Instrumentation can be used to refer to the field in which Instrument technicians and engineers work, or it can refer to the available methods of measurement and control and the instruments which facillitate this. Our goal is to provide daily news and press releases from manufacturers of instrumentation related devices and products.

DS30 distance sensor available from Sick

Submitted by nestorb on Sat, 2007-06-16 12:42.
The DS30 available from Sick is more than just an expansion of one of the wide portfolios of industrial distance sensors on the market with its hitherto unique combination of small housing size and precision the DS30 represents a new era of time-of-flight of light measurement.
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National Envelope Corp. Markets RF-Blocking Security Sleeve

Submitted by nestorb on Fri, 2007-06-15 03:47.
The Smart Card Guard sleeves contain a thin layer of metallic material preventing the penetration of radio frequency signals directed toward the envelope, thereby making the RFID inlay unreadable. The company says the Smart Card Guard material has undergone extensive testing by InfoGard Laboratories, located in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
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E. Coli, Sensor Developed

Submitted by nestorb on Thu, 2007-06-14 13:47.
The sensor features a vibrating cantilever, supported at one end and coated with antibodies. The antibodies are specific to the desired target such as E. coli, anthrax or proteins that are biomarkers for diseases such as prostate cancer. When the target is present in a sample flowing past the sensor, it binds to the cantilever and changes the frequency of vibration so it can be read electronically.
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First Automotive Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Sensor Coupled With TI Controller Enhances Fuel Efficiency and Safety

Submitted by nestorb on Wed, 2007-06-13 13:47.
Transense and TMS320F28x Device Brings Complete Control System Capabilities For Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems and Torque Sensing
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New Universal Glow Plug Sensor Simplifies Indicator Measurements

Submitted by nestorb on Tue, 2007-06-12 23:47.
This simplification facilitates the preparation of indicator measurements, reduces the need to keep stocks of sensors in various lengths and shortens delivery times.
The use of glow plug adapters permits cylinder pressure measurements to be taken without need for a separate measuring bore. The adapter is screwed into the existing bore of the original glow plug.
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Low-cost torque sensor `overcomes drawbacks`

Submitted by nestorb on Mon, 2007-06-11 13:47.
Fast`s technique - on which there are 20 patents pending - is to magnetise the shaft and to sense the changes in the magnetic field that occur when torque is applied. These changes are detected by a sensing head typically placed about 1mm from the shaft, and are then converted into an electrical signal by conditioning electronics
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Moteiv Announces New, Smaller Mote

Submitted by nestorb on Sun, 2007-06-10 13:47.
Tmote Mini combines a Texas Instruments MSP430 microcontroller with a TI/Chipcon CC2420 low-power 2.4 GHz radio. The device is available in two configurations: The Standard module has 0 dBm (1mW) output power, while the Plus module's output power is +20 dBm (100mW). Both versions are compliant with the IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Personal Area Network standard, and both can be used in networks already deployed with Moteiv's earlier Tmote Sky module.
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Torque flange sensor is two-in-one

Submitted by nestorb on Sun, 2007-06-10 13:34.
The TMF transducer, developed jointly by Magtrol (formerly Vibro-meter`s instrumentation division) in Switzerland, and GIF in Germany, uses strain-gauge measurement. The sensor is available in rated torques of 450, 1,100 or 2,800Nm, with the optional second measuring range typically being rated at 1/10 of the nominal torque.
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Robust noncontact torque sensor has integrated DSP

Submitted by nestorb on Sat, 2007-06-09 13:34.
The Type 4504A torque sensor from Kistler Instruments is suited to applications where space is at a premium and operating conditions are far from ideal
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Torque sensor with digital signal processing

Submitted by nestorb on Fri, 2007-06-08 23:34.
Kistler Instruments has developed a robust, non-contact torque sensor with integrated digital signal processing called the Type 4504A
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