Linear Transducer provides non-contact position sensing.

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Sealed to IP67 requirements, Micropulse® AT (Advanced Tube) magnetostrictive linear transducer uses non-contact magnet that is connected to positioned component for accurate and stable positioning to less than 10 micometers resolution. Analog 0-10 Vdc and electrical-noise-immune start/stop pulse outputs are available, as well as optional dual-analog signals for inline dual-magnet/double-target applications. Transducer is CE-approved, shock-resistant.



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New Micropulse(R) AT Magnetostrictive Position Sensor Meets Economics and Exceeds Linear Pots and LVDT's


Comparatively priced with mechanical-contact technologies, non-contact magnetostrictive sensor is price/performance winner for myriad linear positioning applications

FLORENCE, KY (March 4, 2002) -Balluff Inc. pushes budget-constrained designers out of the linear pot/LVDT rut for applications requiring accuracy, reliability and affordability. Employing Balluff s proven Enhanced Magnetostrictive Technology
(EMT), the new Micropulse® AT (Advanced Tube) magnetostrictive linear transducer provides economical non-contact position sensing for a wide variety of automated applications.

With prices starting at a mere $273, the Micropulse AT is ideal for injection molding machines currently relying on linear pots -easily impaired by dirt, oil and vibration - for more precise, shock-resistant positioning of critical machine components.

The Micropulse AT transducer uses a non-contact magnet that is connected to the positioned component for accurate and stable positioning to <10 micrometers resolution. Now OEMs can save their customers retrofit time and hassle by supplying machinery with
precision non-contact position feedback capability in a simple, convenient package.

Micropulse Enhanced Magnetostrictive Technology (EMT) provides high shock and noise immunity. Inherently accurate, the transducer features non-linearity of just 0.04%. Analog 0-10 Vdc and electrical-noise-immune start/stop pulse outputs are available, as well as optional dual-analog signals for inline dual-magnet/double-target applications.

Exclusive, patented auto-tuning electronics compensate for any performance changes caused by temperature fluctuations to provide consistent, stable accuracy over a wide operating temperature range of -32 to +160°F.

The Micropulse AT transducer is CE-approved, shock-resistant and sealed to IP67 requirements - immune to contamination from dust, chips, dirt and oil. Non-contact, wear-free design ensures peak accuracy over the entire life of the unit, while absolute position sensing eliminates the need to re-home after a power outage.

The Micropulse AT operates on 24 Vdc, protected against reverse polarity. Standard M12 (8-pins) connector and mounting configuration are similar to Balluff's inductive proxes, allowing quick and easy retrofits. Stroke lengths to 1524 mm (60") are available.

Balluff Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH & Co., Neuhausen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of a wide variety of inductive, optical, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers and ID systems. Balluff products are used to control, regulate, automate, position and monitor manufacturing and packaging sequences for a number of industries, including metalworking, automotive, plastics, aerospace, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, electrical and electronics.

For more information on the Micropulse AT linear position sensor, contact Tim Jordan, Product Line Manager, Balluff Inc., 8125 Holton Drive, Florence, KY 41042. Phone: 800-543-8390. Fax: 859-727-7752. www.balluff.com.

Direct reader service inquiries to: Marketing Manager
Balluff, Inc.
8125 Holton Drive
Florence, KY 41042

In Canada only, contact Norman J. Clarke, VP & Gen. Mgr., Balluff Canada, 2840 Argentia Road, Unit # 2, Mississauga, ON L5N 8G4, Phone 1-800-927-9654 or Tel: 905-816-1494, 905-816-1411, E-mail: balluff.canada@balluff.ca

In Mexico only, contact Cesar Legarreta, Director General, Balluff de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Ave. Meson del Prado #292, Fracc. Juriquilla, Queretaro, Qro. 76230, Phone (52) (442) 234-1587, Fax (52) (442) 234-1586, e-mail: cesar.legarreta@balluff.com.

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