Machine and ball screw actuators, fitted with non-contacting,
magnetostrictive position sensors, offer several benefits to the end user:
Analog or digital outputs for position sensing or closed-loop control.
Better repeatability over actuators equipped with linear encoders, potentiometers, or inductive sensors.
Long life and contamination-free operation due to the sensor's fully enclosed, non-contacting design.
Tripp Parks, Duff-Norton, Industrial Components Div., Box 7010, 9415 Pioneer Ave., Charlotte, NC 28241, (704) 588-0510.
MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Div., 3001 Sheldon Dr., Cary, NC 27513, (919) 677-0100.
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