Solartron introduces G-Type position sensor
August 6, 2013 - Solartron Metrology introduced the G-Type position and linear displacement measurement sensor with direct analogue output. All G-Type models feature a Linear Variable Differential Transducer (LVDT) as the measuring element. LVDTs are able to cope with a wide range of applications while delivering superior linearity. Additionally, the inherently frictionless nature of this measurement device ensures that it will not wear if used properly. That is complemented by the durable sensor body, which is made of hardened stainless steel.
Solartron Metrology employs the electronics from its S-Series displacement sensor into the G-Type sensor. Its compact, internal electronics system guarantees usability by offering a choice of 4 measuring ranges: 2, 5, 10 or 20 mm. The sensor is directly compatible with PLCs and other data collection systems. The G-Type sensor features direct analogue output in 3 signals: in voltage (0-10V or +/-10V) or current (4-20mA). This analogue output is conducted by a two meter PU cable that contains a foil screen layer and is resistant to scuffs and scratches.
The G-Type sensor incorporates Solartron Metrology’s AX probe into its design. The probe’s tight tolerance, cartridge-type bearing with chrome/carbon balls ensures that the G-Type supplies non-repeat linear measurements, while sustaining a long product life (type tested to over 13 million cycles.) The sensor’s efficiency is greatly improved by the AX’s multi-chambered coil that increases the gain as the core moves along the coil.
PIHER updates PSC-360 IC Position Sensor to cut wiring
PSC-360 IC magnetic sensor package eliminates the need for wire harnesses and separate mating connector - engineers simply plug the sensor into...
Axiomtek announces eBOX625-841-FL Fanless Embedded Box System
eBOX625-841-FL is an industrial-grade, slim, fanless embedded system powered by dual-core Intel Atom SoC (system-on-a-chip).
Aerotech releases AGV-HPO Galvo Scanner
The repeatable and thermally stable feedback sensors can be calibrated down to single-digit, micron-level accuracy over the field of view.
Green Watt announces 40 Watt GLC Series power supply
The 40 Watt GLC has a universal input range of 100 to 277VAC and offers output currents of 900, 1100, 1200, 1400, 1800, 2200 and 2400mA.
Rockwell adds safe torque option to PowerFlex 7000 drives
Safe torque off technology allows users to reliably remove power from the motor without removing power to the drive, enabling a faster re-start of...
Passive RFID market reaches $8.89 billion
The RFID market is worth $8.89 billion, up from $7.77 billion in 2013 and $6.96 billion in 2012. This includes tags, readers and software/services...
Eplan Electric P8 adds Mitusbishi's GX Works2
The integration of Eplan Electric P8 and GX Works2 allows transferring data from electrical engineering directly into PLC programming.
Vision System Automates Mining Bridge Conveyor
HINZ developed a machine vision system that automatically measures the amount and distribution of potash on a mining conveyor as it is loaded by...
SDI-12 Protocol Provides Benefits in Environmental Data Acquisition (EDA)
By Cindy Hollenbeck, SoftPLC
SDI-12 stands for serial data interface at 1200 baud. It is a standard communications protocol to interface...