Sensors http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8241/more en Making Spinal Connections with Flexible Implants http://machinedesign.com/sensors/making-spinal-connections-flexible-implants <div class="node-body article-body">Scientists are having success repairing the spine using flexible electronic spinal implants compromised of cracked gold and silicon.</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/making-spinal-connections-flexible-implants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/making-spinal-connections-flexible-implants#comments Medical Sensors Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:18:00 +0000 48371 at http://machinedesign.com Practical Tips for Specifying Sensors http://machinedesign.com/sensors/practical-tips-specifying-sensors <div class="field-deck"> Experts in the industry talk about common concerns when considering sensors. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Design with sensors in mind—the experts provide information that might save time and money.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/practical-tips-specifying-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/practical-tips-specifying-sensors#comments Engineering Essentials Sensors Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:04:00 +0000 48341 at http://machinedesign.com Inductive Linear Position Sensor Handles Off-Road Challenges http://machinedesign.com/sensors/inductive-linear-position-sensor-handles-road-challenges <div class="field-deck"> Position sensors also ideal for factory automation, material handling, and packaging equipment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The LR-27 series of linear variable inductive transducers from the Alliance Sensor Group, Moorestown, N.J., was designed to be rugged enough for use in off-road vehicles</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/inductive-linear-position-sensor-handles-road-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/inductive-linear-position-sensor-handles-road-challenges#comments Sensors Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:00:00 +0000 48351 at http://machinedesign.com Position-Sensor Signal Conditioning Helps Shrink Loss in Long Cables http://machinedesign.com/sensors/position-sensor-signal-conditioning-helps-shrink-loss-long-cables <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Microprocessor-driven signal conditioning in Novotechnik&rsquo;s TE1 absolute linear position sensors enable long cable runs without substantial signal loss and easy output connections to signal and ground. Versions with and without return springs are available, along with ball coupling for backlash- and shear force-free operation. In compact 0.70-in housings, the sensors feature a 25- to 150-mm measurement range in rod and rod-with-return-spring versions. Along with the high resolution, specs include 0.002-mm repeatability and linearity that&rsquo;s up to &plusmn; 0.075% of full scale.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/position-sensor-signal-conditioning-helps-shrink-loss-long-cables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/position-sensor-signal-conditioning-helps-shrink-loss-long-cables#comments Sensors Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:03:00 +0000 48041 at http://machinedesign.com Shape-Shifting Sensors Could Explore Inside Patients http://machinedesign.com/sensors/shape-shifting-sensors-could-explore-inside-patients <div class="node-body article-body">Novel geometrically encoded magnetic sensors (GEMs), developed by researchers from NIST and NIH, respond to local biochemical conditions—such as a change in acidity near inflammation sites—by changing their shape and response to radio frequencies.</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/shape-shifting-sensors-could-explore-inside-patients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/shape-shifting-sensors-could-explore-inside-patients#comments Medical Sensors News Mon, 13 Apr 2015 19:22:00 +0000 48021 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Magnetic disks move closer together as the center&nbsp;hydrogel shrinks in the presence of a lower pH.&nbsp;</p> Comparison of Interface Pressure Measurement Options http://machinedesign.com/sensors/comparison-interface-pressure-measurement-options-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Tekscan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper examines three types of pressure sensing technologies to accurately measure interface pressure and force distribution...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/comparison-interface-pressure-measurement-options-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/comparison-interface-pressure-measurement-options-0#comments White Papers Sensors Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:26:00 +0000 48001 at http://machinedesign.com Turning Bacterial Spores into Electromechanical Humidity Sensors http://machinedesign.com/sensors/turning-bacterial-spores-electromechanical-humidity-sensors <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Biological sensors demonstrate high response of bacterial spores to environmental humidity.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/turning-bacterial-spores-electromechanical-humidity-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/turning-bacterial-spores-electromechanical-humidity-sensors#comments Medical Sensors News Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:18:00 +0000 47981 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Spacing between Graphene Quantum Dots changes,&nbsp;as a&nbsp;bacterial spore shrinks and expands in response to a controlled humidity. The dot&nbsp;spacing affects the cytobot&#39;s conductivity, which is measured as the sensory&nbsp;output.</p> Safety Integrity Level http://machinedesign.com/sensors/safety-integrity-level <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MTS Sensors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is SIL, and why is it important? How are SILs determined? What if I’m using an analog... </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/safety-integrity-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/safety-integrity-level#comments Design FAQs Sensors Mon, 06 Apr 2015 21:16:00 +0000 47921 at http://machinedesign.com Smart Sensing http://machinedesign.com/sensors/smart-sensing-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Watlow </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are Smart Sensors? What are some of the benefits of using smart sensors? Do smart sensors need more or less...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/smart-sensing-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/smart-sensing-0#comments Design FAQs Sensors Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:41:00 +0000 47831 at http://machinedesign.com Smaller Stainless-Steel Sensor Fits Almost Any Application http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/smaller-stainless-steel-sensor-fits-almost-any-application <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2015/02/uploads/2015/03/turck-sensor.jpg" style="width: 595px; height: 595px;" /></p> <p>Advances in technology and manufacturing have let engineers at TURCK (<a href="http://www.turck.us/">www.turck.us</a>), Plymouth, Minn., design and build two new sensors, the EG05K and EH04K, that are only 15.2 mm long and 5 mm or smaller in diameter. This makes them the shortest M4 and M5 sensors on the market and they open new possibilities for machine builders, especially in the metals manufacturing and die stamping industries.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/smaller-stainless-steel-sensor-fits-almost-any-application" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/whats-inside/smaller-stainless-steel-sensor-fits-almost-any-application#comments What's Inside? Sensors Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:39:00 +0000 47431 at http://machinedesign.com