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Achieve more with less: New GigE cameras with integrated JPEG image compression save bandwidth, CPU load and storage space

Achieve more with less: New GigE cameras ...

Baumer is enhancing the LX series with 2, 4 and 25 megapixel cameras with integrated JPEG image compression and frame rates of up to 140 fps. With the GigE cameras, you can save all down the line: from bandwidth through CPU load to storage space...

2018-09-20
Robust mass flow meters and controllers for gases

Robust mass flow meters and controllers for ...

Bronkhorst High-Tech BV: MASS-STREAM™ instruments operate on the basis of direct through-flow measurement in accordance with the constant temperature anemometer principle. They contain no moving parts and the measured gases pass the two...

2018-09-17
Probably the world’s smallest gas detectors

Probably the world’s smallest gas detectors

MSR-Electronic: The MC2 (analog sensor with up to 15 m cable length) from MSR-Electronic can be mounted even in the smallest devices due to its reduced size. In addition to the electrochemical sensor element with measuring amplifier, a module with...

2018-09-17
MASS-STREAM Thermal Mass Flow Controller - Principle of Operation

MASS-STREAM Thermal Mass Flow Controller ...

Bronkhorst High-Tech BV: MASS-STREAM Thermal Mass Flow Controller - Principle of Operation. Video animation explaining the functions and features of Bronkhorst's MASS-STREAM Mass Flow Meters and Controllers for gases, following the direct through...

2018-09-13
New explosion-proof housing for HEITRONICS infrared radiation thermometer

New explosion-proof housing for HEITRONICS ...

Heitronics now supply the DNV certified explosion-proof housing BARTEC TECHNOR TNXCC for the infrared radiation thermometer series CT13, CT18 and KT15. The housing is made of stainless steel and is suitable for use in ambient temperatures of -40...

2018-09-11
Precise temperature control for novel food production: NTC temperature sensors from Variohm EuroSensor ensure accurate modelling of food in the Procusini 3D food printer

Precise temperature control for novel food ...

Variohm EuroSensor: The Procusini 3.0 is a 3D food printer, recently launched in its third and revised generation with NTC temperature probes from Variohm EuroSensor. The manufacturer, Print2Taste GmbH, was founded in 2014 as a...

2018-09-11
Low Power Mid IR LEDs for NDIR Gas Detection

Low Power Mid IR LEDs for NDIR Gas Detection

Electro Optical Components Inc. introduces optoelectronic devices for the mid-infrared spectral range. Products include a wide range of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), LED arrays and spectral matched Photodiodes (PD) covering the spectral range from...

2018-09-10
A compact and space-saving solution

A compact and space-saving solution

Leuze electronic: With the 412B series in metal housing, Leuze electronic presents a slim, cylindrical M12 sensor design that is especially well suited for use in tight installation spaces, as occur in, e.g., material flow or in packaging...

2018-09-07
PCB Piezotronics Inc. Launches Very High Temperature, Intrinsically Safe Triaxial Charge Accelerometer

PCB Piezotronics Inc. Launches Very High ...

PCB Piezotronics announces the release of a triaxial charge accelerometer designed for use in environments with ambient temperatures up to 900 °F/482 °C. Model EX356A73 is certified as intrinsically safe through the ATEX, CSA and IECEx...

2018-09-06
White Paper: Applying reflective cones to IR temperature sensors for moving targets

White Paper: Applying reflective cones to IR ...

Exergen Global: Reflective cones are a very useful addition to IR sensors when high accuracy and reliability are important for moving process measurements whose a) surface emissivities are likely to vary, and b) ambient temperatures in the...

2018-09-06
New transducers deliver greater accuracy in gas meter measurement

New transducers deliver greater accuracy in ...

CeramTec: The latest range of ultrasonic sensors for gas flow measurement from Ceramtec is providing gas meter manufacturers with an improved dynamic range and an increase in accuracy of measurements for domestic gas flow sensing and industrial...

2018-09-05
Despite dirt and temperatures! - Magnetic safety switch PSENmag from Pilz now also as a stainless steel variant

Despite dirt and temperatures! - Magnetic safety

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG: The automation expert Pilz is expanding its product group for non-contact, magnetic safety switches PSENmag to include a stainless steel variant. The new variant reliably monitors safety gates and positions in harsh...

2018-08-30
Magnetically coded position measurement system BML-SL1

Magnetically coded position measurement ...

Balluff: The new BML SL1 absolute measuring system from Balluff is the right choice wherever positions and end-of-travel need to be determined with high accuracy, fast and precisely over travel distances of up to 8 meters. Regardless of whether...

2018-08-29
Zemic loadcell and weight transmitter used for egg weighing machine

Zemic loadcell and weight transmitter used ...

Zemic Europe: DAMTECH Egg-Handling BV is a fast growing Dutch company, that builds a variety of machines. In the last 8 years their activities have increasingly concentrated on the automation around the egg. They have designed high-quality...

2018-08-29
Magnetic hybrid has traceability

Magnetic hybrid has traceability

ETLG Inertial Aerosystems: ETLG Inertial Aerosystems reports that the hybrid HMC2003 three-axis magnetic sensor hybrid now has traceability status. Each sensor is serialised and batch traceable, and ETLG's ISO 9001:2015 and AS9120B quality...

