Smart Helmet Employs Force Location Sensing

In its Smart Helmet Sensor System, BeBop Sensors claims the first helmet system employing a Force Location Sensor System. The company’s flexible fabric sensors provide high resolution, location-specific impact information. In addition to sensing velocity thresholds, a latticed array of over 40 sensors embedded in the helmet liner, gives it the ability to track the […]

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Highly Accurate Relative Humidity and Temperature Sensor IC

Having two sensing functions in a single package is advantageous for space- and power-constrained designs. With its ENS210, a highly accurate relative humidity and temperature sensor IC, ams AG achieves these goals. The sensor has a digital temperature output in Kelvin, accurate to a maximum ±0.2°C over the range 0°C to 70°C and a digital […]

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MR Series LVIT inductive linear sensor

Alliance Sensors Group announces the MR Series of Linear Position Sensors for use in measuring the ram position of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders. The MR Series is designed to be a drop-in form, fit, and function replacement for magnetostrictive sensors but with much more robust construction and a lower cost of ownership, specifically targeting port-mounted […]

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Sensor Sales Grow but Prices Erode

According to IC Insights’ 2016 O-S-D Report—A Market Analysis and Forecast for Optoelectronics, Sensors/Actuators, and Discretes, sharply falling average selling prices (ASPs) on accelerometers, gyroscope chips, and magnetic-field…

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Sensirion and Clarity collaborate on PM2.5 sensor technology

Sensirion and Clarity are collaborating on PM2.5 sensing technology. Under the agreement, Clarity has licensed the exclusive rights to the development, production and distribution of its optical PM2.5…

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New filter membrane cover option for SHT3x humidity sensors

Sensirion, the world’s leading manufacturer of humidity, temperature and flow sensor solutions, now offers an on-package filter membrane option for selected humidity sensors in the SHT3x series. The…

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AutomationDirect Offers Datalogic Contrast Sensors

AutomationDirect now offers Datalogic print mark contrast sensors with 6-12mm sensing distances. Designed to detect the difference in the wavelength of the reflected light between a target mark…

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Banner Engineering Expands Q4X Laser Distance Sensor Offering With Compact, Flush Mount Models

Banner Engineering has added flush mount housings to its rugged, industry-leading series of Q4X laser distance measurement sensors. The new flush mount configuration offers a more compact housing…

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Sensing Dust in the Wind

A major problem that often turns deadly is a dust storm blowing across a busy freeway. In desert areas, dust storms seem to occur out of nowhere. Today,…

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Interchangeable Thermistors for High-Accuracy Sensing

Interchangeability over a broad temperature range that eliminates the need to individually calibrate or provide circuit compensation for part-to-part variability is a key design attribute for many sensors….

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Partnering for a Best-in-Class Sensing Solutions

With today’s sensors / systems complexity, it is difficult for one company to have all the expertise to execute a complete design, especially one that’s best-in-class. To overcome…

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New Sensors Announced at Sensors Midwest

With the new Sensors Midwest conference and exhibit that took place September 27-28 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, sensor suppliers have a new…

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Process lets sensors be applied by machine

Until now, plastic parts have predominantly been manually equipped with sensors using mainly the expensive OCA (optically clear adhesives) technology. Integration processes developed by Kurz, however, enable sensors…

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Position/Displacement System Addresses Analytical and OEM Applications

With the SMT 9700 position/displacement system from the Measuring Division of Kaman Precision Products, Inc., users can obtain high resolution noncontact position/ displacement feedback from virtually any electrically…

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Encoders with Stainless Steel Construction

The popularity of a sensor can be extended by revising the design to address an application issue that the previous version did not address. That is exactly what…

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8-Mpixel sensor chip targets scientific imaging

New 8-megapixel IT-EMCCD device, integrated cooler option for family provide new capabilities for medical, scientific & surveillance imaging PHOENIX, AZ – ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), continues to strengthen…

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Programming Pressure Switches

If a specific pressure point is critical for safe system operation, a pressure switch can make monitoring pressure rather straightforward. For its electronic pressure switches, Suco Technologies now…

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3D Image Sensors Boasts 2x Speed and 2x Resolution

LMI Technologies (LMI), Gocator 2410 and 2420 sensors are blue-laser profiling sensors designed for inspecting electronics and small parts. The high-performance line profile sensors provide an X resolution of…

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Intrinsically Safe Wireless Pressure Sensor for Outdoor Applications

As part of the SignalFire Remote Sensing System, SignalFire Wireless Telemetry’s Pressure Scout is an intrinsically-safe wireless pressure sensor for pressure monitoring and alarm reporting. The design consists…

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Low-Profile Ultrasonic Distance Sensors

Omega’s LVTX-10 Series close range ultrasonic distance and level sensors are ultrasonic transmitter modules designed to provide continuous measurement of fluids, pastes, or uneven solid bulk materials. The…

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Workshop Addresses Flexible / Printed / Fabric Sensors and Systems

Those interested in the growing field of wearable sensors can hear from leading experts in Flexible / Printed / Fabric Sensors at a workshop cosponsored by the Institute…

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AutomationDirect Offers Extended and Triple-Distance Proximity Sensors

AutomationDirect now offers the Contrinex DW-series of extended and triple-distance proximity sensors in 3mm to 30mm cylindrical and 20mm rectangular styles. With 10 to 30 VDC operating voltage…

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The GHS-19 Series Spring-Loaded LVIT Linear Position Sensor Low Cost, Compact, High Performance Gaging Probes

Alliance Sensors is pleased to introduce its GHS-19 series of spring-loaded LVIT (Linear Variable Inductive Transducer) gaging sensors. They are contactless devices designed for dimensional gaging and position…

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LR-27 Series Heavy Duty LVIT Inductive Linear Position Sensor

LR-27 Series Heavy Duty LVIT Inductive Linear Position Sensor for Factory Automation Higher Performance with a Lower Cost of Ownership Alliance Sensors Group a div of H.G. Schaevitz…

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NEW Wireless, Non-Contact Magnetic Sensors

Wireless, non-contact magnetic sensors, in the presence of their actuating magnet, send a unique, coded telegram to one or more compatible, easily-programmed Receivers. Receiver accepts up to 10…

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