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The Inertial Labs Kernel-100 Measures Linear Accelerations and Angular Rates with Low Noise and Very Good Repeatability

The Inertial Labs Kernel-100 Measures Linear ...

Inertial Labs, Inc.: The Kernel-100 is a revolutionary compact, self-contained strapdown industrial-grade inertial measurement system that measures linear acceleration and angular rates with three-axis MEMS accelerometers and three-axis MEMS gyroscopes....

2020-10-28
New MTS sensor brings rugged Off-Highway reliability to small stroke cylinder measurement

New MTS sensor brings rugged Off-Highway ...

MTS Sensors: With 4-20mA output, this sensor is designed to accurately measure cylinder stroke lengths up to 275mm in rugged applications found on mobile paving machines, agricultural equipment, watercraft, recreational vehicles, and others.

2020-10-28
Exergen Global expands AutoSmart IRT/C Sensor Line

Exergen Global expands AutoSmart IRT/C Sensor ..

Exergen Global announced two new family members to its AutoSmart IRt/c sensor line being the M4 and M4SV editions. The AutoSmart Transmitter is the first transmitter in the world capable of fully calibrating Exergen IRt/c sensors to provide...

2020-10-28
Red Light Sensor in Rugged Metal Housing

Red Light Sensor in Rugged Metal Housing

Balluff: The BOS 21M photoelectric sensor family features a universal form factor, an especially rugged housing and various function principles that make it highly flexible even in harsh industrial environments. It stands out with generous range...

2020-10-26
For the reliable detection of the minutest details: robust 10 GigE cameras with 24 MP Sony Pregius S and 65 MP Gpixel sensors

For the reliable detection of the minutest ...

Baumer is expanding its 10 GigE cameras of the LX series with four new models that perfectly support applications with very high resolution and image quality demands for the reliable detection of even the minutest details and deviations. At the same time,...

2020-10-23
Capacitive sensors ensure precise measurement results in industrial environments

Capacitive sensors ensure precise measurement ..

Micro-Epsilon: With displacement and position measurements of conductive objects, capacitive sensors provide highly accurate results. The measuring systems from Micro-Epsilon are tailored to the high requirements in industrial environments....

2020-10-20
Expanded choice for well proven linear position sensor range: Novotechnik add new measuring lengths for LWG series

Expanded choice for well proven linear ...

Variohm EuroSensor: Recently announced by Novotechnik, the German measurement technology leader, and available from its UK distribution partner Variohm EuroSensor, LWG series linear position sensors are now available in six additional standard...

2020-10-19
High-performance controller for inductive displacement sensors and gauges

High-performance controller for inductive ...

Micro-Epsilon: The new inductive induSENSOR MSC7602 and 7802 multi-channel systems open up multiple new application possibilities. For applications in machine building and automation, numerous inductive displacement sensors and gauges from...

2020-10-19
Patented measurement: magneto-inductive sensors for demanding measurement tasks

Patented measurement: magneto-inductive sensors

Micro-Epsilon: The mainSENSOR measuring principle from Micro-Epsilon unites the advantages of two sensor types. Based on the combination of inductive sensors and magnetic sensors, reliable and durable sensor solutions for displacement, distance...

2020-10-19
Thickness measurement of varnish on PCBs

Thickness measurement of varnish on PCBs

Micro-Epsilon: In order to protect PCBs from environmental influences such as humidity, they are coated with a protective clear varnish. This ensures error-free operation. The automotive industry in particular demands a minimum thickness for this...

2020-10-16
Speed measurement with highest resolution and range - the new laser-based speed sensor from MANNER

Speed measurement with highest resolution ...

Manner sensor telemetry: MANNER offers the new laser sensor for convenient speed measurement with a detection range of up to 50 mm. The laser sensors from MANNER offer a high resolution with up to 0.4 mm pulse spacing and are therefore a...

2020-10-16
Parameter monitoring of continuous loop strap for cable ties

Parameter monitoring of continuous loop ...

Micro-Epsilon: It is essential that the “width” and “height” of the cable tie strap, as well as the “tooth pitch” are monitored concurrently and constantly during the production of the continuous loop straps....

2020-10-16
Optimizing weld seams with profile measurements

Optimizing weld seams with profile measurements

Micro-Epsilon: The Danish company Inrotech A/S relies on sensors from Micro-Epsilon. A special welding robot, the "Inrotech-Crawler", is used to generate an optimal weld seam in fully-automated processes. Therefore, the welding processes are...

2020-10-15
Reed level transmitter suitable for food

Reed level transmitter suitable for food

WIKA has expanded its range of level transmitters with reed measuring chain by adding the model FLR-F for food applications. The instrument has an electropolished surface with a roughness of < 0.8 µm Ra and is available with...

2020-10-14
CO2 Gas warning systems from MSR-Electronic on duty in the hop refinement

CO2 gas monitoring during the production of ...

MSR-Electronic: Reliable leakage monitoring in the Hallertau, Germany. When producing the Germans' favourite drink - beer - hops from the world-famous Hallertau hop-growing region are a must. Along with barley malt, yeast and water, hops are one...

2020-10-12
As small as a finger: Magnetic angle sensor fits into door hinges

As small as a finger: Magnetic angle sensor ...

