Variohm Eurosensor - PRODUCT NEWS


New Rotary Hollow Shaft Position Sensor for high reliability angle measurement in harsh environments

Newly released from Variohm EuroSensor, BEI Duncan 8360 series high accuracy rotary position sensors feature non-contact potentiometric technology with continuous rotation, electrical angles up to 360 degrees and dual redundant analogue outputs in a compact and robust IP65 sealed package that includes a splined through-hole design for direct shaft mounting.

The 8360 will suit both harsh environment and safety critical angle measurement applications where high reliability, long life and exceptional durability are important design considerations. For use in agricultural and construction machinery, medical equipment, industrial automation and process control, typical uses will be steering angle, crane boom angle, throttle range and traction control feedback.

The sensor has an input voltage of 5 VDC and as standard includes dual redundant 12-bit analogue outputs with a range of 0.25 to 4.75 VDC and accuracy to +/- 0.6%. A choice of 24 electrical angle ranges are available in 15 degree increments up to a full 360 degree rotation.

With an overall thickness of less than 16 mm and nominal footprint around 85 mm x 105 mm, the 8360 series sensor can be mounted in extremely space restricted areas where the through-hole will directly interface with a 12-tooth splined shaft from 16 mm to 20 mm in diameter. For straightforward installation, the sensor has four face mount bush inserts and is supplied complete with a 200 mm cable assembly with a 6-pin AMP connector.

The robust and durable angle sensor has high shock and vibration resilience, overvoltage, short circuit and ESD protection as well as magnetic shielding. The nominal operational temperature range is from -30°C to +85ºC with a an extended temperature option of -40°C to +125°C.

Further options include non-standard electrical angles, non-standard output slope, PWM output, CAN Bus communication, multi-turn versions, IP67 sealing and special shaft interfacing.

As BEI Sensors exclusive distribution partner for the UK, Variohm Eurosensor provides sales and application support for BEI’s complete range of linear and rotary encoders, electronics and displays.

For more information, please contact:-

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

April 2011

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