Honeywell Hall-Effect Rotary Sensors: RTY Series

Honeywell Hall-Effect Rotary Sensors: RTY Series

Honeywell’s RTY series Hall-effect Rotary Position Sensors are designed for use in transportation and industrial applications.  They offer long life, non-contact position sensing, configurability, rugged use in harsh environments, and flexibility for their design engineers who wish to use them.   The RTY Series Hall-effect Rotary Position Sensors use a magnetically biased, Hall-effect integrated circuit (IC) to sense rotary movement of the actuator shaft over a set operating range, rotation of the actuator shaft changes a magnet’s position relative to the IC.   The resulting flux density change is converted to a linear output.  The IC, together with conditioning and protection circuitry, and the permanent magnet, is sealed in an IP67-qualified rugged package for durability in most harsh environments


  • 12 M Cycle product life
  • Solid-state Hall-effect technology
  • Variety of options for sensing range angle, pinout style, and supply voltage
  • Rugged IP67 sealed package with integral connector
  • Automotive-grade EMI/EMC testing, integrated reverse polarity, and shot circuit
  • Industry-standard AMP termination, 32 mm mounting pitch, North American and European pinout styles, and compact package
  • Eight operating ranges up to 360 degrees

Transportation applications:

  • Trucks
  • Buses
  • Off-road, industrial, construction, agricultural vehicles and equipment
  • Cranes
  • Buses
  • Trucks
  • Boat engines

Industrial applications:

  • Valve control
  • HVAC damper control
  • Irrigation pivot control

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Limitless Wireless Operator Interface, WOI Series

Limitless Wireless Operator Interface, WOI Series

Honeywell introduces their Limitless Wireless Operator Interface, WOI Series. These devises are wireless controllers designed for a variety of functions, such as, turning on/off equipment including pumps, motors, drives, conveyors and other industrial equipment, open or close gates/doors, or provide notification to remote locations in rugged industrial environments of manufacturing issues. The WOI series are designed to be flexible, allowing the user to choose and install a desired operator (22 mm rotary switch, key switch, or key) or use one of Honeywell’s push buttons.


  • Enables control and/or notification in remote parts of application/machinery/manufacturing plants, where wiring is too costly or not possible
  • Flexibility for users to choose and install their desired operator type; i.e. 22 mm rotary switch, 22 mm key switch, etc
  • Ability to reconfigure and network multiple interfaces, or point-to-point with personalized addresses which allows for adding, subtracting, or relocating Limitless™ inputs easily
  • Reduced installation/maintenance costs with no wiring to Limitless™ switches, conduit, strain relief, clips, connectors, connection boxes, etc.
  • Eliminates issues with wire connection integrity on moving equipment
  • LEDs indicate actuation, low battery, RF signal loss, and pairing function
  • Communication security per the IEEE 802.15.4 standard (16-bit PAN ID, 16-bit address and 128-bit security key)

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Limitless WLS Heavy-Duty Switches

Limitless WLS Heavy-Duty SwitchesLimitless WLS Heavy-Duty Wireless Limit Switches combine the best of MICRO SWITCH HDLS heavy-duty limit switches with the latest wireless technology. Limitless Series switches have the same mechanical life, temperature ratings, and sealing as standard MICRO SWITCH™ limit switches, but they’re wireless.  Limitless switches can be configured to potentially allow up to sixteen devices to communicate with one receiver module. Wireless functionality is implemented through an 802.15.4 open protocol RF board operating in the 2.4 GHz globally license-free frequency band. The wireless signal is received by either a panel-mount receiver, or an industrial DIN-rail module, that then converts it to an output. Outputs can be LEDs, buzzers, or electrical signals.  Limitless™ switches eliminate the need for maintenance of equipment’s wiring, as there’s no actual wiring to install, no wear-and-tear to mend and no frayed cord to ever replace.

