Compact linear position transducer for harsh environments is big on options
- 03 June 2011
- Product News
Variohm EuroSensor has launched a new range of IP67 rated potentiometric linear position transducers with a compact yet modular rod actuated design that is easily customised with spring returns, central threads, flange plates and other options to adapt the high precision measuring sensor into applications across severe industrial, construction and agricultural automation environments.
The TX2 series from Variohm's exclusive German distribution partner, Novotechnik, is available in eight standard measuring ranges from 25 mm to 300 mm and has an independent linearity specification to 0.05% with positional repeatability to under 10 microns. Its IP67 rated usability under harsh conditions is aided with a double sealed actuating rod and metal mounting flanges for maximum protection against dirt, dust and humidity.
The standard TX2 includes backlash free pivot head mounting with a generous angle of free movement of up to +/- 12.5 degrees to compensate for misalignment, but the numerous cost-competitive options for special mounting and design additions such as built-in springs and threaded rods make the sensor a very attractive choice where adaptation is required.
The TX2 series has a rated life of more than 50 million movements and employs Novotechnik's unique conductive plastic resistance element technology that combines specialised multiple printed ink technologies and multi-fingered precious metal wipers with an elastomer damping mechanism to maintain complete contact under extreme shock conditions that are specified to 50g for 6 msec with similarly impressive vibration durability.
The TX2 series can be supplied with a choice of IP67 rated 3-pin M8 connector or a standard 2m cable which may extended on request. Many other options including signal conditioning power supplies, displays and indicators are also available. Temperature ratings for the connector option is -40...+85°C and for the cable option is -20 ...+100°C.
The TX2 series is part of a wide range of Novotechnik contacting and non-contacting linear and angular position sensors available exclusively in the UK and Ireland from Variohm EuroSensor.
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