ASM Sensors presents a new sensor solution for hydraulic cylinders that significantly simplifies installation and maintenance: posichron EasyMount is an absolute, non-contact and wear-free linear position sensor system with measurement ranges up to 5,750 mm.
The core part of the sensor solution is a strong, maintenance-free magnet fixed inside the cylinder. With this new magnet solution, the sensor itself is mounted on the outside of the hydraulic cylinder and not inside the cylinder as is the case with commercially available solutions. No deep hole drilling is necessary for sensor installation. In case of maintenance or repair, the sensor is easily accessible from the outside. With this new design, hydraulic cylinders can now be equipped with displacement sensors much more cost-effectively. Small piston diameters with insufficient installation space can be equipped with sensors for the first time. Installation in synchronous cylinders is possible.
Redundant sensor configurations are an option up to fourfold. Various designs are available to fit different installation conditions (including rod, profile, ultra-flat profile designs). The degree of protection is up to IP68 / IP69. The sensors reach a linearity of up to 0.02% of the measurement length.
posichron EasyMount sensors are suited for many hydraulic cylinder applications. High robustness and shock resistance make them also ideal for use under harsh environmental conditions such as in mobile machines.
ASM Sensors Inc.
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