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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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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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