Electromagnetic compatibility for automotive and mobile vehicle sensors
Test & Measurement
Novotechnik, the German sensor designer and manufacturer represented
exclusively in the UK by Variohm EuroSensor, has recently announced that two
of its non-contacting sensor models have gained E1 approval according to the
UN/ECE R10 environmental compatibility category for interference emission
The approval, by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), permits
the RSC-2800 and RSC-3200 sensors to be used throughout Europe on vehicles
such as cars or buses, and also extends to mobile machinery such as
agricultural machines, diggers or cranes that may run on roads reaching
speeds or more than 25km/h.
Both sensor types benefit from Novotechnik's specially developed contactless
non-contacting Hall Effect principle where the orientation of the magnetic
field is measured. The ECE-R10 (E1) approval applies to ratiometric output
versions with the RS-2800 offering a redundant output.
Both model families offer extremely compact wear-free designs with
exceptional performance against extreme environmental conditions such as
high temperatures, shock and vibration. Aimed specifically at automotive
applications including throttle, EGR valves, transmission gear and
accelerator position measurement etc., the RSC-2800 also fulfils measurement
solutions for arduous industrial, agricultural, mining, port & marine, and
other harsh environment equipment. Both types are also available with many
other environmental, mechanical and electrical interfacing options through
their respective product ranges, says the company.