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, vicepresidente de ingeniería de aplicaciones de Digi-Key Electronics, es responsable de evaluar, diseñar y dirigir a un equipo de ingenieros de aplicaciones, técnicos y personal de gestión cualificados para dirigir la estrategia técnica de Digi-Key de servir a los clientes en la selección y uso de productos de tecnología avanzada. Se unió a Digi-Key en 2011 después de 35 años en ingeniería, diseñando circuitos digitales y analógicos, placas de circuitos impresos y software embebido. Randall tiene títulos de BSEE, MS y MBA de la Universidad de Cincinnati. También es miembro senior del IEEE, ha sido Ingeniero Profesional Registrado en el estado de Ohio, Profesional Certificado en Administración de Proyectos con el Project Management Institute y es el inventor de varias patentes.

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