DCTH Series compact short stroke LVDTs from RDP Electrosense are ideal for use in specialty machines,
industrial control systems, material testing, civil/structural engineering, and general purpose testing/instrumentation. They provide excellent linearity (with options to 0.1 percent max) and repeatability, and are specifically designed for easy interface with control systems and digital/analog conversions. This unit operates from commonly available dc power supplies of 20 to 24V single ended or +10 to +20V dual dc output. Units require no additional signal conditioning. The DCTH offers four measuring ranges up to 0.8 inches (20 mm) and selectable voltage output of 0 to 10V uni-polar or +5V bipolar all in a short body length. The DCTH Series LVDTs are available in spring operation and free, unguided armature versions. RDP Electrosense http://rbi.ims.ca/4912-537
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.