Variohm EuroSensor is introducing the BEI Duncan 8360 series high-accuracy rotary position sensors that feature non-contact potentiometric technology with continuous rotation, electrical angles up to 360 degrees and dual-redundant analogue outputs in a compact and robust IP65-sealed package that includes a splined through-hole design for direct shaft-mounting.
The 8360 sensors suit both harsh-environment and safety-critical angle measurement applications where high reliability, long life and exceptional durability are important. For use in agricultural and construction machinery, medical equipment, industrial automation and process control, typical uses will include steering angle, crane boom angle, throttle range and traction control feedback.
Variohm says the sensor has an input voltage of 5V DC and, as standard, includes dual-redundant 12-bit analogue outputs with a range of 0.25 to 4.75V DC and an accuracy to +/-0.6 per cent. A choice of 24 electrical angle ranges are available in 15-degree increments up to a full 360-degree rotation.
With an overall thickness of less than 16mm and a nominal footprint of around 85mm x 105mm, the 8360 series sensor can be mounted in confined spaces where the through-hole will directly interface with a 12-tooth splined shaft from 16mm to 20mm in diameter. For straightforward installation, the sensor has four face-mount bush inserts and is supplied complete with a 200mm cable assembly with a six-pin AMP connector.
The robust and durable angle sensor has high shock and vibration resilience, overvoltage, short circuit and ESD protection, as well as magnetic shielding. The nominal operational temperature range is from -30 to +85degC with a an extended temperature option of -40 to +125degC.
Further options include non-standard electrical angles, non-standard output slopes, PWM output, CAN fieldbus communication, multi-turn versions, IP67 sealing and special shaft interfacing.
As BEI Sensors' exclusive distribution partner for the UK, Variohm Eurosensor provides sales and application support for BEI's complete range of linear and rotary encoders, electronics and displays. Contact Variohm Eurosensor for more information about the BEI Duncan 8360 series high-accuracy rotary position sensor or other BEI products.