PCB Piezotronics have released a new tri-axial force transducer. The 260A series features full-scale measuring ranges from 2.2 kN to 18 kN in the X and Y directions and 4.5 kN to 45 kN in the Z direction. Single axis models are also available.
STMicroelectronics have released some new MEMS chip type tri-axial accelerometers. The LIS3LV02DQ device is a 3-axis low-g accelerometer with a standard SPI/I²C digital interface. The LIS3L02AL/LIS3L06AL sensors have analog-outputs. The accelerometers can measure both tilt and acceleration along all three (x, y and z) axes at a very low noise level and minimized power consumption.
See the ST Micro web site for more details.
Gillette have released a new razor blade that has a tiny rotating eccentric mass to create a vibrating razor head. The vibrating head is meant to loosen hair folicles so that the razor blade will give a closer shave than a non-vibrating razor head.
See the Gillette web site for more information.
National Instruments have released new products for noise and vibration measurements:
– a four-slot PXI card, model NI PXI-1031, and an eight-slot version, NI PXI-1042Q, for measuring noise and vibration.
– three new NI hardware devices that have TEDS capabilities to read the calibration of sensors: NI SC-2350, NI BNC-2096 and SCXI-1314T.
– a 24-bit analogue input/output data acquisition module for the PXI platform, model NI PXI-4461.
Plane Quiet are active noise control headsets that are meant to reduce noise. They are claim to reduce noise levels by 17dB across the frequency spectrum.
Read more on the Plane Quiet web site.
LDS / Dactron have released the Focus II signal analyzer, which uses USB 2.0 on a laptop or PC. The real time analyzer has four to twenty analog inputs, and designed for vibration and noise measurement and analysis. The analyzer can also read TEDS sensors that have in-built calibration data, so that measurements are automatically calibrated.
Read the news article on the Dactron web site.
ST Microelectronics have released a new MEMS accelerometer model LIS3L02, that can measure motion in 3 directions, or inclination.
Read the product information on the ST Micro web site.
Vishay has released a new range of sealed weldable strain gauges.
Analog Devices has released the ADXL32x family of MEMS accelerometers. They are available with two measurement axes in a package that is 4mm x 4mm x 1.45mm. They are claimed to be the smallest accelerometer form factor available today.
Read more on the Analog Devices web site.