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SpaceAge Controls Realeases Miniature Draw Wire Transducer with FlexSignal™ Outputs

March 092004
SpaceAge Controls Realeases Miniature Draw Wire Transducer with FlexSignal™ Outputs
Designed for NEMA 4 / IP 66 Environments

PALMDALE, CALIFORNIA USA -- The Series 6 line of miniature draw wire transducers with FlexSignalTM electrical outputs is now shipping, meeting the diverse range of signal types required by industrial control, OEM, and test & measurement users. With the ability to monitor up to 85 inches (2160 mm) of displacement, the Series 6 draw wire transducers offer a choice of:

* 4-20 mA (current loop)

* low-level bridge (strain gage)

* voltage conditioner (0-5 VDC, 0-10 VDC, ±5 VDC, ±10 VDC, and many more)

* standard- and high-resolution digital (quadrature)

* voltage divider

Users can save space, time, and money by using the integrated signal conditioning. The signal conditioner is located in the miniature transducer and eliminates wiring to specialized and expensive signal conditioning modules. The bridge, voltage conditioner, and 4-20 mA options cost less than 50% of standalone signal conditioning modules.

The product line was developed based on user input showing a broad range of signal output requirements. Research conducted by SpaceAge Control shows these user preferences for electrical outputs:

Electrical Output Type Percent
0-5 VDC 17%
±5 VDC 12%
0-10 VDC 18%
±10 VDC 12%
bridge (strain gage) 3%
4-20 mA 22%
voltage divider 6%
RS-232 6%
quadrature (digital) 4%
TOTAL 100%

Source: Web poll conducted at www.spaceagecontrol.com/

The voltage conditioner output is particularly flexible by allowing for 12 to 40 VDC input and providing user-settable outputs such as 0-5 VDC, 0-10 VDC, ±5 VDC, ±10 VDC, and many more. In addition, reverse polarity protection is provided along with a choice of increasing or decreasing signal output.

All Series 6 products feature:

* AccuTrakTM Threaded Drum For Enhanced Repeatability

* DirectConnectTM Sensor-To-Drum Technology = Zero Backlash, No Torsion Springs or Clutches

* NEMA 4X / IP 66 Environmental Protection
Precision-Machined, Anodized Aluminum Components

* Flexible Mounting Bases

* Industrial Operating Temperature Range (-40° to 185° F (-40° to 85° C))

A complete data sheet is available at www.spaceagecontrol.com/s021k.htm.

SpaceAge Control designs and manufactures miniature position transducers (displacement sensors) and air data products used in a broad array of demanding applications ranging from medical devices to factory automation equipment to manned space vehicles. The ISO 9001-compliant company was started in 1968 and is located in Palmdale, California USA.


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