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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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Inductive Proximity Sensors in AC/DC Version

August 27, 2007 4:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces Rhino AC/DC cube-style inductive proximity sensors. These two-wire AC/DC sensors are available with a 20 mm sensing range and are rated for 20-250V AC/V DC operation and are suitable for automotive manufacturing. The sensors are flush mountable and feature a coated die-cast housing and durable thermoset plastic sensing face for long life and reliable operation. These sensors also feature a five-way quick pivot sensing face for operational and mounting flexibility, as well as two corner LEDs for

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Energy-Efficient Torque Sensor for Electric Power Steering

August 10, 2007 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics BI Technologies Electronic Components Division developed a steering sensor based on its proven Magnetorque technology. The non-contacting steering sensor features dual phased outputs for reliable diagnostic characteristics. Magnetorque sensors are programmable for gain and offset. At the time of assembly, customers can program the gain and offset values, allowing for adjustments to the mechanical tolerances in their system.  This allows customers to use looser system mechanical tolerance resulting in cost savings and a more accurate system.

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Automatic Power Sliding Door and Lift Gate Force Sensor

August 6, 2007 10:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sensor Developments introduced the model 90335 force sensor designed to measure the maximum force prior to the automatic reversal of power sliding doors and automatic lift gates. This sensor helps suppliers monitor these closing forces to insure they keep below the FMVSS levels and prevent accidental occupant trapping or injury. The sensor is secured in place in the door path during automatic closure, and can be used in repeated cycling without operator support.

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RoHS-compliant Oxygen Sensor

August 2, 2007 5:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

e2v’s EC410 is said to be the only RoHS-compliant oxygen sensor on the market. The lead-free device is guaranteed leek free and has a longer life expectancy than comparable lead-based sensors, according to the company. The lightweight EC410 features low power consumption; is a simple circuit application for easy installation; and it has standard industrial miniature body sizes.

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Reciprocating Machinery Protector for Continuous Vibration Monitoring and Protection of Reciprocating Compressors

August 1, 2007 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

The IMI Sensors Division of PCB Piezotronics’ Model 649A01 Reciprocating Machinery Protector (RMP) uses next-generation impact monitoring technology. This two-wire, loop-powered, 4-20 mA transmitter detects impacts from mechanical shock events, which typically occur in or near a machine’s cylinder assembly. This technology is appropriate on reciprocating machinery where these high frequency impacts are often overlooked, or when trending overall vibration levels. The hermetically sealed design can be easily interfaced with existing alarm, control and monitoring systems such as PLCs, DCSs and SCADA systems.

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Two-wire Electronic Vibration Switch

August 1, 2007 10:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

The IMI Sensors Division of PCB Piezotronics introduced the 686A Series two-wire electronic vibration switch, which is microprocessor controlled with no moving parts or mechanical adjustments required. The switch offers the dynamics of an electronic switch with the convenience of a mechanical switch in one design. Its blueprint includes the patent-pending Magnetic Adjustable Vibration Threshold (MAVT). This feature electronically adjusts the threshold value while the switch is installed

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High Temperature Accelerometer for Vibration Monitoring

August 1, 2007 9:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Model 600A13 high temperature industrial grade accelerometer from the IMI Sensors division of PCB Piezotronics outputs a standard 100 mV/g (10.2 mV (m/s2) acceleration signal from its integral charge converter, allowing it to be used with conventional ICO sensor signal conditioners and data collection equipment. With a temperature rating of 900°F at the sensor head, the accelerometer can be used to monitor vibration

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Electronic Vibration Switch for Alarm and Shutdown Protection

August 1, 2007 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Series 685B electronic vibration switch from the IMI Division of PCB Piezotronics offers two set points with individual alert and alarm levels. In addition to having two solid state or form C relays, each switch includes a raw vibration output signal for spectrum analysis, 4-20 mA output signal for overall vibration trending and a unique 4-20 mA calibration feature, allowing for precise threshold setup. It has dual openings for easy wiring and installation.

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High Sensitivity, Triaxial DC Response Accelerometer

August 1, 2007 9:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

PCB Piezotronics’ Series 3713 high sensitivity MEMS DC (steady state) response accelerometer is capable of measuring accelerations in a variety of automotive and off-highway testing applications. The series is gas damped and provides micro g resolution and ±5,000 g pk shock survivability. Several full-scale acceleration ranges are available, from 3g to 200g, with a frequency responses from DC to 1,500 Hz (±10 percent).

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MEMS High Sensitivity DC Response Accelerometers for Crash Sled, Aerospace Testing

August 1, 2007 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

PCB Piezotronics introduced Series 3741 high sensitivity MEMS DC Accelerometers. Series 3741 offers several models to accommodate various crash slet acceleration profiles, and full scale ranges from 2g to 200g, up to 2 kHz measurement capability, and sensitivities up to 1 V/g to accommodate both automotive and aerospace applications. The series’ design allows for mounting on restricted areas of crash simulation sleds, truck axles and aircraft wing surfaces.

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High-Sensitivity, MEMS DC Response Accelerometer for Automotive, Off-Highway Testing

August 1, 2007 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

PCB Piezotronics introduced its Model 3711 high-sensitivity, MEMS DC (steady state) response accelerometer for automotive and off-highway testing. It is gas damped and provides micro g resolution and 10,000g shock survivability. Several full-scale acceleration ranges are available from 3g to 200g with a frequency response from DC to 1,500 Hz (±5 percent). The sensor’s footprint is 0.85¨ x 0.85¨ x 0.45¨ in a welded titanium case design

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Triaxial Force Sensors for Aerospace Vibration Testing

August 1, 2007 9:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

PCB Piezotronics’ 261A Series triaxial force link sensors simultaneously measure dynamic and quasi-static forces in three orthogonal directions (X, Y and Z axes). The sensors are used during vibration testing of aerospace structures to match the mechanical impedance of shaker inputs and may be used to force-limit the shaker controller to prevent damage to expensive structures.

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