M8 Inductive Sensor Allows Compact System Designs

January 8, 2008 9:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Contrinex, Inc. introduced its small-packaged 620 range M8 inductive sensor. Complete with in-built amplifier, it is packaged in a housing that is 16 mm long, making it suitable for embedding into machines and assembly fixtures where sensor access is restricted and longer devices will not fit. The overall system design is more compact because there is no requirement for a large support amplifier. Built with an AISI 303 stainless steel housing

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Photoelectric Sensors With Error-Free Alignment

January 2, 2008 6:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs' RAL series photoelectric sensors feature a multiple-beam light grid and one-piece metal slot housing in widths from 50 mm to 150 mm, 5 kHz switching frequency, a one-shot timer, beam suppression and sensitivity adjustment, and can detect targets as small as 0.5 mm with response times as fast as =0.1 ms. The sensors require just one transistor with N/O or N/C PNP output.

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Automotive Grade, Hall-Effect Sensor Offers 2.1 kVrms Isolation

December 17, 2007 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro introduced two current sensorsfor AC and DC currents in automotive applications. The ACS714 and ACS715 devices are akin to the company's ACS712 and ACS713 devices, which are specialized for low current sensing in non-automotive applications. The differences are realized in the more rigorous test regiment over the full automotive temperature range (-40°C to +150°C) and the greater detail

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Photoelectric Sensors Provide Quick Response Time

December 17, 2007 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduced the GLV18 Econo-Vue Photoelectric Sensors in a compact, short housing that provides greater mounting flexibility.  The series is available in five different sensing modes and provide sensing ranges up to 20 m.  All models are available in straight and right-angled housings, cabled and quick disconnect versions, and come standard with a flush mount bracket to create a custom look on panel mounts. 

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Pressure Sensor Utilizes MEMS Technology

December 14, 2007 5:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presens AS announced their PRECISE pressure sensor which utilizes advanced digital MEMS technology for applications such as calibrators and digital gauges that require high accuracy, low drift and high resolution. The sensor accurately measures high pressures with no significant drift. The sensor boasts a guaranteed total error band

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MEMS-Based SS Pressure Sensor Measures Gas and Liquids in High Purity Applications

December 11, 2007 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Sensor Technologies AST4900 pressure sensors utilize Krystal Bond Technology and are free of oil-fill, welds and internal O-rings, all of which eliminate the risk of system contamination in extreme conditions. The media isolated pressure sensor also holds a CE EN61326 Certification and UL/cUL508 Approval.

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Size 11 Double Stack Captive Hybrid Linear Actuator Delivers 30 Pounds of Thrust

December 10, 2007 11:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Switch & Instrument, Inc. introduced the 28000 series (Size 11) double stack captive hybrid linear actuator, with a compact frame size measuring 1.1” (28 mm) square. It features engineering thermoplastics in the rotor drive nut and a stainless steel Acme lead screw.  This captive hybrid linear actuator is available resolutions ranging from 0.000125” (.003175 mm) per step to 0.002” (.0508 mm) per step and delivers thrusts of up to 30 lbs.

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Variable Capacitance Accelerometer With Microprocessor Temperature Compensation

December 7, 2007 9:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Endevco introduced a variable capacitance accelerometer featuring onboard, microprocessor-controlled temperature compensation. The model 7290D has high thermal stability and global accuracy for measurement of low-level accelerations in laboratory test and measurement, automotive, and aerospace applications including military and commercial flight testing. Gas damping and internal over-range stops are used by an anisotropically etched, silicon sensing

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USB Keyboard Encoder with Mouse and Joystick Controls

December 6, 2007 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hagstrom Electronics Inc.'s KE-USB108 full speed USB keyboard encoder has 108 programmable inputs. It accepts input from push button switches, toggle switches, and other devices, and then generates USB keyboard, mouse, or joystick actions based on the activation of the input device. Responses to an input may be programmed as a single keystroke, multiple keystrokes, a mouse button, or a joystick button.

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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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