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Sensor Appliance Works from Any Web Browser

November 19, 2008 10:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Filling the gap between building control systems and basic thermostats, MAMAC Systems’ Maverick IP sensor appliance enables monitoring and control to be done from any device using a Web browser. The device can be utilized to send instant alarms to users upon deviations from preset building conditions to a computer, PDA, or cell phone. The product incorporates

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Sine-to-Digital Converter Evaluates Sensors

November 18, 2008 8:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Working in industrial applications for optical and magnetic linear scales and rotary encoders, iC-Haus’ iC-TW4 sine-to-digital converter evaluates magnetic or optical linear and angle sensors. Two setup pins determine the chip function, the signal gain, and the rate of interpolation within a range of x2 to x6; and the sine/cosine sensor signal can be divided up into 256 angle steps and output as an encoder quadrature signal via the RS422 drivers. The 4 mm² QFN-packaged

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Flow Sensor Works at 80°C

November 17, 2008 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for OEMs requiring NSF approval and PPO reinforced materials, Gems Sensors & Controls’ FT-330 turbine flow sensor functions at temperatures up to 80°C (176°F). The instrument couples a 316 SS shaft and Delrin bearings to perform measurements during quick dispensing cycles. The component is constructed with over-molded electronics and a plastic design for

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Image Sensor Demonstrates Early Warning Road Safety

November 14, 2008 9:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for automotive front vision applications, Melexis’ MLX75307 CMOS image sensor proactively alerts the driver of potential dangers. The component utilizes a pixel matrix capable of extending the input and output dynamic ranges, and a low-light response boost. Using the EMVA1288 standard, the 12-bit performance is said to be limited by shot noise at

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Optic Temperature Sensor Accommodates up to 1,000°C

November 13, 2008 5:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

With sensitivity of 0.01-nm/°C (nominal), a fiber optic temperature sensor from Chiral Photonics covers a temperature range up to 1,000°C. The sensor was designed for applications ranging from weld monitoring and control, to turbine engine service and design. The sensing element is a monolithic glass fiber. It is not reliant on any moving parts or coatings and the sensor packaging can be tailored

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Ultrasonic Sensor Withstands Harsh Environments

November 11, 2008 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using an IP67 (NEMA 6) housing and fully-encapsulated electronics, Banner Engineering’s T30UX U-GAGE-housed ultrasonic sensor performs in hostile environments. Applications include liquid level monitoring in tanks; Web loop control, slurry monitoring in vats; clear bottle detection; automotive glass detection, and repeatable detection of targets of various color. The device offers a sensing range from 100 mm to 3 m, a single analog or user-configurable discrete output, and

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Accelerometer Exhibits 10 mV/g Sensitivity

November 10, 2008 5:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Adding to the 3035B family, Dytran Instruments’ 3035M18 stainless steel IEPE accelerometer demonstrates a sensitivity of 10 mV/g while weighing 2.5 grams. The sensor consists of a M3 mounting screw and a 5-44 side connector. The component is appropriate for

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Potentiometer Displays 50° Electrical Angle

November 7, 2008 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Including 45” side-located 24 AWG lead wires, Spectrum Sensors and Controls’ 1.650" diameter flange mount motorized rotary potentiometer shows an electrical angle of 50° ± 2°. The instrument exhibits independent linearity of ±0.250%, bow-tie tolerance, maximum output smoothness of 0.100%, and contact phasing. The device has an electro-less nickel-plated

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Load Cell Includes USB Output

November 6, 2008 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring a USB Digital Interface with 16 bits resolution, the LSB200 S-Beam Jr. load cell from FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology is available with USB output option. Available in both aluminum or stainless Steel, the load cell has built-in overload protection. The load cell has weight of 0.3 oz (aluminum) / 0.9 oz (steel)

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BGS Sensors Exhibit Automatic Crosstalk Protection

November 5, 2008 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Delivering a sensing range of up to 350 mm, Pepperl+Fuchs’ ML7 background suppression (BGS) sensors present automatic crosstalk protection, enabling multiple sensors to be mounted side-by-side without inter-unit interference. The 31 mm × 11 mm × 23 mm devices use LED indicators for provide power and output status, and diagnostic information. The instruments utilize the 4-in-1 output for detecting the connected load and sink or sources as needed. The units suit

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Linear Actuators Allow Customization

November 4, 2008 8:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using a modular design, SKF’s CAT33 electro-mechanical linear actuators enable users to select motors, gears, controls, attachments, and other options to meet application needs. Users can specify standard or special stroke lengths, AC or DC motors, friction clutch gears, cables, front and rear attachments, and accessories such as limit switches and encoders. The right- and left-hand

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Air Pressure Sensors Respond Quickly

October 29, 2008 11:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating independently via a 1.5 V analog output or with DPC-100 controllers, Panasonic Electric Works’ DPC/DPH-100 Series SUNX digital air pressure sensors detect with a response time of 500 seconds. The axial design of the sensor head allows for mounting side-by-side with other units or as a replacement for one unit for maintenance via a hex key. The devices offer vacuum, positive, or

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Level Control Sensors Enhance Power Measurements

October 28, 2008 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming fully calibrated, Rohde & Schwarz’s R&S NRP-Z28 and R&S NRP-Z98 one-box level control sensors are designed to enhance the performance of power measurements. The instruments exhibit a VSWR of <1.11 in a frequency range from 9 kHz to 2.4 GHz to reduce

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Actuator Delivers High Continuous Force

October 27, 2008 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presenting a force versus position curve characteristic, BEI Kimco Magnetics’ Voice Coil cylindrical actuator shows a continuous force range from 1 N to 5 N. The instrument demonstrates stroke lengths from 0 mm to 1.27 mm, hysteresis-free operation, and sizes from 1” OD to 1.50” OD. The component performs in valve control and beam steering applications, including

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MEMS Accelerometer Qualifies for Automotive Applications

October 24, 2008 1:03 pm | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

Leveraging 200 mm-wafer MEMS fabrication, STMicroelectronics' AIS326DQ three-axis MEMS accelerometer meets AEC-Q100 specifications for automotive applications. The 28-pin QFPN-packaged component presents user-selectable full-scale range of ±2 g or ±6 g in all three axes, temperature range from -40°C to 105°C, and 10,000 g shock survivability. The product offers

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