Sealed Encoders for Harsh Environments

July 10, 2007 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

BEI introduced the ES encoder series, a line of environmentally sealed encoders designed for harsh industrial applications. Through the use of a magnetic hub, these rugged incremental encoders are completely enclosed and sealed. The hub is installed on the equipment’s mating shaft, leaving a small air gap between it and the encoder, isolating the encoder from high shock and vibration and makes them highly tolerant of shaft misalignment.  With an IP67 rating, the encoders are completely protected from environmental fluids, dust, dirt, grime, and even water immersions. They are suitable for

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Relay Actuator and Isolated Digital Input Card

July 10, 2007 11:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

The eAutomation Group of Advantech introduces the PCI-1763UP relay actuator and isolated digital input card with eight optically-isolated digital inputs with isolation protection of 2,500V DC for collecting digital inputs in noisy environments and eight relay actuators for serving as ON/OFF control devices or small power switches.

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USB-Based Sensors Provide for Simple Power Measurements

July 3, 2007 5:01 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the Agilent U2000 Series of USB-based power sensors which operate without power meters or extra hardware modules, they save bench space, and make field work easier and simpler. These sensors can be used with a variety of the company's signal sources, spectrum analyzers and network analyzers, extending each instrument's capabilities to perform accurate average-power measurements. In addition to fast and easy setup with plug-and-play USB connectivity, the sensors also

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Surface Mount Digital Color Sensors for Small Consumer Electronic Applications

June 26, 2007 8:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announced two miniature surface mount technology (SMT) digital color sensors for use in small consumer and portable electronic applications. The ADJD-S311, the smallest in the industry with dimensions of 2.2 mm × 2.2 mm × 0.76 mm, is a CMOS IC with integrated RGB filters that targets designers of portable devices which require higher integration, smaller size and low power consumption.

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Low-Power 2-Axis SPI/I2C Digital-Output MEMS Accelerometer

June 20, 2007 11:38 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics extended its range of motion sensors with a digital-output two-axis linear accelerometer. The low-power, ultra-compact LIS202DL with embedded smart features addresses a wide range of consumer and industrial applications from motion-activated user interfaces to vibration monitoring. Features of the accelerometer include click and double-click recognition, motion-detection/wake-up and high-pass filters.

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Sensor for Automotive Safety

June 13, 2007 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Systron Donner Automotive announced the MicroGyro automotive sensor with a unique double-ended tuning fork inside, machined at the microscopic level of pure crystalline quartz. The device can withstand the high temperatures of underhood installations —up to 125°C— without sacrificing performance. This negates the need for passenger compartment mounting, along with the additional cable runs, complexity and cost that such installations necessitate.

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Digital Load Sensors with USB Output

June 12, 2007 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Loadstar Sensors, Inc. announced the iLoad Series of digital load/force sensors based on its patented capacitive sensing technology. These sensors combine the core load or force sensing function with integrated computing and communications modules to offer Plug and Sense simplicity and ease of use in a rugged, low profile package. The sensor is said to be the world’s first capacitive load sensor with USB output. They are designed to plug directly into the USB port of a PC and enable users to measure loads, forces or weights without need for

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Ceramic Pressure Sensor Offers Wide Temperature Range, Ruggedness, and Media Compatibility

June 5, 2007 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Metallux announced the ME501 piezoresistive ceramic pressure sensor. It comes in a variety of pressure ranges from the 0-0.5 bar up to 0-600 bar. With an operating temperature range of -40°C to 135°C, the sensor offers wide temperature compensation directly mounted on the sensor, desirable protection from corrosion, impact and vibration resistance, and easy mounting options. These sensors are designed for rugged environments such as tank measurement and contact with a variety of gas and liquid media.

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True-RMS USB Power Sensor

May 29, 2007 8:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces the MA24106A, a highly accurate power sensor that measures True-RMS power, regardless of the input signal or its bandwidth, over 63 dB of dynamic range from 50 MHz to 6 GHz. The sensor is suitable for measuring average power of CW, multi-tone, and modulated RF waveforms, such as those used in 3G, 4G, and OFDM designs. High accuracy of typically ±0.13 dB is assured because the calibration data is

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Miniature Absolute Magnetic Shaft Encoder

May 17, 2007 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MA3 from US Digital is a miniature absolute magnetic shaft encoder that provides shaft position information over 360° of rotation with no stops or gaps. The encoder is available in two output versions, analog and pulse width modulation (PWM). The analog version outputs a voltage that is proportional to the absolute shaft position. PWM output is available in 10-bit (1024 positions) and 12-bit (4096 positions) resolutions and

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Sensors for Part Inspection

May 16, 2007 12:47 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cognex Corporation announced the next-generation of its Checker inspection sensors. The Checker 200 series  inspection sensors offer built-in lighting, variable working distance, and high-speed inspection capability at rates faster than 6000 parts per minute. Even on the fastest production lines, Checker can inspect multiple part features and deliver reliable, precisely timed, pass/fail results

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Miniature Absolute Magnetic Kit Encoder That Provides Shaft Position Information Over 360° of Rotation With No Stops or Gaps

April 13, 2007 11:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

US Digital announced the MAE3, a miniature absolute magnetic kit encoder that provides shaft position information over 360° of rotation with no stops or gaps. This magnetic encoder is designed to

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Vision Sensors Offer Unlimited Color Spectrum Analysis in Two Convenient Packages

April 2, 2007 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Banner Engineering's PresencePLUS® COLOR vision sensors are intended for detecting an infinite

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