Innovative position sensor provides predictable control of critical operationsJuly 11, 2017 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Parker has taken position sensing technology to the next level with its Intellinder Absolute Position Sensor. Available in Canada through Wainbee, this sensor features an innovative design that offers advantages over alternative approaches to position sensing for many applications.
The Intellinder Absolute Position Sensor combines highly engineered optics with a proprietary lens design that provides excellent resolution, linearity, repeatability, accuracy and hysteresis. The sensor signals absolute positioning, rather than position relative to the starting location of the rod, and features position identifying barcodes marked right on the rod, so its position is communicated continually and directly to the controller, resulting in consistent, predictable control of critical operations.
Whether used with the Parker family of hydraulic cylinders or with other systems, this breakthrough position feedback technology offers several advantages over other technologies. For example, unlike magnetostrictive sensors, the Intellinder Absolute Position Sensor requires minimal cylinder modification and eliminates the time and costs associated with gun drilling. Its robust design enables a longer stroke, while its compact size eliminates the dead zones associated with magnetostrictive sensors. In addition, the Intellinder sensor never requires calibration (even during installation), which is not the case with variable resistance sensors like string pots. And, when compared with the optics used in laser gauges, the Intellinder sensor’s optical design is not subject to the dirt and fog associated with reflective mirrors thanks to its protected lens.
Ideal for challenging environments
The Intellinder Absolute Position Sensor sustains performance in applications exposed to vibration, dust, gravel, corrosives, chemicals, axial load, side load and immersion. In addition, it’s not affected by electronic noise and has been tested to ensure signal strength for more than one million cylinder cycles. The sensor has the capability to perform in a wide range of temperatures from -40 to 105 degrees C, and provides long stroke capabilities of 20 feet (6,096 millimetres) or more.
These advantages make the sensor ideal for use in rough terrain forklifts, forestry vehicles, reach stackers, gantry cranes, truck systems, door systems and more.
For additional details, contact Wainbee.