Industrial Pneumatic Control Applications

• Enables presence/absence detection in remote parts of application/machinery, where wiring is an issue or not feasible
• Reduced installation/maintenance costs with no wires, conduit, strain relief, clips, connectors, connection boxes, etc.
• Eliminates issues with wire connection integrity on moving equipment
• Consumes ultra-low power to prolong battery life

Potential Applications:


• Door position
• Grain diverters or flaps
• Hose attachment verification
• Lifts
• Material handling
• Presses/conveyors
• Specialty machines
• Valve position

• Agricultural equipment
• Construction equipment
• Crane boom/jib/skew position
• Lifts
• Movable machinery
• Remote or temporary equipment

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The ALS and AWSP Series Power Supplies from Triad

Triad Magnetics provides innovative technology solutions for power conversion, filtering, isolation and more.
The ALS and AWSP Series Power Supplies from Triad
The ALS Series

    • Single Output, AC/DC, Switch Mode Power Supply.
    • Provides DC output power in a cost-effective open frame package.
    • 3″x 5″ open frame.
    •  Best suited for applications requiring 30 to 75 watts.
    • Power Supply for general purpose applications.
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The AWSP Series

  • Range from 40 watt to 150 watts.
  • Single output enclosed chassis mount power supply.
  • Switch Mode, single output, AC/DC Power Supply.
  • Applications include the industrial and telecommunications industries.
  • Compliant to the Low Voltage directive (TUV EN60950).

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SMART Position Sensors, 100° Arc Configuration Outer Diameter, SPS Series

Gopher is pleased to announce a 4th variant of the SMART Position Sensor 100° Arc Configuration from Honeywell that was originally launched in March 2011.  The new 100° Arc Configuration Outer Diameter offers the following features:

  • Measures on the outer edge of the sensor: Provides flexibility in mounting the device in the application
  • Integral amp Superseal connector with 12-inch flying lead: Provides a sealed connector with the flexibility of having flying leads
  • Regulated 5V input: Accommodates customers that have a 5V in their system.  The design can also easily be modified to accommodate a larger input voltage range

Honeywell’s SMART Position Sensor portfolio is one of the most durable, adaptable, lightweight, non-contact position sensors available in the industry.  These sensors utilize non-contact magnetoresistive technology to detect absolute position, enabling highly accurate motion control and improving operation efficiency and safety. The device’s IP69K sealed package eliminates mechanical failure mechanisms, reducing wear and tear, improving reliability and durability, and minimizing downtime.
SMART Position Sensors, 100° Arc Configuration Outer Diameter, SPS Series

(+ = competitive differentiator)

+  Reliable, durable: Non-contact design reduces wear and tear, improving reliability and durability, minimizing downtime
+  Easy to install: Installation takes four steps (1: position device; 2: drill holes; 3: mount sensor; 4: locate magnet/connect sensor) vs. up to 14 steps some competitive products require, simplifying installation and reducing set-up costs
·   Rugged: Honeywell utilizes unique package materials with no moving parts within the sensor, making it resistant to vibration, shock, and extreme temperatures
+  Flexible: Air gap tolerance of 7,8 ±2,5 mm [0.307 ±0.098 in] or 9,2 ±2,5 mm [0.36 ±0.09 in] (100°) and 8,5 ±2,5 mm [0.338 ±0.098 in] (180°) between sensor and magnet expands application use

+  Cost effective: Adaptable, non-contacting design allows customers to eliminate unnecessary connections for installation, reducing installation steps/time and components
·   Accurate: 100° configuration accurately measures values down to 0.06°
+  Adaptable: Electronics on board allow for flexible packaging and component compatibility with existing systems

+  Lightweight: Lighter in weight than optical encoders
+  Self-diagnostics feature can reduce equipment downtime by providing predictive maintenance input
·   Combined patented MR sensor and ASIC technology provide enhanced differentiation and performance
·   IP67, IP69K sealing allow use in many harsh applications
·   RoHS-compliant materials meet Directive 2002/95/EC


Competitive environment includes products from BEI 360 Encoder, Tyco Hall-effect Arc Sensor, Elobau 360, Turck Inclinometer. Honeywell’s advantages include:

