows for uncomplicated mechanical design and installation....

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Board-mount pressure sensors provide high durability, sensitivity, and flexibility

April 17, 2014 10:45 am | Honeywell | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell (Morristown, NJ) announced its new Basic Board Mount Pressure Sensors, Compensated, Unamplified, TBP Series. These new sensors are designed for customers who require a simple, high quality, cost-effective, basic performance, mV output sensor that is compensated and unamplified....

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Inductive sensor designed as a drop-in replacement for potentiometers in hydraulic cylinders

April 9, 2014 4:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Alliance Sensors Group (Moorestown, NJ) is pleased to announce the ME Series Linear Position Sensors for embedded use in measuring the ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders in industrial, mobile, or subsea applications. The ME Series is designed to be drop-in form, fit, and function replacements....

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Current-to-pressure transmitter features removable electronics and switch-selectable output

April 1, 2014 2:15 pm | Moore Industries | Product Releases | Comments

Moore Industries (North Hills, CA) has released a new version of its IPH2/IPX2 Current-to-Pressure (I/P) Transmitter. Along with updated certifications, the IPH2/IPX2 features 22 direct and reverse output ranges, with switch-selectable reverse output standard...

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