Being subjected to regular blows of shock and vibration has lead to the death of many a component. It doesn't have to be this way. To help your applications withstand the onslaught of jolts and waves, here are some tools for your arsenal.

Laser sensor stands up to shock

The M12 laser sensor, featuring a body length of just 50 mm and an operating range of 50 m, is suited for hostile environments that prohibit the use of photoelectric and fiber optic sensors and where even inductive devices can fail. Protected to IP67, immune to interference from other light sources, resistant to high shock levels, and protected against electromagnetic radiation, these stainless steel sensors work in tough applications where it's necessary to verify the correct assembly of key components. Sensors feature an operating supply voltage from 10 to 30 Vdc, 5 kHz switched output frequency, and current rating of 200 mA.

Contrinex Inc.
www.contrinex.com
(866) 289-2899

Transducer can take 100 g shock load

The PX5000 series pressure transducer uses advanced sputtered thinfilm sensor technology to offer high performance and stability in applications such as automotive and flight testing. Due to its unique molecular gage bonding, the transducer features long-term calibration stability and solid-state reliability with a 100,000 hour MTBF rate. The transducer series provides electrostatic discharge protection to 15 kV, humidity qualified to MIL-STD-810, and minimal effects due to shock and vibration, with a shock qualification to 100 g.

Omegadyne Inc.
www.omegadyne.com
(800) USA-DYNE

Linearized sensor withstands shock and vibration

Designed to detect metallic objects up to 16 mm away, linearized output AlphaProx sensors can be used to identify changes in position, distance, thickness, weight, or pressure. These inductive analog proximity sensors feature a teachin function that lets users adjust the measuring range and select the direction of the output slope. Rugged IP67- rated chromium steel housings withstand harsh conditions and exposure to water, oil, dirt, non-metallic particles, dust, and fibers. Sensors withstand high shock and vibration and can be used in operating temperatures from -10° to 70° C.

Baumer Ltd.
www.baumerelectric.com/usa
(800) 937-9336

Industrial PC undergoes a makeover

The C12, a 12-in. industrial PC, features an ergonomic enclosure, higher processing performance, and improved onboard and expansion possibilities compared to its predecessor. The rugged PC meets RoHS guidelines and is protected to IP65 in a completely sealed enclosure. It may be installed on vibration-intensive production carriers and vehicles with the help of special shock absorber plates and flash drives. Metal spring attachments connect electronic components to the board, making it highly resistant to shock and vibration.

noax Technologies Corp.
www.industrial-panel-computer.com
(941) 922-1150

Embedded controller handles harsh settings

The GEME-12000 compact, fanless embedded controller comes equipped with the ultra low power consumption AMD GeodeTM LX800 processor. Designed for harsh environments, the controller features a completely sealed design to prevent dust contamination. It offers a working temperature range of -4° to 140° F and vibration resistance up to 3 g. The GEME-12000 provides an expandable architecture with optional motion, I/O, and communications modules through PMC or PC/104 interfaces.

ADLINK Technology Inc.
www.adlinktech.com/IA
(866) 4-ADLINK