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Linear Cable Transducer Features Adaptable Installation

June 2, 2009 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

The linear cable transducer model LT25 features adaptable installation, eliminating shaft misalignment and allowing the cable to fit in hard to reach areas. The transducer offers digital position and speed feedback. This product measures linear motion applications with a flexible cable mounted to an internal spring-loaded spool and a

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Tension-Compression Load Cells offer 0.50 Percent Accuracy

June 2, 2009 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The subminiature tension/compression load cells series VLU850 offers small size coupled with standard output of 2 mV/V and an integral temperature and zero balance board.  This product by Stellar Technology is suited for ranges 10 to 1,000 lbf.

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Rotary Position Sensor Is Completely Non-contacting

June 1, 2009 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cherry's AN9 series dual output rotary position sensor is electrically and physically non contacting, making it appropriate for applications where high reliability and uncertain physical tolerances are involved. Its dual output design allows a connected controller to diagnose potential problems

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Miniature Position Sensors Tout Higher Resolution

May 29, 2009 10:46 am | Ocular, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

New Scale Technologies announced 0.5 µm resolution and additional packaging options for its miniature Tracker position sensor. This robust non-contact sensor is suited for optical imaging stabilization and zoom in digital cameras, phone cameras, binoculars and other optical devices. It is also suitable for

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Breaking the Bandwidth Bottleneck

May 18, 2009 1:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

In carrier networks, the fiber plant uses Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology to combine more than 80 channels to transport the Internet traffic. Today, these DWDM channels are dominated by 10Gb/s line rate and channels are separated by a 50GHz spacing. With limited fiber, these 10G channels are the constraints at the critical fiber route now.

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Magnetic Reed Switch Positioned as World’s Smallest

May 13, 2009 1:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Standex Electronics introduced a magnetic reed switch measuring 3.7 mm in length. In addition to being able to fit in very small spaces, the GR150 also maintains a very narrow sensitivity range. With a magnetic sensitivity of 2-4 Ampere Turns (AT), typical operating time of 0.2 ms (typical) and a release time of 0.1 ms (typical) this professional grade ultra miniature reed switch

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Sensors Measure Incline or Tilt Angle of Machine Elements or Equipment Platforms

May 12, 2009 1:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced cCSAus-certified sensors designed to detect and measure the incline or tilt angle of machine elements or equipment platforms in single or dual axis applications, from 0° to 360° with accuracy of ±0.5°. Designed for reliable operation in harsh environments, these sensors feature metal mounting brackets, an outdoor IP68/69k rating and 4-20 mA or 0 to 5 VDC analog outputs that can

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LVDTs Ensure Proper Currency Dispensing in ATM Machine

May 12, 2009 1:27 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors’ PR 750 Series of 3/4 inch (19 mm) diameter AC-operated LVDTs are serving as measurement feedback devices in the paper bill detector of automated teller machines (ATMs) to ensure proper currency dispensing. In an ATM, these linear position sensors are used to measure the separation of a pair of rollers, whereby bills passing between the rollers displace the LVDT core. As the bills pass between the rollers, the LVDT

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Barometric Sensor is Smallest Available

April 30, 2009 5:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Measuring 2.2 mm x 2.6 mm x 0.9 mm, the T5300 digital pressure sensor from EPCOS is presented as the most compact packaged sensor of its kind. Designed for measuring absolute pressures from 300 to 1200 mbar, the sensor provides 14-bit resolution at the serial digital interface.

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Linear Hall Encoder Features Submicron Resolution

April 16, 2009 1:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The AS5311, from austriamicrosystems, is billed as the first Hall-effect sensor based linear magnetic encoder to offer submicron resolution. For linear motion sensing, a multi-pole magnetic strip is used and for rotary motion sensing the magnetic strip is replaced by a multi-pole magnetic ring

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USB Datalogger Includes LCD

April 13, 2009 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Able to record and store over 16,000 temperature readings from -35 to +80ºC and over 16,000 relative humidity readings from 0 to 100% at user-selected sample rates, the EL-USB-2-LCD standalone USB datalogger from Lascar Electronics has a 2½-digit LCD to indicate minimum, maximum, and last stored temp/RH readings.

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Metal Dome Switches Handle High Actuation Force

April 9, 2009 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using an improved 4-leg design, GX-Series metal dome switches from Snaptron can handle over 400 g of force in a 6-mm diameter at up to 5 million life cycles.

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Receiver Deploys Easily and Offers Improved Spectral Awareness

April 6, 2009 8:24 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies' N6841A RF Sensor is a software-defined, network-based receiver housed in a compact, weatherproof enclosure with a wide operating temperature range suitable for outdoor deployments. Multiple receivers may be combined to form RF sensor networks to improve

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Tilt Sensing Solution Provides Single, Dual-Axis Angle Measurement

April 6, 2009 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Fredericks Company, a leading ISO 9001:2008 registered manufacturer of precision sensors and custom glass components, has announced availability of their new line of Mini Tilt Sensor Signal Conditioner (0729-1751, 1752, 1753 Series) Boards. These production-ready PCBs are capable of

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Load Cell Includes Internal Signal Conditioning

April 2, 2009 11:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Series MIN840, a miniature load cell from Stellar Technology, includes internal signal conditioning. With 0.15% accuracy, the force sensor measures both tension and compression forces with either high level analog output or digital output. Standard high level analog outputs are 4-20 mA, 0-5 Vdc, and 0-10 Vdc. Standard digital outputs are S232, RS485, CANbus (J-1939 and CANopen)

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