Sensors, Transducers1,589 Results
- Float, Level Sensors
- Motion Sensors - IMUs (Inertial Measurement Units)
- Optical Sensors - Ambient Light, IR, UV Sensors
- Optical Sensors - Camera Modules
- Optical Sensors - Image Sensors, Camera
- Optical Sensors - Photo Detectors - Logic Output
- Optical Sensors - Photodiodes
- Optical Sensors - Photointerrupters - Slot Type - Logic Output
- Optical Sensors - Photointerrupters - Slot Type - Transistor Output
- Optical Sensors - Phototransistors
- Optical Sensors - Reflective - Analog Output
- Proximity Sensors - Industrial
- Proximity Sensors
- Specialized Sensors
- Temperature Sensors - Analog and Digital Output
- Temperature Sensors - Thermostats - Solid State
Float, Level Sensors
Products within this category are used to measure or detect a fluid or material level within a container, commonly through the use of a buoyant element containing or connected to a switch of some type, but in other cases through the use of ultrasonic, optical, or other techniques. Outputs produced by these devices may be variable to allow a quantitative measurement of fluid/material level, or a simple binary indication of whether or not the level is in excess of some fixed value.
Motion Sensors - IMUs (Inertial Measurement Units)
Motion Sensors - IMUs (Inertial Measurement Units) is a device that measurers velocity, orientation, and magnetism using an Accelerometer, Gyroscope, and Magnetometer to get the direction, proper acceleration, and location. The other types of sensors include Temperature, Inclinometer, and Barometric Pressure.
Optical Sensors - Ambient Light, IR, UV Sensors
Ambient light, IR and Ultraviolet optical sensors convert their respective light and/or heat inputs into an analog or digital output and are available in a wide variety of surface mount and through hole package types. The wavelength for these sensors range from 290nm to 4000K.
Optical Sensors - Image Sensors, Camera
Products in the image sensor and camera family are component or module-level devices used to electronically capture visual information in the visible and/or infrared spectrums. Consisting of an array of photosensitive elements connected to a shared control and interface mechanism, available products include those adapted to common still image and video capture as well as more specialized applications such as thermal and spatial imaging.
Optical Sensors - Photo Detectors - Logic Output
Products in the logic output photodetector family contain a light sensitive element such as a photodiode or phototransistor, and produce a binary (two-state) output indicating whether the amount of incident light exceeds a predefined threshold. They find use in the construction of photointerrupter devices, encoders, and similar devices where a basic light detection function is sufficient.
Optical Sensors - Photodiodes
Products in the photodiode family are used for detection and measurement of light. Based on the interaction of light with a semiconductor junction similar to that found in rectifier diodes, devices adapted for a wide range of purposes are available. Some are adapted for sensitivity over narrow wavelength ranges, others for sensitivity over a wide range. Some are suitable for detection of high-speed signals such as encountered in fiber optic communications, others for detection of extremely low levels of light (even individual photons) with applications ranging from medical imaging to distance measurement.
Optical Sensors - Photointerrupters - Slot Type - Logic Output
Products in the logic output, slot type photointerrupter family integrate a light source and a matching photodetector in an opposed-facing orientation, together with supporting circuitry needed to make a binary (two-state) determination of whether or not an opaque object or material is present in the space between the emitter and receiver. They differ from transistor output devices of the same name by virtue of this additional receive-side processing, which simplifies application at some expense of application flexibility.
Optical Sensors - Photointerrupters - Slot Type - Transistor Output
Slot type photointerrupters with transistor output are optical sensor modules that utilize a built-in infrared light source and a photodiode separated by an air gap (slot). When an actuator, liquid or other detection object blocks the light source, an output transistor is turned on or off which toggles the applied voltage. Mounting options include chassis, snap-in, surface, free-hanging, and through-hole.
Optical Sensors - Phototransistors
Products in the phototransistor family are discrete light sensitive components which behave in similar fashion to a bipolar transistor, but use incident light instead of an electrical current applied through a device terminal to cause the device to conduct. Compared to photodiodes, phototransistors generally produce a much larger output current for the same intensity of incident light, though are slower to respond to changes in light intensity. These differences result in phototransistors being simpler to apply, but less useful for high speed operation.
Optical Sensors - Reflective - Analog Output
Products in the analog output reflective optical sensor family incorporate an optical emitter and light sensitive element (typically a phototransistor) mounted adjacent to each other and facing the same direction, such that light from the emitter that is reflected by an object in the sensor's field of view can be detected by the sensing element within the device. Analog output sensors of this type deliver the signal produced by the photosensor directly with minimal processing, requiring the user to provide their own interpretive mechanism to determine object detection.
Proximity Sensors are designed to detect and respond to movement outside of the component and within the range of the sensor (0” (0 mm) to 50’ (15.2 m)). The sensor types include capacitive, inductive, infrared, light, and ultrasonic with output types of analog current, voltage, configurable, I2C, NC, NO, NPN, 2-wire, 3-wire, 4-wire, 5-wire, PNP, push-pull, relay, requires amplifier, and SCR.
Specialized Sensors are devices designed for specific requirements or for niche applications. The sensor types are accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, pressure, temperature, humidity, light, air quality monitor, analog-to-frequency converter, anemometer, battery sensor, biometric, bubble detector, button press, camshaft, capacitive, contact sensor, depth gauge, dry contact sensor, fingerprint, force sensing, gas, geiger tube, infrared, joystick, and laser power, among others.
Temperature Sensors - Analog and Digital Output
Analog and Digital Output Temperature Sensors are designed to measure the amount of ambient heat energy. The characteristics are sensor type, sensing temperature local, sensing temperature remote, output type, voltage supply, and resolution. The sensor types are analog local/remote/infrared, analog-digital, local/remote, digital local/remote/infrared, or internal, with a sensing temperature range of -55°C to 200°C.
Temperature Sensors - Thermostats - Solid State
Solid state thermostat products are semiconductor-based temperature detection devices that produce a two-state output, the state of which changes in response to the measured temperature exceeding a fixed limit or falling outside a defined window. Devices with pre-set threshold temperatures as well as programmable/configurable thresholds are available.