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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.9 September 2007

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest), No.9, September 2007

2.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

3  Recently Published Sensors Books

4.   Proximity Sensor Market in North America Being Won by European Vendors

5.   Subscribtion

6.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions


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Bullet Sensors & Transducers Journal, Vol. 83, No. 9, September 2007





1. IEEE 1451.4 Standard and Practice

    Mario Orizabal, Pages 1495-1503

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


2. Biotechniques in Electrochemical Determination of Cholesterol: Review

    Vikas & C.S. Pundir, Pages 1504-1512

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


3. Seismometers and Accelerometers Calibration System (STASI) Prototype

    Aldo Terrusi, Roberto Silvestro, Renzo Romagnoli, Pages 1513-1520

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


4. Study of a Modified Anemometer Type Flow Meter

    S. C. Bera, B. Chakraborty and D. N. Kole, Pages 1521-1526

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


5. Modeling of Potential Distribution of Electrical Capacitance Tomography Sensor for

    Multiphase Flow Image

    S. Sathiyamoorthy, J. Saratchandrababu, T. K. Radhakrishnan, Pages 1527-1534

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


6. Fabry-Perot Interferometer Performance as Temperature Sensor for Use in Electrical Power

   System Applications

   Sanjoy Mandal, Pages 1535-1540

   [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


7. Efficient Probes for a Fast Detection of Chlorine Gas at ppb Level

    Philippe Banet, Dominique Porterat, Fabien Lepetit and Thu-Hoa Tran-Thi, Pages 1541-1548

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


8. Influence of Pt Gate Electrode Thickness on the Hydrogen Gas Sensing Characteristics

    of Pt/In2O3/SiC Hetero-Junction Devices

    S. Kandasamy, W. Gao, A. Holland, W. Wlodarski, T. Katsube, Pages 1549-1554

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


9.Cholesterol Biosensor Based on Polyvinyl Formal Membrane Bound Cholesterol Esterase and Oxidase

   Ashok Kumar and Suman, Pages 1555-1563

   [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


10.Performance Enhancement of the Patch Antennas Applying Micromachining Technology

    Mohamed N. Azermanesh, Ebrahim Abbaspour-Sani, Kaveh Purmokhtar, Pages 1564-1573

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


11.Design of a Opto-Isolator Circuit for Analogue DC Signal

    S. C. Bera, B. Chakraborty, Pages 1574-1579

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]




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Bullet New Published Sensors Books


Electrochemistry of Zirconia Gas Sensors

by Serge Zhuiykov


Multimodal Surveillance: Sensors, Algorithms, and Systems

by Zhigang Zhu, Thomas S. Huang


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Publisher: CRC

Hardcover: 320 pages

Pubdate: 27 July 2007

ISBN: 1420047612


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Publisher: Artech House Publishers

Hardcover: 448 pages

Pubdate: 31 July 2007

ISBN: 1596931841


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Bullet Proximity Sensor Market in North America Being Won by European Vendors


Natick, Massachusetts – September 12, 2007 – The North American market for proximity sensors – including capacitive, inductive, magnetic, magnetic actuated, photoelectric and ultrasonic products – totaled $718.8 million in 2006 (exclusive of another $38.4 million in photointerrupter sensors), according to a new market study by Venture Development Corporation.


The market for these products has increased at a moderate single-digit average annual growth rate over the last 15 years. However, during the same period (and particularly during the past three years), two European vendors, Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG, and IFM Electronics GmbH – through their US subsidiaries Turck, Inc. and IFM Efector, Inc. – have each achieved approximately double the annual market growth rate, and are now the two leading suppliers in the market.


Other leading suppliers in the market with shares above 5.5% in 2006 included:

  • Banner Engineering

  • Eldec

  • Omron Electronics

  • Pepperl+Fuchs

  • Rockwell Automation

By far the largest product segments of the proximity sensor market are inductive and photoelectric sensors. Inductive products are the principal proximity sensors for both Turck and IFM, and these have accounted for most of the overall market gains for both firms.

Proximity Sensors Market



TURCK Inc., the North American arm of privately owned Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG headquartered in Mulheim in Germany, has operated in the U.S. since 1971. Their proximity sensors are produced in the US, Germany, Switzerland and China, as well as in their newest manufacturing facility built in Saltillo, Mexico in 2004.


IFM Efector, based in Exton, PA, is a subsidiary of privately owned IFM Electronic GmbH, which was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Essen, Germany. Nearly all of IFM Efector’s proximity and photoelectric sensors are manufactured by their parent company in Germany.


VDC’s study forecasts a North American market growth rate of 4.3% for these proximity sensors over the next 5 years.


For further information about the study, North American Position Sensor Market: Eighth Edition, contact:


John Verostek, Senior Analyst, tel.: 508.653.9000 ext. 115, e-mail: verostek@vdc-corp.com

Jim Taylor, Group Manager, tel.: 508.653.9000 ext. 132, e-mail: jimt@vdc-corp.com


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