Press Release Summary:
Constructed entirely of stainless steel and hermetically sealed to IEC standard IP-68, LP 750 Series Frictionless Position Sensors suit hydraulic cylinder and valve position sensing within off-road vehicles, farm equipment, and construction equipment including cranes and forklifts. Sensors' 5 Vdc input works with micro-controlled-based systems and allows signal processing electronics to be located remotely. Units are offered in three outputs and standard ranges of 3.75-24 in.
Original Press Release:
5-Star Product: Tough, Frictionless off-Highway Position Sensors
Looking for a long-life potentiometer replacement for your long-stroke application?
Macro Sensors has expanded its LP 750 Series Hermetically Sealed Frictionless Position Sensors with a line of low-voltage units for hydraulic cylinder and valve position sensing within off-road vehicles, farm equipment, and construction equipment including cranes and forklifts.
The 5-VDC input works with micro-controlled-based systems and allows the signal processing electronics to be located remotely in hostile applications such as high temperature, vibration, shock, and radiation.
The LP750 sensors have no parts that wear out, offering infinite cycle life for greater performance and reliability than a potentiometer. Because they are constructed entirely of stainless steel and are hermetically sealed against hostile environments to IEC standard IP-68, units can operate in harsh and corrosive environments, unlike potentiometers.
The LP 750 sensors also offer a favorable ratio of a short sensor body length to sensor range, making them ideal for long-stroke applications where sensor length needs to be essentially the same length as the stroke of the device. A compact design is made possible by a unique coil-winding configuration and digitally enhanced analog output. The significant stroke-to-length advantage, compact size, and environmental robustness of these sensors enable their use in cylinders implemented in hydraulic rams such as those found in construction equipment.
These sensors are available in standard ranges of 3.75 in. (95 mm) to 24 in. (600 mm) and are offered in three outputs. A 1-m length will be available soon. The sensors provide high resolution, excellent repeatability, and low hysteresis.
About Macro Sensors:
Macro Sensors' extensive line of LVDT-based linear and rotary sensors are used for linear position measurement and feedback in a variety of industrial applications including factory automation, motion control systems, metal fabricating, automotive assembly as well as power plants, gas/steam turbines. Incorporated in 1994, the Company offers more than 200 years of cumulative design and manufacturing experience by its key staff in serving its OEM and end-user international customer base. On June 1, 2005, Macro Sensors was acquired by AST, manufacturer of state-of-the-art (Micro Electro Mechanical Structures) MEMS-based pressure sensors, transducers, and transmitters. Common applications of AST sensor products are in industrial OEM, hydraulic systems, fuel cells, medical gases, HVAC/R, refrigeration, oil & gas exploration/production, and off-road vehicles.
For more information on AST products and technology, visit the AST website at www.astsensors.com.
Name: Macro Sensors
Address: 7300 US Route 130 North, Bldg. 22
ZIP: 08110 1334