Rotary position sensors for mobile machinery

14-06-2021 | Variohm | Test & Measurement

As mechanisation and automation systems for mobile machinery employed in agriculture, construction, municipal and related industries become progressively more sophisticated, the demand for fit for purpose position sensor technology increases. Addressing these challenges, where some of the severest environmental conditions combine with the need for utmost reliability, compact installation, safety and cost-efficiency,Novotechnik manufactures precision magnetic rotary position sensors in non-contacting, touchless and long-lifetime designs.

With comprehensive sales and technical support from Variohm EuroSensor, these sensors provide shaft-driven designs with housed, non-contacting magnet and sensor electronics or entirely touchless design with separate position marker magnets and completely encapsulated sensor electronics. Exceptionally robust and ideal for mobile machinery positioning mechanics for lift and link arms, cams, cranks and steering, etc. Typical specifications throughout the range incorporate rotation angle up to 360 degrees with 14-bit resolution and IP67 to IP69K protection ratings and operational temperatures from -40C to +125C.

Flexibility to match all control systems comprises a selection of voltage, current and ratiometric outputs as well as CANopen or CAN SAE J1939 bus interfaces with Micro Quadlock and other industry-standard connectors for installation convenience. Furthermore, their durability is ensured with vibration ratings to 20g (IEC 600658-2-6) and shock to 50g (IEC 68068-2-27).

By Natasha Shek