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Free Field Microphone for Sound Pressure Mapping

September 24, 2007 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

PCB Piezotronics introduces its Model 130D22 combined ICP free field response pre-polarized array microphone and preamplifier. The microphone measures sound pressure levels and frequencies in the audible range, and it can be used simultaneously with ICP accelerometers to simplify test setups. It also incorporates an SMB connector, it provides seamless transition for many data acquisition systems and software set-ups

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Thin Film RTD Elements for OEM Applications

September 24, 2007 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega Engineering, Inc. introduces its Omegafilm F2020 series of platinum thin film elements. They are equal in accuracy to many wire wound elements, but with a faster response. The temperature range is -70°C to 500°C, and they are available in 100?, 500? and 1,000? configurations in Class-A, Class-B and 1/3 DIN accuracies. Measuring 2.0 mm × 2.0 mm × 0.8 mm, they are suitable for use in tight places, and their flat profile allows for easy surface mounting.

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Incremental Wheel Encoder for Conveyer Belt Applications

September 24, 2007 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sick Stegmann,Inc. introduces the DKV 60 incremental measuring wheel encoder which provides speed and position feedback in conveyor belt applications. Its versatility makes it a feedback option in woodworking machinery, storage and conveying, sorting systems, textile machinery, and printing and paper applications. The encoder features IP65 protection with a robust and space-saving design that is resistant to high levels of shock and vibration.

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Snap-In Air Temperature Sensor

September 24, 2007 10:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Sensors and Controls introduces a snap-in temperature sensor with a clip design that allows the sensor to monitor air temperature within an enclosure. Its fast response thermistor element is integrated into a potted metal housing that can be securely snapped into a 0.30¨ diameter pre-drilled hole in sheet metal. This keeps the sensor off the sheet metal while the plastic molded body with strain relief thermally separates the assembly from the environment on the backside.

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Mobile Hydraulic Sensor with CANbus Interface

September 24, 2007 10:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

MTS Systems Corp. announces its compact MH sensor with a CANbus interface which is suitable for use in welded and tie-rod cylinders, or in any space-limited cylinder applications. It works with CAN J1939 and CANopen, measuring displacement and speed variables. The sensor is reliable inside a hydraulic cylinder even when subjected to the harsh conditions. With a 100g shock and 25g vibration rating, the sensor operates in rugged environments

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Single-Axis Actuators in 208 Styles

September 24, 2007 10:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Misumi USA, Inc. introduces its single-axis actuators which are available in 208 configured styles and a standard manufacturing time of 11 working days from receipt of order. These actuators provide precision linear motion in a variety of general industrial assembly, as well as automotive, packaging and medical manufacturing applications. Each unit is a ball-screw driven device, and it is built on an extruded 6063-T6 aluminum base with black anodized finish and 1045 steel side supports.

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Single Axis Cubic Accelerometer

September 24, 2007 10:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dytran Instruments, Inc. announces its 3214A series single axis cubic accelerometer which is an instrument for modal analysis, NVH, squeak and rattle, and general purpose vibration applications. It has low noise electronics, wide bandwidth, all titanium construction, and it is available in sensitivities of 10 mV/g, 100 mV/g and 500 mV/g.

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Valve Position Sensors Feature Two Electronic Switching Points

September 24, 2007 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces Series F31 valve position sensors that are 1.25¨ tall and mount directly to the top plate of any standard pneumatic actuator with two screws for accurate position indication. They feature two electronic switching points that are integrated into one compact housing, and integral LEDs for visual status indication and diagnostics. Electronic switch contacts facilitate network communication, and they provide for direct control of a solenoid valve.

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Ambient Light Sensing Photodiodes

September 24, 2007 10:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduces its models TEMD6010FX01 and TEMD5510FX01 ambient light sensing photodiodes that are qualified to the AEC Q101 standard, a reliability test qualification procedure for discrete semiconductors published by the Automotive Electronics Council. Their automotive applications include rain, light and tunnel sensors; brightness control for dashboard and navigation displays; and automatically turning on the headlights at dusk.

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Double Stack Hybrid Linear Actuators

September 19, 2007 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Switch & Instrument, Inc. introduced the 35000 series (Size 14) double stack hybrid linear actuators, which occupy 1.4" (35 mm) square space and are available in three designs – captive, non-captive and external linear versions. Resolutions range from .0158 mm to .127 mm per step and deliver thrust voluntarily limited to 222 N to avoid compromising long life.

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Humidity Sensors with Surface-Mount Capability

September 11, 2007 5:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell introduced its HIH-4030 and HIH-4031 Series Humidity Sensors with surface mount capability. An addition to the HIH series of humidity sensors, the 4030/31 series is available in tape and reel packaging for use in high-volume, automated pick-and-place manufacturing at a competitive price. It features near-linear output to provide instrumentation-quality sensor performance in a low-profile package with a low current draw. Both the

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Small, Precision Mass Airflow Sensor Uses MEMS Technology

September 5, 2007 12:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Productive Product: Omron Electronic Components announced the availability of the D6F unidirectional MEMS mass flow sensor which uses a thermopile element that converts thermal energy into electrical energy and is capable of measuring mass airflow up to 3 lpm with a ±5 percent full-scale repeatable accuracy. The sensors exhibit very stable output performance across the entire scale.

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Wireless Nodes and Battery Modules for Wireless Sensing Network

September 5, 2007 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Productive Product: Banner Engineering Corp. introduced new FlexPower Nodes for the company’s SureCross Wireless Network. FlexPower allows a SureCross Node to operate using 10V to 30V DC line power, solar panels, or a FlexPower battery module in remote or difficult-to-access locations. A FlexPower Wireless Node and a connected sensor can be powered by a FlexPower battery module for up to five years, depending upon the application and individual power requirements.

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High Temperature, Charge Mode Accelerometer

August 31, 2007 5:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dytran Instruments, Inc. announced the model 3088C high temperature, charge mode accelerometer that is capable of operating at temperatures up to +600°F. It has a nominal sensitivity of10 pC/g and an upper frequency range of 5000 Hz. The accelerometer features a 10 to 32 side connector, a 10 to 32 tapped hole, all stainless steel construction, and is hermetically sealed. It is priced at $795 and available now.

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Linear Actuators with Integrated Connector

August 29, 2007 6:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Switch & Instrument, Inc. announces its size 11 hybrid linear actuators with an integrated connector. Offered alone or with a harness assembly, this connector is RoHS compliant and features a positive latch in order for high connection integrity. The connector is rated up to 3A and the mating connector will handle a range of wire gauges from 22 to 28.

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