Hall Effect Position Sensors offer ±0.1% absolute linearity.

Press Release Summary:

These 12-bit sensors convert energy from magnetic field into electrical signal, enabling contact-less operation and yielding unlimited life cycles. Qualified to RTCA/DO-160F aircraft standards, products come in ½ in., 7/8 in., and 7/8 in. dual (double redundant) sizes. Degree of linearity is achieved via precision machining, chip-tuning capability, and electronic testing processes. Construction withstands harsh environments involving temperature, vibration, moisture, and dirt.

Original Press Release:

New Non-Contact Hall Effect Position Sensors with Absolute Linearity of ±0.1%

Grass Valley, CA - June 16, 2009 - Ultra precise, non-contact Hall Effect position sensors featuring absolute linearity of ±0.1% are introduced by Spectrum Sensors and Controls. These 12 bit resolution devices are qualified to RTCA/DO-160F aircraft standards and come in 1/2" (12.7 mm), 7/8" (22.23 mm) and 7/8" (22.23 mm) dual (double redundant) sizes with high temperature and custom versions available.

Spectrum achieves the precise linearity in their sensors through proprietary precision machining, chip-tuning capability and electronic testing processes. Other producers of Hall Effect sensors are capable of linearities ranging from ±0.5% to ±1%. Hall Effect sensors convert energy from a magnetic field into an electrical signal, enabling their contact-less operation and yielding nearly unlimited life cycles. These sensors offer a cost effective solution for many harsh environment applications involving temperature, vibration, moisture and dirt, making them ideal for a range of military and aerospace, as well as commercial designs.

Spectrum Sensors' non-contact hall effect position sensors are priced starting at $59.95 per 1000 pieces. Consult the factory for more detailed pricing and leadtimes.

About Spectrum Control
Spectrum Control, an ISO 9001:2000 and TS 16949 certified company, is comprised of four businesses: Advanced Specialty Products, Sensors and Controls, Power Management Systems, and Microwave Components and Systems.

Spectrum Sensors & Controls Precision Positioning Sensors Operation produces potentiometers and position sensors including rotary, motorized, hollow shaft, linear and fader types, as well as element segments and custom assemblies. The company's Advanced Thermal Products Operation produces temperature sensing probes and assemblies, PTC and NTC thermistors and resistive temperature detectors (RTDs).

Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products produces coaxial filters & interconnects, advanced ceramics, antennas & assemblies, specialty connectors & harnessing and power filters & film modules.

Spectrum Microwave produces a wide range of microwave components and systems. Products include microwave filters, amplifiers, mixers, voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), dielectric resonator oscillators (DROs) and a wide range of RF & microwave systems & assemblies.

Spectrum Power Management Systems produces AC and DC power distribution and remote management systems. Power solutions include off-the-shelf products as well as customized products or systems designed to suit specific user requirements.

For further information, contact, Reese Kendall, Spectrum Sensors & Controls, Inc., 424 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley, CA 95945, Phone: 530-273-4608 Fax: 530-273-0769, Email: kendall@specsensors.com Website: www.SpecSensors.com

Tim Glass, Altman-Hall Associates, 235 West Seventh Street, Erie, PA 16501. Phone: 814-454-0158. Fax: 814-454-3266. Website: www.altman-hall.com

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