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1 Sensing the Motion: Rotary Position Sensors (August 2010)

This paper provides an overview of the more common position sensor options and references actual case studies to illustrate the diverse solutions available and the reasons behind some of the decisions. Three cases are used to illustrate the needs of different applications leading to the choice of a particular type of position sensor. The cases reviewed include a gantry crane, wind turbine and aerial cable car.

2 Product News (December 2017)

The complete Product News section from the December 2017 issue of Power Transmission Engineering, featuring the latest from SKF, R+W, Brecoflex, Nexen, Güdel, Renold Gears, Hansford Sensors, Ogura Industrial, Igus, Destaco, Röhm and Iwis.

3 Industry News (December 2016)

News from around the industry.

4 Industry News (February 2017)

The complete Industry News section from the February 2017 issue of PTE.

5 Product News (October 2016)

News on the latest products from around the industry.

6 Product News (June 2018)

Elastic housing deformation by MESYS, plus new motors, actuators, gear drives and more.

7 Eats, Drinks and Treats (September 2017)

Process Expo and Pack Expo Highlight the Latest Technology for Food & Beverage Applications.

8 Opening the Envelope on Bearing Vibration (September 2016)

Experienced operators can often tell if a machine is not working properly, on the basis that it does not ‘sound right.’ The same principle can be applied — using modern electronics — to identify the exact cause of the problem. Sensitive accelerometers can detect and analyze the vibrations from industrial equipment, highlighting problems such as misalignment or bearing imbalance. The technique is known as vibration analysis. It can identify bearing failure in the very early stages, when there is a microscopic defect on the raceway, for example. The problem is that the identifying signal is usually drowned out in all the other noise emanating from the machine.

9 Data Loggers Gauge Wastewater Plants Motor Efficiency (February 2010)

In keeping with a national push to bring greater energy efficiency to wastewater treatment plants, a Pennsylvania facility used data loggers to analyze motor utilization, a first step toward cutting energy costs and meeting environmental rules.

10 Neighborhood Watch - Advancements in Condition Monitoring Equipment (June 2009)

Now more than ever, manufacturing companies are examining what steps need to be taken to ensure improvements to machine reliability by predicting system failures and minimizing downtime.

11 Smart Bearings are in Control--But Full Potential Remains Untapped (June 2009)

Bearings with integrated sensors are used in a wide variety of applications, but many potential industrial uses are not yet implemented.

12 Medical Pumps with Uncommon Sens(ors) (December 2010)

New generation sensors are improving our quality of life.

13 Cut and Print (December 2011)

Norkol Converting Corporation is one of the nation’s leading independently owned converters and distributors of commercial printing papers. The company has full production capabilities and state-of-the-art machinery for winding, trimming and sheeting. The company utilizes traditional slitter re-wind equipment that unwinds, slits and then re-winds paper to new dimensions. These conventional re-winders, while typically producing new widths of paper with clean cuts, work at an inefficient, slow pace.

14 Modular Control Systems for Wind Energy (August 2016)

For a 5-megawatt wind turbine prototype, aerodyn employs the latest control and software technologies, including a comprehensive PC-based control solution and the new modular TwinCAT Wind Framework. The TwinCAT Wind Framework features the latest software engineering and Big Data applications to extend current Industry 4.0 concepts to the wind energy industry. The modular software supports, for example, the direct provision of sensor data to the operator’s database, and in general enables the easy adaption of the wind turbine operation management to future requirements.

15 Plan Accordingly (April 2016)

Three upcoming shows cater to different areas of power transmission components and motion control technologies, including Windpower 2016, Powdermet 2016 and the Sensors Expo & Conference. All three exhibitions will offer the latest products, solutions and latest real world applications dedicated to wind energy, powder metal technologies and sensors. Here’s a quick rundown:

16 Electromagnetic Know-How (August 2012)

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software can be used for a variety of mechanical engineering tasks, including injection molding simulation of plastic parts, analysis of aerospace components, impact and crash analysis of automobiles and the electromagnetic analysis of motors, actuators, transformers and sensors.

News Items About Sensors

1 SOR Controls Acquires Smart Sensors Inc. (October 4, 2013)
SOR Controls Group, Ltd. announced it has acquired Smart Sensors Incorporated (SSi), enabling SOR to strengthen its portfolio of temperat...

2 Sensors Offer Rotational and Angular Measurement (October 28, 2011)
Pepperl+Fuchs recently introduced PMI360DV Rotational Measurement Sensors with analog output.  Available in three models to satisfy ...

3 BEI Releases Sensors Product Guide (March 31, 2011)
BEI Sensors releases its first comprehensive product selection guide that features an extensive line of rugged and reliable position sens...

4 Gill Sensors Offers Oil Debris Sensor (March 11, 2016)
Gill Sensors and Controls Limited has announced immediate availability of its new Oil Debris Sensor that provides continuous real-time mo...

5 Alliance Sensors Expands Linear Position Sensors (May 11, 2016)
H. G. Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors Group has expanded its sensor product offering using LVIT Technology by adding the LZ-25 Serie...

