Inductive linear position sensor range provides long-life and maximum reliability

04-08-2022 | Variohm | Test & Measurement

The ILT series linear position sensors from Variohm EuroSensor’s sister company, Ixthus Instrumentation, are a cost-effective option for precision linear measurement tasks in severe duty areas, including construction and agricultural machinery and heavy-duty industrial plant. The durable and robust IP67/69K-rated sensor provides an independent linearity specification of +/-0.25% (FSO at 20C) and is offered in 11 stroke lengths from 25mm to 600mm. The non-contacting inductive sensor technology measurement principle provides long-life and maximum reliability with MTBF rated at 360,000hrs. A 35mm diameter anodised aluminium housing supplies maximum protection for the sensor electronics with vibration and shock rating specifications of 10g and 40g, respectively (IEC-68-2-6 and IEC-68-2-29).

The mechanical and electrical options built into the series make selection and installation straightforward. Standard mounting choices for the rod-style sensor comprise optional steel or plastic 8mm diameter rod ends, alternatively, M8 female threads at both ends can be specified. A selection of four standard electrical output/input options includes 0.5…4.5VDC from a 24VDC input and 0.5…4.5V ratiometric from a nominal +5VDC. Other options are 2- and 3-wire options for 4…20mA output from a 24VDC input. The extended operating temperature range for the 2m screened cable interfaced option, offered across the series, is -40C to +100C, with the ratiometric version providing an extended upper limit to 125C. Alternatively, an M12 connector version is offered with a temperature range limited to -40C to +85C and an overall environmental sealing rating derated to IP67.