Rotary sensors for tight installation spaces

Confined spaces, difficult environments and high price sensitivity - with a combination of these factors, angle measurement becomes a demanding undertaking. Contelec's launch of its affordable Vert-X 05E introduces an ultra-compact rotary encoder with physical architecture that makes it suitable for use in extremely tight spaces. Encapsulated in a high-grade, temperature-resistant epoxy resin, it is impervious to contamination. With IP68 protection rate and an operating temperature range of -40°C to +125°C, it stands up to the harshest environments.

Just 5 mm high, the extremely slim angle sensor catches the eye with its unusually compact size and arrangement of its measurement system only 6 mm from the edge. This allows the Vert-X 05E to be used in applications with a rotation centre close to a wall and enables angle measurement in hitherto inconceivable places.

Selection of the direction of rotation (clockwise / counter-clockwise) is easier than ever. The Vert-X 05E can simply be installed flipped through 180°, completely eliminating the need to program the angle sensor.

In non-contacting magnetic rotary encoders, the sensor unit and magnetic actuator are physically separated, enabling transmissive measurement in which the angle is measured through non-magnetic materials (liquid or solid materials). In addition, the non-contacting measurement principle is extremely shock and vibration resistant and allows precise measurements to be made even where there is considerable axial and radial offset of the magnetic actuator.

For more information :

Contelec AG
Fabienne Ursenbacher, Portstrasse 38, CH-2503 Biel, Switzerland
Tel. +41 (32) 366 56 36
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November 2011

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