  • High accuracy
    • Measures values down to 0.06° versus BEI Encoder (±0.6% FS), Tyco Hall-effect Arc Sensor (<1%), and Elobau 360 (± 1.0%)
  • High durability
    • Shock (50 G) and vibration (20 G from 10 to 2000 Hz) resistant versus Turck Inclinometers’ vibration resistant (55 Hz [1 mm]) and shock resistant (30 G [11 ms])
    • IP67 and 69k environmental sealing versus BEI Encoder’s IP65v
    • Wider operating temperature range of -40 °C to 85 °C (-40 °F to 257 °F) versus BEI Encoder, Tyco Hall-effect Arc Sensor, Turck Inclinometer
  • Cost-effective
    • High X,Y, Z tolerances provide better design, air gap, and off-set flexibility versus Turck Inclinometer, BEI Encoder, Tyco Hall-effect Arc Sensor, and Elobau 360’s low X,Y, Z tolerances and may require special calibration adjustments and alignments




  • Aerial work lift platform, front end loader and digger/ excavator boom position
  • Scissor lift position
  • Refuse truck lift and automatic reach arm position
  • Mobile crane steering
  • Timber harvester/processor equipment cutter arm angle
  • On-board loader weighing system position


  • Telescoping conveyor elevation
  • Power generation contact angle
  • Rail-road crossing arms position


  • Remote weapon systems elevation
  • Chassis suspension systems position height
  • Vehicle door position


  • Ground-based solar panels elevation and azimuth
  • Ground-based satellite dish elevation and azimuth


  • Robotically-assisted surgery equipment position
  • Patient bed elevation

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Honeywell Product Line Extension: Force Sensors, FSS, FSS-SMT, FSG Series

Wonderful news everyone, Honeywell is extending its line of FSS, FSS-SMT, and FSG force sensors with new force ranges! The new ranges include 0 to 5 N, 0 to 10 N, 0 to 15 N, and 0 to 20 N.  The sensors concentrate force from the application, through the stainless steel plunger, directly to the silicon-sensing element. The amount of resistance changes in proportion to the amount of force being applied. This change in circuit resistance results in a corresponding mV output level change.  These compact, commercial grade sensors provide reliable force sensing information, while innovative elastomeric technology and engineered molded plastics results in overforce capacities of up to three times the rated force.

Honeywell Product Line Extension: Force Sensors, FSS, FSS-SMT, FSG Series

There are few manufacturers that produce force sensors that compete with Honeywell’s devices.  Honeywell’s devices are unique piezoresistive offerings in the force sensor industry because they fill a niche between relatively simple strain gauges and more complex load cells. The strain gauge technology tends to be lower performing, and therefore lower cost, than Honeywell’s Force Sensor offering. This is mainly because the strain gauge is a single element, so any drift over time or temperature is more apparent than Honeywell’s technology. By placing 4 peizoresistive elements in a bridge on Honeywell’s Force Sensor, any drift tends to happen to all 4 elements equally and this tends to cancel some of the drift normally found in a single element.  While a load cell tends to be very accurate, it is also more costly than Honeywell’s Force Sensor.


FSG Series:

  • Extremely low deflection (approx. 30 μm typical at Full Scale) helps reduce measurement error
  • Low repeatability error (0.2% span) improves overall system accuracy
  • Low linearity error (0.5% span) improves system accuracy over the entire force rage
  • Low off-center loading errors improves system accuracy due to mechanical misalignment
  • Resolution to 0.0098 N improves customer’s system accuracy
  • Fast response time allows system to make faster decisions which may improve system accuracy
  • Low power consumption allows use in battery applications
  • High ESD resistance of 8 kV reduces special handling during assembly

FSS Series and FSS-SMT Series:

  • RoHS-compliant materials meet Directive 2002/95/EC allows use in industries requiring regulation compliance
  • Low deflection (approx. 30 μm typical at full scale) helps reduce measurement error
  • Direct mechanical coupling of the actuation ball to the sense element reduces coupling errors and keeps mechanical hysteresis to a minimum
  • Product rating of 20 million MCTF at 25 °C [77 °F], subject to application variation, provides for consistent output over time and reduces repairs or replacements
  • Small size minimizes space on the printed circuit board (PCB) Provides enhanced sensitivity without compromising signal integrity, resulting in low system noise and reducing measurement errors
  • Electrically ratiometric output accommodates supply voltage variations, leading to low ratiometricity error
  • Low voltage supply allows for use in many battery powered applications
  • High resistance to electrostatic discharge (ESD) meets ESD Sensitivity Classification Level 3B (8 KV), reducing special handling during assembly
  • Sensor output has low sensitivity to many mounting stresses
  • Surface Mount Technology (FSS-SMT) allows for automated assembly and may eliminate hand soldering



