|TYPE/Model||Features||P & A||Source|
|Choice of infrared LED, verical-cavity surface-emitting laser, or visible red emitting devices; detect reflective objects up to 2 in. away, depending on the model; 0.245 by 0.178 in. with a board-mounted profile of 0.185 in.; through-hole and surface-mount versions are available; operating temperature ranges from 40°C to 85°C||$0.88 (A/B/C models), $8.34 (V), $1.36 (R) in 1000-unit lots; stock to six weeks||Optek Technology
|Available in three models; operating temperature ranges from room temperature to 518°F; bi-metal construction; rated at 100,000 cycles; input voltage is 150 V ac, 10 A resistive; dielectic strength of 1500 V ac/1 minute; nickel-plated steel terminal options of 0.25-in. screw or solder terminals||From $1.50 to $7.00 in production quantities; available immediately||Selco Products Company
|Low-gravity sensors measure 1.5- to 10-g forces resulting from tilt, motion, positioning, shock, or vibration; detect movement in two directions (X and Y axes), reducing component count; range from 50 to 900 Hz; self-test for functional verification; housed in 6- by 6- by 1.98-mm quad flat no-lead package||$3.60 in 1000-unit lots; available now||Freescale Semiconductor www.motorola.com/ semiconductor (480) 413-8819|
Industrial Tactile Sensor
|User-configurable sensor; quantifies high-pressure measurements in industrial and elevated temperature environments; scalable technology lets users configure mats up to 24 by 100 in. with 1 to 16,000 0.08-in. elements on as little as 0.3-in. centers; can measure up to 500 psi; temperature ranges from 40°C to 200°C; data sampling with data-acquisition speeds to 200 kHz||Start at $1500 for a single sensor or $15,000 for a sensor array; six to eight weeks||Pressure Profile Systems Inc.
|Bi-directional current transducers; consume 80 to 270 mW during operation; respond to complex current waveforms from dc to 350 kHz; accuracy of ±1.0% full scale (FS) from 40°C to 85°C; flame-retardant package measures 1.9 by 3.3 by 1.9 in. and weighs 6 oz; powered by any dc voltage from 10 V dc to 34 V dc; input current ranges from 0 A dc to ±50 A dc through 0 A dc to ±400 A dc||$200 in small quantities; four weeks||American Aerospace Controls
|Include standard M 12 connector; linearity to 0.05%; resolution better than 0.01 mm; backlash-free pivot provides free movement required by mechanical, automotive, and robotic applications; heavy anodized aluminum housing; stainless-steel rotatable actuator; standard lengths to 750 mm; operating life to 50 million movements; meet protection class IP65||$261 to $481 based on length; stock||Novotechnik U.S. Inc.
|Self-contained system; read and record pressure surges or blasts without additional signal conditioning equipment; sense pressure changes from 5 to 18 kHz while withstanding high static pressure; rugged stainless-steel case; mount via a 0.5-in. male pipe thread; six-pin connector||$695; four to six weeks||Columbia Research
|Hydrostatic level transducer; stores 600,000 level, temperature, and time-stamp measurements; ±0.05% FS total error-band accuracy; linear, linear averaging, event, and logarithmic sampling modes; sampling rates up to 15 readings/s; level ranges from 0 to 10 ft to 0 to 692 ft of water; operates from 20°C to 50°C||$1095; 10 working days||Pressure Systems Inc.