AMETEK Factory Automation introduces Gemco 958A Compact Housing LDT | Automation.com

AMETEK Factory Automation introduces Gemco 958A Compact Housing LDT

AMETEK Factory Automation introduces Gemco 958A Compact Housing LDT

May 29, 2018 - AMETEK Factory Automation has introduced a linear displacement transducer in a rod-style package. The Gemco 958A Compact Housing LDT is less than 3.05 cm (1.2”) in depth, which makes it suitable for hydraulic cylinder applications where traditional transducers will not fit.

The design enables the user to perform field service, on the position sensor. The rod is protected inside the hydraulics, but the electronic housing is accessible.

To assure longevity in demanding applications such as steel-, mining- or construction -hydraulics the Gemco 958A Compact Housing LDT is designed to deliver tolerances of 1,000Gs shock resistance and 30Gs vibration resistance.

Magnetostrictive technology ensures absolute analog position feedback, accurate to 0.04% of the programmable sensing distance. The programmable zero and span points and the 16-bit output resolution provides position feedback. This ensures the automation of advanced and valuable machinery with operating pressures on the hydraulic cylinders of up to 5,000 PSI (345 bar), and spikes to 10,000 PSI (689 bar).

The magnetic position sensor is produced entirely from stainless steel, which makes the LDTs suitable for use in food and caustic applications. The Gemco 958A Compact Housing can withstand the cold-water power washing that is often used in agricultural and other environments.

This latest addition to Factory Automations LDT portfolio completes the family of rod style linear displacement transducers

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