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HeavyDuty encoders with added intelligence

HeavyDuty encoders with added intelligence

Baumer: With the HMG10P / PMG10P series, Baumer raises the bar for HeavyDuty encoder technology. The encoders enable convenient configuration by any input device via WLAN adapter for individual configuration and device parameter optimization on...

2018-02-19
Optimized PICMA® Chip Actuators for Ultrasound Applications in Medical Technology

Optimized PICMA® Chip Actuators for Ultrasound

PI Ceramic (PIC) manufactures new ring chips in multilayer technology that allow resonant operation. This means that it is possible to generate oscillation with frequencies of up to 100 kHz with an operating voltage of a few volts – a...

2018-02-16
New PACEline CSW Miniature Force Washer Allows Reliable Shear-Force Monitoring

New PACEline CSW Miniature Force Washer ...

HBM, the test and measurement expert, has introduced its new PACEline CSW miniature force washers for reliable shear-force monitoring. The new piezoelectric sensors’ typical fields of application include force monitoring tasks in machining...

2018-02-14
6-point Inner Diameter Measurement System, RF040-65/115 Series

6-point Inner Diameter Measurement System ...

RIFTEK: Inner Diameter measurement is a common task and RIFTEK offers various measurement sensors and systems intended to solve the task. Our systems are based on two principles, namely RF096 systems with rotating laser...

2018-02-07
For high-precision positioning

For high-precision positioning

maxon motor presents a top-of-the-range high-resolution encoder. The ENX 16 RIO offers an impressive resolution of up to 65,536 counts per turn in a compact and rugged housing. Requirements on encoders are becoming more and more demanding. This...

2018-02-06
New 4-20 mA infrared sensor – texense IRN2-C

New 4-20 mA infrared sensor – texense IRN2-C

Texys: The new IRN2-C combines one of the most reliable industrial signal transmission techniques (4-20 mA) with Texys world-famous, race-proven grade of miniaturization and robustness. Texys research & development team worked on a unique...

2018-02-02
New Heavy Duty Redundant Angle Sensors

New Heavy Duty Redundant Angle Sensors

Novotechnik introduces the RFX 6900 Series of touchless rotary sensors. These magnetic sensors are design for use in mobile, safety-related and  extreme environment applications. Housing of the RFX 6900 Series is anodized aluminum and sealed...

2018-01-31
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New Online Guide on Strain Measurement

HBM Test and Measurement has launched a new Strain Measurement online guide, focusing on the selection, installation, data acquisition, and analysis of electrical as well as optical strain gauges. The new portal contains comprehensive information...

2018-01-31
O300 miniature laser sensors for the precise detection of very small objects and gaps

O300 miniature laser sensors for the precise ...

Baumer :The new O300 miniature laser sensors with IO-Link by Baumer are the specialists for the reliable detection of very small objects and gaps. Thanks to a laser beam which focuses to within 0.1 mm and the high repeat accuracy of 0.1 mm,...

2018-01-26
New bimetal temperature switch: Voltage up to 250 V and UL approval

New bimetal temperature switch: Voltage up ...

WIKA: The new bimetal temperature switch, model TFS135, has been designed by WIKA for a wide range of applications. It is suitable for switching voltages of up to 250 V AC/2.5 A and has a UL approval (cURus) for the North American market.

2018-01-23
New Miniature ICP® Shock Accelerometers

New Miniature ICP® Shock Accelerometers

PCB Piezotronics: PCB® has released two new miniature piezoelectric accelerometers. They are small, single axis ICP® voltage output with measurement ranges of +/- 5,000 g (model 352A91) and +/- 20,000 g (model 352A92).  Both are in a...

2018-01-16
Magnetostrictive linear position sensor for explosion hazard areas

Magnetostrictive linear position sensor for ...

Balluff: Control and shut-off valves are used for oil and gas transmission in refineries and petrochemical plants. The valve position is regulated using the position measuring systems, because they are extremely reliable, especially in very harsh...

2018-01-15
Novel and compact alternative for linear measurement: Novotechnik’s TFD-4000 series short-stroke touchless transducer

Novel and compact alternative for linear ...

Variohm EuroSensor: Novotechnik’s TFD-4000 series short-stroke linear transducers are an ideal and economic solution where minimal size, high environmental protection, extremely long life and high reliability are key factors for medium to...

2018-01-15
VN-300, a miniature, high-performance Dual Antenna GNSS-Aided Inertial Navigation System

VN-300, a miniature, high-performance Dual ...

ETLG Inertial Aerosystems announces the VN-300, a miniature, high-performance Dual Antenna GNSS-Aided Inertial Navigation System that combines MEMS inertial sensors, two high-sensitivity GNSS receivers, and advanced Kalman filtering algorithms to...

2018-01-11
Magnetic encoder system BML-S1G SIL2

Magnetic encoder system BML-S1G SIL2

Balluff: Visitors found many new things in the expanded linear measurement system from Balluff, including the magnetic encoder system BML-S1G SIL2 designed especially for safety applications. It is TÜV Rheinland certified and features both an...

