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Hitting the Sweet Spot Range of ADCs   February 1, 2009

For a given input signal, here's how to meet the full dynamic range of an ADC using a standard amplifier circuit.More>>

Digital Torquemeter from S. Himmelstein Product
Digital Torquemeter from S. Himmelstein   January 28, 2009

MCRT 86000V and 87000V Series bearingless digital torquemeters from S. Himmelstein and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL, are rated for use with variable frequency drives. The devices tolerate rotor to stator misalignments of 1 in. axially and 0.3 in. radially and the antennas are immune to metal components...More>>

Managed Ethernet Switch from MEN Micro Product
Managed Ethernet Switch from MEN Micro   January 28, 2009

The F302 managed Ethernet switch from MEN Micro Inc., Ambler, PA, provides 8 Fast Ethernet channels on the front via RJ-45, M12, or D-Sub connectors while an optional channel is accessible through the rear J1 connector. The 3U CompactPCI version features a special service interface that lets you...More>>

Miniature Triaxial Accelerometer from Dytran Product
Miniature Triaxial Accelerometer from Dytran   January 28, 2009

The Model 3093M18 from Dytran Instruments Inc., Chatsworth, CA, is a miniature 10 mV/g accelerometer with IEEE 1451.4 TEDS. Weight is 10 g. Features include a 10-32 mounting stud, an industry standard 4-pin connector, titanium construction, hermetic sealing, and shear construction. Vertical...More>>

Profibus/Profinet Expansion System from Balluff Product
Profibus/Profinet Expansion System from Balluff   January 28, 2009

The IO-Link system from Balluff Inc., Florence, KY, enables quick and easy expansion or simplification of Profibus and Profinet networks. The expansion module attaches directly to the Profibus or Profinet network, either as a new node or by substituting it for an existing node. Then you attach up...More>>

Industrial Grade Frame Grabber from ADLINK Product
Industrial Grade Frame Grabber from ADLINK   January 28, 2009

The PCIe-FIW64 from ADLINK Technology Inc., San Jose, CA, is a 4-channel, PCI Express frame grabber that provides four IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800) ports for multiple FireWire cameras and also supports total data transfer rates up to 3.2 Gbps. Features include support for power over cable, status...More>>

Cylinder Position Sensor from TURCK Product
Cylinder Position Sensor from TURCK   January 14, 2009

The WIM45 from TURCK Inc., Minneapolis, MN, is a compact magnetic field sensor that provides a direct analog output for determining the position of a piston magnet on all types of pneumatic cylinders. The device uses a series of Hall elements to sense the piston magnet. Users can reverse the...More>>

Pancake Load Cell from Stellar Technology Product
Pancake Load Cell from Stellar Technology   January 14, 2009

The Model PNC700 from Stellar Technology Inc., Amherst, NY, is a general-purpose tension/compression load cell with 0.05% BFSL accuracy, high off-axis performance, high fatigue life, and large industry-standard loading threads. The sensor comes standard with a 3 mV/V output and optional internal or...More>>

Optical Displacement Sensor from SICK Product
Optical Displacement Sensor from SICK   January 14, 2009

The OD Precision optical displacement sensor from SICK Inc., Minneapolis, MN, connects 3 CMOS sensors to a single controller for easier x-, y-, and z-axis measurement for improved QC. Sensors require no software, are simple to set up and operate, detect highly reflective or dark remission...More>>

Linear Magnetic Encoders from Renishaw Product
Linear Magnetic Encoders from Renishaw   January 14, 2009

LM10 linear magnetic encoders from Renishaw Inc., Hoffman Estates, IL, are for high-speed, high-precision positioning for tough machinery applications. The solid-state, noncontact design uses a compact, IP68-rated readhead that rides at 0.1–1.5 mm standoff over a self-adhesive magnetic strip...More>>











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