6 Alliance Sensors S1A and SC-100 Signal Conditioners Reduce Setup and Calibration Time (July 20, 2016)
Alliance Sensors Group has developed the S1A and SC-100 DIN-rail-mounted, push-button-calibrated LVDT signal conditioners by listening to...

7 Sensors Expo Preview: Micronor Inc. (June 2, 2016)
At Sensors Expo 2016 (June 22-23, San Jose, CA USA), Micronor will unveil the MR386 ZapFREE Microswitch purposely designed to meet the ch...

8 Vibration Transmitter Turns Accelerometers into 24/7 Vibration Monitoring Sensors (May 11, 2010)
The model 682A09 ICP in-line 4-20 mA vibration transmitter from IMI Sensors installs in line with any industrial accelerometer and conver...

9 Aerospace Quality Certification Awarded to Sherborne Sensors (April 29, 2010)
Sherborne Sensors' quality assurance system was awarded the SAE AS9100B certification for design, development, manufacture, repair an...

10 PCB Piezotronics Publishes New Sensors Catalog (March 8, 2007)
PCB Piezotronics, Inc. announced the release of a 200-page product catalog, entitled, "Sensors for Force, Load, Strain and Torque." ...

11 PCB’s Triaxial Force Sensors Designed for Aerospace Vibration Testing (April 18, 2006)
The 261A Series Triaxial Force Link Sensors from the Force/Torque Division of PCB Piezotronics Inc. simultaneously measures dynamic and q...

12 IMI Sensors ’ Vibration Alarm Modules Provide Alarm and Shutdown Protection for Machinery (August 7, 2007)
The Series 684 indicator alarm module from IMI Sensors division of PCB Piezotronics provides a solution to machine shutdown protection wh...

13 PCB Piezotronics Offers Low-Cost Embeddable Sensors (October 23, 2007)
The IMI Sensors division of PCB Piezotronics has introduced its Series 660 low- cost embeddable accelerometers for continuous shock and v...

14 Custom Sensors and Technologies Names CEO (May 8, 2009)
Hal Grant now holds the position of CEO for Custom Sensors and Technologies, a Schneider Electric company headquartered in Moorpark, CA.&...

15 IMI Sensors Welcomes International Business Development Manager (May 21, 2008)
IMI Sensors, a division of PCB Piezotronics, has appointed Doug Eberhart as international business development manager to oversee the g...

16 Alliance Sensors Introduces LR-27 Series (August 4, 2016)
Alliance Sensors Group, a division of H.G. Schaevitz LLC., has expanded its sensor product offering by adding to its line the LR-27 Serie...

17 Inductive Proximity Sensors Offer Flexibility (August 1, 2012)
Pepperl+Fuchs NRB/NRN Series Inductive Proximity Sensors with reduction factor 1 are capable of detecting every kind of metal at the same...

18 Hansford Sensors Opens U.S. Office (October 17, 2016)
Hansford Sensors has announced it is expanding its presence in the United States by opening a joint sales and service operation, bas...

19 Hansford Sensors Releases High-Performance Cable Option for Industrial Accelerometers (November 14, 2017)
Hansford Sensors has released a new FEP cable option for its high-performance vibration sensors. The new cable and connector design meets...

20 Hansford Sensors Publishes White Paper on Early Bearing Failure Detection (January 17, 2017)
Hansford Sensors, a manufacturer of vibration monitoring equipment, has published a new white paper that reveals how to use envelope sign...

21 Hansford Sensors Introduces Advanced Industrial Accelerometers (March 14, 2017)
Hansford Sensors, the specialized manufacturer of advanced industrial accelerometers, has launched a new high performance tri-axial vibra...

22 Sensors Expo Preview: Micronor Inc. (June 12, 2017)
Micronor Inc. will be exhibiting at the Sensors Expo (June 27 - 29) at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California at Booth #73...

23 Hansford Sensors Launches Cable and Connector Sets (September 8, 2016)
Hansford Sensors has launched two new cable and connector sets for use with its existing range of vibration sensors. The new HS-AC334 and...

24 Alliance Sensors Expands Linear Position Sensors for Power Generation (July 11, 2017)
H.G. Schaevitz LLC dba Alliance Sensors Group has released its LA-27-A series LVDT linear position sensors designed to handle the environ...

25 Process Expo Preview: Baumer Sensors (August 21, 2017)
With its wide range of reliable stainless steel sensors in a robust washdown or hygienic design, Baumer (Booth 2834, North Hall) offers a...

26 Allegro Hall-Effect Sensors Target Automotive, Industrial, Consumer Markets (June 19, 2008)
Allegro Microsystems, Inc. has introduced a programmable, linear Hall-effect sensor with a 125 Hz pulse width modulated output. According...

27 Torque/Thrust Sensors Boast Multiple Components (November 16, 2007)
Sensor Development Inc. recently introduced sensors designed to simultaneously measure both torsion and thrust loads used in test systems...

