PCA-375 Series Gage Heads
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Measurement Specialties, Inc.
1000 Lucas Way
Hampton, VA, 23666
Press release date: March 29, 2011
Slim Profile, Low Cost, Long Stroke Gauging Solution The PCA-375 Series Gage Head from Measurement Specialties, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEAS) combines simplicity with the time proven reliability of LVDT (Linear Variable Differential Transformer) technology to bring a cost effective/long stroke gauging solution to the industrial market place. Manufactured efficiently under the strict ISO9001 quality management system, the PCA-375 Series Gage Heads from MEAS (formerly Schaevitz®) are high-quality products.
Based on the highly successful MHR Series, the PCA-375 was specifically designed for operation in harsher industrial environments with minimal available installation space. Measuring just 0.375" in diameter and incorporating an in-line IP-65 rated cable exit, the PCA-375 affords non-intrusive and slim profile measurements, making it the perfect choice for high density fixtures and related applications.
Externally, the PCA-375 is constructed entirely of 300 and 400 Series stainless steel, with a field replaceable chrome plated hardened tool steel contact tip. Electrical termination is via a 2 meter long, shielded, 6 conductor polyurethane jacketed cable. Internally, a simplified core, plunger and bearing construction (4 piece total) increases long term reliability, while a heavy duty return spring ensures adequate force to repeatedly extend the plunger, thereby eliminating concerns over measurement integrity. With all electrical and mechanical parts co-located within a common housing, and the elimination of the front end 'barrel' common to many gage heads, the overall length has been reduced thereby providing a more desirable stroke to overall length ratio.
Designed to service applications in the industrial market place, the PCA-375 is ideal for foundries, metal joining operations, process control, or wherever environmentally challenging high reliability gauging is required.
Available in four standard measurement ranges from +/-0.1 to +/-1.0 inch, the PCA-375 is compatible with MEAS LVDT Signal Conditioners, Readouts and Controllers. A full range of replaceable contact tips in various configurations insures a proper fit, while operation from 2.5KHz to 10KHz insures compatibility with most existing systems. Other features include a 0.5% non-linearity and an operating temperature range of -45ºF to +160ºF (-40ºC to 70ºC).
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About Measurement Specialties
Measurement Specialties, Inc. designs and manufactures sensors and sensor-based systems. The Company produces a wide variety of sensors and transducers to measure precise ranges of physical characteristics such as pressure, force, vibration, torque, position, temperature, humidity, fluid properties, mass air flow and photo optics. Measurement Specialties uses multiple advanced technologies - including piezo-resistive, electro-optic, electro-magnetic, variable reluctance, magneto resistive, digital encoders, thermistors, thermocouples, RTDs, capacitive, resonant beam, application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), piezoelectric polymers and strain gauges - to engineer sensors that operate accurately and cost effectively in our customer's applications.