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M² magnetic foil sensor

M² magnetic foil sensor

Metallux: Foil technology – proved in automotive and industrial applications - provides robust, low cost solutions for absolute linear and angle position sensing. The idea of combining foil with a magnetic field in order to have a contact free...

2008-01-07
Temperature Humidity probes TH109 for various applications in the standard execution

Temperature Humidity probes TH109 for various applications

B+B Thermo-Technik GmbH: The relative humidity is in most industry domains and in the quality control a decisive quantity. That is why high requirements relatively to measurement accuracy, long time stability and equipment are postulated for...

2007-12-15
The infrared thermometer „Dual Focus Infrared“ Sets new benchmarks in the temperature measurement

The infrared thermometer „Dual Focus Infrared“ Sets new ...

B+B Thermo-Technik GmbH: The Dual Focus Infrared Thermometer is used to measure contact free temperatures within the range between -35°C to +900°C. A switchable, patented laser collimation technique marks exactly the measurement area. In the...

2007-12-15
Easy and fast Temperature measurement with the TC100 measuring system of B+B

Easy and fast Temperature measurement with the TC100 ...

B+B Thermo-Technik GmbH: The temperature measuring system TC100 can be used almost in all domains thanks its large measurement range of -200°C up to 1200°C. The convenience of this system, plug the USB connector and start the B+B ITS-View...

2007-12-04
ISL – Inductive Conductivity Transmitter with 3A Approval for Hygienic Applications

ISL – Inductive Conductivity Transmitter with 3A ...

Baumer: With the ISL 05x, Baumer’s product segment Process Instrumentation offers an inductive conductivity sensor with high accuracy. The compact design in all stainless steel enables installation in pipes from...

2007-11-27
Compass inclinometer

Compass inclinometer

Autonnic: In addition to providing NMEA magnetic heading data, these rugged modules from Fluxgate world also provide both pitch and roll angle up to ±45º from horizontal with a resolution of 0.1º. Expected to have several areas of application...

2007-09-30
OLP Liquid Level Switches Offer Very Cost-Effective Point Level Detection

OLP Liquid Level Switches Offer Very Cost-Effective ...

Sensortechnics' introduces the OLP series of miniature optical liquid level switches. These very cost-effective point level sensors measure the presence or absence of liquid in a wide range of OEM applications. The optical OLP switches use solid...

2007-09-22
Miniature AHRS with integrated GPS

Miniature AHRS with integrated GPS

Xsens: The MTi-G is an integrated GPS and MEMS Inertial Measurement Unit. It contains an internal ultra low-power AHRS processor running a real-time Xsens Kalman filter. The compact sensor provides accurate horizontal and vertical position,...

2007-09-20
Vibration Motor Driver IC creates worldwide buzz in personal handsets with best in class efficiency and ultra small package

Vibration Motor Driver IC creates worldwide buzz in ...

Melexis: Ringtones are a common way to personalize ones cell phone, PDA or iPhone but often a discrete notification of incoming calls or scheduled events require a vibrating alert. Unfortunately the vibrating alert...

2007-09-18
High Capacity Compression load cells

High Capacity Compression load cells

PT Ltd: The HCC is a stainless steel canister load cell, fully welded and sealed to IP68 sealing requirements. Rugged construction houses a very accurate measurement element which provide for better than .03% combined error. With a top capacity of...

2007-09-02
Suppression of interference radiation in radiometric level measurement

Suppression of interference radiation in radiometric ...

BERTHOLD Technologies GmbH & Co. KG: Radiometric level measurements are particularly reliable and have a characteristically high availability. The technique permits non-contact level measurement and is therefore used especially for difficult...

2007-07-27
Radiation Interference Discrimination

Radiation Interference Discrimination

BERTHOLD Technologies GmbH & Co. KG: Radiometric level gauges have proved themselves indispensable, especially in the chemical industry, due to their universal usage and reliability. The measurement is contact-free and requires no changes to...

2007-07-27

Melexis Infrared Thermometer wins prestigious Electron d’Or

Melexis was granted the famous French Electron d’Or for its infrared thermometer sensor. The MLX90614 is the most innovative product in the company’s infrared sensors family....

2007-07-18
Addressing micro concerns with macro performance

Addressing micro concerns with macro performance

Melexis: Ieper, Belgium – 12th of June 2007 - Melexis announces a new member in the Omnipolar™, Micropower Hall effect switch family. The MLX90248 employs CMOS technology to deliver a non-contact...

2007-06-18
PiezoSmart® System with Extremely High Precision and Digital Compensation for Piezoresistive Sensors

PiezoSmart® System with Extremely High Precision and ...

Kistler: The PiezoSmart automatic sensor identification system is available not only for piezoelectric and piezoresistive pressure sensors but also for accelerometers. It is based on the IEEE 1451.4 transducer electronic data sheet (TEDS)...