28 Short Inductive Proximity Sensors Fit into Cramped Spaces (July 23, 2008)
A family of ultra-short inductive proximity sensors designed by Balluff Inc. for OEM applications fits into tight spaces, allowing for m...

29 Micro-Measurements Introduces Lightweight Hybrid Sensors (September 27, 2017)
The Micro-Measurements brand of Vishay Precision Group, Inc. has introduced a new range of miniature, lightweight hyb...

30 PCB’s New Remote Charge Converters Complement Differential Sensors (April 18, 2006)
The Vibration Division of PCB Piezotronics introduced the Series 495B10 differential remote charge converters for use with differential c...

31 Joral Announces Stainless Steel Housings for Sensors and Encoders (June 20, 2018)
Joral LLC announces new stainless steel housings for all currently available sensors and encoders. Specifically designed to ensure tota...

32 Dynamic Quartz Force Sensors for Automotive Component Durability and (April 21, 2006)
Piezoelectric force sensors from the Force/Torque Division of PCB$B%g(B Piezotronics, Inc., are well-suited for multi-cycle, high repet...

33 PCB’s Pressure Sensors Certified for Hazardous Environments (January 12, 2007)
PCB Piezotronics introduced a series of dynamic, ICP pressure sensors that have been certified under ATEX and CSA for use in hazardous en...

34 SICK Introduces KTS and KTX Sensors (May 9, 2017)
With its KTS and KTX product families, SICK is presenting new, powerful contrast sensors from a forward-looking, innovative platform. The...

35 Miniature Dynamic Pressure Sensors from PCB Piezotronics (January 23, 2007)
PCB Piezotronics has introduced Series 105, a new family of ICP miniature dynamic pressure sensors, suited for monitoring dynamic combust...

36 Faulhaber Offers Brushless DC Servomotor with Integrated Sensors (September 13, 2017)
The 2264…BP4 brushless DC servomotor from Faulhaber achieves a torque of 59 mNm with a weight of just 140 g and a diameter of ...

37 AutomationDirect Adds Sensors for Food/Beverage Industry (January 6, 2011)
AutomationDirect's new line of food and beverage sensor products includes AC and DC proximity and photoelectric sensors and quick-dis...

38 Stafford Staff-Lok Shaft Collar Comes With Countersink Drilled and Tapped Hole, Mounting Holes for Sensors (September 30, 2015)
Stafford Manufacturing Corp. recently introduced a new version of the Staff-Lok hinged shaft collar that incorporates a mounting flat wit...

39 Meggitt Offers Free Calibration Program for Sensors (July 17, 2018)
Meggitt Sensing Systems, a division of Meggitt PLC, has released details of a new program to enhance the value of your investment by ensu...

40 ITAMCO Connects Forklifts to Industrial Internet of Things via Sensors and Software (February 1, 2016)
Forklifts, the workhorses of the plant floor, are more valuable than ever at ITAMCO. The company has connected their forklifts to the Ind...

41 AutomationDirect Offers Extended and Triple-Distance Proximity Sensors (September 28, 2016)
AutomationDirect now offers the Contrinex DW-series of extended and triple-distance proximity sensors in 3 mm to 30 mm cylindrical and 20...

42 AutomationDirect Fork Sensors Designed for Easy Installation (August 23, 2016)
AutomationDirect’s new PS series fork sensors, also referred to as “slot” or “U” sensors, are offered in vi...

43 AutomationDirect Introduces Miniature Inductive Proximity Sensors (May 25, 2016)
AutomationDirect’s miniature inductive proximity sensors are now available in sizes ranging from 4 mm to 8 mm and feature stainless...

44 Kistler Announces Piezoelectric Force Sensors and Accelerometers (July 23, 2012)
Kistler, a supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, force, torque and accelera...

45 MDT Offers Gear Tooth Sensors (July 12, 2012)
MultiDimension Technology Co., Ltd. (MDT) recently announced the first Tunneling Magnetoresistance (TMR) gear tooth sensors for indu...

46 AutomationDirect Offers Additional Proximity Sensors (August 8, 2016)
AutomationDirect’s M-series cylindrical magnetic DC proximity sensors are now available in 8mm, 12 mm, and 18 mm sizes. With 10 mod...

47 Extreme Environment Sensors Measure without Contact (July 28, 2010)
Kaman Precision Products line of high precision sensors and systems provide accurate and precise non-contact position/displacement fe...

48 Kistler Announces New Calibration Services for Sensors (March 22, 2012)
Kistler,  a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for the dynamic measurement of pressure, force, to...

49 AutomationDirect Adds Proximity Sensors (May 30, 2012)
AutomationDirect's line of round bodied stainless steel inductive proximity sensors now include 3-wire NPN output versions in 8, 12, ...

50 Setra Offers Industrial Pressure Sensing Technology at Sensors Expo (June 1, 2012)
Setra Systems, Inc., a global designer and manufacturer of pressure measurement instrumentation for industrial, test and measurement...

51 Digital Torquemeter Replaces Two Sensors (June 9, 2010)
The MCRT79700V digital torquemeter has two ranges with independent outputs eliminating the cost and inconvenience of swapping between...