Hall Effect Sensor features 360° rotation capability.
September 19, 2007 -
Model 9360 Non-Contacting Rotary Dual Output Hall Effect Sensor enables 360° of absolute position feedback for rotary position sensing needs in specialty vehicles. Features include compression molded rotating neodynium disk magnet, and an integrated Hall effect chip sealed liquid tight to meets seal class IP66/IP67. Unit offers electrical angle of 0-359.9°, operating temperature range of -40 to 85°C, accuracy at ±0.9%, and both analog and PWM outputs.
(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)
|Original Press release |
BEI - Duncan Electronics
170 Technology Dr.
Irvine, CA, 92618
BEI Duncan Electronics' New Hall Effect Sensor Offers 360 Degrees Infinite Rotation
IRVINE, CA, August 15, 2007 - Duncan Electronics, a company of Custom Sensors and Technology (CST), Inc., has introduced the 9360 Non-Contacting Rotary Dual Output Hall Effect Sensor. Designed with Duncan's second generation Hall effect chip technology, the new device features 360° rotation capabilities to meet a broad range of rotary position sensing needs in specialty vehicles.
The 9360 combines the superior durability of Duncan's existing 9900 sensor technology with the new Hall effect technology that allows 360º of absolute position feedback and infinite rotation. These capabilities expand on Duncan's proven high performance dual Hall effect electronics that were previously limited to 120° of rotation. With its infinite rotation capabilities, the new sensor is particularly well-suited for high-vibration applications in heavy equipment, off-highway, marine and industrial markets. Specific uses include throttle control and brake pedals, wheel positioning for tractors, farm implement position feedback and forklift position sensing.
The 9360 incorporates compression molded, rotating Neodymium disk magnet. By using a high quality magnet, Duncan can provide a strong magnetic field that offers exceptionally high accuracy and reliability. The unit's integrated Hall effect chip is enclosed in a liquid tight, fully sealed package that meets and/or exceeds protection seal class IP66/IP67. An integrally molded 6-pin connector makes the sealed connection with industry standard Packard Electric Metri-Pack connector for easy plug-in installation. The resulting combination of the Neodymium magnet, sealed packaging and robust construction offer excellent temperature stability and corrosion resistance in an extremely durable package capable of withstanding extremely harsh environments.
Other outstanding performance characteristics include an electrical angle of 0-359.9 degrees and an operating temperature range of -40 to +85°C (-40 to 185°F) with a wider temperature range of up to 125°C (257°F) available optionally. Accuracy is ±0.6% of full scale at room temperature and ±0.9% of full scale over the entire temperature range. The rugged device can withstand 10 Gs vibration, 20-2,000 Hz; 50 Gs shock, and half sine pulse of 5 msec duration. Completely independent dual outputs optimize redundancy and maximize safety. Measuring just 25.8 x 41.1 x 50.7 mm (HxWxL), the small form factor package meets the compact size requirements for space-critical installations. The sensor is manufactured in Duncan's ISO9001 and TS16949 certified manufacturing facility.
"The introduction of the 9360 significantly broadens our market opportunities," says Paul Cain, CST's Director of Marketing. "With a sensor capable of 360° rotation, we can now meet many steering application requirements that were previously unapproachable. For the first time, customers can now order 360° programmability with the traditional durability characteristics that they have come to expect from Duncan," adds Cain. "And while traditional potentiometer sensor technology can provide extended electrical angles beyond 120°, customers have asked for this capability with the benefits non-contacting technology offers - the result is the new 9360."
For the first time, Duncan is offering the 9360 in both analog and PWM outputs that are factory programmed for greater flexibility in creating custom electrical angle outputs. Custom (narrower angle) outputs (or single output) are also available optionally. The new sensor extends the company's existing line of non-contacting NCAPS, Hall effect and potentiometer position sensors. Pricing for the 9360 is from $23.00 each in production quantities with delivery in 8 weeks for standard products.
For further information a complete data sheet on the 9360 is available for downloading at www.beiduncan.com. Contact Duncan Electronics at: 170 Technology Drive, Irvine, CA 92618-2401, Tel: (949) 341-9500; Fax: (949-453-2700 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About BEI Duncan Electronics
BEI Duncan Electronics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies, Inc. (CST), is a tier one manufacturer of custom engineered sensing solutions in both off highway and harsh environments
About Custom Sensors & Technologies
Headquartered in Moorpark, Calif., Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) is a business unit of Schneider Electric. CST was formed from the combination of Kavlico, Crouzet, Crydom and former divisions of BEI Technologies. CST provides sensors, controls and actuation products to the industrial, transportation, and military and aerospace markets. www.cst.schneider-electric.com.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is the world's power and control specialist. Through its world-class brands, Merlin Gerin, Square D and Telemecanique, Schneider Electric anticipates and satisfies its customers' requirements in the residential, building, industry and energy and infrastructure markets. With 92,000 employees and operations in 130
countries, Schneider Electric generated sales of 11.7 billion ($14.5 billion) in 2005 through 13,000 distributor outlets. www.schneider-electric.com.
Giving the best of the New Electric World To everyone, everywhere, at any time
Cynthia Guardia Cia Communications Inc. P.O. Box 17266 Anaheim Hills, CA 92817-7266
PH: 714-998-9255 email@example.com Client Contact: Paul Cain BEI Duncan Electronics (949) 341-7530 firstname.lastname@example.org www.beiduncan.com