Capacitive Touch Sensing ICs Cut Product Development Time

February 4, 2008 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omron Electronic Components LLC announced an addition to its B6TS application-ready touch sensing IC family; 8-channel and 16-channel LF versions are now available. This family of products measures floating capacitance through most insulating touch panel materials. Therefore, they are suitable for use in appliance, medical, commercial, fitness, consumer, and other products that must be able to withstand long life, cleaning, and be easily operated by personnel wearing thin polymer surgical or food service gloves.

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CE-Approved, 24V DC-LVDT Position Sensors are Available in Metric Versions

January 22, 2008 5:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors offers a metric version of its 24V DC LVDT position sensors. Constructed entirely of stainless steel, the HSE HSER 750 Series of 19.0 mm diameter DC operated LVDTs is hermetically sealed, making them impervious to dirt, water, steam and other corrosive elements. These CE-approved and rugged units are suitable for use in

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Pulse Radar Sensors with Self-Adjusting and Target Tracking Technology

January 22, 2008 5:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Automation Products Group's PR Series Pulse Radar Level Sensors offer non-contact level measurement in challenging environmental conditions. Providing the process industry standard output of 4-20 mA, the sensors operate using a frequency burst at 6.3 GHz. Pulse Radar sensors provide a detection range up to 100 ft. (30m), resolution to 0.22 in. (5.7mm) and accuracy to

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Ultra Miniature IEPE Accelerometer Weighs 0.2 Grams

January 21, 2008 4:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dytran Instruments Inc. introduced an ultra miniature IEPE accelerometer which is laser welded in a titanium housing. Weighing in at just 0.2 grams, this miniature accelerometer successfully reduces mass loading effects. Because of its tiny “teardrop” design, the 3224A2 is suitable for vibration measurements in small locations. The model 3224A2 is available with a sensitivity of 2mV/g and can operate at temperatures up to 300°F.

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Glass Encapsulated Thermistor Designed Without Variations

January 10, 2008 8:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties now offers a glass encapsulated thermistor, the 55000, but with pricing closer to epoxy-coated models by eliminating the variation normally involved in manual assembly. Features of the MEAS 55000 include .012°C shift at 100°C after 10 months, or ±0.10°C over temperature range from 0°C to 70°C; hermetic seal for moist environments; operating temperature range of -80°C to +200°C

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Pressure and Temperature Switches Available in Ranges Spanning -40°F to +750°F

January 8, 2008 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ashcroft, Inc. announced its pressure and temperature switches that offer a selection of features to meet the requirements of most industrial applications. Available in a variety of sizes and configurations, the switches can be provided with NEMA 4 watertight and NEMA 7 explosion-proof housings, adjustable deadband, dual set points, stainless steel housing and a digital display. Temperature switches are available in ranges spanning

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Submersible Level Sensors Feature Vented Watertight Cable

January 8, 2008 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Automation Products Group, Inc. introduced its PT-500 submersible liquid level/pressure transmitter that features vented, watertight cables, and it delivers a high precision 4 mA to 20 mA solid-state signal while submerged up to 450'. A removable stainless steel cage connects to the sensor with a snap ring, enabling users to save on sensor replacement costs. Rugged IP68 protected PT-500 transmitters are

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Display Meter with Modbus Side Tank Indicator for Liquid Level Sensors

January 8, 2008 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

MTS Systems Corp. Sensors Division announced its display meter that works with the Level Plus MG transmitter with Modbus interface. The meter has as a side tank indicator (STI) for storage tanks with the ability to interface via Modbus and display tank levels in feet, inches and 16ths of an inch.

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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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