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Automation & Process Control

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

November 17, 2014 12:36 pm | by Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated announces it will highlight its line of Woodhead Super-Safeway and Safeway Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) at the Rockwell Automation Show, November 19-20 in Anaheim, CA. Molex will display the devices, which can be used in many different commercial and...

LISTED UNDER: Automation & Process Control | Safety

Laser Distance Sensors for extra long ranges

October 10, 2014 2:06 pm | Micro Epsilon America | Products

Laser distance sensors are designed for non-contacting gap and distance measurements. The ILR series consist of gaging sensors (range up to 10 m) and laser distance sensors (range up to 250 m). The optical distance sensors are designed for positioning and type classification in machine building and handling equipment. Details Extreme repeatability Short response time Very compact design Compact sensor design

LISTED UNDER: Photoelectric | Proximity | Automation

Inductive Sensors (LVDT)

October 10, 2014 1:54 pm | Micro Epsilon America | Products

The electromagnetic sensors in the induSENSOR series are based on the inductive measuring principle, the LVDT (Linear Variable Differential Transformer) principle and patented variants of these measuring methods. They are employed both in single and large-scale applications. Details Wear-free and maintenance-free Compact sensor design Environmentally stable (dirt / moisture) Good price-performance ratio Tried and tested technologies

LISTED UNDER: Proximity | Automation
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Thermal Imagers

October 10, 2014 1:33 pm | Micro Epsilon America | Products

Powered from just one USB cable, the system is truly plug and play. Data is streaming from the camera to the software via USB 2.0. in real time. This process and analysis tool, provided with every camera, enables the user to capture, record and monitor real time thermal process images at 128Hz. The software will store the data to a file, which allows playback at user defined speeds, e.g. in slow motion, frame by frame if required. The image can be viewed and monitored either online with the camera connected, or off line at a later time without the camera being connected.

LISTED UNDER: Temperature | Temperature | Automation

Optical Micrometers and Fibre Optic Sensors

September 12, 2014 11:18 am | Micro Epsilon America | Products

Optical Micrometers to measure diameter, gap, edge or opacity. Fiber optic sensors for gap, diameter, edge and presence. Fiber optic sensors are simple sensors for determining dimensional quantities such as gaps or edges. The sensors are constructed like conventional light barriers but they are clearly superior. Measurement is made directly on the object using fiber optics. High resolution optical micrometer with fixed optic: optoCONTROL ODC systems are laser / LED based measuring systems with integrated high resolution CMOS or CCD camera for geometrical measurements.

LISTED UNDER: Process | Photoelectric | Proximity

Laser Line Profile Sensor

September 12, 2014 11:11 am | Micro Epsilon America | Products

The scanCONTROL laser-line profile sensor makes use of the triangulation principle for the two-dimensional acquisition of profiles on the most varied of target surfaces. In contrast to familiar point laser sensors, a line optical system projects a laser line onto the surface of the object to be measured. The back-scattered light from the laser line is registered on a sensor matrix. Along with distance information (z-axis), the controller also calculates the true position along the laser line (x-axis) from the camera image and outputs both values in the sensor two-dimensional coordinate system. A moving object or sensor will generate a three-dimensional representation of the object.

LISTED UNDER: Process | Proximity

Draw Wire Sensors

September 12, 2014 11:07 am | Micro Epsilon America | Products

Draw-wire displacement and position sensors are essentially electronic tape measures and measure the linear movement of a component by means of a wire made of highly-flexible stainless steel strands, which is wound onto a drum by a long-life spring motor. The measuring drum is axially coupled with a multi-turn potentiometer, an incremental encoder, or an absolute encoder. With the draw-wire principle a linear movement is transformed into a rotary movement and then converted into a resistance change or into countable increments. Advantages - Very accurate - Long measuring ranges - Robust and compact - Easy installation and handling - Compact design - Excellent price/performance ratio

LISTED UNDER: Proximity | Automation

Confocal Chromatic Sensors

September 12, 2014 11:05 am | Micro Epsilon America | Products

The confocal-chromatic measurement system, confocalDT, consists of a controller with a LED-light source and a sensor. Both, the sensor and the controller are connected via optical fiber up to 50 m. The distance of the focal point varies due to the chromatic aberration of the sensor optic. A certain distance is assigned to each wavelength in the controller. The reflected light from the target surface is passed to the receiver optics, where the spectral intensity dispersion is evaluated. This unique measuring principle enables displacements and distances to be measured with the highest precision.

