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Sensors Expo 2009

Vol. 99, No. 12, December 2008

 

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RESEARCH ARTICLES

 

1. Pushing Low-Cost Sensors to Market

    NanoMarkets White Paper, NanoMarkets, pp.1-6

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

 

2. Design and Development of an Embedded System for Measurement of Temperature and Remote Communication
    Using Fiber Optic Cable

    by Raghavendra Rao Kanchi, Sreelekha Kande and Ramanjappa Thogata, pp.7-17

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3. Reflective Type Small-Angle Sensor Based on Multiple Total Internal Reflections in Heterodyne Interferometry

    by Shinn-Fwu Wang, Po-Chin Chiu, Tsung-Hsun Yang, pp.18-24

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

 

4. An Inter-digital Capacitive Electrode Modified as a Pressure Sensor

    by T. J. Ginson and J. Philip, pp.25-32

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5. A New Rotational Velocity Meter for Dynamic Testing

    by Hou Xiaoyan, pp.33-42

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6. Fault Diagnosis and Condition Monitoring of an All Geared Lathe Machine Using Piezoelectric Sensor

    by Amiya Bhaumik, Nabin Sardar, Nirmal Kumar Mandal, pp.43-52

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7. Modal Analysis and Experimental Determination of Optimum Tool Shank Overhang of a Lathe Machine

    by Nabin Sardar, Amiya Bhaumik, Nirmal Kumar Mandal, pp.53-65

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8. Test Device for Under Water Tidal Flow Power Generation Measurement

    by Ibrahim Al-Bahadly and Paul Pinfold, pp.66-81

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

 

9. Development of Portative System for Quality Detection in Indian Honey Using Gas Sensor

    by Rohini P. Mudhalwadkar, Dr. Ashok Ghatol, pp.82-89

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

 

10.Electrostrictive Effect in Cancer Cell Reflected in Capacitance Relaxation Phenomena

     by Tapas Kumar Basak, T. Ramanujam, Suman Halder, Poonam Goyal, Prachi Mohan Kulshreshtha, Shweta Pandey,
     Himanshu Tripathi, pp.90-101

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

 

11.Wireless Pressure Sensor Using Non-contact Differential Variable Reluctance Transducer

     by K. Prabakar, Usharani Ravi and J. Jayapandian, pp. 102-108

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PRODUCT NEWS

 

Universal Frequency-to-Digital Converters (UFDC) are Available Now in Miniaturized Micro Lead Frame Package

 

Toronto, Canada – 22 December 2008. SWP, Inc. has announced that its both popular ICs of Universal Frequency-to-Digital Converters UFDC-1 and UFDC-1M-16 are available now in 5 x 5 x 1.0 mm body, lead pitch 0.50 mm 32-pad Micro Lead Frame package (MLF). This miniaturized package lets use such ICs in different pen-size measuring instruments and built it in various quasi-digital sensors and transducers in order to convert frequency-time parameters of electrical signals of sensing elements to digital similar like ADC converts voltage or current to digital for analog sensor’s output ...

 

SWP, Inc.

46 Thorny Vineway,

Toronto, Ontario,

Canada, M2J  4J2

Tel.: + 34 696067716 (Europe)

Fax: +34 93 4011989 (Europe)

E-mail: info@sensorsportal.com

UFDC-1 in MLF package

 

 

S-Beam Load Cell with USB Option

 

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is pleased to present its LSB350 with a brand new USB Digital Interface. This improvement offers a USB type solution for Strain Gage Based Load Cells. FUTEK’s USB Sensor Solution provides an easy “Plug & Play” with basic software making the System Integration even simpler.

 

The S Beam Load Cell has become an even more efficient product in the FUTEK Load Cell Series due to the USB output. This model is widely used in Medical Bag Weighing Applications as well as automated feed back control and inline processing applications. The perfect mixture of efficiency, accuracy and of course the assurance of an overload protection feature makes this one of our most sought after models.  The Standard LSB350 S Beam Load Cell model has female threads, comes in both Anodized Aluminum (500 lbs – 1,000 lbs) and 17-4 Stainless Steel construction (2,000 lbs), with 4 Pin Lemo Receptacle or integrated cable. It is also available in metric threads ...

