(Pressure Sensing)
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Fully signal conditioned single chip pressure sensors are available in ranges from 1 psi to 500 psi and offer several advantages over discrete sensors with interface electronics. When determining the... (View Full Article)
(Proximity or Presence Sensing)
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An automated teller machine (ATM) is a data terminal with two input and four output devices. Similar to many other data terminals, the ATM must connect and communicate through a host network.... (View Full Article)
(Proximity or Presence Sensing)
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With the advent of JIT manufacturing and flexible assembly lines able to support broad product variations, the OEM needed a method to sense box height to control the downward movement of labeling... (View Full Article)
(Humidity and Moisture Sensing)
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A helmet visor typically does not allow adequate ventilation between the occupant and outside air temperature. As a result, it can fog up or become coated with condensation, especially during critical... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electromagnetic Sensing)
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Ultrasonic sprayers control the distance of a waxing robot to the car body. The sensing distance is 200 to 400 mm.... (View Full Article)
(Pressure Sensing)
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Background Gas furnaces are required by the American Gas Association's American National Standard Institute (ANSI) for Gas-Fired Central Furnaces to provide "proof of airflow" in an induced draft or... (View Full Article)
(Proximity or Presence Sensing)
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A valve actuator is a pneumatic or electric mechanism used in process control systems to automatically open or close valves. Potential Applications: Valve actuators can be used with either linear or... (View Full Article)
(Velocity Sensing)
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Speed sensing can be achieved with a variety of approaches. One solution is to use a ferrous metal gear target with a geartooth sensor. The geartooth passes by the sensor face which concentrates the... (View Full Article)
(Velocity Sensing)
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Midwest manufacturer of automotive sensors uses Hall effect devices in their Speed Transducer to detect crankshaft rotation in automobiles and trucks. The customer required a very high sensitivity... (View Full Article)
(Humidity and Moisture Sensing)
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Thermoset polymer-based capacitive RH sensors directly detect changes in "relative saturation" as a change in sensor capacitance with fast response, high linearity, low hysteresis and excellent long... (View Full Article)
(Switches)
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Positon sensing is one of the major functions that MICRO SWITCH switches must perform on these satellites. For example, spacecraft power is provided by eight panels of solar cells. These solar arrays... (View Full Article)
(Switches)
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In turning a circuit on or off, the average precision snap-acting switch changes its resistance by about 13 orders of magnitude in a couple of milliseconds, when its plunger moves about .001 inch.... (View Full Article)
(Switches)
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Switches come in many styles-rocker, toggle, thumbwheel, key, pushbutton to name a few. Yet with the thousands of choices designers have for switches, many times the selection of a switch, its... (View Full Article)
(Safety Sensors and Switches)
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One of the most stressful, regretful and disastrous events a plant manager can experience is the injury of a colleague due to an accident. In this day and age of "too many things to do and too little... (View Full Article)
(Pressure Sensing)
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Today's pressure sensors are called on to work within the harshest of environments - with the most hostile and corrosive media - or sometimes to take the simplest of pressure readings... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electromagnetic Sensing)
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Brushless dc (BLDC) motors need to operate more efficiently as energy and cost savings becomes a bigger concern for designers of electronic devices. One way to help ensure greater efficiency is by... (View Full Article)
(Pressure Sensing)
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Sleep apnea is a repeated cessation of breathing during sleep. A main treatment option is the use of a Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) machine...... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electromagnetic Sensing)
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This may seem like a bit of an overstatement. But if you need to measure torque and you have not looked at new technologies lately, you may be in for a big surprise.... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electromagnetic Sensing)
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Test results show significantly higher performance can be achieved using a quad hall element and proprietary programming without chopper stabilization.... (View Full Article)
(Switches)
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Honeywell's MICRO SWITCH™ V15W Series of watertight basic switches deliver reliable performance across industries.... (View Full Article)
(Pressure Sensing)
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The key to becoming and staying a leader in the booming medical device industry is to aggressively launch new, never before seen devices. These devices should perform a function not previously... (View Full Article)
(Meters, Readouts and Indicators)
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An hour meter is one of those simple devices design engineers or maintenance technicians may rarely think about. Yet, they may provide the most inexpensive source of equipment reliability insurance... (View Full Article)
(Switches)
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Global limit switches are an essential element of industrial controls, monitoring position and presence of doors, booms, valves, and the like. Conventional wired switches, however, present... (View Full Article)