Measure Temperature and Air Velocity with Candlestick Sensor

Thursday, September 29, 2011

After sizing a heatsink and fan, system designers may want some data to show the heatsink and fan are doing the job. For these and other characterization of…

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Flexible Non-Contact Position/Displacement Sensing

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Using inductive (eddy current) technology, Kaman’s SMT-9700 system can provide extremely high-resolution, non-contact, position/displacement feedback of electrically conductive targets. The 13 sensors for the system range in size…

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Small Vibration Monitor Delivers Exceptional Low-noise Performance

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A vibration monitor can prevent a myriad of problems – if it can fit within the monitored system’s space constraints and has the right performance. For noise sensitive…

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Sensing Three Axes of Linear and Angular Motion in a 20-mm Footprint

Saturday, September 24, 2011

There seems to be an insatiable demand to sense motion in the latest portable electronic products. For those with limited space, STMicroelectronics LSM330DL Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) sensor could…

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Make Numerous Measurements Using Gauge Technology

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dennis Bobo, an application engineer at Renishaw, explains the use of the SP25 sensor probe in the Equator 300 gauge to Sensor Tips’ Randy Frank at the first…

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RFID Links the Tool Room to the Factory Floor

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

At the first Interactive Manufacturing Experience (imX 2011) conference, Sept. 12-14, 2011 in Las Vegas, Tom Rosenberg, director of marketing for Balluff explains the company’s Tool ID products…

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NIST’s first Chief Manufacturing Officer Kicks off imX 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

In his first public address as the Chief Manufacturing Officer for NIST at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Michael Molnar spoke to an audience of manufacturing engineers at…

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Capacitive Sensor for Liquid Level Detection

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Detecting liquid levels in confined spaces in machines and facilities can pose problems. For these types of applications, Baumer developed its CFDK 25 capacitive sensor. The 52.4 x…

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Noncontact Infrared Temperature Sensors with Network Communication Options

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Raytek has simplified connecting noncontact temperature sensing in industrial applications. Its MI3 infrared (IR) sensors are now compatible with the Modbus and Profibus network protocols. Multi-channel noncontact temperature…

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Sensor Analog Front-Ends Simplify System Design

Saturday, September 10, 2011

National’s LMP900xx sensor Analog Front-Ends (AFE integrated circuits (ICs) target precision sensing systems used to monitor and control temperature, pressure, load, force, motion/position and voltage inindustrial, medical, and…

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