Autopad Linear Position Sensor

Autopad Linear Position Sensor

TT Electronics’ Autopad Linear Position Sensor is a patented contactless, inductive technology that was initially developed for the automotive market and is now available for industrial applications.

As there is no contact between the target and sensor, mechanical wear is not a concern. Autopads also boast excellent immunity to magnetic and electromagnetic fields, as well as dirt and dust.

They also benefit from simple and robust construction with proven reliability – that is why there are currently more than 40 million Autopad sensors in use around the world.

Other advantages over rival technologies include good tolerance to geometric offsets and cost-competitive performance.

Autopads have a wide range of applications. They can be used in a wide range of general sensing applications, particularly where reliability and ease of use are high priorities. Their immunity to large magnetic fields (or in situations with harsh EMC requirements) makes them ideal for applications involving electric motors and other sources of magnetism. Their tolerance of high vibration also makes them useful around pumps and heavy machinery and their ability to sense through non-conductive materials and fluids makes them able to tolerate wet and dirty environments.

Typical applications include industrial automation, process control, valve positioning, materials handling, injection moulding, cutting and slitting, welding, CNC machines, hydraulic cylinders and robotics.

 
  • Absolute non-contact inductive position technology
  • Passive target
  • Senses through non-conductive materials and fluids (e.g. plastic, glass, oil, water)
  • Custom ASIC provides 12bit resolution
  • Analogue 0-5V or 4-20mA output
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