Linear Displacement Transducer features self-contained design.

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Utilizing magnetostrictive position-sensing technology, GEMCO® 955 eBrik(TM) is suited for linear potentiometers typically found in plastics, tire and rubber, web tensioning, and factory automation. IP67-rated unit is resistant to contaminants and environmental conditions. Available in stroke lengths from 1-72 in., device offers variety of analog output signals from 0-10 Vdc or 4-20 mA. Power consumption of 1.1 W allows direct connection to display and control interface modules.



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GEMCO®955 eBrik Incorporates Latest Advancements in Linear Displacement Transducer Technology



Versatile LDT Offers Accuracy and Reliability in an Economical Package

CLAWSON, MI - The new GEMCO® 955 eBrik(TM) Linear Displacement Transducer (LDT) from AMETEK Automation & Process Technologies was developed specifically for original equipment manufacturers and targeted to the market for linear potentiometers typically found in plastics, tire and rubber, web tensioning, and factory automation.

The highly versatile 955 eBrik(TM) LDT utilizes the latest generation of field-proven magnetostrictive position-sensing technology that offers accurate and reliable absolute position indication along with high resolution and precision repeatability. The rugged and durable construction of the 955 eBrik(TM) LDT makes it suitable for the most demanding applications. The unit is resistant to contaminants and environmental conditions and is IP67 rated.

The self-contained 955 eBrik(TM) LDT does not have a can or head. All of its electronics are incorporated within the unit, which is less than an inch in height (profile). A streamlined anodized aluminum extrusion houses the sensing element and electronics. The magnet moves over the sensing element that interpolates the position and converts it to a readable output.

The 955 eBrik(TM) LDT is easy to install and set up. It is available in stroke lengths from 1" to 72" long. The sensor offers field programmable zero and span settings and features an electronic diagnostic feedback that is transmitted through the analog output so the host controller can tell if the device has failed or moved out of the programmed range.

The 955 eBrik(TM) LDT offers a variety of analog output signals (0 to 10VDC, or 4 to 20mA) for maximum connectivity and utilizes standard off-the-shelf cordsets for maximum value. Its low power consumption (1.1 watt typical) allows direct connection to display and control interface modules.

Typical applications for the 955 eBrik(TM) LDT include plastic injection molding, extrusion equipment, tire and rubber, die casting, lumber and forest product equipment, material handling, web tensioning, and factory automation.

GEMCO LDTs are known for their flawless performance in extreme environmental conditions and are the preferred product for fast and accurate continuous linear position feedback. They are able to detect movement down to .0001" and report position information back every millisecond.

AMETEK Automation & Process Technologies (www.ametekapt.com) is a leader in continuous linear and rotary position sensing and level gauging. It has provided industrial automation solutions for over 60 years and is a recognized leader in advanced magnetostrictive positioning technology and continuous rotary and linear motion control devices.

AMETEK Automation & Process Technologies is a unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electric motors with annualized sales of $2.9 billion. For more information, contact AMETEK Automation & Process Technologies, 1080 N. Crooks Road, Clawson, MI 48017. Telephone: 800-635-0289, Fax: 248-435-8120, or website: www.ametekapt.com.

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