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IST AG obtains ESCC qualification for thin ...

Innovative Sensor Technology (IST AG): Sensors made by Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG have been used in space projects since the mid-nineties. In February 2018, IST AG was awarded the ESCC (European Space Components Coordination)...

2018-04-19
Upgraded Backing Materials of Metal Foil Strain Gauges

Upgraded Backing Materials of Metal Foil Strain

BCM Sensor has recently successfully upgraded the materials of the backing layer of its metal foil strain gauge from FIBA to FIBAL: - F: modified phenolic resin, - I: modified polyimide resin, - B: laminated polyetherketone, - A: advanced...

2018-04-18
CeramTec delivers fast track to high gain transducers for medical ultrasonic applications

CeramTec delivers fast track to high gain ...

CeramTec: Manufacturers of medical devices can now incorporate high gain transducers into new products faster and more cost-effectively, thanks to a new package developed and supplied by CeramTec. Combining a horned transducer and a remote drive...

2018-04-17
CeramTec makes strides in ultrasonic bubble sensor performance

CeramTec makes strides in ultrasonic bubble ...

CeramTec: Following a period of intensive development and testing, CeramTec has substantially improved the performance of its ultrasonic bubble sensors used in medical devices, helping to improve patient safety during critical treatments and...

2018-04-17
Microscope lens for temperature monitoring of ultra-small targets

Microscope lens for temperature monitoring ...

Micro-Epsilon: Thermal imager monitoring of ultra-small components is now possible using a microscope lens from Micro-Epsilon. This lens is available as an upgrade for the TIM 450 and TIM 640 high resolution thermal imaging cameras, enabling...

2018-04-17
Powerful laser sensor features large measuring ranges

Powerful laser sensor features large ...

Micro-Epsilon: The product range of the new optoNCDT 1750 laser sensors from Micro-Epsilon has been extended with new measuring ranges of 500mm and 750mm. With these additional models, the laser sensor can now be applied in fast, high precision...

2018-04-16
When it comes to substrates, size matters!

When it comes to substrates, size matters!

CeramTec: As demand for miniaturisation of electronics continues to grow, CeramTec is continuing to refine its manufacturing and materials capability to deliver high-frequency substrates which satisfy challenging geometrical...

2018-04-16
Inspecting the embossment depth of serial numbers

Inspecting the embossment depth of serial ...

Micro-Epsilon: Car body IDs are punched into the vehicle frame during a complex process, which enables unambiguous identification worldwide. The embossment depth is a critical quality and security feature. Due to their extremely small light spot...

2018-04-12
PCB Piezotronics Inc. Launches Two Extreme Temperature Charge Accelerometers

PCB Piezotronics Inc. Launches Two Extreme ...

PCB Piezotronics, manufacturer of vibration and pressure monitoring instrumentation, announces the release of accelerometers designed for use in research and development programs for aviation/power generation turbines. Models 357A64 and 357M168...

2018-04-11
SDD3000 Single-Axis Precision Digital Gyroscope (Non-ITAR)

SDD3000 Single-Axis Precision Digital Gyroscope

ETLG Inertial Aerosystems: The SDD3000 is the latest high precision gyroscope to benefit from the US Government’s declassification programme. This high performance, digital, single-axis gyroscope, manufactured by US based Systron Donner...

2018-04-11
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...

2018-04-11
Detecting Harmful SF6 Insulating Gas Leaking from High Voltage Switches

Detecting Harmful SF6 Insulating Gas Leaking ...

Electro Optical Components Inc.: smartGAS has developed NDIR modules that can detect extremely potent greenhouse gas SF6 (sulfur hexafluoride) insulating gas leaking from high voltage switches.  SF6 gas is used because of it’s great...

2018-04-10
New Radiometric Mold Level Detector CONGAUGE LB 6755

New Radiometric Mold Level Detector CONGAUGE ...

BERTHOLD Technologies: The new CONGAUGE LB 6755 from Berthold Technologies is a modern, high-tech radiometric detector, utilizing first-class sensing technology to continuously measure both the liquid steel level and the thickness of the casting...

2018-04-06
Optical rotary torque sensors suitable for low torque and high band width measurements

Optical rotary torque sensors suitable for ...

Sensor Technology has set new benchmark performance standards for optical rotary torque transducers, with the launch of the digital ORT 230/240 series. These new optical rotary torque sensors are ideal for applications when the demand is for low...

2018-03-29

NEW App Note on: Speed & Direction Estimation ..

Coto Technology has published a new multi-page "How-to" Engineering Application Note called  "Using RedRock TMR Magnetic Sensors RR121 for Speed and Direction in Rotating Systems." This new app note discusses the use of TMR magnetic...

