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Motor Feedback Systems Require no Ball Bearings

August 31, 2009 10:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

At 36 mm in diameter, the SEK/SEL37 Capacitive Motor Feedback Systems from SICK STEGMANN require no ball bearings. They are available in singleturn and multiturn versions with a radial or axial plug outlet. The systems provide 16 sine/cosine periods, resolution of 512 steps per revolution, and 1 (singleturn) or 4096 (multiturn) steps per rev.

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Transducer Includes Voltage Output

August 25, 2009 11:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

The CXLdp low pressure transducer from Ashcroft is available with jumper-selectable 0-5 vdc or 0-10 vdc outputs, as well as the original 4-20 mA output configuration. The CXLdp is available in bidirectional and unidirectional ranges from 0/0.1 through 0/25.0” H20 and in accuracies of ±0.8 percent and 0.4 percent FS.

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Torque Measuring System Mounts Quickly

August 25, 2009 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Incorporating an integral sprocket or pulley, the RWT 350/360 TorqSense from Sensor Technology purportedly mounts in moments. For mounting in tight spaces, the RWT350/360 has its control electronics separate from the sensing head. The torque measuring system is intended for plants driven by a belt or chain drive.

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Low Mass DC Response Accelerometer Addresses High-rel Impact Testing

August 13, 2009 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Endevco has introduced Model 7264G, a patented, damped MEMS accelerometer for crash sled, rough road and other critical shock testing applications. Model 7264G features a full bridge, with two fixed resistors to facilitate shunt calibration. Sensing elements are

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Signal Conditioner Features High Accuracy

August 11, 2009 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

With 16-bit resolution, the MUP400 signal conditioner from Novotechnik features accuracy of ±0.01 of range +1 digit. The signal conditioner has a high sample rate of up to 5 kHz. Users can select either 0 V to 10 V or 4 mA to 20 mA outputs by setting a DIP switch. Other features include

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Sensor Tolerates Wide Temperature Range

August 5, 2009 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for automobile applications, the single-channel TCPI1300X01 and the dual-channel TCUT1300X01 surface-mount interrupter sensors from Vishay feature an operating temperature range from -40° C to +125° C and a moisture sensitivity level rating of 1.

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Current Sensor Suits Portable Apps

August 4, 2009 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in ratings from 1 mO to 50 mO, the PF1206 low-resistance current sensor from Yageo is designed for mini portable device applications.

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Flexible Transducers Designed for Low-Pressure Applications

August 4, 2009 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in voltage, current, and radiometric output versions, with a variety of connectors, pressure fittings and mating connectors, the 3300 Series of pressure transducers from Gems is designed for low-pressure applications such as chemical sterilizers, autoclaves, pneumatics, HVAC&R, pumps and compressors.

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Rotary IC Implements SENT Protocol

July 31, 2009 9:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MLX90324 rotary position sensor IC from Melexis implements the SENT protocol (SAE J2716-Apr07) directly onto the chip. The IC is intended for under-hood position sensor applications such as EGR, manifold actuation, diesel throttle body, and drive-by-wire pedals. The IC passed the qualifications based on AEC-Q100

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Transducers Suit Energy-Monitoring Apps

July 29, 2009 5:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing measurements of 1, 2, or 3-phase power in 2-, 3-, or 4-wire configurations, WattNode transducers from Onset are used with HOBO data loggers for energy monitoring, sub-metering, and phase-load monitoring applications.

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Encoder Doesn't Interfere With Electromagnetic Fields

July 23, 2009 12:28 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Owing to its passive optical design and non-metallic construction, the MR318 fiber optic rotary encoder from Micronor is designed for use as feedback in motion control systems operating in electromagnetic fields. The encoder doesn't interfere with MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance)

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Rugged Accelerometer Clad in Titantium Housing

July 14, 2009 6:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Laser-welded in a titanium housing, the model 3224A3 IEPE accelerometer from Dytran Instruments has a sensitivity of 5 mV/g and can operate at temperatures up to 300°F.

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Tiny Reed Switches Target Tough Applications

July 10, 2009 8:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suitable for demanding portable low-power applications where small size is necessary, the 4-mm-long KSK-1A04 Series of miniature SMT magnetic reed switches from MEDER electronic have flat-contact lead terminals.

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Sensor Film Ensures Even Surface Pressure

July 9, 2009 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allowing pressure variations to be detected and corrected in the lamination of dry film to the board substrate, Pressurex film from Sensor Products changes color proportional to the pressure applied and ensures alignment and even bonding.

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Piezo Keypads Withstand Extreme Conditions

July 1, 2009 1:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter introduced metal Piezo Keypads that stand up to extreme indoor or outdoor environmental conditions. They are particularly suited for outdoor applications due to their ability to withstand considerable temperature fluctuation ranging from -25°C to +85°C, as well as meeting the highest seal protection requirements of IP69K. They are

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