Depending on the type of drone and its function, there can be a few essential sensors or an extensive number of sensors on board. Whether the drones are civilian or military craft, the sensors fall roughly into three categories: Make Them Fly, Make Them Work and Diagnose & Prevent Problems. Make Them Fly An inertial […]
At Sensor Expo 2017, Jacob Hicks, the assistant product manager for Omron Electronic Components’ Sensors unit shows the capabilities of the D7S, a vibration sensor that can detect seismic waves, and Itron’s Riva development board for wireless communications. Partnering with Itron, Omron’s D7S sits on top of Itron’s Riva board. The D7S contains an ASIC, […]
At Sensor Expo 2017, a ROHM Semiconductor expert discusses how several sensors including pressure, temperature, flow and level sensors connected through sensor node can help monitor a machine’s health or control a process. In the demo, each sensor node collects the data and uses wireless sub-gigahertz radio called Wi-SUN and transfers the data to a […]
The Measuring Division of Kaman Precision Products, Inc., a manufacturer of precision non-contact position measuring systems, announces the digiVIT transducer. The digiVIT features a self-tuning bridge, which is capable of performing with nearly any sensor, from any manufacturer, as well as any conductive target. The transducer also features simple push button calibration, temperature compensation, and […]
At Sensors Expo 2015 in Long Beach, CA, Heinz Oyrer, a senior marketing manager for ams AG explains the use of 76 of the company’s position sensors in a robot. For more information about ams position sensors, click here.
Measurement Specialties, now part of TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL), has released the Model 7132AHT, a high temperature, miniature accelerometer with exceptional linearity across dynamic ranges from ±50 g to ±2000 g. The unit’s stable temperature response ensures reliable operation over an extended temperature range of -55°C to +163°C, making this triaxial IEPE accelerometer useful in […]
The Model 1510 Series of variable capacitive accelerometer from Silicon Designs target vibration measurements in aerospace, automotive, energy, industrial, oil & gas, and test & measurement applications. The MEMS sensors incorporate a micromachined variable capacitive sensing element and a custom integrated circuit. The accelerometer produces two analog voltages which vary proportionately according to measured acceleration levels. […]
At Sensor Expo 2013, Nicholas Gilligan, production manager at Midé Technology Corp. discusses the company’s Slam Stick vibration recording tool for characterizing the vibration present in an energy harvesting application. To watch the video, click here. For more information about Midé Technology’s Slam Stick vibration recording tool, click here.
Manufacturers need to keep the lines running to keep costs down so scheduling maintenance when it is not required is an issue. Timely detection of problems allows maintenance and prevents unscheduled downtime. In addition, appropriate machine monitoring can avoid the production of out of tolerance parts. With these considerations, PHD, Inc.’s Series KG Impact Sensor […]
Trains provide a sustainable source of vibration energy to power sensors, at least while they are moving. Testing has shown that the vibration spectra generated by train wheels was sufficient to allow Perpetuum’s energy harvester to generate 10s of mW of electrical energy – a level sufficient to power sensors to monitor the condition of […]