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When maintenance technicians replace linear position sensors (also known as probes or wands) from hydraulic cylinders, it can leave a terrible mess, waste hydraulic oils, and expose the individual to harmful hot fluids. Also, the change out process can expose … 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 a previous Sensortech post entitled “Hydraulic Cylinder Position Feedback“, we discussed the basic concept of hydraulic cylinder position feedback. In case you might have missed that post, here it is for an encore appearance. Magnetostrictive linear position transducers are commonly … 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
Here on SensorTech, we frequently talk about the need for high performance, rugged, reliable position feedback in modern industrial applications. A recent article in Valve Magazine, entitled “The Case for Magnetostrictive” illustrates how linear feedback transducers using non-contact magnetostrictive technology help … 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
The July 2011 issue of Hydraulics and Pneumatics magazine featured an interesting application story about how hydraulics systems were designed and used in the “Spiderman: Turn off the Dark” Broadway musical. The article describes some of the challenges faced by … Continue reading
In numerous types of analog position sensors, resolution is expressed in terms of bits, e.g, 8-bit, 12-bit, 16-bit, etc. But what does that really mean? In a previous entry, I discussed what I called Digitally Derived Analog Signals, which provides … Continue reading
In a previous entry, I discussed how linear position sensors are used with hydraulic cylinders to provide continuous position feedback. While this is certainly one of the most common ways linear position sensors are used, there are many applications for … Continue reading