Contelec's ultra-compact and durable Vert-X 05E encoder suits precision rotary position control applications in heavy-duty machinery where space is restricted and where simple installation and competitive cost are important factors.
Available in the UK with full engineering support from Variohm EuroSensor, the Vert-X 05E sensor element is just 5mm thick and its diminutive size enables measurements to be made very close to walls and other boundaries. The sensor has 12-bit resolution in a choice of single or redundant output for 0.5-4.5V or 10-90 per cent of programmed input voltage (5V DC).
The sensor's repeatability is within 0.1 degree, and versions are available for 0-360 degrees or factory programmed in 10 degree increments with special range options available on request. The intendant linearity is dependent upon the radial alignment with a typical value from +/-0.3 per cent.
With complete mechanical separation between the Vert-X 05E's sensor element and the magnetic actuator, the new sensor offers an effective limitless life. The sensor and magnet housings are encapsulated in high-grade temperature-resistant epoxy resin which is impervious to ingress with the opportunity that the angle measurement can be made through non-magnetic liquid or solid materials. The direction sense is simply reversed by flipping the sensor element which is secured by two small screws. The sensor’s environmental specification extends to high-level resistance to shock and vibration as well as similarly excellent electrical characteristics for emissions.
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