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1 Shielding Sensors (March 2020)

Dust, lubricants, extreme weather. No matter what environment your sensors operate in, there are bound to be elements you have to protect them from. Here's how Heidenhain designs their encoders to specifically meet those challenges.

2 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.

3 Making Sense Out of Autonomous Vehicles (March 2019)

Autonomous vehicles (AVs), in particular, are set to utilize sensors for a multiple array of new technologies. In fact, lidar sensors may be the key to unlocking the potential of driverless cars in the future.

4 Everything is Connected (February 2019)

The theme of this issue is integration. Mechanical components are being developed with embedded sensors. The components are talking to each other, sending information to the cloud and producing terabytes of big data to help manufacturers better understand their processes, predict problems and control costs.

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

New generation sensors are improving our quality of life.

6 Comparing Data Sources for Condition Monitoring Suitability (September 2020)

Condition-based maintenance requires detailed state knowledge, often acquired by means of sensors.

7 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.

8 Industry News (March 2019)

The complete Industry News section from the March 2019 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

9 Heavy Industry and Smart Technology (February 2019)

Heavy industry. The phrase conjures images of mines and steel mills, of huge caverns underground, of cavern-like factories, of oldline companies operating heavy-duty machines for hightorque work. That's the image of heavy industry. Today, though, there's also another image. It's of an operator walking a steel mill's floor, looking at his smartphone or his tablet.

10 Smart Couplings Remove Guesswork from Measurements in Machinery Applications (March 2020)

Quite often, the collection of precise data in drive technology applications can be problematic. Data monitoring in a rotating drivetrain is difficult because a direct networking cable connection is often not an available option. Nothing sends shivers down the spine of for example, a production line manager or a system integrator like uncertainty. That's why achieving precise measurement of things like torque and other parameters in machinery applications is, while daunting, a dearly desired goal, especially if those measurements are only available at the drive and motor.

11 Schaeffler Readies Launch of End-to-End Wireless Sensor Solution with OPTIME (September 2020)

A discussion of the evolution of condition monitoring for bearings and the upcoming introduction of company's next-generation condition monitoring platform.

12 Monitoring Concept Study for Aerospace Power Gearbox Drivetrain (August 2020)

Rolls-Royce is pioneering the UltraFan engine family architecture containing a planetary gearbox in a power range of 15 to 80 megawatts. To increase the efficiency of the UltraFan, a planetary gearbox is introduced between fan and intermediate pressure compressor. This enables running the turbine to rotate faster and allows a reduced fan speed.

13 Embracing Change (December 2019)

Change can be daunting, nerve-wracking or even downright scary. But when we're faced with change in our lives, it's not the change itself we fear. It's the unknown elements that come with it. "You don't know what you don't know," a wise man once told me.

14 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.

15 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.

16 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.

17 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.

18 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.

19 Product News (June 2018)

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

20 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.

21 Eats, Drinks and Treats (September 2017)

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

22 Product News (October 2016)

News on the latest products from around the industry.

23 Industry News (February 2017)

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

24 Industry News (December 2016)

News from around the industry.

25 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:

26 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 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...

2 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...

3 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...

4 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...

5 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...

6 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...

7 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...

8 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...

9 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...

10 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...

11 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, ...

12 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...

13 Alliance Introduces Subsea Position Sensors (August 31, 2020)
H. G. Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors, announces its SSx-7 series of LVIT subsea position sensors. Available in full scale ranges from as...

14 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...

15 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...

16 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...

17 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...

18 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...

19 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...

20 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...

21 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...

22 Optimus Ride Selects Velodyne Lidar Sensors to Power Self-Driving Vehicles (August 30, 2019)
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. recently announced that Optimus Ride will use Velodyne’s lidar sensors in its entire fleet of self-driving veh...

23 Sensors Technology Ltd. Introduces Line of Optical Rotary Torque Sensors (September 19, 2019)
Sensor Technology recently launched the digital ORT 230/240 series. These new optical rotary torque sensors are ideal for applications wh...

24 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...

25 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...

26 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...

27 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 ...

28 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...

29 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...

30 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.&...

31 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...

32 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...

33 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...

34 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...

35 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...

36 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...

37 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...

38 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." ...

39 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...

40 TorqSense Sensors Measure Torque Without Slip Rings (November 26, 2018)
TorqSense Rotary Torque Sensors, made by Sensor Technology Ltd., are unlike traditional slip ring transducers. They use a simple non-cont...

41 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...

42 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...

43 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 ...

44 Alliance Sensors Group Offers Heavy-Duty Linear Position Sensors (December 27, 2018)
H. G. Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors Group has released its LV-45 series inductive, contactless linear position sensor using LVIT Techno...

45 Alliance Sensors Partners with Digi-Key Electronics (January 31, 2019)
H. G. Schaevitz LLC dba Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce a partnership with Digi-Key Electronics, Thief River Falls, MN, to ...

46 Alliance Sensors Expands MHP Sensor Product Line (January 7, 2020)
Alliance Sensors Group (a div of H.G. Schaevitz LLC) has expanded its in-cylinder position sensor product line to include the MHP-7 serie...

47 ABB Ability Smart Sensors Provides Condition Monitoring for Gear Reducers (November 7, 2019)
ABB Ability Smart Sensors provide wireless condition monitoring for Dodge gear reducers delivering information that can prevent unexpecte...

48 Idriverplus Utilizes Velodyne Lidar Sensors (July 23, 2019)
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. recently announced that Idriverplus, one of the first companies in China to launch the commercialization of driverle...

49 Omron Expands Line of E2E Proximity Sensors (June 17, 2019)
Industrial automation solutions provider Omron Automation Americas has added more than 2,500 new models to its E2E NEXT line of proximity...

50 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...

51 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...

52 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...

53 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...

54 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...

55 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...

56 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...

57 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...

58 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...

59 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...

60 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...

61 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...