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Near-infrared CCD image sensors

New 8-megapixel device is first with improved near-infrared sensitivity for scientific and medical imaging, machine vision, and intelligent transportation systems

Comparing blue and red laser triangulation sensors

Although red laser triangulation displacement sensors have been in use for more than 20 years, blue laser versions are also now available. Before selecting which colour to use, it is important to understand which type performs best on which target materials, says Chris Jones

Inertial measurement units

ASC launches 6-DOF miniature IMU for industrial, agriculture and automotive applications

Ultra-small digital humidity sensor

SHTW2 sensors suitable for applications with the tightest space constraints

Pedal force sensor saves hard work on electric bike

Sensor is a crucial component in the bike’s drive and control system that detects the pedal force applied

Submersible sensors measure fuel tank levels at remote power generation sites

For plant operators that need to monitor remote installations such as power generators, vehicles, marine vessels, telecom sites and heavy machinery

Tilt sensor with shock compensation

Monitors inclination of construction machinery and measuring tilt angles on ship platforms, working platforms or oil and gas rigs

Prioritise your storage tank maintenance

Risk-based inspection systems and advanced non-destructive testing methods are helping storage tank owners comply with ever-increasing stringent regulations, as well as reducing maintenance costs, says Tim Bradshaw

Heavy duty encoders

BEI’s new LP series encoders suit extreme environments for high reliability position and speed feedback

All-purpose proximity sensing

IQG is an all-purpose sensor that is easy-to-switch in automation, conveying and materials handling applications

New versions of the world’s smallest SDP3x differential pressure sensor

Digital SDP32 and analogue SDP37 enable excellent accuracy in the bi-directional flow range of up to 125Pa

Wireless torque sensor adds shunt calibration

Simplifies instrumentation verification for users while allowing them to check calibration of the system in the field

High-accuracy differential current sensors add high isolation

Typical applications include motor control, load detection and management, switched-mode power supplies, and overcurrent fault protection

Optical sensor detects mirrored and transparent surfaces reliably

The new Omron B5W is a high performance optical sensor that can reliably identify mirrored, transparent, diffuse and other hard to detect surfaces

Bluetooth communication for sensors

Arc sensors have improved process measurement accuracy and speed while reducing installation and maintenance costs

Dynamic linear position sensing

Novotechnik’s new TF1 series inductive linear sensor suits harsh environment high speed processes

Six-degree-of-freedom positioning

Aerotech’s HexGen offers flexible configurations and customisation

Press-fit reed sensor requires no accessories for installation

Suited for position and limit sensing in security systems, industrial equipment, and appliances

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