LISTED UNDER: Process | Photoelectric | Proximity
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Laser Triangulation Displacement Sensors

September 12, 2014 10:59 am | Micro Epsilon America | Products

The non-contact displacement optoNCDT product group uses optical triangulation as a measuring principle. A laser diode projects a visible spot of light onto the target surface (laser class 2). The light reflected from this spot is directed through an optical receiving system onto a position-sensitive element. Optical displacement sensors measure with a large reference distance and a very small measuring spot diameter. Nearly all models work with a high resolution CCD- or CMOS-line and a DSP. Advantages - Small targets through tiny spot size - Long measuring ranges - Large stand off - Extreme resolution - Excellent linearity - High measuring rate - Synchronization of multiple sensors - Measurement of any target

LISTED UNDER: Photoelectric | Proximity | Automation

Color Sensors

September 11, 2014 12:37 pm | Micro Epsilon America | Products

Color sensors from Micro-Epsilon recognize surface colors and self-luminous objects. The sensors recognize each color in various applications including automation technology, medical packaging, quality control, as well as in painting, surface-labeling and printing. Advantages - Easy quality control - Simple and fast set up - Huge selection of probes to fit your application - Optical fiber close to the object to be measured - Measurement at a safe distance from the object if required

LISTED UNDER: Process | Photoelectric | Proximity

Capacitive Sensors

September 10, 2014 1:33 pm | Micro Epsilon America | Products

Capacitive sensors of the capaNCDT series measure displacements, distances or positions of any electrically-conducting targets (e.g. metals). A linearization function is integrated for measurement against insulator materials. Capacitive sensors are available for a wide range of applications. Details Superior precision and resolution Excellent temperature stability Outstanding long-term stability Material-independent for metallic targets Suitable for insulating materials

LISTED UNDER: Process | Proximity

Eddy Current Sensors

September 10, 2014 1:23 pm | Micro Epsilon America | Products

Eddy current sensors measure distances, displacements, or positions of any electrically-conductive target. Eddy current sensors from Micro-Epsilon are ideally suited for applications in harsh industrial environments (pressure, dust, temperature). Furthermore, the eddy current sensors are integrated in semiconductor applications where submicron accuracy is demanded. Details High precision and resolution Non-contact and wear-free Insensitive to dirt Suitable for fast applications Very good price/performance ratio

LISTED UNDER: Process | Proximity

Temperature Sensors (Inline & Handheld)

September 10, 2014 12:57 pm | Micro Epsilon America | Products

IR temperature sensors of the thermoMETER series incorporate state of the art technology to achieve one goal: Measure accurate and non contact temperature. With this method the infrared thermoMETER measure precise, wear free and without any physical effect or impact on the target. IR temperature sensors and IR cameras are used in a variety of applications within any industry from R&D to production and process monitoring.

LISTED UNDER: Temperature | Temperature

Bimba's Versatile Series of Rotary Actuators

August 8, 2014 2:37 pm | by Mnet Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Bimba Manufacturing Company, a provider of pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric solutions, and its subsidiary Mead Fluid Dynamics (MFD), an innovative manufacturer of pneumatic components, has added extruded pneumatic rotary actuators to ...

LISTED UNDER: Automation & Process Control | Components

The Next Generation of All-In-One Industrial Computers

August 8, 2014 1:05 pm | by Mnet Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Teguar Computers has released the TP-3010-19AIO and TP-3010-22AIO. Both All-In-One touch screen computers are fanless with core i3/i5/i7 processors. They stay cool while thinking fast ...

LISTED UNDER: Automation & Process Control | General Industrial

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