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Sensors/transducers

Wireless sensor range extended (02/04/2014)
Article image The latest addition to the Banner range of wireless sensors is the SureCross Wireless Q45 push button with confirmation light.
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User-friendly temperature controller (28/03/2014)
Article image The new CN38S series of temperature controllers, from OMEGA, are said to be easy to programme and feature an input for thermocouple, RTD and thermistor, a sensitive touch keypad and a programmable password protection.
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Light grids with predefined measuring options (25/03/2014)
The new LGM Series measuring light grid from Pepperl+Fuchs is the latest addition to the company’s range of automation lightgrids. 
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On-line guided wave radar integrity testing 25/03/2014
Emerson Process Management has introduced what it believes to be the World’s first on-line Guided Wave Radar (GWR) transmitter and probe testing function. Full Story...

Multi-layered glass thickness measuring solution 25/03/2014
In the manufacture of multi-layer curved glass for aircraft, automotive and architectural applications, precise thickness measurement of the individual layers, and combined overall laminate, are required. If the curvature of the different layers is not precise, when the layers are sandwiched together there could be a risk of stress points developing within the glass, which in turn could lead to defects or delamination of the glass. Full Story...

Enhanced temperature monitoring for rotary kilns 18/03/2014
Raytek has introduced a new generation of its CS210 system, for non-contact temperature measurement and monitoring of rotary kiln shells.  Full Story...

Chemically-resistant sensor for low liquid flow rates 04/03/2014
Sensirion AG is expanding its range of liquid flow sensors for measuring low flow rates.  Full Story...

Magnetic position sensors deliver cylinder accuracy 04/03/2014
The MPS and MPA are magnetic analogue output position sensors for pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders which, says SICK UK, offer unprecedented levels of accuracy and control, combined with versatility, allowing them to be used universally for machine and robotics applications.  Full Story...

Next generation fork viscosity meter 18/02/2014
Emerson Process Management has introduced the Micro Motion fork viscosity meter, the next generation of the Micro Motion 7827 and 7829 direct insertion viscosity and density meters.  Full Story...

Sensing transparent media 11/02/2014
The 18B sensor series, from Leuze electronic, extends its sensing capabilities in the area of high-performance sensors for transparent media. Full Story...

Vibration monitoring in hazardous areas 04/02/2014
Permanent vibration monitoring is key to ensuring that any damage or wear to plant assets are detected before serious breakdown can occur. The VSP acceleration sensor from ifm electronic is designed to detect measurement values in atmospheres with a highly explosive potential, which are typical in many chemical, pharmaceutical, food and mining applications. Full Story...

Eight-channel USB-powered multi-sensor measurement module 28/01/2014
Data Translation has introduced what it believes to be the first multi-sensor measurement module with USB port and plug-and-play connectivity. Full Story...

Super-flat non-contacting rotary sensor 14/01/2014
Variohm EuroSensor has introduced the Novotechnik RFD series super-flat non-contacting hall effect rotary sensor. Full Story...

Ultrasonic technology added to sensor range 14/01/2014
With its U500 sensor, Baumer has expanded its range of NextGen sensors to include ultrasonic technology. The new sensors use the same design and are the same size as  the series U500 electronic counterparts.  Full Story...

Pressure sensor deals with harsh environments 07/01/2014
Sensor technology company tecsis has introduced the P3278 Superior pressure sensor, which is said to be suited to use in industrial applications in harsh environments and for applications in research and development. Full Story...

Hastelloy sensors meet chemical industry needs 17/12/2013
The increasing use of specialty liquids and gases in the chemical industry requires pressure sensors to be constructed of materials that are able to withstand these elements, in accordance with industry safety regulations to ensure the safety of individuals. Full Story...

Level measurement solution for difficult media 10/12/2013
Foxboro Eckardt LevelWave radar series offers a measurement solution for liquids, including corrosive, sticky or difficult media. Full Story...

Differential pressure transmitter with 4-20mA two-wire output signal 25/11/2013
The AST5400 differential pressure transmitter is now available with a 4-20mA two-wire output signal. Full Story...

One level sensing solution suits all media 19/11/2013
It is necessary to recognise the fill levels of a great deal of storage, buffer and holding tanks in all process sectors and the level switches needed to achieve this will necessarily differ, depending on the media being monitored. With its CleverLevel LBFS/LFFS switch, Baumer believes it has developed an all-round solution. Full Story...

Submersible pressure transducer aims at hazardous areas 12/11/2013
The AST4530 submersible pressure transducer has been certified by CSA International to Class I Div 1, Groups C and D for use in intrinsically safe areas with an approved barrier. Full Story...

Linear position sensors with digital signal conditioned voltage or current output 12/11/2013
Based on its VLP series potentiometric output sensors, Variohm EuroSensor’s new VLPSC linear position sensor adds integrated signal conditioning electronics with an autosensing 0 -10 VDC or 4-20 mA proportional digital output. Full Story...

100 kHz true analogue laser displacement sensor 22/10/2013
Micro-Epsilon has extended its range of laser displacement devices with a new high speed true analogue laser sensor that is said to offer one of the fastest measuring rates of any laser displacement sensor currently available. Full Story...

Frequency-to-current converter 08/10/2013
To provide accurate control of, for example, a conveyor motor speed, a feedback of the actual speed of the adjacent machine is usually required. If this is only available as a pulse sequence the new DW2503 from ifm electronic can offer a solution. Full Story...



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