Sensors http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8241/more en Linear Position Sensors for Extended Temperatures http://machinedesign.com/sensors/linear-position-sensors-extended-temperatures <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MTS Sensors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How do extended temperatures affect sensors? How can I protect my sensors from extended temperatures? How do magnetostrictive sensors work?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/linear-position-sensors-extended-temperatures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/linear-position-sensors-extended-temperatures#comments Design FAQs Sensors Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:00:00 +0000 50141 at http://machinedesign.com A Dime-Sized Heart Sensor Helps Detect Heart Failure http://machinedesign.com/sensors/dime-sized-heart-sensor-helps-detect-heart-failure <div class="node-body article-body">CardioMEMS sensor can help detect heart-pressure increases, which are an early sign of heart failure.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/dime-sized-heart-sensor-helps-detect-heart-failure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/dime-sized-heart-sensor-helps-detect-heart-failure#comments Sensors Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:11:00 +0000 50131 at http://machinedesign.com <p>The CardioMEMS sensor is the size of a dime and is implanted in the pulmonary artery to help monitor increases in pressure. The wire loops seen above are made of nitinol and extend from each end of the sensor. This stabilizes the sensor in the implant location.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> FAQ's on Laser Sensors http://machinedesign.com/sensors/faqs-laser-sensors <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Banner Engineering </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are the primary technologies used in distance sensors? When is housing and durability important? How do the color and...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/faqs-laser-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/faqs-laser-sensors#comments Design FAQs Sensors Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:32:00 +0000 50021 at http://machinedesign.com Sensor Mounting Considerations http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sensor-mounting-considerations <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Waugh, AutomationDirect </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers must ensure that the chosen sensor for a given application fits into a defined mounting space.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sensor-mounting-considerations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sensor-mounting-considerations#comments Sensors Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:50:00 +0000 49981 at http://machinedesign.com Sorting out Sensors http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sorting-out-sensors <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Waugh, AutomationDirect </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here are some simple guidelines for selecting proximity, capacitance, and photoelectric sensors for machine-automation applications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here are some simple guidelines for selecting proximity, capacitance, and photoelectric sensors for machine-automation applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sorting-out-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/sorting-out-sensors#comments Automotive Manufacturing Equipment Robotics Sensors Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:47:00 +0000 49971 at http://machinedesign.com Medical Resources Abound at MD&M East, 2015 http://machinedesign.com/medical/medical-resources-abound-mdm-east-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">The MD&M East show had a range of interesting displays that targeted the medical industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/medical-resources-abound-mdm-east-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/medical-resources-abound-mdm-east-2015#comments Medical Sensors Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:55:00 +0000 49741 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design’s Products of the Week (6/15-6/22) http://machinedesign.com/gallery/machine-design-s-products-week-615-622 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Machine Design&#39;s new products of the week gallery features integrated circuit sensors, insert-able threads, absolute-position sensors, and more fascinating technologies on the market.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://machinedesign.com/gallery/machine-design-s-products-week-615-622#comments Motors/Drives Sensors Gallery Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:36:00 +0000 49701 at http://machinedesign.com Choosing a Vision System http://machinedesign.com/sensors/choosing-vision-system <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Cognex </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How do I integrate and network a vision system? What are part-location tools and how do I compare them? What are pre-processing functions? How can I get the machine-vision system to read characters?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/choosing-vision-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/choosing-vision-system#comments Design FAQs Sensors Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:07:00 +0000 37531 at http://machinedesign.com FAQs of Multi-Axis Sensors http://machinedesign.com/sensors/faqs-multi-axis-sensors <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by HBM </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is a multi-axis sensor? How many axes can multi-axis sensors typically measure? What types of outputs...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/faqs-multi-axis-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/faqs-multi-axis-sensors#comments Design FAQs Medical Sensors Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:06:00 +0000 49351 at http://machinedesign.com Reborn Relays Play Key Roles in Control http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/reborn-relays-play-key-roles-control <div class="field-byline"> Steve Massie, Product Manager, IDEC </div> <div class="field-deck"> High demand for programmable logic controllers and smart relays hasn’t sidelined the simple relay, which has become essential in aiding and protecting motion-control systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Simple relays are finding a new purpose among the smart relays, PLCs, and PACs that are replacing them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/reborn-relays-play-key-roles-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/motion-control/reborn-relays-play-key-roles-control#comments Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Motion Control Sensors Fri, 05 Jun 2015 19:34:00 +0000 49411 at http://machinedesign.com