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New In-cylinder Position Sensors
Penny & Giles Controls has launched a completely
new range of in-cylinder sensors (ICS) for use in lower
cost hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders that require
a simple form of analogue feedback.
A spokesman for the company says the ICS100 has been
introduced to offer design engineers an affordable alternative
for applications where non-contacting technologies may prove
too expensive to use.
The new ICS100 range, which offers an excellent price/performance
package at a significantly lower price than the HLP100 it replaces,
is designed specifically for actuators where the sensor is fitted
inside the pressurised environment. The range is ideal for high
volume applications and is available in 10mm increments to
suit actuator strokes up to 1100mm.
The units are suitable for use with mineral based fluids and can
operate at temperatures from -30°C to +100°C and pressures
up to 500 bar. A choice of internal or external flange styles can
be specified to suit clevis or tie-rod style actuators. The sensors
are supplied with a 3-core cable with ETFE insulated conductors
and a polyurethane (PUR) jacket, selected for its high mechanical
strength and chemical resistance, with one metre and ten metre
The most significant advantage of this new sensor is availability.
Any of the selectable options offered can be specified by a customer
and processed through the companys new manufacturing cell in 3
working days, offering a custom-built service to suit any style or
stroke of cylinder (up to 1100mm stroke).
Early indications show that ICS100 has been very well received
by hydraulic cylinder manufacturers, with a North American transit
lift manufacturer selecting the ICS100 for their equipment and
samples already under test with an agricultural vehicle manufacturer
For more information, please contact :-
Penny & Giles Controls Ltd. Christchurch, BH23 3TJ. UK
Tel: +44(0) 1202-409409 Fax: +44(0) 1202-409410