Flat Angle Encoder Squeezes into Tight Spots

It’s not uncommon to have a motion feedback application where space is limited. This can occur in semiconductor, medical, metrology, automation and other industries.  For these situations, NUMERIK…

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Magnetic Position Sensor Offers Alternative to Optical Encoders

If dirt, dust, grease, humidity and other contaminants that commonly impair the performance of optical encoders are an application concern, magnetic rotary position sensors are possible alternative. With…

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Multi-functional vision sensor

A new generation of vision and barcode sensors offering multiple tools and resolution options in each unit has been introduced by Turck. The iVu Plus Gen2 line, developed…

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Robust miniature sensors

Turck has added the Q4,7 series of rectangular inductive sensors to its range of miniature sensors. The miniature sensors in the new design (16 x 8 x 4.7…

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Encoders Fit into Tight Spaces

Motor manufacturers looking for more design flexibility should appreciate thinner encoders. To satisfy these customers, HEIDENHAIN has two new rotary encoders. The ECI 1118 rotary encoder has a…

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Simplifying Clear Label Sensor Applications

Simple is always better. Lion Precision’s new LRD6300 capacitive clear label sensor features push-button controls with one-click AutoGap setup. The sensor’s EasyCheck Verification is a simple system of…

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Medical Application Uses Noncontact Temperature Sensor

NeuWave Medical’s Certus 140 is a soft-tissue ablation system that uses microwave technology to treat skin lesions. The company says it is the only gas-cooled microwave system. CO2…

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MEMS-Based Magnetic Reed Sensor Shrinks Even Further

Measuring only 1.11 mm3, Coto Technology Inc. says the RedRock RR100 sensor is half the size of its original design and the world’s smallest MEMS-based magnetic reed sensor….

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Automotive Sensing and LiDAR

Today, from 60 to 100 different sensors can be found on the average new car.  Some pundits estimate that twice that many will be there within the next…

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PFA announces new low profile and high temperature sensor options

By Expanding their Sensor Offering PFA is Providing an Excellent Opportunity to extend Locking Cylinder viability to higher temperatures and more demanding applications. Locking Cylinder Manufacturer, PFA Incorporated,…

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Dual Hall-effect Sensor Addresses Automotive Applications and More

When automotive engineers need a contactless sensor for measurements such as throttle position, pedal position and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) position, Hall-effect technology is a frequent choice. With…

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MEMS-Based Flow Sensor for Gases and Liquids

Housed in a 3D molded interconnect device (MID) package, 2E mechatronic’s  MID-Thermic Flow Sensor can address several applications with tight space requirements. The injection-molded thermoplastic surface mount package…

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Sense Static Electricity and Avoid Problems

If you have an area or operation that develops static electricity, you probably should be testing to make sure that adequate steps are being taken to avoid damage…

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Fluid Level Sensing Options

Industry trends and environmental goals driving shift in level sensor technology By Alex Vinnage and Dave Jones, Standex-Meder In the past, fluid level sensors provided a simple on/off…

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Remote Tank Level Monitoring Simplified

ShareWith the  SignalFire Remote Sensing System (SFRSS), users can bring their own sensor for measuring the liquid level in upstream pumping, oil and gas, wastewater, agriculture and other…

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Battery-Powered Ultrasonic Flow Sensing

ShareThe time-of-flight measurement involved in ultrasonic flow sensors requires a time-to-digital converter to make time interval measurements in the range of 1 nanosecond down to the picosecond range….

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Inclination Sensor Delivers 360-Degree Measurement Range

ShareAn inclination sensor that provides the angle of an object in relation to the gravitational field of the Earth can be useful in a game console to understand…

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AutomationDirect adds more inductive proximity sensors

AutomationDirect’s new APS series inductive proximity sensors are IP67-rated rectangular compact DC sensors available in top or front sensing models with 2.5mm and 4mm sensing ranges. Available in…

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Wearable Development Kit for Integrating Sensors

Want to get into the wearable sensor craze? The PNI SENtrode development kit integrates sensors with its SENtral sensor hub, sensor fusion algorithms, programmable processor and wireless capabilities…

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Wearable Sensor for Reducing Accidents

You have probably heard the incredible cost of driver-fatigue related accidents before but as a refresher, in the U.S., the National Highway Safety Administration (NHSTA) estimates that annually driver…

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Magnetic Absolute Rotary Encoders Achieve Accuracies of up to 0.1°

Targeting tough ambient conditions such as dirt, vibrations, or extreme temperatures,  Pepperl+Fuchs designed its ENA58IL and ENA36IL magnetic absolute rotary encoders to deliver high precision and resolution as…

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Report Projects Total Sensor Market to Exceed 35 Billion Units

In a recent report titled “The Smart Economy:  The Internet of Everything”, Semico Research & Consulting Group projects that the Internet of Things (IoT) is impacting growth across…

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Small Profile Linear Encoder Includes Advanced Features

With a size of only 36mm x 13.5mm x 14.8mm, RSF Elektronik’s MS 15 optical kit linear encoder could have the industry’s smallest mechanical profile – it also…

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Lighting Management IC Integrates Sensor

Integration of sensor technology to accomplish or simplify specific tasks is among the innovations that can be expected as Internet of Things (IoT) concepts are exploited. Integration at…

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Painless Sensor Prototyping with USB-based Kits

Need to prototype a design? Phidgets could be the answer to get you started. The company offers a variety of sensors and control kits that can be developed…

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