Position Transducer installs in less than 1 minute.

Press Release Summary:

Series C delivers displacement measurement up to 85 in. in 3.5 x 3.5 x 3.8 in. package. Flexible product uses stainless steel cable wound around spring-powered, precision-machined drum. Bearing-mounted drum is mated to sensor assembly that translates linear position information to electrical signal. Features include DirectConnect(TM) technology, which eliminates backlash; AccuTrak(TM) threaded drum; and 2D-Freedom(TM) cable exit that allows 270° displacement cable flexibility.

Original Press Release:

Rugged Position Transducers for Industrial Control and Factory Automation Feature Extended Range, Easy Installation, And Long Life

PALMDALE, CALIFORNIA USA - Delivering extended range and rugged performance in a small package, SpaceAge Control is shipping the Series C line of miniature position transducers for demanding industrial control and factory automation environments. The products deliver high-reliability displacement measurement of up to 85 inches (2.16 m) in a 3.5-inch by 3.5-inch by 3.8-inch (89-mm by 89-mm by 97-mm) package. Typical applications include hydraulic cylinder feedback, injection molding machine control, heavy equipment component location, and forklift height monitoring.

Developed as a space-saving alternative to rod-type devices such as LVDTs, magnetostrictive devices, and linear potentiometers, the flexible and easy-to-install products use a stainless steel cable wound around a spring-powered precision-machined drum. The bearing-mounted drum is mated to a sensor assembly that translates linear position information to an electrical signal. Key features and benefits include:

o DirectConnect(TM) technology eliminates backlash that results with clutched and geared designs

o AccuTrak(TM) threaded drum ensures repeatability from cycle to cycle

o 2D-Freedom(TM) cable exit allows 270° displacement cable flexibility

o Choice of 3 easy device installation methods: cam locks, mounting plate, or saddle clamp

The Series C position transducers contain the same technology and design features used on the company's proven space vehicle and high-performance aircraft displacement sensors. Installation generally takes less than 1 minute. The products weigh less than 20 oz. (567 g) and can withstand 100g/15g shock/vibration environments. Analog or digital outputs are available. Operating temperature is from -40° to +85° C (analog) and -10° to +85° C (digital) or better. Standard environmental protection is to IP 66 / NEMA 4 with IP 67 / NEMA 6 available. Custom configurations and signal conditioning are available. Operating lifetime is in excess of 5,000,000 shaft revolutions.

SpaceAge Control is a leader in the development of innovative, rugged, miniature position transducers. Its quality system is compliant with ISO 9001 and AS9000. The company was started in 1968 and is located in Palmdale, California USA.

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