Linear Position Transducer is suited for harsh environments.

Press Release Summary:

Rugged Micropulse® ProCompact rod-style linear position transducer incorporates non-contact magnetostrictive technology into welded, hermetically-sealed stainless steel housing, for protection against environmental hazards. It comes in standard ¾ in.-16 UNF mounting threads, enabling installation into hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders. Device is environmentally protected to IP68, and threaded fitting on housing can accommodate cable protection system for protection up to IP69K.

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Balluff Introduces IP69K Linear Position Transducer Designed for Harsh Applications

Florence, KY (September 2009): Real-world applications for linear position sensors can be challenging. High humidity, ambient temperature variations, high pressure wash down, and exposure to caustic chemicals can all take a toll on ordinary linear feedback sensors. Unfortunately, most of these products are also vulnerable in terms of environmental protection.

Fortunately, Balluff has a solution for demanding linear position feedback applications. The new Micropulse® ProCompact linear position transducer is rugged, accurate, and protected against environmental hazards. The Micropulse ProCompact rod-style transducer incorporates field-proven, non-contact magnetostrictive technology into welded, hermetically-sealed stainless steel housing providing superior long-term reliability and service life compared to competing contact-based sensors such as linear or rotary potentiometers.

The ProCompact is ideal for the following types of applications: hydropower and other wet applications, railroad maintenance equipment, steel production, sawmill applications, or any other application involving high humidity, ambient temperature variations, and high pressure wash down.

The Micropulse ProCompact linear position transducer comes in a standard ¾"-16 UNF (optional M18 x 1.5) mounting threads to allowing for the transducer to be installed into hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders. Right out of the box, the ProCompact is environmentally protected to IP68. For even more demanding applications, the threaded fitting on the ProCompact housing can accommodate a cable protection system, offering environmental protection up to IP69K making the Micropulse Procompact the ideal solution in harsh applications.

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Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, Neuhausen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of inductive, optical, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers and ID systems. Balluff products for OEM and factory floor solutions are used to control, regulate, automate, assemble, position, and monitor manufacturing, assembly, and packaging sequences for industries including metalworking, automotive, plastics, material handling, wood processing, aerospace, electrical, and electronics.

In Canada only,
Norman J. Clarke,
Balluff Canada,
2840 Argentia Road,
Unit # 2, Mississauga,
ON L5N 8G4,
Phone 1-800-927-9654 or
Tel: 905-816-1494, 905-816-1411,

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