ASM Sensors: Narrow and slim installation spaces in industrial applications require special sensor designs. Furthermore, these sensors often have to withstand harsh environmental conditions such as humidity, dirt and intensive cleaning processes....

2020-10-12
Double sheet detection made simple: two ultrasonic sensors, three sizes, various object materials

Double sheet detection made simple: two ...

Baumer: Two product families, many possible solutions: The high-performance ultrasonic sensors U300 and U500/ UR18 from Baumer offer a multitude of integrated functions and adjustment options. These allow the sensor to be optimally adjusted to the...

2020-10-08
Variohm EuroSensor launch new ETP21H2 temperature sensor for pressurised hydrogen applications

Variohm EuroSensor launch new ETP21H2 ...

Variohm EuroSensor: Addressing the increasing need for reliable and accurate temperature measurement for processing and safety in fuel cell and other hydrogen powered or hydrogen utilised solutions, Variohm EuroSensor has launched...

2020-10-05
Two in one: Leuze presents the GSX, the world's first combined forked sensor

Two in one: Leuze presents the GSX, the ...

Leuze electronic: With the new GSX combined forked sensor, Leuze is once again presenting a worldwide innovation. The device combines the advantages of light and ultrasonic sensors. The new GSX rounds of Leuze's range of forked sensors. The device...

2020-10-02
Heavy duty load cells for agricultural machinery: VPG Transducer’s new Agribar™ 5330 load cell available from Variohm EuroSensor

Heavy duty load cells for agricultural ...

Variohm: Recently announced by VPG Transducers and available with full support from Variohm EuroSensor, the global sensor manufacturer’s UK distribution partner, the Agribar™ 5330 series load cell is specially designed for use in...

2020-09-29
Inertial Labs Releases U-Blox Based, Low-Cost GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System, INS-DU with Accurate Positioning and Dual Antenna Heading

Inertial Labs Releases U-Blox Based, Low-Cost ..

Inertial Labs, Inc.: The new INS-DU is a high performance strapdown system that determines position, velocity, and absolute orientation to any platform that it is mounted to. It utilizes a cost-effective, dual antenna U-Blox GNSS receiver that provides 1 cm...

2020-09-25
Gas detection technology with “Extended Safety (ES)” in car parks and tunnels

Gas detection technology with “Extended ...

MSR-Electronic: MSR-Electronic gas sensors protect human health and life. Fixed gas warning systems in garages, tunnels and loading zones are the decisive monitoring instrument of a ventilation system. It controls the air quality in closed rooms...

2020-09-24
One for everything - DRT 25C dynamic reference diffuse sensor with innovative CAT technology

One for everything - DRT 25C dynamic ...

Leuze electronic: With the DRT 25C dynamic reference diffuse sensor, Leuze has brought a new operating principle to the market in the area of optical sensors. At the heart of the invention is the innovative CAT technology, which transforms a...

2020-09-24
No stress with stretch! Measuring the thickness of thin and transparent plastic films

No stress with stretch! Measuring the thickness

Sensor Instruments GmbH: It is important to be able to measure the thickness of stretch films after production, including after the stretching procedure. The SPECTRO-MIR-10 measurement system enables fast and precise inline and offline measurement...

2020-09-24
New broadband ultrasonic pulser-receiver replaces obsolete competitor products

New broadband ultrasonic pulser-receiver ...

SONOTEC: The SONO-PR 200 pulser-receiver covers various areas of application: from ultrasonic testing on the widest range of materials including wall thickness measurement to immersion technology and squirter applications through to acoustic...

2020-09-24
ToughSonic RTTC System Provides Improved Temperature Compensation

ToughSonic RTTC System Provides Improved ...

Senix Corporation: Senix ultrasonic sensors have a temperature sensor inside the sensor technique to compensate for changes in ambient air temperature. As the ambient air warms or cools, the sensor body temperature follows slowly, and the embedded...

2020-09-23
Eddy current probe WST – Non-contact and highly dynamic displacement measurement systems

Eddy current probe WST – Non-contact and ...

Waycon: The WST series Eddy current sensors with a measuring frequency of up to 50 kHz offer the optimal solution for highly dynamic measurements. Eddy current sensors are non-contact displacement measurement systems that generate eddy currents in...

2020-09-23
Exergen Global awarded with top ten sensor company award

Exergen Global awarded with top ten sensor ...

Exergen Global just received the exciting news that Exergen Global has been given the top ten sensor company award by Enterprise Technology Review. “This award is especially satisfactory as we specialise in only infrared temperature...

2020-09-22
High-speed GigE cameras with integrated JPEG image compression save bandwidth, CPU load, and storage capacity

High-speed GigE cameras with integrated ...

Baumer: The new LXT cameras with integrated JPEG image compression allow image capture with very high resolution and speed via the widely available and easy-to-use GigE interface. This means, for example, that 500 frames/s with full HD or more than 1500...

2020-09-21

Magnetometers Calibrations and the Inertial Labs

Inertial Labs, Inc.: Magnetometers measure the direction, strength, or relative change of a magnetic field at a particular location. (1) Though phonetically complex, magnetometers can be common devices used in everyday life such as compasses and metal...

2020-09-21
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