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Lighting control sensors available with Passive Infrared, Ultrasonic (US), and Dual Technology

July 9, 2014 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hubbell Lighting (Greenville, SC) announced today that Hubbell Building Automation (HBA) has enhanced its popular wall switch vacancy and occupancy sensor family with the introduction of the LightHAWK2. From conference rooms, offices, and hallways to storage areas, restrooms, and hotel guest rooms ...

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Reflective optical encoders target low power miniaturized motion control systems

July 8, 2014 1:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies (San Jose, CA) announced a new series of 3-channel reflective optical encoder devices, the AEDR-87xx. The devices are suitable for use in low power miniaturized motion control systems such as stepper motors, electrical actuators, piezoelectric drives and …

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Module adds sensing intelligence to finished products

June 25, 2014 12:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

LeddarTech (Quebec City, Canada) announced the release of its Leddar One Sensing Module, an LED-based sensing solution that brings valuable sensing intelligence to a range of finished products. This single-element sensing module is suitable for…

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Linear position sensors operate in radiation environments of nuclear power plants

June 24, 2014 5:04 pm | Macro Sensors | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors (Pennsauken, NJ) offers three series of Nuclear LVDT Position Sensors — the HSTAR, HLR and HSAR Series — specifically designed for position measurement in high temperature and mild radiation environments within nuclear power plants....

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Magnetic position sensors enable very high accuracy at high rotation speeds

June 23, 2014 11:16 am | Ams-Taos Usa Inc | Product Releases | Comments

ams AG (Unterpremstaetten, Austria) introduced a new series of magnetic position sensors featuring a breakthrough technology capable of producing extremely accurate angle measurements of rotors spinning at high speed.

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AEC-Q101-Qualified proximity and ambient light sensor is fully integrated

June 18, 2014 8:17 pm | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

A new AEC-Q101-qualified, fully integrated proximity and ambient light optical sensor with an operating temperature range to +105°C was announced by the Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

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Magneto-resistive position sensors in DFN package help simplify PCB assembly

June 18, 2014 11:14 am | Measurement Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties (Hampton, VA) has expanded its magneto-resistive (MR) product offering with a line of accurate, low power position sensors housed in a compact DFN package. The KMXP Series can be easily soldered to a PCB via automated standard assembly methods.

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Pressure sensors prove more reliable over stainless steel transducers

June 13, 2014 1:03 pm | American Sensor Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

The Model AST 4530 Submersible Pressure Sensor from American Sensor Technologies (Mt. Oliver, NJ) is an example of a transducer constructed with PVDF material and a PTFE diaphragm to measure the level of harsh liquids such as slurries, salt water and oil in vented tanks or containers....

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Industrial air pressure regulator series designed for instrumentation and general purpose use

June 9, 2014 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Marsh Bellofram Corporation (Newell, WV) announced the global market launch of its Type T60 air pressure regulators. Marsh Bellofram Type T60 industrial air pressure regulators are preset, fixed units for instrumentation and general purpose use. Their regulated pressure vs. flow metric, forward-to-reverse flow offset ...

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Fiber Optic Incremental Rotary Encoder

May 29, 2014 9:45 pm | Micronor, Inc. | Products

The MR320 series ZapFREE® Rotary Encoders offer an entirely passive, intrinsically safe, fiber optic incremental rotary sensor solution for a wide range of harsh and hazardous environmental applications. The MR324 (Hollow Shaft) and MR325 (Solid Shaft) high resolution (1024ppr) models are ideal for control of large VFD and High Voltage DC motor drive applications as found on oil rigs, mines and steel mills..MRI safe versions are also available for medical applications. The remote MR320 Controller module offers multiple built-in interfaces for compatibility with PLC and motion control systems, including: A/B Quadrature outputs, 4-20mA, 0-10V, USB, Modbus RTU and RS422/485 serial interface.

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Fiber Optic U-Beam Sensor

May 29, 2014 9:33 pm | Micronor, Inc. | Products

The MR382-2 series Fiber Optic U-Beam Sensor paired with the MR382-1 series Controller provides an innovative photo interruption/slot sensor solution that can be deployed in hazardous environments including mines, oil & gas, refining, medical, electromagetic and high voltage.. The U-Beam sensor is a turn-key optical solution for implementing a gear tooth speed sensor, an edge detector or proximity sensor. The controller provides both +5V and +24V ine driver outputs as well as a frequency to voltage analog output. The optical sensor system operates over a duplex multimode 62.5/125μm optical link up to 1250 meters. For Functional Safety, the digital outputs implement a known default failure state.

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Two-wire Hall effect switches are reprogrammable

May 23, 2014 12:34 pm | Melexis | Product Releases | Comments

Melexis Technologies NV (Tessenderlo, Belgium) announced the introduction of its MLX92242 Hall effect switch/latch IC. These highly integrated devices contain a voltage regulator (supporting a wide operating voltage range), as well as Hall sensing element and a current sink-configured output driver.

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2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Freescale Semiconductor wins for Sensors

May 23, 2014 11:55 am | Freescale Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

The FXLC95000CL motion-sensing platform from Freescale Semiconductor (Austin, TX) integrates a MEMS accelerometer and a powerful 32-bit ColdFire V1 CPU associated with 16K RAM and 128K flash memory, a master SPI and I2C bus, and external differential analog inputs....

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Nanopower anisotropic magnetoresistive sensor ICs are presented as industry’s first

May 19, 2014 11:14 am | Honeywell Sensing And Control | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell (Minneapolis, MN) introduced what it asserts are the industry’s first Nanopower Anisotropic Magnetoresistive Sensor ICs. They are said to provide the highest level of magnetic sensitivity (as low as 7 Gauss typical) while requiring nanopower (360 nA).

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LED scanner delivers distance measurement over wide areas

May 19, 2014 10:50 am | Pepperl+Fuchs Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduced the Multi-Beam LED Scanner R2100, which combines the company’s Pulse Ranging Technology (PRT) with Ultra-IR LEDs and Multi-Beam Scan. This technology combination delivers two-dimensional measurement over an entire area…

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