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Sensors/transducers

Incremental encoders plug a technology gap for conveying and rotation monitoring (11/09/2017)
Article image SICK has launched the DUS60 incremental encoder and DUV60 measuring wheel encoder with DIP switch programmability to provide users with a versatile and economical user-configurable motion control sensor.
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Infrared temperature sensor with IO-Link (10/09/2017)
Article image Balluff has developed a new BTS infrared temperature sensor with IO-Link interface and two switching outputs. It can monitor temperatures between 250 and 1250°C even in inaccessible or hazardous areas, detect hot objects in motion and record temperature values - all without contact.
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Multi-function sensors improve efficiency (04/09/2017)
Article image The extended range of Flexflow process sensors from Baumer are based on the calorimetric measurement principle which enables the monitoring of both flow and velocity in addition to media temperature in a single instrument.
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High-performance in a compact package 06/08/2017
With the new sensors of the 15 series, Leuze electronic believes it can offer an optimised, economical solution for standard tasks in conveyor and packaging systems as part of the Global Beam family. Full Story...

Incremental rotary encoders promise greater signal generation efficiency 10/07/2017
Pepperl+Fuch’s BlueBeam technology for incremental rotary encoders with optical sensing principle is said to increase efficiency when generating signals. Specially developed blue emitter LEDs, combined with finely structured sensing chips, allow a more energetic penetration depth of the blue light in the chip. The result is a higher resolution, a significantly improved signal amplitude, and a improved signal quality. Full Story...

Comprehensive range of vibration sensing solutions for critical plant and equipment 26/06/2017
Sensonics has developed its range of 4-20mA sensing devices to a level which the company now believes that it represents one of the most comprehensive sets of vibration sensing solutions available for critical items of plant and equipment, such as motors, fans, pumps and compressors. Full Story...

Versatile and compact ultrasonic sensor with IO-Link 09/06/2017
A new compact ultrasonic sensor from Pepperl+Fuchs is said to offer a wide detection range with a minimal dead band. The parameters of these sensors, including the bean width, can be adjusted directly on the device. An IO-Interface is also included.  Full Story...

Digital remote sensor 15/11/2016
For the measurement of liquid levels in large tanks and the differential pressure of high-pressure fluids Yokogawa Electric Corporation has introduced the EJXC40A digital remote sensor, a newly developed DPharp EJX series differential pressure transmitter.  Full Story...

Wireless pressure sensor for pressure monitoring and alarm applications 13/09/2016
SignalFire Wireless Telemetry has introduced Pressure Scout, an intrinsically safe wireless pressure sensor that supports pressure monitoring and alarm reporting as part of the SignalFire Remote Sensing System.   Full Story...

Data logger with OPC UA interface 05/09/2016
Delphin Technology AG has extended its Expert Logger range with the new type 400 model which is now equipped with an OPC UA Client/Server interface.  Full Story...

Extended AS-i enabled safety sensor range 16/08/2016
The Schmersal Group has expanding its AS-i range – the RSS260 safety sensor and the AZM300 solenoid interlock are now both fitted with a built-in AS-i Safety at Work interface.  Full Story...

80 GHz radar gets Bluetooth with Ex approval 01/08/2016
Adding yet another new option for the new 80 GHz radar level sensors VEGAPULS 64 (liquids) and 69 (bulk solids) are now available with ATEX / IECEx: Ex ia, Ex ia/t (Dust) FM: OL, XP, DIP approvals. Full Story...

80 GHz radar gets Bluetooth with Ex approval 01/08/2016
Adding yet another new option for the new 80 GHz radar level sensors VEGAPULS 64 (liquids) and 69 (bulk solids) are now available with ATEX / IECEx: Ex ia, Ex ia/t (Dust) FM: OL, XP, DIP approvals. Full Story...

3D measurement solution 25/07/2016
The new MCS10 multi-component sensor, from HBM, enables multiple forces and torques along three axes to be simultaneously measured. Full Story...

SIL1 gas detection controller 20/06/2016
Tyco Gas & Flame Detection has introduced the new MX 32 alarm and control system which is designed to meet SIL1 requirements. Full Story...

Sensors and the Industrial Internet of Things 31/05/2016
The Internet of Things (IoT) opens up new possibilities for networking sensors even when they may be spread over long distances. Sensor signals can be provided at exactly the right time in the place where the information contained in the signals can be used profitably. Full Story...

Contact-type measuring sensors -v-optical measurement sensors 31/05/2016
Contact-type sensors, also referred to as tactile or contact sensors, are suited to use in tough industrial environments where the surfaces to be measured are likely to be contaminated by oil, coolants, grease, fat, water or dust, which can make accurate measurements difficult for optical sensors. Full Story...

Load cells offer hygienic weighing solution 25/05/2016
To meet the strict hygiene regulations required in production, HBM has introduced the PW25 and PW27 range of load cells, which are designed for use in filling systems and packaging plants, in multi-head combination weighers and static scales. Full Story...

Magnetostrictive sensor with IO-Link functionality 17/05/2016
MTS Sensors has expanded its linear position sensor range with the introduction of new versions of the E-Series that support the IO-Link communication protocol. Full Story...

Gas flow measurement in extreme environments 15/04/2016
Morgan Advanced Materials now has the capability to develop gas flow transducers which remain accurate in harsh environments subject to extreme temperatures and the presence of highly corrosive chemicals. Full Story...

K3 and K3AD approved sensors for nuclear industry 13/04/2016
New high performance temperature sensors for applications in the nuclear power industry are available from CMR Group. Full Story...

Field rangeable pressure sensor 22/03/2016
As part of its GP:50 range of pressure sensors and transmitters for hazardous and harsh environments, Interface Force has introduced the Model 1171 field rangeable pressure sensor. The rugged, compact transmitter is designed for use in severe weather conditions such as can be encountered offshore in the energy and maritime sectors. Full Story...

Lightweight triaxial accelerometer 15/03/2016
A miniature through-hole triaxial accelerometer from Kistler, designed for dynamic vibration measurements, provides measurement ranges of ±50g and ±100g in space limited applications. Applications are said to include automotive NVH and durability, space and aerospace vehicle testing and subsystem vibration testing.  Full Story...



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