 

Kimberly Fajardo

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology Inc.

10 Thomas, Irvine,

CA 92618 USA

Tel.: (949)-465-0900, fax: (949)-465-0905

E-mail: kfajardo@futek.com

LSB350 Load Cell

 

 

Compact Transmitter for Moisture in Oil Measurement

 

The NEW Series EE381 transmitter from E+E Elektronik enables precise measurement of moisture content in oil in the range 0…1 aw at temperatures from -40...80°C (-40…176°F). The specifically for that application designed monolithic humidity / temperature sensor element provides outstanding accuracy and very good long-term stability. Fast response time and high resistance against chemical contamination are the main features of this sensor element HMC01, developed in thin film technology by E+E Elektronik. Measured variables are water activity aw [0…1], temperature T [°C or °F] and the calculated water content x [ppm]. The EE381 can be adjusted for measurement of non-mineral oils by entering the particular oil-specific parameters ...

 

Ing. Werner Hentscholek,

E+E Elektronik GmbH

Langwiesen 7

A-4209 Engerwitzdorf, Austria

Tel.: +43 7235-605-0, fax: +43-7235-605-8

E-mail: hentscholek.w@epluse.at

EE381 transmitter

 

 

Sealed Industrial Pressure Sensors for Harsh Environment Applications

 

Kavlico has launched a line of sealed industrial pressure sensors that incorporate a stainless steel diaphragm in an all welded 304L stainless steel housing making them well-suited for hostile environment applications.  The sensors utilize Kavlico’s oil-filled piezo-resistive (PRT) sensing technology along with a state-of-the-art ASIC.  Rugged by design, the sensors are capable of operating with a wide array of fluids and gases that are compatible with stainless steel. Pressure ranges are available from 0-100 through 0-5,000 PSI absolute or sealed gage for the models P251/P251R and 0-6 through 0-400 Bar for the models P250/P250R.  The P250/P251 operate on a 5 Vdc power supply and provide a ratiometric 0.5 to 4.5 Vdc linear amplified output proportional to pressure while the P250R/P251R have an internal regulator and operate on 9 to 32 Vdc while providing a regulated 5 Vdc or 10 Vdc linear amplified output proportional to pressure ...

 

Lori Appel

Kavlico

14501 Princeton Avenue

Moorpark, CA 93021

Tel.: (805) 552-3406

Fax: (805) 523-7125

E-mail: lappel@kavlico.com

Pressure sensors

 

 

Linear Position Sensors Improve Filling Process for Packaging Applications

 

MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division’s Temposonics® linear-position sensors are instrumental in improving the filling process for facilities that package a wide variety of products. Where a packaging facility once required a complicated, bulky and costly combination scale to switch back and forth between various products during packaging cycles, the MTS linear position sensors are being used in equipment that is more compact and less expensive due to fewer moving parts, as the sensors have replaced a number of other components in the machine ...

 

Matt Hankinson

Marketing Manager

MTS Systems

Corp, Sensors Division, 3001 Sheldon Drive, Cary, NC 27513

Tel.: 919-677-2347

E-mail: matt.hankinson@mts.com

Linear position sensor MTS604

 

 

New Bio-Fuel and Diesel Exhaust Gas Temperature Probe: Foul Proof and Long-Life

 

The Sensor Connection introduces the EGT Diesel Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor featuring an enclosed foul proof probe tip that permits operation in bio-fuel and diesel engine applications. Manufactured in the U.S. from Inconel and 316SS, this type K thermocouple can withstand extreme conditions, making it ideal for use in R&D and testing as well as in various applications within the agricultural, marine, automotive/racing industries (truck engine management systems, LNP injection systems).  These high-temperature sensors are the choice for professional racing teams, OEMs and R&D test labs ...

