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Temposonics® T-Series sensors now with KCs certificate for South Korea

Temposonics® T-Series sensors now with KCs ...

MTS Sensors, a division of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), announced that the Temposonics® T-Series sensors have been enhanced with KCs analog and SIL 2 interface certification. This new certification means that Temposonics®...

2019-01-17
Sensata Technologies Introduces Multi-Turn Absolute Encoders for Smart Industrial Applications

Sensata Technologies Introduces Multi-Turn ...

Sensata Technologies, an industrial technology company and a leading provider of sensors, introduced the availability of MHM5 and MHK5 Absolute Multi-Turn encoders with either Ethernet/IP or ProfiNet interfaces for Factory 4.0 applications. To...

2019-01-16
Ultrasonic Water Level Sensors Drive Large Irrigation Project

Ultrasonic Water Level Sensors Drive Large ...

Senix Corporation, maker of ToughSonic® ultrasonic level and distance sensors, announces the continued expansion of Murray Irrigation’s historic irrigation automation project. Murray Irrigation, Australia’s largest privately owned...

2019-01-15
Senix ToughSonic®  CHEM 20 Level Sensor

Senix ToughSonic® CHEM 20 Level Sensor

Senix: CHEM series sensor and SenixVIEW software put the power of ultrasonics in your hands. You can quickly adjust, optimize, save and clone your applications quickly without calibration! These sensors are housed in a rugged, chemically inert...

2019-01-14
Magnetostrictive transducer MSB – ready for the future with a very compact size

Magnetostrictive transducer MSB – ready for ...

Waycon: The magnetostrictive sensors of the MSB series from WayCon Positionsmesstechnik GmbH impress with their extremely small and robust design.  The sensors are available for measuring ranges from 50 mm to 4000 mm with two mounting...

2019-01-10
Reliably detecting objects in explosion-protected areas

Reliably detecting objects in explosion- ...

Balluff: The new inductive range for explosion-protected areas from Balluff is approved for all Ex zones and features reliable object detection and positioning in explosion hazard dust and gas atmospheres. These sensor families are available in...

2019-01-10
Monitor flow using a switching function

Monitor flow using a switching function

Balluff: Continuous monitoring of process media on machines and equipment contributes greatly to process security. In addition to pressure and temperature, flow is also something that always needs to be kept an eye on. The new /thermal flow...

2019-01-09
Compact, low-mass, single axis Model 2220 series MEMS accelerometer

Compact, low-mass, single axis Model 2220 ...

ETLG Inertial Aerosystems announce the recently enhanced performance of the compact, low-mass, single axis Model 2220 series MEMS accelerometer. Manufactured by Seattle based Silicon Designs’ the 2220 incorporates a new proprietary...

2019-01-08
Factor 1 Full metal sensors in M18

Factor 1 Full metal sensors in M18

Balluff: The new inductive Factor 1 full metal sensors in M18 housings from Balluff thank their existence to a new patented technology, and feature the highest function security no matter how harsh the environment. With full stainless IP68...

2019-01-08
Cost-effective infrared camera with microscope optics

Cost-effective infrared camera with microscope

Optris GmbH: In time for the electronica 2018 trade fair, Optris was introducing an additional infrared camera in their new Compact Line onto the market. The optris Xi 400 camera has been equipped with a microscope optics as well as a tripod...

2019-01-04
IR camera with rugged accessory for glass industry

IR camera with rugged accessory for glass ...

Optris GmbH: In 2014 and 2016, Optris brought two special infrared cameras for the glass industry – the PI 450 G7 and the PI 640 G7 – to the market. In order to meet the industry-specific requirements, an innovative laminar air purge...

2019-01-02
Robustness and Precision Beyond the Standard

Robustness and Precision Beyond the Standard

Baumer: What is the most efficient way to acquire rotation angles? It’s the Baumer magnetic absolute encoder series EAM580/360. Their precision is unrivalled; no product of another brand can compete in terms of robustness and longevity at...

2018-12-21
Free Online Calculator for 1800 Fluids

Free Online Calculator for 1800 Fluids

Bronkhorst High-Tech BV, the Netherlands, has expanded its database of gas and liquid properties with 1000 fluids to over 1800 fluids. This comprehensive database, called FLUIDAT®, is used by the company for configuration and extremely...

2018-12-19
The new optical miniature sensors O200 from Baumer

The new optical miniature sensors O200 from ...

Baumer: The new O200 sensors from Baumer considerably raise the performance bar for optical miniature sensors.  Economical in operation and featuring an impressive  function variety in a standardized miniature housing, these sensors...

2018-12-17
Measuring the bearing gap in wind turbines

Measuring the bearing gap in wind turbines

Micro-Epsilon: In wind turbines, the bearing gap is very important because the better the sliding properties, the higher the plant effectiveness and service life. The bearing gap between the bearing surface and the drive shaft is reliably...

2018-12-17
Monitoring the clamping position in machine tools

Monitoring the clamping position in machine ...

