position sensor


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position sensor

[pə′zish·ən ‚sen·sər]
(engineering)
A device for measuring a position and converting this measurement into a form convenient for transmission. Also known as position transducer.
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Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors Group has released its LV-45 series inductive, contactless linear position sensor using LVIT Technology.
Ams AG, a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, today introduced the AS5600, a magnetic rotary position sensor which makes it easier than ever before to replace a traditional potentiometer with a more reliable contactless alternative.
This latest addition has been developed in response to customer demand for a smaller, faster and higher resolution position sensor that is able to withstand harsh industrial environments in applications such as labelling machinery, particularly in the food and pharmaceutical industries.
The absolute, non-contact Temposonics Model RF position sensor now facilitates installation in tight spaces with lengthy measuring ranges up to 20 meters.
Introducing R-Series synchronous serial encoder interface (SSD position sensor, said to be the world's fastest and most accurate magnetostrictive position sensor.
The dealership finally decided the trouble was in the crankshaft position sensor, and as soon as they could get one, we would be on our way.
Not only can the 56F8300 drive a fully electric power steering system, it can use that same ability to make real-time torque decisions and digitally process signals to drive seat or wiper motors without the need For a position sensor or, in many cases, reduction gears, "Some 0EMs are looking at this chip to give memory seats a 'soft-stop' feature, and it could be used to monitor torque loading on wiper motors without the need for additional sensors or a load fuse when it hits an obstruction.
By combining two tried and proven technologies--back-EMF sensing and current pulse probing--with our inventive impedance ratio measurement technique, we have safely eliminated the motor position sensor without sacrificing performance.
One practical device could be a high-precision position sensor.
Through the closed-loop feedback of a position sensor, a controller receives the position signal and commands both a simple directional solenoid valve and the RF brakes in such a way that complex position and velocity profiles are tracked.
The Micropulse noncontact, absolute linear position sensor works by means of enhanced magnetostrictive technology (EMT).
The 60 Series sensors are expected to be used to sense angular displacement in a wide variety of automotive applications, including the accelerator pedal, brake pedal, chassis ride height monitor, HVAC valve position sensor, and the steering wheel.