Light Weight USB-Based Sensors

September 24, 2007 11:55 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies, Inc. announces its U2000 series of USB-based power sensors which are lighter weight than typical power meters. Since the sensors operate without power meters or extra hardware modules, they save bench space, and make field work simpler. These sensors can be used with a variety of proprietary signal sources, spectrum analyzers and network analyzers, extending each instrument's capabilities to perform accurate average-power measurements.

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Low-Pressure Transmitters

September 24, 2007 11:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. announces its AST44LP and AST43LP low-pressure, hazardous area-approved pressure transmitters. These media-isolated, stainless steel units can perform in a variety of industrial applications. Both low-pressure transmitters are constructed with 316L SS wetted materials for complete compatibility with a range of liquids and gases. The AST44LP carries an UL/cUL 913 (CSA 157) approval

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Dual-Axis Absolute Inclinometer

September 24, 2007 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

US Digital introduces its X3Q dual-axis absolute inclinometer which utilizes MEMS technology to sense tilt angles over the entire 360° range. The device is flexible with three different mounting orientations in any resolution between 1 to 9,000 CPR, and it offers a selectable damping value to suit users’ needs. Absolute Quadrature provides absolute data using standard quadrature signals. Typical applications include

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M8/M12 Connector Systems for Sensors

September 24, 2007 11:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics announces its M8/M12 connector system which provides reliable connection to sensors and related products in the industrial machinery and factory automation markets. An established connection standard, M8/M12 connectors also find application outside of these industries where a compact connection system with environmental protection is required. Single end terminated cable assemblies use an over-molded construction with

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Pressure Transducers and Transmitters for Industrial Environments

September 24, 2007 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

PCB Piezotronics announces its series 1500 transducers and transmitters which offer a complete selection for pressure monitoring in general purpose and hazardous industrial environments. General purpose units feature a rugged, all-welded stainless steel construction. The design includes elimination of mechanical fasteners, washers, O-rings and fluid fills that enhance reliability and long-term repeatability of the units, making them suitable for a variety of laboratory, factory, field

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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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