2018-03-29
Thickness Measurement System

Thickness Measurement System

RIFTEK: The system is intended for precise measuring of thickness of sheet materials such as tapes, boards, plates, and so on. It is a stand-alone software and hardware system that contains laser sensors (or contact...

2018-03-28
MB-Flex, IR sensor for multi-beam flexible system

MB-Flex, IR sensor for multi-beam flexible ...

Texys: After the success of the Texense IRN-RC flexible strip sensor, Texys have produced a new fully customizable, multi-head sensor, the Texense MB-Flex. Based on the same principal as the IRN-RC, you can now fully adjust the position and number...

2018-03-27
Robust wide-range temperature sensing for motorsports and automotive R&D: Variohm adds current-loop output variant to sub-miniature IR temperature sensor range

Robust wide-range temperature sensing for motors

Variohm EuroSensor: New from motorsports and aeronautical sensor specialist Texense - and available with full support from Variohm EuroSensor - the IRN2-C linear analogue & digital infrared sensor provides a 4…20 mA...

2018-03-22
New Temposonics® MH-Series MHRM sensor targets rail market

New Temposonics® MH-Series MHRM sensor ...

MTS Sensors, a division of MTS Systems Corporation, announced that the Temposonics® MH-Series MHRM Sensor is available to the market. The sensor is designed for tilt and suspension control of bogies or pantograph displacement position control...

2018-03-21
DMO digital linear scale – reliable measurements in rough environments

DMO digital linear scale – reliable measurements

Waycon: DMO series digital scales by WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH are accurate, magnetic length measuring devices. The full enclosure with IP65 rating keeps out dust, chips and water for significantly greater reliability and...

2018-03-20
Strain gauges in pressure measurement technology

Strain gauges in pressure measurement technology

STS AG: Strain gauges are measuring devices that change their electrical resistance through mechanical deformation. They are used in a variety of measuring instruments, which, besides scales and load cells, also includes pressure...

2018-03-16
Ultrasonic miniature sensors with patented coating for level measurement with aggressive media

Ultrasonic miniature sensors with patented ...

Baumer :Aggressive media such as vapors or cleaning agents are at times a challenge for standard ultrasonic sensors. The sensor face, called a transducer, can be worn by these media and thus become impaired. The new chemically robust UNAR / URAR...

2018-03-16
See why Edge use single point loadcells for converting retail space into sales

See why Edge use single point loadcells for ...

Zemic Europe: Edge NPD’s underStand is an Internet of Things hardware and software solution for both retailers and manufacturers. It is a weight sensor-based, cloud connected device which collects and processes data from POS in real time....

2018-03-16
Basics of flow measurement

Basics of flow measurement

STS AG: The flow of a gas or liquid is measured for a variety of reasons, certainly including commercial considerations as part of a contract and also in various production processes. The flow or volume flow (volume/time) can be recorded, among...

2018-03-15
New MEMS DC Response Accelerometers Launched

New MEMS DC Response Accelerometers Launched

DJB Instruments has announced the launch of a complete range of MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) DC response variable capacitance accelerometers that extends its traditional range of piezoelectric and IEPE accelerometers used in the R&D...

2018-03-15
Dive deep!

Dive deep!

Eddylab: The new AX-Series in combination with our ultra-robust eddy-current sensors is an entirely waterproof eddy-current system. A customized molding procedure admits subsea operation of the entire system. The CNC-machined electronic box is...

2018-03-14
Sierra Introduces One Complete Industrial Flow Energy Solution

Sierra Introduces One Complete Industrial ...

Sierra Instruments announces the launch of its new flow energy solution for managing and optimizing flow measurement for industrial facilities of all sizes. It features Sierra’s QuadraTherm 640i/780i thermal flow meters, their InnovaMass...

2018-03-09
Online Moisture Measurement with Microwaves

Online Moisture Measurement with Microwaves

BERTHOLD Technologies: The online measurement of moisture content plays a key role in quality assurance and automation of processes in many industries. With the development of a new FlowCell especially for use in hygienic applications, Berthold is...

2018-03-09
CX and EX series add ten new models with rolling shutter sensors

CX and EX series add ten new models with ...

Baumer expands the successful CX and EX camera series with ten new models featuring rolling shutter CMOS sensors by ON Semiconductor and Sony, including sensors from the STARVIS series. With resolutions of 5, 10, 12 and 20 megapixel, these sensors...

2018-03-06
New TMR Analog Magnetic Sensor Product Released

New TMR Analog Magnetic Sensor Product Released

Coto Technology has announced the release of its new RedRock™ RR111 Series wafer-based TMR (Tunneling Magnetoresistance) analog sensors. Offering extremely strong magnetic sensitivity in an ultra-miniature package size at a...

2018-03-02
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