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Variohm – Rugged low-power angle sensors suit power-critical applicationsOct 25 2012 - Subs & Systems [More Subs & Systems Articles]
Aimed at power critical applications such as battery powered joysticks, radio controls or portable processing equipment, the non-contacting magnetic sensor has a reduced current consumption of less than 300 A and voltage rating of between 1.8 and 5.5VDC for a standard measurement range of 0 to 360 degrees with 0.3% linearity.
Furthermore, the Vert-X 21 may be ordered with optional user defined features that widen its application potential such as characteristic curve, index points, direction of rotation and programmable measurement angle.
At just under 23mm diameter, the Vert-X 21 has compact dimensions which suit its use in restricted envelopes and is available with a choice of servo or bush-mounting housings in stainless steel, both 6mm diameter ‘D’ shafts and 3.175mm slotted shafts are offered, and the unit can be supplied with standard IP54 protection class or optional IP65.
The sensor has an operational temperature rating of -40C to +125C and with no contacting sensor parts is suited to hostile environment applications where high accuracy, long-life and minimal maintenance are essential.More news from Variohm