2007-06-14
Piezoresistive High-Pressure Sensor RH

Piezoresistive High-Pressure Sensor RH

Kistler: In contrast to many other pressure sensors, it is possible to measure hot media up to 300 °C directly with the RH High-Pressure, High-Temperature Sensor. The unique construction with a special silicon measuring cell does not require any...

2007-06-04
MLX90333 – A New Dimension in Contactless Sensing

MLX90333 – A New Dimension in Contactless Sensing

Melexis: After the introduction of the MLX90316 in 2005 for Rotary Position Sensor applications, Melexis launches a new Triaxis Product targeted to 3D Position Sensor applications. Through the MLX90333, the patented...

2007-05-27
Integrated infrared thermometer delivers medical accuracy over a wide operating range

Integrated infrared thermometer delivers medical ...

Melexis: One of the most prominent applications of Infra Red thermometers has been the fever measurement of humans. There are two main types of IR fever thermometers: the ear thermometers and forehead thermometers....

2007-05-18

Highest precision for stationary infrared temperature ...

B+B Thermo-Technik GmbH: Equipped with a double laser collimation for the exact marking of the measurement surface and with its measurement range of -40°C to 975°C, it offers exceptional possibilities of application. In addition the DM751 offers...

2007-05-15
Laser fork sensors with specialized optics

Laser fork sensors with specialized optics

Balluff STM GmbH: The GLSK family features especially small external dimensions. All products have a ro-bust aluminum housing, which guarantees mechanical stability for an extremely precise optical acquisition system. Applications are in the...

2007-05-02
Pt's tank weighing load cell

Pt's tank weighing load cell

PT Ltd: The PT9010WA tank weighing assembly is designed for tank weighing, hoppers, silos as well as road and rail scales. The capacity ranges from 10,000kg to 50,000kg with a small footprint and a low profile. The design of the cell via its...

2007-04-05
Diesel & Gas Engine Combustion Pressure Sensors

Diesel & Gas Engine Combustion Pressure Sensors

PCB Piezotronics, Inc. (PCB®) has introduced a new series of dynamic pressure sensors, ideal for monitoring dynamic combustion pressure in diesel and natural gas powered engines...

2007-03-31
Piezoelectric Sensor Signal Conditioner for Automotive & Aerospace Component, HALT/HASS/ESS Testing

Piezoelectric Sensor Signal Conditioner for Automotive ...

PCB Piezotronics, Inc. (PCB®) has introduced Model 482C54, a compact, full-featured, benchtop signal conditioner for ICP®, IEPE, and charge output piezoelectric sensors. The...

2007-03-22
PT's LCBB stainless steel IP68 bending beam

PT's LCBB stainless steel IP68 bending beam

PT Ltd: This LCBB bending beam load cell has a signal out put of 2mV/V of excitation. The LCBB is made in stainless steel and protected to a true IP rating of IP68 ie. (hermetically sealed) and with a safe over load of 150%. The linearity is only...

2007-03-13
New Catalogue “Sensors for Force, Load, Strain and Torque”

New Catalogue “Sensors for Force, Load, Strain and Torque”

PCB Piezotronics, Inc. (PCB®) has announced the release of a comprehensive, 200-page product catalog, entitled, “Sensors for Force, Load, Strain and Torque.” Featured products...

2007-03-08
Heavy-duty FS series frame sensor

Heavy-duty FS series frame sensor

Balluff STM GmbH: Frame sensors used for counting metal parts are subject to extremely high mechanical stresses – falling metal parts can hit the sensor’s optical components or the connector and the sensor is often used in environments...

2007-02-15
Powerful piston detector

Powerful piston detector

SONOTEC: The piston detector by SONOTEC recognizes the position of a piston in hydraulic cylinders through the cylinder wall, by using ultrasound. Because of a new method of analysing and the possibility to adjust the resolution and deceleration...

2006-12-15
PT9000 double ended shear beam load cell from PT

PT9000 double ended shear beam load cell from PT

PT Ltd: The PT9000 is a medium to high capacity nickel plated tool steel, double ended shear beam load cell for tank, bin, general vessel, silo weighing and for weigh bridges from 120Klb to 150Klb (approx 9T to 68T). PT9000 is a fully sealed tool...

2006-12-06
Clinching and Riveting Free of Faults

Clinching and Riveting Free of Faults

Kistler: In the automotive industry today, very often doors, hood lids and tailgate lids are being manufactured using clinching instead of spot welding. This clinching process today is mainly used for aluminium parts,...

2006-11-20
Non-Contact Temperature Measurement Made Simple and Inexpensive

Non-Contact Temperature Measurement Made Simple and ...

Melexis: Temperature is the most often measured physical parameter. However, remote non-contact temperature measurement has previously been complicated and expensive due to the complex signal treatment and calibration...

2006-09-18
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