"Flat Pack" sensors are 35 x 55 x 15 mm, and the housing is for the conveying and material handling industries, or any application where space may be limited. The four available sensing principles include: Inductive Sensing, with ranges of 10 or 15 mm; Capacitive Sensing, with adjustable range from 3 to 25 mm, Photoelectric Diffuse Sensing, from 50 to 200 mm; or Through Beam Sensing, up to 5m. The sensors are constructed with impact-resistant polycarbonate, featuring ultrasonic welding to ensure an IP 67/NEMA 4X protection rating.
Carlo Gavazzi Automation Components, 750 Hastings Lane, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, FAX (800) 222-2659.
Halloween isn’t just a time for creative costumes. Thanks to the element14 online design community, the holiday this year also brings us a number of creative electronic device design ideas aimed at making your Halloween party a unique experience.
On April 15, 2010, President Barack Obama gave a major speech at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, announcing that the US would send astronauts to Mars by the mid-2030s. But in order to do so, NASA would first need to ramp up its capabilities through missions directed toward "a series of increasingly demanding targets," i.e. asteroids.
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