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Ultrasonic Range Sensor Kit Connects to PC

January 30, 2009 5:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Combining all the standard functions of an ultrasonic ranging module plus the addition of a multi-channel USB based oscilloscope, the X1 Ranging Module Pro developers kit from SensComp facilitates and expedites the development process by providing live sensor data conveniently on a PC. The kit includes the X1 module, electrostatic

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Rotary Encoders Offer Improved PROFINET IO Support

January 29, 2009 5:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ertec200-based OPTOCODE family of rotary encoders for PROFINET IO networks from FRABA support RT (real-time) and NRT (non-real-time) data transfer according to the PROFIDrive profile with cycle times as short as 10 ms. Allowing users to assign IP addresses via the control system during start-up, the units are parameterized via the control system with a GSDML device file for easy configuration

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Evaluation Kit Identifies Colors

January 29, 2009 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using a light reflection technique, Optek Technology’s OPB780 color sensor evaluation kit recognizes colors over the full wavelength from 300 nm to 1,100 nm. The product includes the OPB780 Series full-color sensor with four different frequencies relating directly to a specific color seen by the sensor. The sensor uses a programmable light-to-frequency converter that combines 64 configurable silicon photodiodes and a

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Laser Navigation Sensors Operate in Harsh Environments

January 29, 2009 4:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting automated guided vehicles, Danaher Motion’s LS5 Navigator laser navigation sensors are designed for use in outdoor and indoor environments. The devices withstands variations in temperature from -30°C to 50°C, <95% relative humidity, and mechanical stress, such as vibrations and shock. The product comes with a direct drive motor and an optics system, and works with the AutoSurveyor software tool for automatic

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Rotary Torque Sensor Systems Address Automotive Applications

January 28, 2009 5:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Utilizing an onboard transducer, PCB Automotive Sensors Division’s Series 5300D TORKDISC in-line rotary torque sensor systems designed serve automotive engine, powertrain, and chassis dynamometer testing, torque studies, and gearbox efficiency testing. The devices incorporate dual analog outputs, AC and DC coupled, providing static and dynamic torque measurement capabilities that can be recorded separately and

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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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