Digital, 1.8-V humidity sensor touts compact size

February 27, 2013 10:23 am | Measurement Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties announced the HTU21D, an ultra-compact, low power digital humidity/temperature sensor. The self-contained sensor interfaces directly with a microcontroller, ensuring a better signal path as well as

LISTED UNDER: Humidty | Temperature

Inclination sensors provide precise precision control, continuous positioning of rotational movements

February 21, 2013 4:31 pm | Balluff Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Balluff's new liquid-based inclination sensors measure the deviation on a horizontal axis of up to 360°. With an extremely high accuracy of 0.1°C, a resolution of 0.01° and a temperature drift of just 0.01% /10K, they are the ideal choice for solar -thermal power plant and renewable energy applications that require angle measurement or constant rotary monitori


Standalone 3-axis magnetometer delivers high performance in a very small package

February 21, 2013 4:03 pm | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has added a high-performance standalone 3-axis magnetometer to its MEMS sensor portfolio. The new sensor delivers high performance in a very small package. Because of its small size and high performance, the sensor is ideal for mobile phones...


Low power sensors consume only 300 µA of current at a power supply level of 3.3 V

February 11, 2013 4:47 pm | Novotechnik U.S., Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Novotechnik U.S. introduces the Contelec Vert-X 21 LP Series of low power sensors. These non-contact angle sensors consume only 300 µA of current at a power supply level of 3.3 V. Other key specifications for Vert-X 21 LP include 0 to 360° measurement range, 12-bit resolution, repeatability to 0.1°,


Programmable Hall device provides easy way to customize output of BEI Hall effect sensors

February 8, 2013 11:29 am | Bei Sensors | Product Releases | Comments

BEI Sensors introduces the Programmable Hall Device (PHD), an easy way to take control of customizing the output of BEI Hall effect sensors. This compact programming unit interfaces between a PC and BEI Hall effect sensors, and provides users with the ability to field program output functions that meet specific requirements.


IR CO2 sensor for HVAC applications touts high sensitivity

February 7, 2013 11:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cal Sensors launched its IRCO2 infrared CO2 sensor for HVAC applications. Designed to meet the accuracy and reliability requirements of Demand Controlled Ventilation systems (DCVs), the sensor  combines desirable sensitivity and reliability with low power consumption. The IRCO2 sensor applies the latest


Digital position sensor designed for precise rotational and incremental measurement of magnetic field fluctuations

February 6, 2013 12:30 pm | Measurement Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties has released the KMA36, a digital position sensor for precise rotational and incremental measurement of magnetic field fluctuations. Using anisotropic magneto resistive (AMR) technology, the contactless sensor measures angles of an exterior magnet over a 360° rotation as well as incremental positions along a linear magnetic pole strip with a 5 mm pole length.


LVDTs designed for harsh environments

February 6, 2013 12:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce the new LA-25 series LVDTs for use in steel, aluminum, and paper mills as well as in fluid power systems and hydro plants.An LA-25 is not your grandfather’s LVDT. It is very robust and designed to survive heavy duty applications in harsh environments.


Linear motor positioning stage generates 20lbs of continuous force and 60lbs of peak force

February 4, 2013 12:28 pm | H2W Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

H2W introduces a new vacuum compatible SR series positioning stage. The brushless linear motor positioning stage (P/N SRS-024-04-020-01V)is a closed loop system that can be used for positioning applications inside a vacuum environment. The SR series stage is a compact, small footprint, open type positioning stage.


Miniature smart sensor combines 3-axis accelerometer with embedded microcontroller

January 22, 2013 2:19 pm | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced details of a miniature smart sensor that combines a 3-axis accelerometer with an embedded microcontroller together in an ultra-compact 3x3x1mm LGA package for advanced custom motion-recognition capabilities.

LISTED UNDER: Embedded | Accelerometer

Miniature metal photoeye touts hybrid structure

January 21, 2013 9:51 am | Keyence Corporation Of America | Product Releases | Comments

KEYENCE introduced the PR-M/F Series, said to be the industry’s first miniature metal photoeye. The PR-M/F Series is intended to fulfill three main focuses: durability, stable operation, and ease of use. By employing a “hybrid structure”, which features a


Differential pressure transducer features oil-free, high line pressure design

January 16, 2013 5:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has released the AST5300 wet/wet differential pressure transducer for use in Explosion-Proof and Non-Incendive areas. Featuring all 316L and Inconel X750 material, the AST5300 is suitable for various liquids and gases requiring high line pressure (1,500 PSI) and low differential pressure (10 PSID) measurements.


Position sensor helps BLDC motor in transmission control unit run smoothly and efficiently

January 16, 2013 2:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ams AG announced that automotive systems manufacturer Continental is using its robust, accurate AS5134 angular position sensor. The AS5134, as well as the newer AS5132, which are fully qualified to the AEC-Q100 automotive standard, are contactless magnetic position sensors optimized for use in high-speed brushless DC (BLDC) motors.


Miniature infrared temperature sensor ideal for mounting in tight spaces

January 16, 2013 9:13 am | Omega Engineering | Product Releases | Comments

Omega introduces its new series of miniature infrared temperature sensor. The OS-MINI has features such as a miniature sensing head that makes this CE compliant product ideal for mounting in tight spaces, screen color changing capabilities to indicate alarm mode....

LISTED UNDER: Temperature

6-Dimensional motion sensor enables precise control and increases accuracy, stability, safety, and operator productivity

January 15, 2013 2:16 pm | Honeywell Sensing And Control | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell announced it has introduced its Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), 6-D Motion Variant, 6DF Series, designed to provide motion, position, and navigational sensing from a durable single device over six degrees of freedom.



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