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Plastic Ice Sensor Serves UAVs

January 27, 2009 5:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing RF transparency for installation in close proximity to radio antennas, the Model 9732-UAV ice detecting transducer probe from New Avionics also solves the problem of conductive metallic interference with mission-critical RF gear on unmanned aerial vehicles and other small aircraft. Weighing less than 10 grams, the sealed sensor consumes less than 2 watts and has an ice sensitivity of 0.001 inch or better.

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Rotary Encoder Exhibits Small Footprint

January 27, 2009 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Being billed as the world’s smallest, Avago Technologies’ and the FAULHABER Group’s PA2-50 rotary encoder measures 3 mm × 3.28 mm × 1.26 mm. The component incorporates the AEDR-8400 optical IC with a transmitter and emitter located on the same SMT surface. The motor connections are integrated into the flex circuit. The 6-mm D unit demonstrates power consumption of 8 mA at 3 VDC, making it suitable for

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Thermal Imaging Array Measures 256 Elements

January 26, 2009 4:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Including an integrated electronics system with a ROIC chip, Cal Sensors’ LIRA5S lead-selenide (PbSe) thermal imaging array senses up to 256 elements in the wavelength region from 1 µm to 5.5 µm. The 28-pin-packaged device exhibits

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Prox Sensors Suit Mobile Machinery

January 23, 2009 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intended for mobile equipment applications such as position detection of doors, ladders, outriggers, and booms, a family of inductive proximity sensors from TURCK are rated to IP 68 and IP 69k and can operate over a temperature range from -40°C to 85°C. Available in M12, M18, and M30 barrel

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IEPE Accelerometer Makes Underwater Vibration Measurements

January 23, 2009 5:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting sensitivity of 100 mV/g, Dytran Instruments’ Model 3217A general-purpose accelerometer is designed for underwater vibration measurements in submersible applications with a factory-molded urethane boot and urethane cable. The 5-g component consists of shear-design, ceramic-seismic elements and an on-board IC amplifier for voltage signal conversion from the crystal. The IEPE accelerometer offers a

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iMEMS Accelerometer Exhibits Low Power

January 22, 2009 4:31 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Operating in portable consumer electronics, Analog Devices’ ADXL345 3-axis digital iMEMS accelerometer offers a power range from 25 µA to 130 µA. The motion sensor incorporates an on-chip ADC, an on-chip FIFO (first-in/first-out) memory block that stores up to 32 sample sets of X, Y, and Z data; and I²C and 3- and 4-wire

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Load Cell Achieves High Accuracy

January 21, 2009 10:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

With accuracy of 0.05% BFSL, the Model PNC700 tension/compression load cell from Stellar Technology comes with 3 mV/V output. Able to handle ranges from 100 lbf to 100,000 lbf, the load cell has a temperature range from -65°F to 400°F. The Model PNC700 is barometrically compensated, and the standard compensated temperature range

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Sensors Expo 2009

January 20, 2009 8:29 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Whether you're looking to find the latest sensing solutions, evaluate emerging standards, find and compare suppliers, or solve new design challenges, you can't afford to miss the 2009 Sensors Expo & Conference. The event will be held Monday, June 8 through Wednesday, June 10 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

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GMR Current Sensor Presents Wide Input Range

January 19, 2009 5:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Combining a GMR bridge sensor element with an on-chip current strap, NVE Corporation’s AAV003-10E giant magnetoresistive (GMR) current sensor offers a bipolar bridge output voltage proportional to the current through the strap over an input range from -80 mA to 80 mA. The device exhibits a typ. sensitivity of 1 mV/mA with a

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Fiber Optic Encoder Performs in ATEX Environments

January 16, 2009 5:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting immunity to EMI, lightning, and atmospheric static, Micronor’s MR316 ZapFREE fiber optic rotary encoder operates in ATEX Type Group I/II hazardous locations. The device allows remote encoder link up to 1,000 m (3,280 ft), and offers 90-mm encoder housing, 12-mm Æ shaft, and resolution from 100 ppr to 360 ppr. The product covers temperature ranges from -40°C to 85°C with an extended temperature option covering

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Image Sensors Solve Applications without PC

January 15, 2009 4:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Combining the functionality of a photoelectric sensor and a vision sensor, Banner Engineering’s iVu SeriesTG image sensors allow users to apply and support inspections on the factory floor without the use of a PC. The products offer integrated or external lighting (red, blue, green, or infrared options), a 68.5-mm (2.7") LCD touchscreen display, a 752 × 480 CMOS imager, and a software emulator to program the unit offline and load parameters using

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Ultrasonic Level Sensors Target Fluid Apps

January 14, 2009 8:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Measuring up to 26.2’ (8 m), Gems Sensors & Controls' UCL-520 Series ultrasonic level sensors are suitable for non-contact fluid applications, such as industrial water treatment, wastewater management, and chemical storage. The two-wire ultrasonic transmitter offers a PVDF transducer, a 8” min. dead band, a 3” min. beam width, and a selectable display indicating levels in air gap or liquid height. The device is push button calibrated with

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Thermal Camera Combines Visible, IR Images

January 13, 2009 10:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Combining visible-light capability with IR imaging, the FLIR i-Series thermal-imaging IR camera from Extech Instruments can provide a scalable and independently-adjustable picture-in-picture “fusion” image of the target showing both the visible target outline and the IR focus spot in the same frame. The pistol-grip device has a 3.5” LCD and comes in versions with image-capture resolutions of 120 × 120, 140 × 140, or

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S-Beam Load Cell Presents USB Output Option

January 13, 2009 4:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using a USB digital interface, FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology’s LSB350 S-beam load cell offers “Plug & Play” with software for system integration via a USB output with 16-bit resolution. The instrument exhibits overload protection, nonlinearity of ±0.05%, deflection of 0.003” nominal, and an operating temperature range from

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Pressure Sensors Target Medical Air Apps

January 12, 2009 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in a 21.29 mm × 16.71 mm SMT package, Kavlico’s P6060 pressure sensors are suitable for air pressure measurements in oxygen concentrators, respirators, and ventilators. The 1.30-g (max.) components uses a 5-V input for a 0.5-VDC to 4.5-VDC linear analog amplified output proportional to the pressure with the option to

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