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Vol. 82, No. 8, August 2007




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1. Sensor Signal Conditioning

    David Cheeke, Pages 1381-1388

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2. Sensor Interfaces for Private Home Automation: From Analog to Digital, Wireless and Autonomous

    Erich Leder, Alexander Sutor, Martin Meiler, Reinhard Lerch, Benedikt Pulvermueller, Michael Guenther, Pages 1389-1404

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3. Bio-Techniques in Electrochemical Transducers: an Overview

   Vikas & C. S. Pundir, Pages 1405-1417

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4. Design of a Novel Capacitive Pressure Sensor

    Ebrahim Abbaspour-Sani, Sodabeh Soleimani, Pages 1418-1422

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5. A Ppb Formaldehyde Gas Sensor Fast Indoor Air Quality Measurements

    Hélène Paolacci, Romain Dagnelie, Dominique Porterat, François Piuzzi, Fabien Lepetit, Thu-Hoa Tran-Thi, Pages 1423-1430

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6. Modeling and Analysis of Fiber Optic Ring Resonator Performance as Temperature Sensor

    Sanjoy Mandal, S.K.Ghosh, T.K.Basak, Pages 1431-1442

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7. An Optoelectronic Sensor Configuration Using ZnO Thick Film for Detection of Methanol

    Shobhna Dixit, K. P. Misra, Atul Srivastava, Anchal Srivastava, R. K. Shukla, Pages 1443-1449

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8. Enhanced Acoustic Sensitivity in Polymeric Coated Fiber Bragg Grating

    Andrea Cusano, Salvatore D’addio and Antonello Cutolo, Pages 1450-1457

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9. Lactase from Clarias Gariepinus and its Application in Development of Lactose Sensor

    Sandeep K. Sharma, Neeta Sehgal, Ashok Kumar, Pages 1458-1469

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10.Prism Based Real Time Refractometer

    Anchal Srivastava, R. K. Shukla, Atul Srivastava, Manoj K. Srivastava, Dharmendra Mishra, Pages 1470-1479

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11.Development of a Micro-SPM (Scanning Probe Microscope) by Post-Assembly of a MEMS-Stage and an Independent Cantilever

    Zhi Li, Helmut Wolff, Konrad Herrmann, Pages 1480-1485

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12.Design, Packaging and Characterization of a Langasite Monolithic Crystal Filter Viscometer

    J. Andle, R. Haskell, R. Sbardella, G. Morehead, M. Chap, S. Xiong, J. Columbus, D. Stevens, and K. Durdag, Pages 1486-1494

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High Temperature, Triaxial Accelerometer with TEDS Option


The Type 8766A accelerometer uses Kistler’s PiezoStar shear element design which provides wide operating frequency range and extremely low sensitivity to temperature changes. The IEPE sensor combines PiezoStar crystals and integral hybrid microelectronics to achieve very low sensitivity variation over the operating temperature range, compared to other sensing element designs. The Kistler shear element technology also ensures high immunity to base strain errors. The accelerometer uses a welded titanium construction for low mass and an industry standard 4-pin connector for reliable measurements and long-term stability especially at higher operating temperatures. The Type 8766A provides high measurement resolution with over 94 dB of dynamic range ...


Kistler Instrumente AG

PO Box, CH-8408 Winterthur, Switzerland

Tel +41 52 - 224 11 11

Fax +41 52 - 224 14 14

E-mail: public.relations@kistler.com


8766A accelerometer



Low-Pressure Transmitters for Variety Industrial Applications


Mt. Olive, NJ - American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) announces two new advances in its pressure product line with the AST44LP and AST43LP low-pressure, hazardous area-approved pressure transmitters. These media-isolated, stainless steel units can perform in a variety of industrial applications and hold the best price-to-performance ratio in the industry. Both low-pressure transmitters are constructed with 316L SS wetted materials for complete compatibility with a wide range of liquids and gases ...


Karmjit Sidhu

450 Clark Drive,

Mt. Olive, NJ 07828, USA

Tel.:973-448-1901, fax: 973-448-1905

E-mail: ksiddhu@astsensors.com

Pressure transmitters



Optical Oxygen Sensor for Measurements in Liquid Media


getSens.com presents the optical oxygen sensor with 12mm shaft for measurements in liquid media - getOtwo. The state-of-the-art optical oxygen sensor getOtwo is based on the principle of fluorescence quenching. Specific getOtwo application examples are: water analysis, concentration and fermentation monitoring and monitoring of processes of oxidation. Due to its shaft having an outer diameter of only 12mm, traditional standard electrodes might be replaced which gives competitive edges to electrochemical oxygen sensors ...


Stefan Thomassen

getAMO.com, c/o Sentronic GmbH

Emil-Figge-Str. 76 - 80

44227 Dortmund

Tel. +49-231-9742285, fax: +49-231-9742286

E-mail: information@getAMO.com

Optical Oxygen Sensor



Fiber Optic Rotary Encoder System Awarded U.S. Patent


Newbury Park, California, August 6, 2007 – Micronor Inc. has secured U.S. patent 7,196,320 for its ZapFREE™ Fiber Optic Rotary Encoder System. The patent recognizes Micronor’s innovative wavelength division multiplexing approach which produces a totally passive encoder utilizing no electronics within the sensor - and therefore deployable in stressful environments not suited for conventional electronic-based encoders. The Micronor encoders meet ATEX requirements as “simple apparatus” and are certified for use in hazardous environments. An MRI-transparent encoder has been recently developed for the medical industry ...


