Product News: Sensors, Monitors & Transducers
Magnetorestrictive Position Sensor suits hydraulic applications.
Press Release Summary:
July 5, 2012 - Resistant to vibration, humidity, and shock, POSICHRON® PCST27 series comprises probe sensors that allow for precise positioning of hydraulic cylinders or measurement of fluid levels. Rod-profile design facilitates installation and promotes precision detection, even under difficult conditions. Comprised of magnetostrictive waveguide and movable position magnet, sensors offer absolute output, with linearity of up to ±0.02% FS, and measurement lengths of 0-100 or 0-5,750 mm.
Original Press Release
Sensor for Measurement on Hydraulic Cylinders and Fluid Levels
Press release date: June 22, 2012
Elmhurst, IL - Sensor specialist ASM extends its successful range of magnetostrictive position sensors POSICHRON® by the new PCST27 series. The robust probe sensors allow for precise positioning of hydraulic cylinders or the measurement of fluid levels. The models in the PCST27 series have proven their superior reliability, even after years of use under the most extreme conditions.
Magnetostrictive position sensors of the POSICHRON® product line are extremely durable and therefore suitable even for applications where other measurement principles fail. The newly presented PCST27 models by ASM were designed specifically for the integration inside of large hydraulic cylinders that are used in harsh environments such as offshore or in the shipping industry. The rod-profile design allows them to be easily installed in the cylinder and detect piston positions with high precision even under difficult conditions.
As with all models in the POSICHRON® PCST27 series, the sensors consist of a magnetostrictive waveguide and a movable position magnet. Based on magnetically generated density waves and the measurement of time pulses this measurement principle is ideal for applications that demand extreme precision, repeatability and resistance against environmental factors such as vibration, humidity or shock. The sea water resistant stainless steel housing allows the sensor to be used in off-shore locations. Based upon non-contact measurement technology, this position sensor ensures years of trouble-free operation.
These rod-profile PCST27 sensors are available up to protection class IP68 and are pressure resistant up to 15 bar. The absolute output offers linearity up to +/- 0.02% full scale. Measurement lengths from 0 to 100 or from 0 to 5,750 mm are available.
For easy integration into various systems, there is either an analog (with 0.5-10V or 4-20mA), a pulse (start/stop) or SSI output available. Longitudinal cable water tightness is a first in these sensors.
ASM Sensors, Inc. is a leading company in the development, manufacturing and marketing of linear and rotary position sensors as well as tilt sensors for use in industrial and commercial applications. With 30 years of experience in serving all sectors of industry, ASM sensors has set industry standards in position measurement by providing innovative products to help automate processes and to increase safety in the workplace. ASM Sensors, Inc. has its global headquarters in Moosinning, Germany near Munich which is ISO 9001:2008 certified and is where both standard products and customized solutions are manufactured. ASM products are sold worldwide through subsidiaries, sales offices and a network of representatives.