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sen·sor

(sen'sŏr),
A device designed to respond to physical stimuli such as temperature, light, magnetism, or movement, and to transmit resulting impulses for interpretation, recording, movement, or operating control. See: sense.

sensor

(sĕn′sər, -sôr′)
n.
1. A device, such as a photoelectric cell, that receives and responds to a signal or stimulus.

sensor

[sen′sər]
an apparatus designed to react to physical stimuli, such as temperature, light, or movement.

SENSOR

(sen'sŏr)
Acronym for Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks.

sen·sor

(sen'sŏr)
A device designed to respond to physical stimuli such as temperature, light, magnetism, or movement, and transmit resulting impulses for interpretation, recording, movement, or operating control.
See also: sense

sen·sor

(sen'sŏr)
In digital radiography, detector placed intraorally to capture an image.
See: sense

sensor

a device, usually electronic, which detects a variable quantity and measures and converts the measurement into a signal to be recorded elsewhere.
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If one of those needle pins is bent or closed slightly, the sensor system will detect a higher force than acceptable.
Many tire manufacturers are influenced by the measurement limitations of sensor manufacturers, and therefore had to over-sensitize their sidewall bulge and dent measurement systems, resulting in costly manual inspection requirements.
Laser sensors are said to be superior to traditional contact/mechanical followers formerly used for tire applications, or even older capacitive sensors that provide outputs that change with each measurement.
To the rescue comes IEEE 1451, "A Standard for Smart Transducer Interface for Sensors and Actuators," This standard is "to make it easier for transducer manufacturers to develop smart devices and to interface those devices to networks, systems, and instruments by incorporating existing and emerging sensor and networking technologies.
An important issue in proper sensor operation for a specific application relates to the surface being measured, and how its reflectivity may change.
The release and support of the Imote2 again demonstrates our leadership in wireless sensor networks and our commitment to the research community," said Mike Horton, CEO and President, Crossbow Technology.
Miniature infrared temperature sensors are available at a fraction of the cost of standard infrared sensors and with the advantage over thermocouples of non-contact operation, according to the company.
One USB base station for connecting the wireless sensor network with a PC or the Internet
The sensor can provide direct position or size input to motion controls or PLCs, and provide contact closures for limit conditions or full and empty conditions, according to the manufacturer.
The two systems that primarily use temperature sensors are powertrain and heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC).
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