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Sensor Architecture Delivers ISR Capabilities

October 7, 2008 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Combining information management, such as data fusion, exploitation, and dissemination, with signal and image processing, Mercury Computer Systems’ Converged Sensor Network (CSN) Architecture offers transformational ISR (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) capabilities. The sensor network solution uses

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Power Sensors Cover 20 dBm

October 6, 2008 9:34 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Replacing the 8480 Series, Agilent Technologies’ N8480 Series thermocouple power sensors perform in a power range from -35 dBm to 20 dBm for a 55 dB dynamic range. The devices operate in a frequency range from 100 kHz to 33 GHz. The sensors incorporate a built-in EEPROM for storing calibration factors, enabling automatic loading of cal factors, and

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Rotary Position Sensor Lasts 1M Cycles

October 3, 2008 4:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Adding to the Trimpot product line, Bourns’ Model 3382 12 mm dustproof rotary position sensor endures 1 million rotational cycles with an IP40 seal rating. The shaftless SMT instrument exhibits ±2% independent linearity in an operating temperature range from -40°C to 120°C. The sensor suits applications requiring frequent adjustment where

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Pressure Sensor Delivers 4.5 VDC Output

October 2, 2008 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Requiring a 5 VDC power supply, Kavlico’s P6050 PCB mount pressure sensor dispenses a standard analog linear amplified output from 0.5 VDC to 4.5 VDC proportional to pressure. The piezo-resistive sensing technology-incorporating unit allows for the selection of a standard voltage output device or alternative digital SPI output with an embedded

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Actuators Offer Wide Resolution Range

September 30, 2008 8:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Having availability in captive, non-captive, and external linear versions, Haydon Switch & Instrument’s 28000 Series double-stack hybrid linear actuators exhibit resolutions ranging from 0.000125” (0.003175 mm) per step to 0.002000” (0.050800 mm) per step. The Size 11 components deliver thrust of up to 30 lbs. (133 N) and occupy

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CCD Sensor Works at 50 Megapixels

September 30, 2008 5:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Detecting a 1-ft² object in an aerial photo of a field 1.5 miles across, Eastman Kodak's KODAK KAF-50100 image sensor works at 50 megapixels. The device utilizes the company's KODAK TRUESENSE 6 micron full frame CCD technology

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Vibration Sensor Demonstrates Tight Tolerance

September 29, 2008 12:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Having a frequency response of 3 dB, Wilcoxon Research’s 780A-IS 100 mV/g general-purpose vibration sensor exhibits ±5% tolerance from 0.4 Hz to 14 kHz. The tool’s 2-pin MIL-C-5015 connector presents compatibility with existing cabling infrastructure, and fits the same connector used on the majority of industrial accelerometers. The hermetically-sealed sensor meets Intristic Safety (IS) Class I Division 1 certification and KEMA Class 1 Zone 0

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IEPE Accelerometer Offers 10 mV/g Sensitivity

September 25, 2008 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Weighing in at 0.2 grams, Dytran Instruments’ 3224A1 IEPE accelerometer presents a sensitivity of 10 mV/g. The “teardrop”-designed component operates at temperatures up to 300°F with integrated electronics, an adhesive mount, and a planar shear ceramic design. The accelerometer is suitable for environmental stress screening, PC board vibration

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Wireless Sensors Offer Web-based Monitoring

September 22, 2008 9:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Transmitting over 1,000 meters outdoors without obstructions, Newport Electronics’ wiSeries wireless sensors deliver Web-based monitoring of temperature, humidity and barometric pressure over an Ethernet network. The devices include a coordinator/receiver that connecting directly into an Ethernet network and the Internet, and serves active Web pages to display and chart the data. The sensors use an IEEE 802.15.4-compliant transmitter operating at

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Sensors Include Capped Elbow Conduit

September 18, 2008 10:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Meeting ATEX and CSA requirements for use in hazardous areas, IMI Sensors’ EX64xB7x Series 4 mA to 20 mA output sensors use a 1” NPT 90° capped elbow conduit. The devices operate from standard 24 V loop power for compatibility with existing PLCs, SCADA, DCS and Plant Information (PI) systems. The sensors come with acceleration or velocity

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Analysis System Measures Roller Profiles

September 15, 2008 12:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Calculating and recording nip width at multiple points, Sensor Products’ Sigma-Nip electronic nip analysis system measures roller profiles and alignment condition across the rollers’ face length in real-time. The device consists of a series of thin-film resistive ink pressure transducers on a carrier sheet that is loaded in between the rollers with Windows-based software assimilating the readings into graphical images. The sensor elements that are

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Air Flow Sensors Utilize Digital Display

September 3, 2008 9:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Verifying flow rate, direction and output condition, Panasonic Electric Works’ FM-200 Series SUNX air flow sensors integrates a two-color dual digital display to show this data. The devices offer bi-directional flow detection of

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Encoder/Decoder Shapes RS-232 Data Signals

August 27, 2008 9:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supporting data ranges from 1.20 kb/s to 115.20 kb/s, Vishay Intertechnology’s TOIM5232 encoder/decoder presents proper pulse shaping of RS-232 data signals for serial infrared (SIR) IrDA transceivers. The device shortens RS-232 output signals to IrDA-compatible electrical pulses to drive an infrared transmitter in transmit mode, and

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Rotary Actuators Offer 15 Arc-Seconds Accuracy

August 27, 2008 8:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Integrating a cross-roller bearing structure, Oriental Motor’s DG 200 Series hollow rotary actuators shows a repetitive position accuracy of 15 arc-seconds and a total backlash of 2 arc-minutes. With a frame size of 7.87” (200 mm) and an internal hollow diameter of 3.94” (100 mm), the RoHS-compliant components develop

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Thermocouple and RTD Transmitters Offer Weather Resistance

August 22, 2008 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Coming in a NEMA 4X enclosure, Omega Engineering’s UWTC-2-NEMA & UWRTD-2-NEMA wireless thermocouple and RTD transmitters exhibit weather resistance in industrial applications. The CE-compliant devices endure in weather conditions including falling dirt, rain, sleet, snow, windblown dust, splashing water and hose-directed water. Each thermocouple model can be programmed to work as a type J, K, T, E, R

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