SOR Launches New Electronic Pressure Switch

January 31, 2013 9:48 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SOR Inc. has launched an electronic pressure switch that also offers supplemental continuous output (either 4-20 mA or 1-5 VDC). The 805QS is a cost effective, compact loop-powered pressure switch.

LISTED UNDER: Sensors & Transducers | Test and Measurement, Power Supplies

Carlo Gavazzi Expands PD30 Seires

January 28, 2013 11:43 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Carlo Gavazzi has announced the expansion of the popular range of PD30 Series miniature photoelectric sensors. The PD30 Basic Series features a background suppression version for diffuse sensing applications. 

LISTED UNDER: Sensors & Transducers | Test and Measurement, Other

Agilent Technologies Introduces USB Thermocouple Power Sensors

January 28, 2013 11:17 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. [NYSE:A] has announced the Agilent U8480 Series, USB thermocouple power sensors. Based on the same front-end design as the Agilent 8480 and N8480 Series power sensors, the new U8480 Series offers improved specifications.

LISTED UNDER: Power, Supplies | Sensors & Transducers | Test and Measurement, Power Meters

Miniature Smart Sensor Combines 3-axis Accelerometer with Embedded Microcontroller

January 22, 2013 7:43 pm | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced details of a miniature smart sensor that combines a 3-axis accelerometer with an embedded microcontroller together in an ultra-compact 3x3x1mm LGA package for advanced custom motion-recognition capabilities.

LISTED UNDER: Industrial | Sensors & Transducers | Memory, Flash

Position Sensor Helps BLDC Motor in Transmission Control Unit Run Smoothly and Efficiently

January 17, 2013 2:01 pm | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

ams AG announced that automotive systems manufacturer Continental is using its robust, accurate AS5134 angular position sensor. The AS5134, as well as the newer AS5132, which are fully qualified to the AEC-Q100 automotive standard, are contactless magnetic position sensors optimized for use in high-speed brushless DC (BLDC) motors.

LISTED UNDER: Sensors & Transducers | Transmission, Other

Differential Pressure Transducer Features Oil-free, High Line Pressure Design

January 17, 2013 1:57 pm | Product Releases | Comments

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has released the AST5300 wet/wet differential pressure transducer for use in Explosion-Proof and Non-Incendive areas. Featuring all 316L and Inconel X750 material, the AST5300 is suitable for various liquids and gases requiring high line pressure (1,500 PSI) and low differential pressure (10 PSID) measurements. 

LISTED UNDER: Industrial | Sensors & Transducers

Miniature Infrared Temperature Sensor Ideal for Mounting in Tight Spaces

January 16, 2013 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega introduces its new series of miniature infrared temperature sensor. The OS-MINI has features such as a miniature sensing head that makes this CE compliant product ideal for mounting in tight spaces, screen color changing capabilities to indicate...

LISTED UNDER: Sensors & Transducers

Inductive Sensors Range in Frequency up to 10 KHz

January 15, 2013 10:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs has added new short cylindrical barrel and square profile models to its NBB family of inductive sensors. These flush-mount sensors deliver sensing ranges up to 1.5mm and switching frequency up to 10 KHz in temperatures ranging from -25 degrees to +85 degrees C (-13 to 185 degrees F).

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Intrinsically Safe Pressure Transmitters Available With Process Connections

January 14, 2013 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) intrinsically safe pressure transmitters for low pressure ranges are now available with ½" NPT Male and 1/4" BSPP male process connections.  The non-incendive version of the low pressure series, the AST43LP will also share the same update.

LISTED UNDER: Industrial | Sensors & Transducers

3D Magnetic Mapping Capabilities Allows for More Accurately Placed Reed Sensors

November 20, 2012 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Standex-Meder Electronics announces its 3-dimensional magnetic mapping capabilities for reed sensors. This process allows designers to more accurately place sensors and magnetic components within a system, thus eliminating any issues that may result in faulty operation. Standex-Meder Electronics conducts 3-D magnetic mapping by incrementally measuring the reed sensor’s closure and opening points as it enters and exits the influence of a magnetic field.

LISTED UNDER: Sensors & Transducers

Mouser Stocks 3D MEMS Sensors from Murata Electronics Oy

November 20, 2012 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics is stocking robust, silicon capacitive 3D MEMS technology sensors from Murata Electronics Oy, formerly VTI Technologies, consisting of accelerometers, gyroscopes, and inclinometers. Murata recently acquired VTI Technologies, a pioneer in 3D MEMS technology, and renamed it Murata Electronics Oy to make it an integral part of Murata.

LISTED UNDER: Sensors & Transducers

Linear Position Sensors are ATEX Approved in Zone 1 and Zone 2 Classifications

October 26, 2012 12:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors offers the HLR 750 Series of UL/ULC listed and ATEX-approved LVDT Linear Positions Sensors for use in the high temperature and  highly volatile environments of gas turbines. Ideal applications for the HLR series LVDTs include monitoring fuel transfer valves, micro fuel valve openings and hydro turbine servo motor operation.

LISTED UNDER: Sensors & Transducers

Wireless Sensors Reduce Installation Time From Days to Hours

October 24, 2012 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Libelium launched Waspmote Plug & Sense!, a new line of Libelium encapsulated wireless sensor devices allowing system integrators to implement scalable, modular wireless sensor networks and reduce installation time from days to hours. Waspmote Plug & Sense! models are pre-configured to create such widely applicable services as Smart Cities, Smart Parking, Smart Agriculture, Air Quality, Smart Security, Ambient Control and, Radiation Control, out of the box.

LISTED UNDER: Sensors & Transducers

Discovery Kit Features Built-in MEMS Sensors

September 12, 2012 6:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics  has released an innovative easy-access development platform for projects based on its new high-performance STM32 F3 microcontrollers, which are now starting to enter volume production. The new development platform, the STM32 F3 Discovery Kit, features built-in MEMS sensors—gyroscope and e-compass(1)—with 9 degrees of freedom (DOF) (2), enabling competitively priced sensor-fusion applications such as Attitude Heading Reference Systems (AHRS)(3) by leveraging the advanced signal processing and arithmetic capabilities of the new microcontroller family.

LISTED UNDER: Sensors & Transducers

Lifetime Power Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors

August 9, 2012 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Lifetime Power Energy Harvesting Development Kit for Wireless Sensors is a complete demonstration and development platform for creating battery-free wireless sensors (passive wireless sensor tags) powered by RF energy (radio waves). It is designed and configured for extremely low power operation, and the firmware is pre-installed for out-of-the-box operation.

LISTED UNDER: Development Kits / Platforms | Sensors & Transducers


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