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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Piezo-Resistive Three-Axis Sensor is 1/5th the Size of Previous Generation

October 19, 2007 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

HDK-America has announced its piezo-resistive three-axis acceleration sensor that measures 3 mm × 3 mm × 1 mm. The HAAM-325B is 1/5th the size of the previous generation product, and it offers a fully comparable performance. Based on a silicon substrate and fabricated by means of a micro-machining MEMS technology

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Scroll Ring Interface has the Feel of a Capacitive Touch Switch

October 19, 2007 7:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SimScroll interface from White Electronic Designs (WEDC) is a circular switch array using the company’s SimTouch switch technology. It is suitable for products requiring effective navigation of large menu lists. Typical applications include universal remote control, MP3 players and A/V media system control. Using WEDC’s conductive ink technology, designers can create user interfaces

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Contact-free DC-Operated Rotary Position Sensors Features 0.1 Percent Linearity Over 120° Measurement Range

October 11, 2007 5:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors introduces its RS 1500-120 series of fractional-turn contactless rotary position sensors for measuring the angular displacement of rotating elements such as quarter-turn ball and butterfly valves, air flow dampers, and diverter gates used in packaging and postal sorting machinery. Available as the RSE 1500-120 with a 24V DC input and a 0-to-10V DC output, or as the RSI 1500-120 with a 2-wire 4-20 mA loop-powered transmitter I/O

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Miniature Accelerometer for Vibration Screening of Circuit Boards and Mobile Phones

October 8, 2007 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

PCB Piezotronics introduced the Model 357A19, a miniature charge output accelerometer, designed for performing shock and vibration studies in space-restricted locations and on small, lightweight structures. The unit occupies a 0.11" × 0.16" × 0.27" envelope, and weighs 0.007 ounces (0.20 grams), for minimal mass loading of a test article. The unit connects to laboratory-style charge amplifiers or in-line charge converters, which

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Accelerometer Alarm Transmitter for Monitoring Unbalance and Misalignment on Rotating Equipment

October 4, 2007 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Model 682A08 Vibration Transmitter from the IMI Sensors division of PCB Piezotronics (PCB) is an ICP accelerometer signal conditioner, complete with dual semiconductor relay alarms and 4 mA to 20 mA signal transmission, for continuous monitoring of critical machinery. The device is suitable for monitoring unbalance and misalignment on motors, pump sets and other rotating equipment. This module provides excitation power for industry standard accelerometers

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Pressure Transducers Provide a Full Scale Accuracy of 0.25 Percent

September 26, 2007 5:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gems Sensors & Controls introduced the 3100 Series Pressure Transducers which provide a full scale accuracy of 0.25 percent. Long term drift is limited to 0.1 percent over the full scale per year. This performance and stability is achieved using sputtered thin film sensing technology, and has less than 1" in diameter, weighing 32g

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