2018-01-10
Absolut Analog Magnetic Scales MXAX and MXAZ

Absolut Analog Magnetic Scales MXAX and MXAZ

Waycon: The MXAX and MXAZ magnetic scales are absolute linear measuring systems for minor linear displacements up to 1250 mm. They’re ideal for harsh environmental conditions (heavy-duty sensor) occurring in commercial vehicles with...

2018-01-09
Long Lasting Ammonia (NH3) Electrochemical Sensors

Long Lasting Ammonia (NH3) Electrochemical ...

Electro Optical Components:  SemeaTech has developed long lasting Ammonia (NH3) electrochemical sensors with up to 10 times longer lifetime performance than existing products. These Ammonia (NH3) electrochemical sensors have a new electrolyte...

2018-01-04
Flexible, self-adhesive capacitive sensor head Level detection made easy

Flexible, self-adhesive capacitive sensor ...

Balluff offers a self-adhesive, capacitive sensor head with IP 64 protection for non-contact, continuous level detection on non-conductive vessel or pipe outer walls made of glass, plastic or ceramic. The flexible sensor head with a maximum...

2018-01-04

Worlds first launch: Exergen's Micro IRt/c ...

Exergen Global, an award-winning thermal solutions provider, today announced that it is partnering with Novus Automation Inc. to create The Game Changers, a family of exceptionally accurate, small-sized, simple-to-use temperature sensors for a...

2018-01-03
Ultra-compact triangulation laser sensors RF602 Series from RIFTEK

Ultra-compact triangulation laser sensors RF602

RIFTEK announces a new device Triangulation Laser Sensor RF602 Series. The distinctive feature of the sensors is a combination of ultra-compact design (45x30,5x17 cm), high sampling rate and linearity. As usual, sensors are available with RED (660...

2018-01-03
Compact spot finder IR camera

Compact spot finder IR camera

Optris GmbH introduces its innovations optris Xi 80 and optris Xi 400 at the SPS trade fair. The two temperature measurement devices combine the benefits of infrared cameras and infrared thermometers. “With the Xi series, we are launching a...

2017-12-28
OM70 High Performance Laser Distance Sensors

OM70 High Performance Laser Distance Sensors

Baumer :The new high performance OM70 laser point and laser line distance sensors from Baumer combine high-precision measurement technology and easy handling in the automation industry. Thanks to repeatable measurements in the sub-micrometer range...

2017-12-27
High-resolution IR camera with microscope optics

High-resolution IR camera with microscope optics

Optris GmbH is expanding its range of non-contact temperature measurement sensors with compact, high-resolution infrared cameras with microscope lenses. “As well as shots of the entire circuit board, detailed macro shots of individual...

2017-12-22
Modern temperature monitoring in the metals industry

Modern temperature monitoring in the metals ...

Micro-Epsilon: The thermoIMAGER TIM M1 infrared camera is designed for temperature monitoring tasks in the metal processing industry and e.g. when hardening or forming metals. For laser welding applications, special models with blocking filter are...

2017-12-21
Papcel: World’s Leading Papermaking Machinery Manufacturer Employs Exergen’s Non-Contact Thermal Sensor Solution

Papcel: World’s Leading Papermaking Machinery ..

Exergen Global, an award-winning thermal solutions provider, announced that Papcel, a leading papermaking machinery manufacturer, is employing Exergen’s non-contract infrared sensors in its Softcalender paper machine to ensure optimal...

2017-12-18
Inductive sensors based on eddy currents with new design

Inductive sensors based on eddy currents with ..

Micro-Epsilon: The powerful eddyNCDT 3001 eddy current sensors are now also available with an M18 housing and measuring ranges of 6mm and 8mm. This enlargement provides the sensors with increased flexibility in terms of their potential...

2017-12-18
Compact encoder offers high speed motion synchronisation for PLCs: Wachendorff covers PROFINET IRT in its WDGA absolute encoder range

Compact encoder offers high speed motion ...

Variohm EuroSensor: As a recent addition to its PROFINET IRT protocol variants, Wachendorff’s WDGA 58F absolute magnetic encoder features a minimum bus cycle time of 125 μs which is eminently suited to tightly synchronised multi-axis...

2017-12-14
Precise thickness measurement in the plastics industry

Precise thickness measurement in the plastics ..

Micro-Epsilon: Combining an eddy current sensor and a capacitive displacement sensor in one housing, the unique concept of the new combiSENSOR from Micro-Epsilon enables high precision thickness measurements of plastics. Two measuring principles -...

2017-12-13
Smart laser triangulation displacement sensors

Smart laser triangulation displacement sensors

Micro-Epsilon: The optoNCDT 1420 laser sensors offer a unique combination of speed, compact size, performance and application versatility. Their high measurement accuracy and measuring rate enable dynamic measurements of displacement, distance and...

2017-12-12
Miniature tactical grade MEMS accelerometer

Miniature tactical grade MEMS accelerometer

ETLG Inertial Aerosystems: The model 1525 is a low cost MEMS accelerometer in a 8mm square SMD package. Claimed to be the best in class, the sensor combines long term stability and low noise. Each JLCC hermetically sealed package contains a...

2017-12-12
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