Blade20 non-contact position sensors offer improved performance

Gill Sensors is launching its new Blade20 non-contact position sensors. These have been developed in response to customer demand for smaller, faster and higher-resolution position sensors that are able to withstand harsh industrial environments in applications such as process control machinery, materials handling equipment and robotic systems.

The Blade20 features Gill's patented induction technology and represents a significant breakthrough in position sensing, with a single product being suitable for measuring linear and shallow-arc motion, as well as long-stroke measurement with a single micro sensor. With a fast update rate for quick positional feedback, it is suitable for a wide range of applications that require fast and accurate position measurement in dusty or dirty environments.

The core electronics are 40 per cent smaller than the previous generation and the latest technology offers 12-bit resolution for data sampling at rates up to 15kHz. The product is currently offered with 0.5-4.5V and 0.5-10V outputs, and a 4-20mA variant is due for release early in 2013.

To assist engineers in retrofit applications, the Blade20 non-contact position sensor features a two-part modular construction. This enables the metal mounting section to be rapidly customised at the factory to suit exacting customer requirements without extensive re-engineering of the product being necessary. Being a solid-state sensor, it has no moving parts and so has an unlimited mechanical life; it is also sealed to IP68.

Mike Rees, Head of Marketing for Gill Sensors, states: "We are very proud of what we have achieved in delivering next-generation induction technology to provide faster, more accurate position measurement. This versatile new sensor is ideal for a wide range of applications throughout industry."

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