 

Harold Schaevitz

The Sensor Connection

675 East Big Beaver Suit 111 Troy, Michigan 48083

Tel.: 248-417-2622

Fax: 248-526-7001

E-mail: harolds@thesensorconnection.com

EGT Diesel Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor

 

  

Size 15 Encoder Resists Shock, Vibration, and Cold

 

AMCI (Advanced Micro Controls Inc.) has released a size 15 rotary shaft encoder capable of withstanding shock, vibration, and cold temperatures. Based on a magnetic design, AMCI's ME15 rotary shaft encoder is available in either SSI or Analog output versions. Designed for cost sensitive applications that require bullet-proof reliability, the ME15 magnetic encoder measures just less than 1.5" in diameter and is engineered for heavy-duty operation across a variety of industries. The encoder's IP67 rating protects against dust and moisture, and the sensor's compact design only relies on two components, ensuring trouble free operation. Plus, AMCI’s ME15 encoder boasts an operating and storage temperature range of -40ºC to 85ºC, capable of withstanding various environmental conditions. “AMCI’s ME15 series encoder is perfectly suited for use on construction machinery, gantry cranes, filling plants, utility vehicles, and any industrial application classified as heavy-duty” explained Matt Tellier, AMCI Application Engineer ...

 

Bob Alesio,

Advanced Micro Controls Inc.

20 Gear Drive, Plymouth Industrial Park

Terryville , CT 06798 USA

Tel.: (860) 585-1254 ext.128

E-mail: balesio@amci.com

Rotary shaft encoders

 

 

Thread Presence Detection Sensor is Go-NoGo for Internal and External Threads

 

The ThreadChecker™ from Kaman Inc. is a new non-contact sensor range designed to check both internal and external thread presence for critical parts manufacture and automated assembly line applications. Available exclusively in the UK from Ixthus Instrumentation, the range consists of a choice of IP67 rated eddy current probes and an electronics module with both output and visual indication for Go-NoGo distance, set between the probe and the thread. Four internal probes measure threaded holes to 14 mm diameter and two external probes for threaded shafts to 10 mm diameter. Available to suit most metal materials, the robust probes operate at temperatures up to 70 0C and as Kaman’s rugged and reliable eddy current technology does not require a high level of part cleanliness, operation in hostile and dirty environments is guaranteed ...

 

John Tyrrell

Ixthus Instrumentation Limited

The Stables Williams’ Barns Tiffield Road

Towcester, Northants NN12 6HP

Tel: +44 (0)1327 353437

E-mail: john@ixthus.co.uk

Presence Detection Sensor

 

 

World’s First Single-cell Battery 2.4 GHz Radio Transceiver

 

MARIN, Switzerland – EM Microelectronic, the semiconductor company of the Swatch Group and leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for Ultra Low Power applications, today announces the world’s first single-cell battery 2.4 GHz standalone radio compatible with Bluetooth low energy wireless technology. This new device is optimized for low voltage and low energy applications such as wireless sensors and wireless monitoring.

 

The EM9201 is an ISM radio frequency (RF) 2.4GHz transceiver; with its integrated DC/DC converter, it is capable of operating the RF transceiver while delivering up to 100 mA to an external device, thus ensuring the lowest power supply and power consumption on the market. Such a result can be achieved using a single-cell battery; furthermore, with operation voltage as low as 0.85 V, it enables applications to take advantage of the wide choice of low cost batteries available. To optimize the systems power budget, a proprietary concept can be used to place the radio in the “Xtreme” low power idle mode in which the circuit itself consumes less than 3 µA, while still supplying up to more than 2 V/500 µA to an external device ...

 

Thomas Gyger 

MarCom Manager

EM Microelectronic

Tel: +41 32 755 5100

Fax: +41 32 755 5403

E-mail: info@emmicroelectronic.com

Radio Transceiver EM9201

  


 

 

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