  • Infusion Pumps
  • Ambulatory non-invasive pumps
  • Occlusion detection
  • Kidney dialysis machines
  • Enteral pumps


  • Load and compression sensing
  • Variable tension control
  • Robotic end-effectors
  • Wire bonding equipment

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Honeywell Announces PX2 Series Product Line Extension

Heavy Duty Pressure Transducers, PX2 Series: New Pressure Ranges and New Connectors and Cable Lengths

Honeywell announced a product line extension for the PX2 Series Heavy Duty Pressure
Honeywell Announces PX2 Series Product Line Extension

Transducers that includes the following new additions:

• New pressure ranges up to 46 bar [667 psi]

  • Previous pressure range:  7 bar to 34 bar [100 psi to 500 psi]
  • New pressure range:  7 bar to 46 bar [100 psi to 667 psi]

These new pressure ranges allow the PX2 Series to support the high-pressure and low- pressure requirements of most HVAC/R (heating, ventilating, cooling and refrigeration) cooling circuits as well as many other higher pressure industrial applications.

• Two new electrical connectors

  • Previous connectors:  Packard Metripak 150 and Deutsch DTM04-3P
  • Additional new connectors:  Micro M12 IEC 61076-2 and DIN EN 175301-803C

• Three new standard cable lengths

  • Previous cable length:  Cable harness (1 meter)
  • Additional new cable lengths:  Cable harness (2 meter), cable harness (3 meter)* and cable harness (5 meter)*
    * 3 and 5 meter lengths are available only with output CH (current, 4 mA to 20 mA)

These new connectors and cable lengths make the PX2 Series even easier for customers to design into their system. Additionally, the DIN connector is popular for use in compressor applications – one of the focus applications for the PX2 Series. Other potential applications include HVAC/R, air compressors, other general industrial applications, and heavy equipment and alternative fuel vehicles.

Honeywell’s PX2 Series Heavy Duty Pressure Transducers are; designed for configurability, are cost-effective and durable.

Overview PX2 Series Heavy Duty Pressure Transducers

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Paktron Introduces 3rd Generation, Thermally Shielded Capstick® Capacitor

Paktron Introduces 3rd Generation, Thermally Shielded Capstick® CapacitorPaktron introduced and enhanced version of their standard Type CB4G product, which is designed for lead (PB)-Free surfaces. The capacitor plate elements in the new Type CB4G-FS version still contain the same core construction, so the electrical and environmental performance specifications are unchanged from the original product. However, with enhanced processing, and improved packaging, this thermally shielded capacitor can handle higher reflow soldering temperatures.


  • RoHS-6 Compliant
  • Handles solder temperatures as specified in IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020
  • Ultra-low ESR and high ripple current capability in small size
  • Offers “no-cracking” and “non-shorting” operation
  • Comes in both 100 and 500 volt models

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The Comus Group’s SMD Reed Switch Line

The Comus Group’s SMD Reed Switch LineThe Comus Group has just introduced their full line of Surface Mount reed switches, which contains both commercial and professional grade, glass and housed surface mount switches.

The COTO® reed switch is the only reed switch recognized as the true professional grade quality switch, which is an aspect that many people have come to rely on in their applications. With this, Comus continues to bring to the market the highest quality part at competitive prices and lead times that are by far the very best in the industry.

Comus offers standard switches with the following options: close hysteresis types, high power types and glass sizes ranging from 5 mm to 14 mm; housed surface mount switches, which are also available in axial leads; and double-ended types, which may be actuated with an electromagnet, a permanent magnet or a combination of both.

