New NTC-6000 LVDT Signal Conditioner Features Cybersecurity Lockout and Tamper Detect

Press Release Summary:

  • Provides digital communications via RS-485 2-wire multi-drop bus
  • Features quick and easy setup with front panel push buttons and LED indicators
  • Converts unconditioned position feedback from AC-operated sensors to digital output

Original Press Release:

LVDT Signal Conditioner Pairs with AC LVDT, RVDT or LVRT Half Bridge to Provide DC Output for Industrial Process Control Applications

Pennsauken, NJ, May 7, 2019… The NTC-6000 LVDT Signal Conditioner from NewTek Sensor Solutions pairs with nearly any AC-operated LVDT, RVDT or LVRT half bridge to deliver reliable position feedback in 4-20mA, 0-5V, 0-10V or RS-485 formats for process control systems requiring digital output. 

DC-operated position sensors cannot perform reliably in industrial applications with harsh environments. Void of internal electronics, AC-operated sensors operate with higher accuracy and longevity in areas with high temperatures, vibration and shock. But they cannot provide digital output on their own. Configurable with LVDTs, RVDTs and VR half bridge position sensors, the NTC-6000 LVDT Signal Conditioner converts unconditioned position feedback from AC-operated sensors to digital output for use by PLCs, data acquisition systems, data loggers and more.

How It Works

In operation, operators can connect the NTC-6000 up to 100 feet away from an AC-operated sensor that remotely operates in the extreme environments of an application. For example, the AC-LVDT could be installed on a packaging line with extreme vibrations and shock, verifying critical dimensions, roller or tension arm location, or product flatness while the signal conditioner can be mounted remotely in a benign location.

As the AC-operated LVDT Linear Position Sensor does not contain any internal electronics, it requires external excitation. The NTC-6000 LVDT Signal Conditioner provides that AC excitation while retrieving the sensor’s unconditioned position output for conversion into analog or digital output that is communicated to a control system. For multiple sensor requirements, units digitally communicate with up to 16 devices simultaneously and are connectable in a master/slave configuration.

NTC-6000 LVDT Signal Conditioner realizes the full benefit of using AC-LVDTs in a variety of applications including factory automation, material testing, turbine control systems, steam valve positioning, packaging equipment and gaging. The signal conditioner features:

  • Quick and easy setup with front panel push buttons and LED indicators
  • Selectable excitation frequency, analog outputs and bandwidth
  • Automatic excitation synchronization for multiple unit systems reducing or eliminating cross-talk between sensors
  • Self-diagnostics for LVDT failure, disconnect, or short circuit
  • Digital communications via RS-485 2-wire multi-drop bus
  • Hot swapability — setup can be saved and reloaded via RS-485 port
  • Cybersecurity lockout and tamper detect

Flexible design gives users the option to receive one of several DC outputs including voltage ranges, 4-20 mA current, or RS-485 digital. Developed in-house by NewTek Engineering, the NTC-6000 is available in-stock for quick delivery. Application engineers can answer technical questions or partner with customers for custom adaptations and designs. For more information, visit the website at https://www.newteksensors.com/lvdt-signal-conditioning/ or contact Mike Marciante at 856-406-6877 to discuss your application requirements.

About NewTek Sensor Solutions

NewTek Sensor Solutions designs and manufactures standard, custom, and harsh environment LVDT-based linear position sensors for a variety of industries including power generation, factory automation, oil and gas exploration, aerospace/mil, chemical processing, subsea oil drilling and automotive testing. Incorporated in 2016, NewTek Sensors offers more than 200 years of cumulative LVDT design and manufacturing experience by its key staff in serving an OEM and end-user customer base. The company differentiates itself in the market by delivering high-quality, made-in-the-USA LVDTs at cost-effective price points in short timelines. www.newteksensors.com

Engineering Contact: Tutul Rahman, 856-406-6877

Sales Contact: Mike Marciante, 856-406-6877

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