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VN-200 GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS)

January 5, 2013 5:16 pm | VectorNav Technologies | Products

The VN-200 product family is comprised of the world’s smallest & lightest, high performance GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS) that combines an advanced GPS module with the latest in MEMS inertial & pressure sensor technology. Relying on Aerospace-grade navigation algorithms that run on-board the sensor, the VN-200 computes and outputs coupled position, velocity, and attitude estimates at an unparalled rate of 200 Hz. These sensors are well suited for applications operating under highly dynamic conditions and are also available in miniature, surface mount (OEM) or aluminum encased Rugged modules.

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Miniature-length sensor series features a built-in spring-loaded torsion arm

January 3, 2013 9:12 am | Omega Engineering | Product Releases | Comments

Omega introduces its new series of miniature length sensors that are compact in size and easy to use. The ZMD series features a built-in spring-loaded torsion arm that provides a simple-to-adjust torsion load, allowing the unit to be mounted in almost any orientation, including upside-down.

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Sensors measure vibrations and displacements from up to more than 300 meters away

December 20, 2012 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Polytec has expanded its product range of non-contact measurement laser vibrometers with a new generation of sensors designed for operation over large distances. The RSV-150 Remote Sensing Vibrometer will measure vibrations and displacements on nearly any surface, from up to more than 300 meters away using an eye-safe (subject to blink reflex) Class 2 laser.

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Reed sensors feature environmentally sound, rugged aluminum design ideal for extreme conditions

December 19, 2012 2:51 pm | Standex Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics introduces its new MK27 magnetically activated reed sensor, equipped with a robust aluminum housing that protects the magnet and sensor from extreme environmental conditions as well as against vandalism or sabotage.

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Digital humidity/temperature sensors offer stability, energy efficiency

December 11, 2012 3:07 pm | Honeywell Sensing And Control | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell Sensing and Control (S&C)announced that it will be launching a wide range of industrial sensors and switches. This includes Honeywell HumidIcon™ sensors which combine both temperature and humidity sensing into one package, its new line of basic pressure sensors with a variety of sensitivity, reliability and packaging variations,

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EEPROM-configurable IC enables easier development of TPMS modules

December 11, 2012 3:01 pm | Melexis | Product Releases | Comments

The MLX91802 is a system in package solution for tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) implementations that combines an analog pressure sensor and a low power sensor interface with an MLX16 16-bit RISC-based microcontroller. It is housed in a compact, pressure ported, plastic SO16 package and has an operational temperature range of -40 °C to 125 °C.

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Airflow sensors designed for direct implementation into the main flow channel

December 11, 2012 2:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell announced it has expanded its Zephyr airflow sensor HAF Series portfolio with new digital versions that provide airflow ranges of 0 to 20 SLPM (Standard Liters per Minute) and 0 to 200 SLPM. With this new product, Honeywell has leveraged its original Zephyr building block airflow sensor via a bypass to the main flow channel of the sensor....

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Angle sensor produces linear signal voltages over a full operating of 360 degrees

December 10, 2012 4:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Elweco, Inc has developed and is producing a new rotation angle sensor that produces linear signal voltages over a full operating of 360 degrees. These come in three packages that fit into standard servo-mount and potentiometer locations so that special mountings need not be made to fit into your systems.

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Non-contact power steering torque sensor saves fuel

December 3, 2012 12:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics’ new non-contact power steering torque sensor uses less current and is smaller and lighter than existing solutions, helping to make electronic power steering systems more compact, reliable and efficient. Designed to sense very small differential angles, the new TT electronics SX-4428 Magnetorque II non-contact steering torque sensor is based on Hall Effect technology.

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Pressure transducers support wind tunnel testing, turbulent airflow measurements, and other high-intensity aerodynamic testing

November 30, 2012 3:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems has announced the successful application of Endevco 8507C rugged, miniature piezoresistive pressure transducers, as well as its full range of acoustic microphones, to support the requirements of hypersonic, transonic and "quiet flow" wind tunnel testing; turbulent airflow measurements; and other high-intensity aerodynamic testing.

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Isolated pressure instruments designed for dial gauges, switches, digital gauges, and transmitters

November 30, 2012 10:13 am | Ashcroft Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Ashcroft pressure instruments can be configured with media isolators specifically engineered for harsh or corrosive process liquids and gases. Whether the measuring device is a dial gauge, switch, digital gauge or transmitter, there is an Ashcroft diaphragm seal or other isolation device that can be mated for complete media protection.

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MEMS variable capacitive accelerometers includes eight-pin connector

November 28, 2012 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Designs has announced the global market launch of the model 2466 series. The 2466 series is a family of low-cost industrial grade triaxial universal MEMS capacitive accelerometer modules with eight-pin connector, designed to provide high-precision shock, vibration and acceleration measurements in three orthogonal directions across a broad range of applications.

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Magnetic angle sensor in M12 housing is extremely compact

November 27, 2012 9:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sensor specialist ASM presents the PRDS1, an extremely compact magnetic angle sensor in M12 housing and sets new standards. The angle is measured without contact and wear-free over the entire measuring range up to 360° via a separate magnet.

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Mechanical mount rotary position sensor offers integral PCB for easy mounting

November 26, 2012 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Piher Sensors & Controls has introduced the MTS-360 Mechanical Mount Rotary Position Sensor with integral PCB for fast and easy mounting.   Designed with the sensor directly mounted onto a PCB, the innovative MTS-360 Sensor/PCB Combo package allows engineers to easily install a fully featured rotary sensor without first having to design a printed circuit board for the sensor.

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3-dimensional magnetic mapping capabilities allows for more accurately placed reed sensors

November 19, 2012 3:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics announces its 3-dimensional magnetic mapping capabilities for reed sensors. This process allows designers to more accurately place sensors and magnetic components within a system, thus eliminating any issues that may result in faulty operation.

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