Balluff's Micropulse Generation 7 Linear Position Transducer
is a linear transducer for the measurement of absolute position. A magnet
defines the position to be measured on a waveguide. The waveguide can have a
length between 25 and 7600 mm. The measurement is based on the magnetostrictive
effect. Measuring ranges can be adjusted. Positions can be measured with a
resolution of a few Âµm. Positions of up to two magnets can be detected and put
out on two outputs. The transducer is a robust measurement device against
magnetic fields, vibrations or EMC fields in industrial environments. The
position measurement resolution is very high and the position signal can be put
out on an analog interface with voltage or current outputs. The position
detection update rate can be up to 4 kHz. Different stroke lengths can be used
- as long as 300 inches. Diagnosis functions via error signal outputs and LEDs
are also available.
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