2018-08-28
Series 9 APDs for LIDAR

Series 9 APDs for LIDAR

First Sensor: With the Series 9, First Sensor offers a wide range of silicon avalanche photodiodes (APDs) with very high sensitivity in the near infrared (NIR) wavelength range, especially at 905 nm. With their internal gain mechanism, large...

2018-08-24
Silicon Designs Now Offering MEMS Variable Capacitive Accelerometer Samples via Amazon.com

Silicon Designs Now Offering MEMS Variable ...

Silicon Designs, Inc. announced that it is now offering MEMS VC accelerometer module samples, in ranges from ±2 g to ±100 g, via Amazon.com. This newly established Amazon offering will allow Silicon Designs to efficiently...

2018-08-23
Long Lasting Ammonia (NH3) Electrochemical Sensors

Long Lasting Ammonia (NH3) Electrochemical ...

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

2018-08-15
Robust Magnetic Incremental Encoder for Harsh Environments

Robust Magnetic Incremental Encoder for Harsh ..

ASM Sensors: Rotational position needs to be detected in many applications such as mobile machines or packaging machines. However, many encoders are not suited for rough environmental conditions as typically given in these applications such as...

2018-08-15
Measuring large compressive forces economically: New C6B force transducer from HBM

Measuring large compressive forces economically

HBM: With the new C6B force transducer, HBM offers a flexible solution for economical acquisition of large compressive forces. The sensor is cost-effective and specially designed for rugged and dynamic applications. The C6B force transducer...

2018-08-13
Hybrid components for the highest demands

Hybrid components for the highest demands

2E mechatronic: One of the core competences of 2E mechatronic GmbH & Co. KG is the production of plastic components with inserts in medium to high volumes and of the highest quality. The materials used here are not only conventional...

2018-08-10
Flat Washer (Spacer) Thickness Measurement System

Flat Washer (Spacer) Thickness Measurement ...

RIFTEK: The System is developed on the order of one of the lead designers and manufacturers of the thermoelectric modules. The task was to develop and to produce precision automatic machine for contactless measurement of...

2018-08-06
PCB Piezotronics Inc. Launches USB Digital Accelerometer

PCB Piezotronics Inc. Launches USB Digital ...

PCB Piezotronics announces the release of a USB digital accelerometer designed for use in predictive maintenance and condition monitoring applications. Model 633A01 is a high-resolution, broad-frequency piezoelectric accelerometer with integrated...

2018-08-06
Positioning with Maximum Reliability Large Reading Window and Codes Enhance Performance of 2-D System

Positioning with Maximum Reliability Large ...

Pepperl+Fuchs: The PXV 2-D absolute positioning system from Pepperl+Fuchs sets new performance benchmarks when it comes to reliability and handling. With its large reading window, the system keeps a sufficient number of codes in view, even in...

2018-08-03
Low Voltage +5 VDC Specialty Hermetic MEMS Variable Capacitive Accelerometers

Low Voltage +5 VDC Specialty Hermetic MEMS ...

Silicon Designs, Inc. announced the global market introduction of its Model 2422H low-voltage, specialty hermetic, MEMS variable capacitive accelerometer modules. Available in eight unique models, with standard ranges from ±2 g to...

2018-07-31
Laser sensors for high precision distance measurements on metals and rough surfaces

Laser sensors for high precision distance ...

Micro-Epsilon: The new optoNCDT 1750LL laser sensor is used in high precision distance measurements of metallic and structured surfaces. Their oval-shaped light spot makes it possible to compensate for physical interferences and to output stable...

2018-07-27
Measuring the height of pressed-in pins (Through Hole Technology)

Measuring the height of pressed-in pins ...

Micro-Epsilon: In order to inspect the height of pressed-in contact pins on PCBs immediately after the assembly process, scanCONTROL laser scanners from Micro-Epsilon are used. These create a 3D profile of each PCB. Faced with miniature targets,...

2018-07-27
Sensata Technologies Introduces Industry’s First Explosion Proof Stackable Multi-Turn Encoder

Sensata Technologies Introduces Industry’s ...

Sensata Technologies, an industrial technology company and a leading provider of sensors, has launched the first explosion proof stackable multi-turn encoder for use in oil and gas applications. The new encoder, BEI Sensors’ model MAAX,...

2018-07-26
M1003 Stopswitch - Stopped Motion Monitor

M1003 Stopswitch - Stopped Motion Monitor

4B BRAIME Components LTD: The M1003 Stopswitch is a simple inductive shaft speed monitoring device. The self-contained unit, which signals when the shaft has stopped rotating. It can be used for process control, motion detection and stopped shaft...

2018-07-26
A new performance class in inductive displacement measurements

A new performance class in inductive ...

Micro-Epsilon: The eddyNCDT 3060 inductive measurement system is based on eddy currents and enables fast, precise displacement measurements in industrial environments. More than 400 sensor models can be combined with the eddyNCDT 3060. Based on...

2018-07-25
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