SENSORS: The newly issued “POSIWIRE® Cable ExtensionPosition Sensors WS” catalog includes a comprehensive overview of ASM’s entire range of cable extension or “string pot” sensors for position measurement ranges between 4 inches and 197 ft. These linear sensors offer compact design, quick installation and reliable operation. They are ideally suited for industrial, instrumentation, heavy duty or offshore applications. These string pot sensors are available with several types of analog outputs as well as absolute and incremental digital outputs including SAE J1939 CAN bus. These sensors feature linearity up to ± 0.01 percent full scale and enclosure ratings up to IP 68 and IP69K for extreme environmental conditions. The complete catalog is now available for order and can be downloaded online at www.asmsensors.com.
Applied Research Associates has delivered several of its Pointman Tactical Robots to the CBP in Tucson, which the agency is using to explore drainage tunnels that run between Nogales, Ariz., and Nogales, Mexico. These tunnels are out of sight from border surveillance and are increasingly being used for illegal activity.