The R-Series of magnetostrictive sensors for absolute position measurement conforms with the latest version of the Ethernet/IP communication protocol with device-level ring (DLR) compatibility.
Their DLR capability permits direct connection to a ring topology without the inconvenience of external switches. Through the DLR device-level network, re-routing and failure point identification customers can realize the benefits of improved reliability and shorter network recovery periods.
These sensors are available in a choice of rod style, profile style and flex style configurations, with stroke lengths of 25 to 7620 mm (1 to 300 in.); 25 to 5,080 mm (1 to 200 in.); and 255 to 10,060 mm (10 to 396 in.), respectively. The rod style units are for implementation in hydraulic cylinders, while the profile style units facilitate machine mounting and the flex style units are a flexible sensor offering for applications requiring long stroke lengths and linear measurements on an arc. Based on proprietary Temposonics magnetostrictive sensing technology, these sensors all maintain repeatability to within a margin of ±0.001% (full stroke). The rod and profile style units support 1 μm resolution levels and their linearity deviation is less than ±0.01% (full stroke). The flex style unit specifications have 2 µm resolution and ±0.02% linearity deviation.
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