Minneapolis, Minn.‚â€”TURCK has added a new compact WIM45 magnetic field sensor to its line of cylinder position sensors. The WIM45 provides a direct analog output for determining the position of a piston magnet on all types of pneumatic cylinders, delivering greater accuracy than indirect analog monitoring with potentiometers or linear position systems.
The WIM45 detects the position of a piston on standard pneumatic cylinders by utilizing a series of Hall elements, which sense the piston magnet and send a signal back to the processor. Users can reverse the sensor‚â€™s analog output slope by rotating the sensor 180 degrees. This feature eliminates the need for two separate sensors and helps streamline the production process. Furthermore, the WIM45‚â€™s immunity to EMC exceeds IEC EN 60947-5-2 and EN 61000-4-6 standards.
With a housing size of 72 mm long and 5 mm wide, the WIM45 is one of the most compact analog magnetic field sensors on the market. The sensor is equipped with a robust mounting system to ensure stability during operation. Two pre-fixed tips are located on each end of the sensor to help seat the sensor in the T-groove until the screw is tightened. This ensures easy, single-handed mounting‚â€”even while the sensor is upside-down. The screws are made with a tool steel alloy that ensures stability and resistance to vibration under very harsh conditions.
WIM45 sensors include a broad range of accessories, from precision mounting to wire-strain relief products, to facilitate installation in all T-groove pneumatic cylinders.
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