Press Release Summary:
Vert-X 31E SeriesÂ features permanent magnet, which can be secured to rotating shaft and consequently eliminates direct mechanical linkage and consequent wear. While basic rotary angle sensors offer plug-and-play operation, other models are programmable via device connected between sensor andÂ computer USB port and EasyAdapt software. Features include 31 mm profile, 0Â°–360Â° measurement range,Â 8 output options, up to 14-bit resolution, repeatability of 0.1Â° or better, and max hysteresis of 0.1Â°.
Original Press Release:
Basic and Programmable Touchless Angle Sensors
Southborough, MA – Novotechnik U.S. introduces the Vert-X 31E Series of rotary angle sensors. The sensors are touchless magnetic angle sensors with a permanent magnet that can be secured to an application’s rotating shaft, so that there is no direct mechanical linkage between the shaft and the measuring system, and therefore no wear.
The Vert-X 31E Series includes basic connect and done models and programmable models. Those models in the second category are programmed through a programming device connected between the sensor and a computer’s USB port and software called EasyAdapt which runs on Windows PCs. Users can select from six default set-ups or use one as a starting point and customize it. Output characteristics including custom characteristic curve, angle range, zero point, and curve- as well as gradient-direction versus direction of rotation can be programmed. Vert-X 31E sensors can be ordered with custom factory programmed characteristics defined by users as well. Examples of custom characteristic curves include log, step, sinusoidal, sawtooth and other functions.
Key specifications for Vert-X 31E include 31 mm profile, 0 to 360° measurement range, resolution to 14-bit, repeatability of 0.1° or better, and maximum hysteresis of 0.1°. Eight output options are available: 0.1 to 10 V, 0.5 to 4.5 V, 4 to 20 mA, 10 to 90% of power supply, SSI, PWM, Incremental and SPI.
The Series includes 5 and 24 V supply models. Vert-X 31E 5 V versions have a MTBF of more than 300 years and 24 V versions are 240 years MTBF. All models feature an ingress protection rating of IP 68 and operating range of -40 to +85°C. Vert-X 31E Series sensors withstand shock and vibration to 200 g and 50 g respectively.
Benefits to users include reducing hardware design complexity, lower costs through stocking one part for multiple products and eliminating the need for certain other parts in some applications. These could include a microprocessor, A/D converter, memory and related decoupling capacitors. Faster time to market is possible too with a zero lead time using units to be programmed already on hand.
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