Variohm Eurosensor - PRODUCT NEWS


Variohm Eurosensor launch new Hall effect rotary position sensor for extreme motorsport applications.

Non-contact angle sensor suits high shock/vibration and high temperatures for demanding motorsport environments

Variohm Eurosensor, the electronic component distributor and manufacturer of specialist sensors and transducers has launched a new 28 mm diameter angle sensor, the Euro-X, aimed specifically at arduous high-duty cycle position feedback applications in all areas of motorsports such as sequential gearbox, throttle and suspension measurement.

With a factory programmable range from 0 to 360 degrees and a 12-bit positioning resolution, the race-proven Euro-X uses a completely non-contacting Hall effect and magnet design for maximum durability against shock and vibration. The non-contact design scores favourably over wear prone potentiometer feedback devices - the fully sealed and IP67 rated sensor is virtually maintenance-free. To further suit harsh motorsport environments, the impressive temperature specification covers a working range of -40 ºC to +125 ºC with a short term upper rating of +150 ºC.

The standard sensor has a 5V DC supply and 0.5V - 4.5 V ratiometric output with redundancy as an option that will suit the majority of automotive and motorsport applications but alternative PWM and SPI output versions are available on request. Independent linearity is +/- 0.3% of measurement range with maximum hysterisis and maximum repeatability both specified at 0.1 degrees.

The Euro-X non-contacting position sensor is easily installed in space restricted areas using two slotted mounting holes for M4 screws on a 38 mm PCD. D-type and slotted shafts are available and electrical connection is via Raychem 3-core cable.

Alternative leadwire lengths and connector options are available and Variohm can supply smaller housing versions, still fully suited to motorsports, down to 9 mm diameter.

For more information, please contact:-

Variohm-Eurosensor Ltd.
Tel: +44(0) 1327 351004
Fax: +44(0) 1327 353564

January 2009

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