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Magnetostriction is a property of ferromagnetic (iron-based, magnetizeable) materials that causes them to change their shape or dimensions in the presence of a magnetic field. In addition to numerous other practical uses, this magnetostrictive effect is ideally suited for use … Continue reading
Our modern technological society owes a lot to the scientific work and inspiration of a 17th-century French mathematician and physicist, Blaise Pascal. Pascal was a pioneer in the fields of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics, which deal with the subject of fluid … Continue reading
In one of my previous post we covered “How do I wire my 3-wire sensors“. This topic has had a lot of interest so I thought to myself, this would be a great opportunity to add to that subject and … Continue reading
Today’s petrochemical and process industries, like most industries, are striving to increase their capabilities of automation & control, coupled with condition monitoring, across their entire operation. Demands for uptime are increasing and the focus on reliability through redundancy and prediction … Continue reading
Precision Tape Magnetization Leads to Precision Position Measurement The key to ultimate accuracy for any magnetic linear encoder system is the precision of the magnetic encoding on the tape (sometimes called a scale). Sensors inside the encoder read head respond … Continue reading
In a previous installment here on SENSORTECH, we explored the three M’s of linear position feedback application (Linear Feedback Sensors – The Three M’s). One of those three M’s stands for Motion Control. When we talk about motion control applications … Continue reading
Much has been written here on SensorTech about the value of industrial networking in the machine automation realm. As the trend towards industrial networking continues to expand, we see more and more network-capable sensors coming to the fore. Linear position … Continue reading
I recently ran across an interesting article that explored some of the factors involved in selecting hydraulic cylinders. The article, entitled “3 Steps to Choosing the Right Hydraulic Cylinder” was very informative and helpful. But what if you need a … Continue reading
A question came in recently concerning the maximum recommended cable length for analog sensors. Even as digital interfaces gain popularity, sensors with analog interfaces (0-10V, 4-20 mA, etc.) still represent the overwhelming majority of continuous position sensors used in industrial … Continue reading
I recently had a conversation with a customer that resulted in one of those forehead-slapping “duh” moments for me, and I thought it might be worth passing along. Here’s the story: The customer had an application that required an analog … Continue reading