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There are many different types of sensor that can be utilised through the electronics industry. This includes temperature, level, ultrasonic and IR sensors just to name a few.

Here are definitions of some sensors:
An IR sensor are mainly used for remote control technology – from garage door openers and drones, through to television and PVRs. They use photochips that have a photocell. This photocell emits and detects infrared light.

One of the most common sensors which is used to gauge temperature. They are broken down into sub categories that can include semiconductor, thermistor and thermocouple. They are used to measure a variety of applications including the temperature of a car, as well as in household appliances such as toasters and kettles.

Finally, there is the touch sensor, which as the name suggests is activated by pressure. Touch sensors are also called tactile sensors and are sensitive to touch, force or pressure. They are one of the simplest and useful sensors. The working of a touch sensor is similar to that of a simple switch.There are several different types of touch sensors including resistance, capacitance and piezo. Touch sensors are used in such applications as weighing machines and safety applications.
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Miniature load cells
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27/09/17 - Bestech Australia offers two new miniature load cells for precise tension and compression force measurements being carried out in limited spaces.
Wenglor’s P1KY10x high performance distance sensors
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17/09/17 - Treotham presents a new range of high performance distance sensors from Wenglor designed with intelligent and efficient features.
A Jr. Miniature S-Beam Load Cell (LSB200) is paired with instrumentation (USB Solutions)
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04/09/17 - FUTEK’s LSB200 Miniature S-Beam Jr. load cell gives medical practitioners the precision necessary for robotic intravascular procedures.
S80-T80 liquid analysers
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03/09/17 - AMS Instrumentation and Calibration presents modular S80-T80 liquid analysers from Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD).
Series 7576A 6DOF motion sensor
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29/08/17 - Dytran Instruments, Inc. has introduced a robust family of analogue 6DOF vibration accelerometers for use in a range of motion testing applications.
Conceptual diagram showing a model mounted onto a stationary tri-axial sensor
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28/08/17 - Wind tunnels are used in aerodynamic research to study the effects of air moving past solid objects.
optoNCDT 1420 smart displacement sensor
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28/08/17 - Bestech Australia has introduced a new triangulation displacement sensor recommended for use in demanding environments.
PGA460 supports wide-distance object detection at low power
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09/08/17 - Mouser Electronics announces the availability of the PGA460 and PGA460-Q1 ultrasonic signal processors and drivers from Texas Instruments (TI).
ULIRVISION TI120 thermal imaging camera
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06/08/17 - Scitech presents the ULIRVISION TI120, a new thermal imaging camera designed for non-contact screening of people with elevated body temperatures.
Wenglor’s ultrasonic fork sensor
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01/08/17 - Treotham presents ultrasonic fork sensors from Wenglor designed to ensure perfection in product labelling applications.
The conceptual diagram shows how multiple load cells are being utilised to measure the tactile force produced by an industrial robot.
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25/07/17 - FUTEK load cells and instrumentation will provide the accuracy and certainty required for this precision testing.
UV LINOS F-Theta Ronar lens
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10/07/17 - Scitech announces the release of the new telecentric UV LINOS 70mm F-Theta-Ronar lenses for 340-360nm laser applications from Qioptic.

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