While visiting The Future of Pneumatics exhibit at PACK EXPO Las Vegas I caught a sneak peek at a new low-cost, robust and rugged position sensor that helps enable automation needs.
Position sensors are critical components of smart fluid power systems. According to the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) mechanical engineering graduate student demonstrating this application, “most continuous position sensors today are expensive and have difficult installation requirements. Many use technologies that require physical contact to occur between moving components which can cause the sensor to wear out prematurely.” Proximity sensors, while affordable, are not able to meet the precise control requirements of many systems. Furthermore, some types of sensors must be custom scaled to the range of motion being measured.
The new sensor on display measured the position of a moving cylinder piston by monitoring magnetic field changes without having to make contact with the piston/rod assembly.
The magnetic field based sensor uses off-‐the-‐shelf, inexpensive AMR sensors coupled with advanced software estimation algorithms to determine cylinder piston position. The sensor is externally mounted making it extremely easy to install. The sensor can be linked to other sensor(s) in a daisy-‐chain manner to extend the range for very long cylinders.
To learn more about these novel position sensors please email me at email@example.com.
Mark Your Calendars – Upcoming Events of 2023!
Trying to plan ahead for future travel? Use this article to lock-in these events into your calendar! Purdue University Recruitment and Networking Event April 18, 2023 Virtual Delivery Vehicle Challenge Final Competitions April 12-14, 2023 | April 26-28, 2023 Norgren; Littleton, CO | Danfoss; Ames, IA Fluid Power Forum Exhibit and Member Reception at Offshore Technology…
You’re Invited: Purdue University Recruitment and Networking Event
Byline: Kyla Olson, Workforce Program and Event Manager Tuesday, April 18th, NFPA will be hosting a two-part virtual event with Purdue University. We will begin with the Indiana Workforce Engagement Group meeting where you can expect an open discussion between NFPA staff, Purdue University faculty, and industry representatives from NFPA member companies. This is meant…
Power Partner University Murray State University Focuses Heavily on Automation and Controls within Industry- Fluid Power Forum Episode 96 Now Live
This episode features Jake Hildebrant, a Professor of Electromechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology at Murray State University. Listen to the Podcast Here As we all know, education plays a crucial role in developing the fluid power workforce. We invited Jake into our forum to welcome Murray State University as a first-year Power Partner University, while also learning…