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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
In my last entry, I talked about using a magnetostrictive linear position sensor in a hydraulic cylinder. I received a few questions about that application, and I wanted to take this opportunity to answer one of them. Q. Why is … Continue reading
Peter Nachtwey of Delta Computer Systems has written an excellent primer on electro-hydraulic motion control. In addition to many design and component selection tips, he highlights the benefits of magnetostrictive linear displacement transducers (MLDT) for position feedback to the controller. Check out … Continue reading
Today, we’re going back to basics with one of the most common applications for linear position sensors: hydraulic cylinder position feedback. Magnetostrictive linear position transducers are commonly used in conjunction with hydraulic cylinders to provide continuous, absolute position feedback. Non-contact magnetostrictive technology … Continue reading