Okay, I’ll bite, What’s A Smart Pole?

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September 22, 2017

There may not be many technical and electronic theories one has to learn on a regular basis, but there’s never a shortage of descriptive buzzwords. At first glance one might ask, what is a smart pole? Professional fishermen need not get excited.   Of course, one might reason it has something to do with the […]


Spectral Sensors Bring Material Analysis to the Real World

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September 22, 2017

Material analysis is used across a wide spectrum of industries. Traditionally material analysis has been done in a lab with bench top spectrometers. Si-Ware Systems (SWS) has developed unique and proprietary technology to put discrete optical benches on silicon die, called SiMOST – Silicon Micro Optical Systems Technology.   A Michelson interferometer is the basis […]


PMIC Boosts Software Power Measurement Accuracy

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September 22, 2017

Microchip Technology’s PAC1934 power monitoring integrated circuit (PMIC) works in conjunction with the company’s software driver that is fully compatible with the Energy Estimation Engine (E3) built into the Windows 10 operating system. Reportedly, the combo achieves a measurement accuracy of 99% on all Windows 10 devices that have batteries. Combining Microchip’s PAC1934 and Windows […]


IP67 Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switches Pack PoE+

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September 22, 2017

Red Lion Controls expands its N-Tron series of industrial Ethernet switches with Power over Ethernet (PoE) and non-POE models designed for industrial applications. The IP67 managed Gigabit Ethernet switches provide a rugged, dust proof and water-resistant enclosure with sixteen 10/100/1000Base-T(X) M12 X-coded ports to create a reliable and secure communication network for equipment in harsh […]


Embedded Radios Ready For Rugged IoT Adventures

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September 22, 2017

Designed for OEM and embedded applications, FreeWave Technologies’ ZumLink Z9-PC line of 900 MHz radios function reliably in rugged environments. Target applications include Industrial IoT (IIoT), defense, precision agriculture, oil and gas, unmanned systems, smart cities, and utilities. Future Z9-PC versions will feature full programmability with third-party applications, a differentiator for wireless within the Industrial […]


LVIT Position Sensors Feature A Long Stroke

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September 21, 2017

The LRL-27 Series long-stroke LVIT position sensors are contactless devices designed for factory automation systems and a variety of heavy duty industrial or commercial applications. Operating from a variety of dc voltages, the LRL-27 series offer a choice of four analog outputs, and all units include ASG’s proprietary SenSet field scalability feature. Features include nominal […]


Mini MEMS Tilt Meters Get Geophysical

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September 21, 2017

The 875 Mini Tuff Tilt Series tiltmeters (inclinometers) for geophysical and geotechnical applications come in miniaturized packages to accommodate space constraints. The series employs MEMS technology and is available in uniaxial and biaxial models. Measuring ranges of ±5°, ±15°, and ±30° are available with a 0.05° resolution and 0.5 to 4.5V, 4 to 20 mA, […]


Turbine Flow Meter Teams With Flow Totalizer To Form Wireless Flow Control System

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September 21, 2017

AW-LAKE’s TW Series turbine flow meter provides an accuracy to ±1% of reading or better and a 0.1% repeatability in flow measurement applications involving oils, water, and some chemicals.  Besides new installations, the meters or meter internals are drop-in replacements to Kimray, NuFlo, Haliburton, Cameron, and Blancett turbine flow meters in existing applications. TW Flow […]