Micro-Epsilon: Monitoring the clamping position in machine tools is an extremely important and critical measurement task. In order to avoid incorrect machining and the high resulting costs, the position of the tool must be detected. Here, the...

2018-12-17
Laser scanner software now also enables gap measurements

Laser scanner software now also enables gap ...

Micro-Epsilon: The latest Configuration Tools 6.0 software combines uniformity with increased functionality and improved ease of use. The software is now available for scanCONTROL sensors and gapCONTROL sensors and therefore arrives as a joint...

2018-12-14
2D/3D Laser Scanners RF627 Series

2D/3D Laser Scanners RF627 Series

RIFTEK: RF627 Series of Laser Scanners consists of 8 models with the Measuring Ranges from 10 to 250 mm, Linearity ±0.05% of F.S. and Measuring Range 485, 938, 6800 profiles/s. They are compact, high-precision and high-speed scanners with...

2018-12-13
Case Study: Exergen’s non-contact sensors preventing overheating of the air heater element used in flanged inline heaters

Case Study: Exergen’s non-contact sensors ...

Exergen Global: Challenge: A large electric air heating solutions company needed a very fast thermal management solution to prevent overheating of the air heater element used in its flanged inline heaters. The heaters are employed in industrial...

2018-12-13
PCB Piezotronics, Inc. Launches Miniature ICP Teardrop Accelerometer

PCB Piezotronics, Inc. Launches Miniature ICP ..

PCB Piezotronics, a wholly owned subsidiary of MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), has released its smallest ICP teardrop accelerometer with a Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) - Model 352A59. This single axis accelerometer was developed...

2018-12-12
New Tapped Base Miniature Triaxial Accelerometer Launched

New Tapped Base Miniature Triaxial Accelerometer

DJB Instruments is pleased to announce the launch of a new version of their popular miniature triaxial accelerometer, the AT/10 IEPE type and AT/01 charge type. These low mass miniature triaxials have up till now been limited to adhesive mount...

2018-12-07
Dynamic strain gauges for structural monitoring

Dynamic strain gauges for structural monitoring

ETLG Inertial Aerosystems announce a range of strain gauges designed for Asphalt and Concrete structures monitoring. The gauges utilise four active elements of a Wheatstone bridge circuit which compensates for temperature change and customer...

2018-12-06
AlphaProx inductive distance sensors with IO-Link interface

AlphaProx inductive distance sensors with IO-...

Baumer: The new distance measuring inductive sensors AlphaProx with IO-Link interface from Baumer offer more than precise measurement technology. In addition to micrometer-precise distance values, two switching points, counter values, switching...

2018-12-06
New ultrasonic sensors from Baumer outperform with robust housings and IO-Link

New ultrasonic sensors from Baumer outperform ..

Baumer: Quality meets economy – with the new product families U500 and UR18 Baumer sets the highest standards in ultrasonic sensor technology. The sensors for distance measurement and object detection are characterized by a particularly...

2018-12-03
Eight things you should absolutely know about  MSR-Electronic gas detectors

Eight things you should absolutely know about ..

MSR-Electronic: There is a lot to tell about the company and its products. In the following, however, MSR-Electronic GmbH summarizes the most important facts: 1. Quality: Gas sensors, controllers and warning devices from MSR-Electronic are...

2018-12-03
LX series 10 GigE cameras with liquid lens support and new functions

LX series 10 GigE cameras with liquid lens ...

Baumer: LX series cameras with 10 GigE enable the control of autofocus liquid lenses for instant and flexible focusing at varying working distances or object heights. Combined with advanced features like shading correction and IEEE 1588 capability, they...

2018-11-30
Sierra’s Big-3™ Voted Top Flow Measurement Innovation

Sierra’s Big-3™ Voted Top Flow Measurement ...

Sierra Instruments: Sierra is pleased to announce its Big-3™ One Complete Flow Energy Solution with three advanced technologies to cover all air, gas, water and steam applications has been voted one of the most innovative flow measurement...

2018-11-29
Specially designed housing accessories for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries

Specially designed housing accessories for ...

Baumer: With the specially developed IP 65/67 and IP 69K housing accessories, Baumer CX.I cameras can now be used to cover applications in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, which set high standards regarding cleaning media or surface...

2018-11-29
The world’s smallest optical distance sensor

The world’s smallest optical distance sensor

SensoPart: This sensor fits into even the tiniest of gaps:  No bigger than a sugar cube, the laser distance sensor FT 10-RLA from SensoPart is ideally suited to challenging measuring tasks, for example in semi-conductor assembly or robotics...

2018-11-27
Linear Position Sensors Shock-Proof up to 200 g

Linear Position Sensors Shock-Proof up to 200 g

Turck has updated its contactless Li Q25 positioning systems and has now added new Extended variants to the program. The inductive measuring principle offers improved shock resistance and sampling rate compared to alternative measuring...

2018-11-21
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