Touchless Rotary Sensors With Unique Locator Technology

December 3, 2007 10:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Novotechnik's rotary position sensors now include the RFC and Vert-x E series, designed for mobile and other limited-space environments. The sensors have a new touchless technology, which eliminates the shaft, and has a round position marker that mounts separately to distance itself from the detecting element. Sensor diameters range from 13 mm to 48 mm

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Linear Position Sensor for Dust and Gas/Vapor Hazardous Locations

November 5, 2007 3:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Everight Precision Technologies Corporation announced the Positek E111 intrinsically safe, rugged linear position sensor for use in potentially explosive dust and gas/vapor atmospheres. The E111 is ATEX approved to Ex II 1GD EEx ia IIC T4 Ex iaD 20 T135°C (Ta = -40°C to +80°C). This designates the sensor as belonging to: Group II - suitable for all areas except mining and Category 1 GD

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Guide to Encoder Solutions and Technical Innovations

November 2, 2007 12:27 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Sick Stegmann introduced its 2007 overview Guide to Encoder Solutions and Technical Innovations. This free guide features many products, and it details the company’s family of incremental encoders, absolute encoders, linear encoders and wire draw systems, format adjustment positioning drives and related accessories.

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Actuator for Electronic Locks and Latches

November 2, 2007 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

New Scale Technologies, Inc. announced its SQLM Series Squiggle motor lock modules, low-power actuators for electronic locks and latches. They are said to draw less power than solenoids or stepper motors and use half the space. They drop into existing lock or latch assemblies, allowing lock manufacturers to reduce the size and power requirements of their electronic locks.

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Sensors for Splice, Label and Double Sheet Detection

November 2, 2007 11:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduced a family of ultrasonic thru-beam proximity sensors for splice, label and double sheet detection. Each system is 18 mm in diameter, and it features teach-in input modes for easy set-up and operation with a detection threshold that is adjustable for each application.

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Sub-miniature ESS Accelerometer

November 2, 2007 11:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dytran Instruments, Inc. announced its model 3089A accelerometer that is suitable for environmental stress screening (ESS) and OEM applications where small size and low mass are critical. This sub-miniature, 10 mV/g, adhesive-mount accelerometer with integral lead wires weighs 0.6 g.

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Large Capacity Square Drive Torque Sensor

November 2, 2007 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sensor Developments introduced a line of sensors that measure rotating torque of equipment that uses square drive interfaces. The sensors allow for quick attachment to the equipment when monitoring fastening applications that use nut runners or pneumatic wrenches. The devices measure torque and angle in a single sensor.

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Embeddable Sensors for Shock and Vibration Monitoring

November 2, 2007 11:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

IMI Sensors division announced its Series 660 embeddable accelerometers for continuous shock and vibration monitoring in high volume and commercial OEM applications. They offer high shock survivability, high resolution and a large dynamic range. Units use field-proven, solid-state piezoelectric sensing elements for durability and broad bandwidth performance.

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Temperature Probe for Medical Applications

October 31, 2007 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties introduced its robust MEAS 400 series autoclavable temperature probe for use in clinical environments. This probe allows steam autoclave sterilization up to 134°C (273°F) for a maximum of 20 minutes. The product uses a stable pressed ceramic (thermistor) sensing element, and it has a molded transition between a 10' long C-Flex cable and a two-pin plug with molded Santoprene housing, ensuring the reliability of the probe after the autoclave process.

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Application-Specific Temperature Sensors

October 31, 2007 7:23 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced two application-specific digital temperature-sensor chips that are compliant with the JEDEC JC42.4 specification. They are intended for monitoring the temperature of the DIMMs used in personal computers. The model STTS424 is a stand-alone digital temperature sensor, while the STTS424E02 integrates the temperature sensor with a 2 Kbit serial presence detect EEPROM that is used on DIMMs to store timing parameters and other information about the module.

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Sensors Brochure

October 31, 2007 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

PCB Piezotronics announced its four-page, full-color brochure that is entitled, “Sensors for Power Generation and Reciprocating Equipment Monitoring.” It provides an overview of sensors to address the requirements of the power generation, reciprocating equipment and oil, gas and petrochemical equipment industries.

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Rodless Platform Includes Electric Actuators

October 31, 2007 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tolomatic,Inc. introduced its MX product platform with MXE electric actuators that offer two different bearing options in a family of modular actuator bodies. All models and sizes are built-to-order. Features include durable bearings that reduce friction and extend actuator life in high load and moment applications, durable stainless steel bands that are magnetically retained to protect internal components from contamination, increasing uptime and reducing maintenance.

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High Frequency Industrial Accelerometer

October 31, 2007 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

IMI Sensors Division announced its model 621B40 high-frequency industrial ICP accelerometer that works with online or portable monitoring systems to provide effective vibration monitoring. It operates to 30k Hz even with a magnet, and it captures high frequency gear mesh faults that are often missed during routine route-based measurements.

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Panel-Mount Display for Inspection Sensors

October 31, 2007 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cognex Corporation announced its SensorView 350, a compact industrial, panel-mount display for its Checker 200 series inspection sensors. The display allows operators to view production images of the parts that Checker is inspecting without a PC. It features an interface for displaying images of passed or failed parts, along with status indicators and results statistics to monitor the production process.

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Design Center for Touch Sensing Applications

October 30, 2007 11:11 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology, Inc. announced its mTouch system that provides a method for adding a touch sensing user interface to applications using PIC microcontrollers. The free kit is available for download from, and it provides full access to the source code so that designers can customize the algorithms and integrate them into their main application.

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