New Product Discoveries - TE Connectivity's Transducers and SICK's Proximity Sensors

Digi-Key Electronics is historically known for board-level components (parts soldered directly to a printed circuit board). As our industry has matured there has been an increase in products of a “finished” nature – meaning they are ready to be used out of the box. Continuing our goal of providing you with the newest, most cutting-edge technology; I will present sensors with an Industrial Automation focus that are much more plug-and-play friendly.

TE Connectivity knows how much of a pain it can be having a sensor wired correctly but having to mount it in such a way that makes the display impossible to read. This can lead to a delay in measurement readings and a slowdown of your overall process. Envisioned as a way to improve efficiency, the M5800 series of pressure transducers offers an on-demand rotatable display. Options include current or voltage output with a wide offering of pressure ranges (up to 15K psi). Additionally, they are weatherproof (IP67 rating), with a blue LED display, and an easy-to-use zero setting.

The second product I have today is a proximity sensor from SICK. SICK is a German manufacturer of machine-based sensors and Industrial Automation products. The UM30 series of ultrasonic proximity sensors have a range of up to 26 feet. This sensor uses an 80 kHz signal for proximity sensing and can be utilized in clusters without interference (no crosstalk). Again, this is a product that is ready to go out of the box and is stocked at

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Randall Restle 是 Digi-Key Electronics 应用工程副总裁,负责应用工程师、技术人员和管理人员团队的评估、设计和指导,并在先进技术产品选择和使用方面负责确保 Digi-Key 的服务客户技术战略的落实。Randall 在 2011 年加入 Digi-Key,在此之前,他已经从业 35 年之久,在工程、数字和模拟电路设计、印刷电路板和嵌入式软件领域拥有经验丰富。Randall 拥有辛辛那提大学 BSEE、MS 和 MBA 学位。他还是 IEEE 的高级会员,是俄亥俄州的注册专业工程师,是项目管理协会的认证项目管理专家,并且是多项专利的发明人。

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