Adaptive inductive sensors for OEM applications

Written by: Tom Austin-Morgan | Published:

Micro-Epsilon extends its range of inductive displacement and position sensors for medium to high volume OEM applications.

Micro-Epsilon has custom-engineered inductive sensors for OEMs in industry sectors such as hydraulics and pneumatics, military, aerospace and defence, automotive, agricultural machinery, off-highway vehicles, household appliances and medical devices.

The sensors can be used in applications where high standards are required, such as in high atmospheric pressures, high temperatures and high vibrations, as well as for vacuums, hazardous environments, and clean rooms.

"Often, we come across applications where standard traditional inductive sensors and controllers are not suitable. One of our strengths is modifying the sensor to meet the needs of an OEM customer," Chris Jones, managing director at Micro-Epsilon UK added: "These modifications can include varying the measuring range of the sensor, having integral or separate electronics, changing the mechanical form factor, having the target as a sleeve or plunger in hydraulic cylinders, or providing different mounting options and interfaces. In addition to providing standard LVDT driver electronics, Micro-Epsilon can also provide miniature ASICs for medium to high volume low cost applications."

Micro-Epsilon's induSENSOR family of inductive sensors includes six core product ranges, based on the Linear Variable Differential Transformer (LVDT) principle. The DTA, LDR , LVP, VIP, EDS and a miniature version of the EDS series, for small hydraulic cylinders and actuators.

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