Penny & Giles Controls Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
   

High durability rotary sensor sets new standard of reliability for automotive and industrial data acquisition Penny & Giles Controls has developed a new family of rugged sealed rotary sensors for the motorsport and industrial markets. Designed for high reliability in extreme temperature, high vibration and shock environments, the new Control Plus series offers a range of innovative features which overcome the hortcomings of competitive products and set a new standard of reliability for the industry. Rotary sensors are used widely in motorsport for position monitoring in computerised control systems such as automated gear changers, fuel control systems, suspension and steering monitoring. The harsh conditions to which they are routinely subjected commonly lead to problems with signal continuity as a result of broken casings, intermittent shaft contact or ingress of dust or moisture. Other complaints from the industry include inadequate sensitivity and lack of flexibility with mounting and connection options. Penny & Giles has conducted extensive research in Formula One and other motor racing markets to identify these issues and develop solutions. The new Control Plus series is based on Penny & Giles¹ proven hybrid potentiometer track technology, which is widely used in linear position sensing systems all over the world. The technology is known for its stability in extreme environments, its virtually infinite resolution and its durability ­ in excess of 50 million operations. First in the new series, and available now, is the Control Plus SRS280; the first rotary sensor of its kind to offer a range of thirty-five different models with angles from 10 to 350ƒ. This allows the user to match the sensitivity of the system to the application, for better data acquisition and closer control. Sensors are available with dust-proof and waterproof casings sealed to IP50 or IP60, and all versions have an integral moulded sheath cable assembly which negates the need for a heat-shrinkable boot. Crush proof mounting flanges feature steel inserts which protect the casing from the possibility of damage from mounting bolts. As a result, Control Plus SRS280 can be repositioned as many times as necessary, making it a much better investment than traditional designs which often have to be discarded after only one use. The shaft has a unique double bearing support system that is designed to withstand the harsh vibration conditions of an automotive or motorsport environment, ensuring trouble-free operation with no signal loss. There is a choice of a D-shaped or Œsprung ear¹ shaft, both compatible with existing de-facto industry standards for straightforward interchangeability on existing equipment. With typical attention to detail, Penny & Giles has also provided a stepped-design detail at the base of the cable sheath which makes it an ideal footing for an extra heat-shrink covering, should users require it. Orders are shipped typically within three to five days. ____________________________________________________ For more information, please contact :- Penny & Giles Controls Ltd. Christchurch, BH23 3TJ. UK Tel: +44(0) 1202-409409 Fax: +44(0) 1202-409410 e-mail: mike.iles@pennyandgiles.com Website: www.pennyandgiles.com April 2003
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