Dennis Horwitz

Micronor Inc.

3483 Old Conejo Rd, Ste 203

Newbury Park, CA 91320

Tel: 805-499-0114, fax: 805-499-6585

E-mail: dennis.horwitz@micronor.com

Fiber Optic Rotary Encoder



Servo Inclinometers Measure Tilts with a High Resolution


Series ES260 from DS Europe can measure tilts with high resolution, high repeatability and can withstand high shocks because of Its exclusive “optical sensor” measuring system. The ES260 measures the tilt with a pendulum sensing element that has a pivot on one end and the other end swivels, because of earth gravity acceleration, inside an optical barrier thence with a feedback system It is practically still therefore strongly reducing the movements and the related errors with also a good shock survivability.


Series ES261 has a single measuring axis and the following measuring ranges: from 0 to ±5,75-14,5-30-45-90° , output signal is 0 a ±5V with bandwidth up to 55Hz and IP65 environment protection ...


Dott. Dario Piardi

DS Europe S.r.L.

Milano Via F. Russoli 6

Tel 0039 02 8910142, fax 0039 02 89124848

E-mail: dseurope@dseurope.com

Servo Inclinometers



 LVDT Position Transmitters Operate in Hostile Environments


Pennsauken, NJ - Macro Sensors offers the HSI/R 750 Series of hermetically sealed, loop-powered 4-20mA position transmitters for a wide range of position monitoring and feedback applications. Units are specifically designed for mechanical position measurement where a hard connection can be made to a test piece. The 4-20 mA current loop input/output of these rugged and robust devices enables easy field integration with PLCs, digital indicators, host computer-based data processing, and QC data collection systems. Units can be configured for either loop-powered, two-wire or externally powered three-wire sourcing output to address different I/O requirements in various applications ...


Ed Herceg

Macro Sensors

U.S. Route 130 North, Bldg. 22,

Pennsauken, NJ  08110-1541

Tel: 856-662-8000, 

Fax: 856-317-1005

E-mail: eeh@macrosensors.com

LVDT Position Transmitters



Mechanical Vibration Switch for Machine Shutdown Protection


Depew, NY, USA – The new Model 685A07 Mechanical Vibration Switch from the IMI Sensors Division of PCB Piezotronics (PCB®) provides an economical solution for continuous vibration monitoring.  It comes standard with an external pushbutton reset, and does not require power to operate.  The switch uses a spring loaded, magnetically coupled sensor which can be externally adjusted for higher or lower sensitivity. This technology is particularly effective on cooling towers, fans, small motors or pumps, or any installation which requires immediate shutdown when increased vibration levels are present.


Model 685A07 is a cost-effective approach for a first line of defense against catastrophic machinery failure.  CSA certified explosion-proof versions with identical features are also available ...


Eric Yax

IMI Sensors Division Manager

PCB Piezotronics, Inc.

3425 Walden Avenue

Depew, NY  14043-2495

Tel: (716) 684-0002 ext. 2377, fax:  (716) 684-3823

E-mail:  imi@pcb.com

Model 685A07 vibration switch



Microbridge Dramatically Increases Accuracy of Temperature Compensation by More Than 10X with Flexible Rejustors


Montreal, Canada – August 13, 2007 Microbridge Technologies, Inc. introduced the MBT-303-A rejustor (re-adjustable resistor), the world’s first passive electronic Temperature Compensation (eTC) divider, ideal for managing temperature in precise analog circuits, optical systems, sensors, and power supply compensation and calibration across a wide range of military, aerospace, automotive, industrial, medical, and consumer applications.


The first in a family of resistor dividers and networks employing eTC technology, the MBT-303-A is a high accuracy dual 30K ohm divider (two resistors in series) where each resistor can be set to any value between 21K and 30K ohms with an accuracy of 0.01%.  Having two rejustor elements in the same package makes it easier to implement divider networks where resistors must be equally matched ...


Sacha Arts

Bella Vista Communications

Tel.: 408-356-3099

E-mail: s.arts@comcast.net




Hazardous Area Vibration Sensors


Wilcoxon has developed an extensive line of hazardous area sensors. IS vibration sensors measure acceleration or velocity at ranges that monitor low frequency and general purpose uses. Wilcoxon’s popular 4-20 mA line of loop powered vibration sensors is available with IS and explosion proof ratings. Dynamic and 4-20 mA output sensors can be ordered with a side connector for measurements in locations with a low profile. Top-exit and side-connector sensors with an integral cable can also be ordered. An IS accelerometer and charge amplifier system measures vibrations in very high temperature applications, up to 500o F (260o C). Wilcoxon released the first dual output (dynamic vibration data and temperature) vibration sensor to receive the IS certification, allowing users to measure vibration and temperature using one hazardous-area rated sensor ...


Courtney Schlapo,

Marketing Communications

Wilcoxon Research

Tel.: 281 213 8238

E-mail: cschlapo@wilcoxon.com






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