The SMD Reed switch finds its way to an increasing number of applicationsbecause its hermetic seal makes it resistant to outside ambient environmental conditions. With a reed switch using a magnet to open and/or close its contacts, it consumes zero power. This kind of part can be used in a variety of industries, such as Electronics, Automotive, Domestic and Industrial.

The Comus Group recognizes the severity of each application’s essential duty to operate accurately they are a reliable switching source for your switching needs.


  • 100% galvanic isolation
  • Hermetically sealed
  • Ambient Operating Temperature
  • Dust and water resistant
  • No power consumption
  • Single-pole, single throw (SPST) type
  • Professional (ATE) Grade / Commercial Grade
  • Available in Axial Leads
  • Glass Size Ranging from 5mm to 14mm

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Honeywell Pressure Switches, High-Pressure Premium, HPS Series

New Product Introduction: Honeywell Pressure Switches, High- Pressure Premium, HPS Series

Honeywell’s Pressure Switch, High-Pressure Premium, HPS Series is the first in a new portfolio of configurable pressure switches designed using a building-block approach to meet the unique requirements of Honeywell’s global customers. The HPS Series boasts durable, reliable electro-mechanical gauge pressure on/off switches available either with single pole single throw (SPST) normally open or normally closed circuitry, or single pole double throw (SPDT) circuitry. Their IP67 environmental sealing and high-proof and burst-pressure ratings allow for use in rugged applications that require the making or breaking of an electrical connection in response to a pressure change of the system media. Available with a pressure switching point range between 150 to 4500 psi. Additional pressure switches are planned.


In order to meet their global application requirements, Honeywell customers need a reliable 2M life cycle pressure switch with various pressure ports and connectors. Honeywell’s current pressure switch lineup, consisting of the 1000 Series, 5000 Series, III Series, Series V, PBN1 Series, and PBN2 Series, currently do not provide the life cycle or ports and connectors to meet this need.FEATURES AND BENEFITS
(+ = competitive differentiator)+ Up to 2 million life cycle: Provides long life in the application
+ IP67 sealing rating: Ensures media ingress will not create switch failure; use in harsh applications where the switch experiences fluid splashes or temporary immersion, enhancing reliability/durability
+ Wide choice of pressure ports and electrical terminations:Allows customers to configure the switch to meet their application needs; configurability of electrical terminations allows global customers with unique regional and platform needs to develop a comprehensive portfolio of products· High proof [10000 psi] and burst pressure [20000 psi] ratings:Reduces field failures; allows for use in a wide range of applications, allowing customer to consolidate suppliers· Durable:Can operate in tough environments due to compatibility with a variety of media [petroleum-based hydraulic fluids (engine oil, gasoline, diesel, transmission fluid, etc.), pressurized air, water, mineral oil-based brake fluid, and more]· Pressure switching point range [150 to 4500 psi]:Allows for use in a wide range of applications· Up to ±2% switching point accuracy: Provides efficient operation of equipment

· Wide operating temperature range -40 to 120 °C [-40 to 248 °F]: Allows for use in rugged outdoor applications

· 5 mA to 5 A switching capability: Allows for use in applications from heavy loads to those connected to an electronic control unit

· Hysteresis option: Helps improve system operation


Competitive products include devices from Nason CD, Gems PS71,Suco 0183, and Sigma-Netics 744S.

  • Burst pressure range: Honeywell leads the competition in burst pressure range; this feature allows the HPS Series to operate in the harshest of environments while maintaining switch reliability
  • Life: Honeywell’s industry leading life cycle creates a longer lasting reliable switch, reducing warranty costs to the OEM and downtime to end users at a low cost relative to sensor alternatives
  • Ingress protection: Honeywell’s IP67 sealing ensures media ingress won’t create switch failure, enhancing durability


  • Transportation
  • Heavy-duty construction machinery
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Material-handling machinery
  • Industrial
  • CNC machines
  • Compressors
  • Boilers
  • Fracking equipment
  • Mud pumps
  • Presses
  • Punches
  • Pressure washers
  • Trash compactors
  • Water jet cutting machine
  • Any machinery that uses high-pressure hydraulic fluids

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