The NanoGage Model 100 short-range position sensor is a small electro-optic sensor with performance reportedly equivalent to a precise capacitance gage but with a 3-mm standoff, little sensitivity to electromagnetic inference and a large measurement bandwidth. It is ideal for a variety of applications, including maintaining a closed-loop position, automated focusing at a specific surface height, run-out measurements or vibration measurements.
Using wireless chips and accessories, engineers can now extract data from the unlikeliest of places -- pumps, motors, bridges, conveyors, refineries, cooling towers, parking garages, down-hole drills and just about anything else that can benefit from monitoring.
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