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Smart Position Sensors Enable Highly Accurate Motion Control

Wed, 05/04/2011 - 6:55am

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Smart Position Sensors Enable Highly Accurate Motion ControlHoneywell today introduced two new configurations to its SMART Position Sensor SPS Series, the 100° and 180° Arc Configurations. The new configurations sense the position of a magnet relative to a sensor in either of two sensing ranges: 0° to 100° or 0° to 180° degrees, and are suitable for a variety of applications in the transportation, industrial, military, aerospace, and medical sectors.

The SMART Position Sensor 100° and 180° Arc Configurations have 0.5 Vdc to 4.5 Vdc analog output. The 100° configuration accurately measures values down to 0.06° while the 180° configuration accurately measures values down to 0.11°. The air gap tolerance of 7,8 ±2,5 mm [0.307 ±0.098 in] (100°) and 8,5 ±2,5 mm [0.338 ±0.098 in] (180°) between sensor and magnet expands application use.

The new Arc Configurations join the SMART Position Sensor's SPS Series, which includes the 75 mm and 225 mm linear configurations, which were introduced in December 2009 and October 2010, respectively. Honeywell's SMART Position Sensors enable highly accurate motion control and improve operational efficiency and safety. Their non-contact design eliminates mechanical failure mechanisms, reduces wear and tear, improves reliability, and minimizes downtime.

The SMART Position Sensor's adaptable, non-contacting design allows customers to eliminate unnecessary connections for installation, thereby reducing installation time and components. The device installs in four easy steps versus up to 14 steps some competitive products require, simplifying installation and reducing costs.

The combined patented MR sensor and ASIC technology provides enhanced differentiation and performance, while the self-diagnostics feature can reduce equipment downtime by providing predictive maintenance input.

Because there are no moving parts within the sensing element, Honeywell seals the sensor, making it resistant to vibration, shock, and extreme temperatures, allowing use in many harsh applications.

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